Thomas Kaarsted

Deputy Library Director at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Co- Founder of the SDU Citizen Science Knowledge Center


Citizen Science can bridge universities with the public and facilitate new forms of collaboration and dialogue. By using your computer or phone you can participate in science within a minute or two. But you can connect and participate in much more ways than that. This talk explores how you can contribute and make decision-makers and researchers aware of this.

About the Speaker

Originally the managing director of a publishing house, Thomas Kaarsted joined the University Library of Southern Denmark in 2008 and was appointed Deputy Library Director in 2013. He has since worked on a number of strategic community/society-based projects on a national and international level and together with Anne Kathrine Overgaard, they co-founded the Citizen Science Network and the Citizen Science Knowledge Center at the SDU. He also teaches Citizen Science and is a member of the LIBER’s (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche) Conference Programme Committee and the Citizen Science Working Group.

🎙️ This talk will be delivered in English with Anne Kathrine Overgaard.