Do you know what is the Moneyer chart or who is Ferdinand Monoyer?

To a day 181 years ago, in 1836 was born Ferdinand Moneyer, French ophthalmologist who introduced the dioptre. He invented the Monoyer chart that serves as the standardized determination of visual focus since the 1870s. Did you know that reading upwards on both ends (ignoring the last line), the name “Ferdinand Monoyer” can be seen?…

Wonderful Viborg!

Did you know that Viborg is one of the oldest towns in Denmark? Today you will find everything you can wish for in terms of history, shopping, sport and culture. The Viborg-area offers a lot of exciting nature areas. Here you can experience huge moor areas, and dramatic hills, a fantastic wild reserve, and an…

Heartwarming Danish video on diversity

 “Maybe there’s more that brings us together than we think.” A Danish advertisement has become a viral sensation for celebrating diversity and encouraging unity and acceptance. The video has clearly striked a nerve, getting millions of views and media attention. One version of the video has gained almost 20 million views – the original Danish…

The Danish way of Parenting – Teaching empathy and happiness

We are all wired for empathy, we just have to learn how to connect the wires to make it work.” Empathy is the ability to recognize, comprehend and appreciate the feelings of others. This is the skill that nowadays unfortunately is more like a treasure than a common thing to have. However, there is no…

Det kolde bord

In Denmark it is a tradition to invite family and friends over to “det kolde bord”. But what is this? Directly translated into English it means “the cold table”. If you are invited over to “det kolde bord”, you are going to be introduced to a traditional Danish dinner. “Det kolde bord” really means a…

Denmark, the least corrupt country – for the 5th time in a row!

Transparency International’s annual report on global corruption rate was released this week. Denmark shares the 1st place with New Zealand which are the least corrupt countries of the world. Based on the report this year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality. Bright yellow indicates the very clean status of corruption, while deep red marks…

Dental Health Care for All

In Denmark dental care is free for children up to the age of 18 years and you will find school dental care systems in all Danish municipalities. These systems ensure that all children are called in for dental-checks twice a year, and secures that treatment (if necessary) can be carried out in time. These dental…

Robots in the Danish Health Sector

During the last years, the Danish Health Care Sector has started utilizing robot technology on an even greater scale. One of the Danish hospitals that has lead the way is the Hospital of Southern Jutland. Since 2012, they have been testing how to use robots for tasks such as moving food, dishes, bedsheets, and blood…

Terrific Thy!

  Do you dream of getting closer to nature? Do you enjoy hiking, horseback riding, surfing or taking walks on the beach? Then you should visit Thy in Denmark. In the north-western part of Denmark on the coast line by the Northern Sea, you find the area of Thy. This is where the first Danish…

Natural Playgrounds

  The Danish way of parenting has lately been discussed internationally, touching upon issues as Danish children TV-programmes and forest kindergartens. Especially the forest kindergartens “struck a nerve internationally” according to The Local. Other nationalities simply found it chocking, that Danish children play independently outside in all year around, not matter the weather. However, in…

How long should your working week be?

Employees in Denmark has some of the shortest working hours in the world, with an average of 37 hours per week. An average that also applies to medical professionals. Nevertheless, getting an even shorter working week, is one of the core issues of the Danish political scene right now. They believe, that if the working…

All about why Danes value Organic food products

Denmark has been at the forefront of organic farming and production for a long time. Today, Denmark has developed a large range of authentic, organic products and specialities. This is just one reason why the Danes buy more and more organic products. In 2015, the consumption per citizen of organic food was more than 200…