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And the winners are...

A huge congratulations to the three winners. 

Daura Nianne van Vuuren from KU  took the main price for students of 350.000 dkk, with her project on enabling Disability-Inclusive Climate Action.

Marcus Aminaka Wilmont from the Royal Danish Academy, winning one of the main price for lecturers of 130.000 dkk with his project on Using Universal Design to create Accessible fashion

And Louise Bøttcher from AU (DPU) also winning a main price for lecturers with her project on creating inclusive education by Using Universal design for learning.

Join the Bevica Scolarship Symposium and Award Ceremony

We are honored to have received Project Proposals from such a varied and interesting field. In the end, the Jury selected 6 lecturers and 13 students for the shortlist, who will get the chance to pitch their projects at the Symposium and Award Ceremony on 4 October 2023.

And you are invited to the announcement of the first winners of the Bevica Scholarship Programme as we get together for an afternoon of entertainment with some of Denmark’s brightest minds in universal design.

We are excited to have you join us for an afternoon of learning, inspiration, and reflection.

The Bevica Scholarship Programme 2023-2024 Shortlist

It is our great pleasure to reveal the very first Bevica Scholarship Programme shortlist!

24 creative and knowledgeable students and lecturers have made it on to the first Bevica Scholarship Programme shortlist. 

The shortlisted participants have been selected on Project Proposals exploring new and innovative ways to answer the central question: How can we create an inclusive society for all?

The shortlisted participants represent a wide range of professions and academic fields and were selected by the International jury. 

Scholarship Programme of to a great start

Spirits were high and ideas were filling the air, as students and lecturers from institutions across Denmark joined the first Bevica Scholarship Programme Ideation Workshop.

The group assembled in Korsør to meet each other for the first time, and get an introduction to the Scholarship Programmes goals and core concepts.

The participants had input from experts from a range of disciplines and attended hands on workshops to get a better understanding of different tools as well as their own roles, bias, knowledge production and representation.

Thank you to all that attended, we look forward to see you again in March. 

100 Participants joins Bevica Scholarship Programme 2023-24

100 students and lecturers from academic institutions across Denmark, has signed up for the Bevica Scholarship Programme 2023-24.

The participants come from a wide range of academic fields and disciplines.

The Scholarsship Programme asks the question: How do we create a more inclusive society embracing everyone, regardless of ability? 

A kick off workshop in early february will start the process for the participating students and lecturers to ideate and define a relevant problem statement to answer these questions. 

In May 20 participants will be shortlisted for the final by the international jury.

Akademiet infoevent

Bevica Fonden celebrates 150 years at the Royal Danish Academy

Bevica Fonden marked its 150th anniversary on November 3, 2022. A total of 350 people came to share in the celebration with us. The day was filled with engaging debates with experts and key debaters. The main topic of debate was: How can we create an inclusive society for all?  

The event was completed with the announcement of the Bevica Scholarship Programme, which will carry on the discussion. The hosts for the launch were Thomas Sinkjær, Chairman of Bevica Fonden, and Anders Bjarklev, Principal of the Technical University of Denmark.

Announcement of the Bevica Scholarship Programme
Chairman of the jury

Words from the Chairman

Thomas Sinkjær – Chairman of Bevica Fonden and the Bevica Scholarship Programme Jury:

Access and inclusion are pre-requisites for full participation in every aspect of our daily lives.

The concept of Universal design is based on a human view that recognises that living with different abilities is the common human condition and not a minority issue. There is an urgent need for more knowledge, research, and teaching, across all professions and sectors, if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal’s obligation to Leave No One Behind – and all professions are needed in the process.

The Bevica Scholarship Programme will contribute to a long-term strengthening of focus on, and knowledge of, Universal design and the Leave No One Behind agenda across multiple academic fields and professions.”

Akademiet infoevent

The Bevica Scholarship Programme is coming to a place near you

Universal Design Hub is collaborating with universities, university colleges and design schools to bring the news of the Bevica Scholarship Programme to a school near you. During November 2022 we will be traveling the country.

Room 3/4.112

Kroghstræde 3, 9220 Aalborg Ø

10.30 – 12.00 in Lab for Leg og Innovation, Building 39

Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

12.45 – 14.15 in Room C.142, Building C

Niels Bohrs Allé 1, 5230 Odense M


Auditorium 5

Danneskjold-Samsøe Allé 53, 1435 Copenhagen 

12.00 – 14.00 in the Yellow Room/Gulstue


Universitetsvej 1, 4000 Roskilde


16.00 – 17.30 in Auditorium 2 in the atrium

Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen


VIA University College

Ceresbyen 24, 8000 Aarhus C

12.00 – 12.50 (Q&A until 13:30) in DTU Skylab, Skybox 1&2 

Centrifugevej 374, 2800 Kgs Lyngby


12-13 Lokale: Landskab

Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning
Københavns Universitet
Rolighedsvej 23
1958 Frederiksberg C

15 – 16.30 in Room 35.0.12

Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen

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