The QVARTZ team is more than happy to announce that our colleague, Vilhelm Vig Nielsen, has received the Crown Prince Frederik Scholarship for a year of studies at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The honour was announced during a ceremony at the Danish Royal Palace, Amalienborg, on June 13. Crown Prince Frederik greeted and congratulated this year’s recipients of the prestigious scholarship, and Vilhelm himself held a speech for the Crown Prince Frederik Foundation and the former recipients of the scholarship.
Vilhelm’s credentials as an elite student within political science at the University of Copenhagen obviously played a major part in his achievement, but so did his extracurricular activities as the founder of a literary society called Stats-lit, a former elite soccer player at the academy of FC Copenhagen and a writer of several articles published in various Danish newspapers. Finally, Vilhelm’s professional experience from student jobs at the Danish Foreign Ministry and QVARTZ, where he just accepted a full-time position, also helped tip the scale in Vilhelm’s favour.
When at Harvard, Vilhelm will focus his studies on the optimal interplay between government and market, but he will also find time for courses at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management.
Vilhelm, compañero, we wish you a fantastic and unforgettable stay at the world’s most iconic university, and look forward to following your exploits and welcoming you back into our small civilisation.