For the first time, the VELUX Daylight Symposium introduced an international Daylight Academic Forum for PhD students. The Daylight Academic Forum was attended by 30 PhD students from 9 countries and the forum centered on constructive discussion of the PhD students’ research projects, as well as dialogue with leading scientific experts.


Quotes from PhD students who attended:

.… an extremely useful and very inspiring and thought provoking occasion.
Peter Sattrup, School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

.. the most formative and funny experience ever! I think that the opportunity to discuss our PhD research project with such leading experts is really uncommon and a PhD student can’t miss it! Moreover sharing experience and knowledge with other PhD students from other countries has been an exceptional chance, I had a lot of good suggestions and advice …
Silvia Cammarano, Department of Energetics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

… a fantastic initiative, and definitely something I’ll recommend other PhD students to attend. It is always positive with feedback from others than your supervisors.
Anne Iversen, DTU BYG, Denmark

It was great to be able to discuss ideas openly with the experts in the field and other PhD students and get feedback.
Mandana Sarey Khanie, EPFL, Switzerland