Name: Aljaz Kramberger
Company: University of Southern Denmark
Title/education: Assistant professor, Dr. Ing.
Aljaz is from Slovenia and working as an assistant professor at SDU.
I ended up in Denmark because
3 years ago I finished my Ph.D. and needed a change. At that point, an opportunity was presented to me to join the robotics group at the University of Southern Denmark. The decision was not that hard and before you know it, me and my wife moved to Denmark, since then we never regret the decision we took.
What surprises me most about working in Denmark is
That people are very open minded, helpful and are willing to give you a fair chance to prove yourself professionally and personally. Additionally, you are presented with a lot of opportunities for professional growth and personal wellbeing.
My Danish colleagues are
Prone to be very considered about you being a foreigner, sometimes the language barrier can be a problem, but over time you also adapt to it and you start to understand Danish more and more.
Life in Denmark is
Sometimes difficult because of the distance to your family, relatives, and friends back in the home country. On the other hand, we had the opportunity to meet some incredible people here in Denmark, which makes us feel at home and appreciated.
I would recommend anybody moving to Denmark to
Learn the language and to be open minded to the Danish way of living, because it gives you the opportunity to have a happy and balanced life.