It’s time to apply for Paasisavut 2024

Paasisavut 2024

Do you have the courage to stand on Greenland’s most prominent stage and share your knowledge with the population? Now is the time to apply to become a finalist in this years Paasisavut.

By Nicoline Larsen


PhD candidates from around the world now have the opportunity to apply to become finalists in Greenland’s major research communication competition, Paasisavut. The competition opens for registrations on June 1, and anyone currently pursuing a PhD directly related to Greenland or who has completed such a PhD within the last two years can apply to participate.


“We are incredibly proud to initiate a new round of Paasisavut,” says Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann, head of the Arctic Hub Secretariat, which organizes Paasisavut. The show will take place on November 13, 2024, in Nuuk.


Explain your PhD in 5 minutes, please


Last year was the first time Paasisavut was ever held. From the country’s largest stage in Katuaq, five PhD candidates presented their research simply and entertainingly, thereby making it possible for everyone in the audience and TV viewers at home to understand why their research is important.


Nick Duelund from Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland, won the title and the 25,000-kroner prize. On stage, he impressed judges and the audience with his presentation about his research on children’s vision problems in Greenland.

“We are incredibly proud to initiate a new round of Paasisavut”
– Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann


Now, the hunt is on to determine which five talented PhD candidates will compete in this year’s Paasisavut.


The five finalists in Paasisavut 2023. The hunt for this year’s finalists is now on.

Photo: Emil Stach Nørgaard


Open to the entire world


“We were overwhelmed by the number of qualified applications we received last time – despite it being the first time we arranged Paasisavut. So we are excited to see how many will apply this time,” says Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann.


She points out that the competition is open to PhD candidates enrolled at research institutions worldwide this year – as long as the PhD project is directly related to Greenland and significant parts of the research are conducted in the country.

Learn more at the info meeting


Applications are due September 1, 2024. After this, a personalized communication training program begins, during which the finalists will receive professional feedback on their presentations and coaching on their stage performance.


If you are considering applying to the competition, join Arctic Hub’s online info meeting on June 6. Here, you will learn how to apply and what to expect from the process if you are selected as a finalist. Sign up here:


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