We help students maximize the value of their knowledge with Denmark’s broadest academic knowledge sharing platform and through interdisciplinary workshops.
We aim to make the knowledge of students and graduates accessible
to each other and to the world
We do this digitally and through
Braintrust Base is an online community and database for students and candidates. Users can share their assignments and knowledge – across fields of study and universities.
Create your Academic CV to share your knowledge, find relevant peers and publicise your academic profile.
David B Earle
Through workshops and conferences, participants learn to navigate through their academic knowledge, visual methods to help them communicate their academic knowledge, and work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
Workshops, conferences & lectures
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Academic knowledge sharing
The people behind Braintrust
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Here you'll find Denmark's widest selection of assignments and projects. Students from all disciplines and universities can create an Academic CV and disseminate their knowledge and academic expertise.
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With an Academic CV, students can publicise their assignments, recommend literature and specify which collaborations and types of jobs they are looking for.
Using Braintrust Base, businesses and employers can find their future employees and get an insight into unique areas of knowledge.
Making papers from all universities & disciplines available in one place.
Our mission is to make it easier for students to inspire each other and collaborate across the disciplines of the humanities, social, technical and natural sciences.
All papers are published under Creative Commons licences that make a framework for open knowledge-sharing under safe terms: the users decide how others may use their papers.
Braintrust Base supports the basic principle of the knowledge society that knowledge is a common interest and therefore something to be shared.
The disciplinary communities that Braintrust Base create across disciplines has a great value for both existing and future students. The visibility of academic skills can create
a better match between employers
Wenche Marit Quist
Head of Research & Education, DJØF
Rune Heiberg Hansen
We organize conferences, workshops and give lectures about visual communication and multidisciplinary collaboration.
The participants work with visual methods in both 2D and 3D and learn to work in teams across disciplines, universities and cultural background.
We have made labs for Danish and international students as well as job-seeking graduates.
On the following pages you can read more about the workshops we offer.
The participants collaborate on building a 3D model of their problem during a Co-Creation Lab at Copenhagen University.
Do you want to know more about multidisciplinary communication and mediation of knowledge, research and data?
Braintrust’s visual consultant, David B. Earle, offers
a one-hour lecture that can be tailored to suit different audiences e.g. teachers, consultants, students and job-seekers.
David B. Earle presents The Visual Lingua Franca method for members of Danish Association of Masters & PhDs.
We help the participants develop analogies for their research or projects. Through narrative exercises and development of models in both 2D and 3D the participants create their own visual systems that can be used both as a mnemonic, posters, presentations, multidisciplinary collaboration or job-seeking.
- Lab about analogies and visualisation
An example of a flow diagram developed during a Knowledge Navigation Lab.
Participants work in multidisciplinary teams with a specific issue to find out how their academic skills can help solve that issue. The participants visualize the complexity of the problem and work on possible solutions through diagrams and 3D-models.
Architect and model builder Ragnhild Hagström (in the middle) advising participants at Braintrust’s Multidisciplinary Co-Creation Lab.
Braintrust’s Labs undertake a task that ought to be a natural and obvious part of a degree. It helps expand the horizon of students' awareness of their own competences as well as other disciplines. This could inspire more informed choices when it comes to elective courses and subsidiary subjects, as well as inspiring more formal collaborations across the disciplines.
Gitte Lønstrup Dal Santo
Career advisor, FTF-A
About the team
Danish (1 of 2)
Skal studerendes forskning ikke også være tilgængelig for alle? (Uniavisen, 7. juli 2014)
Braintrust LAB #2 – Om at have tiltro til egne og andres hjerner (Den Vilde Tanke, 6. juni 2014)
(Trends Online, 25. maj 2014)
Braintrust Base – Dit online fagfællesskab med
alle studerende i Danmark (Humanist, april 2014)
Ny portal gør de studerendes viden tilgængelig
for omverden (Staten, 30. august 2013)
Lim, farver og tværfaglighed
(DM Semester, 1. maj 2013)
(Djøf Studerende, 30. maj 2013)
Visualisering bar det tværfaglige i Braintrust Base workshop (CBS Observer, 6. maj 2013)
(StudentTorget, 26. marts 2013)
Ny studieportal sætter det Akademiske CV til skue (CBS Observer, 11. marts 2013)
(DM Semester, marts 2013)
Braintrust is a think tank working to create new and better solutions for knowledge sharing.
Braintrust is driven by a respect for the knowledge that students create during their education. We work to make this knowledge more accessible and communicate it to the world.
We do this both digitally through the knowledge-sharing platform Braintrust Base and through multi-disciplinary workshops.
Braintrust was founded by Julie Richard Fjeldsted and Sigrid Bjerre Andersen, candidates from Copenhagen University and Roskilde University. They started Braintrust in March 2011 while finalizing their masters theses.
Julie Richard Fjeldsted,
Director of Digital Strategy and
Cand.mag. in European Ethnology and applied cultural analysis. She has studied at Copenhagen University and the University in Murcia, Spain.
Contact Julie if you want to know more about Braintrust Base or Braintrust Labs.
T: +45 2670 1113
David B. Earle,
Creative Director and Concept
Graphic Designer. Has studied at WIT Art and Design School in Waterford, Ireland and the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark.
Contact David if you have questions regarding the methodology for Braintrust Labs or Braintrust publications and material.
T: +45 2361 8232
Sigrid Bjerre Andersen,
Director of Corporate Strategy and
Cand.scient.soc. in International Development Studies and Public Administration. She has studied at Roskilde, Copenhagen and Lund Universities.
Contact Sigrid if you want to know more about collaboration with Braintrust or more about our current or future projects.
T: +45 2237 0839
Member, Advisory Board
The team gets advice and inspiration from Braintrust's Advisory Board, which consists of entrepreneurs and experts within areas such as communication, research, IT, marketing, administration and management.
(1 of 2)
Head of research at Experimentarium
Ph.d. in science communication at SDU, cand. mag. in Nordic Philology, Communication and Pedagogy, KU.
Administrator in the Internal Market Center at the Corporate Board, cand. scient.adm. and HD
Co-founder of Bitbureauet and SoloBeta, event strategist in Creative Commons, Denmark.
Cand.mag in Geography and Philosophy & Theory of Science, RUC.
(2 of 2)
Member of ITU Innovators and stupIT, Board member of the IT-University
Masters student in software development and technology, IT-University
Media consultant in Brandhouse
Cand. scient. pol. and MA in African studies, Copenhagen University
Sam. bas. from RUC
Team leader in The Danish Association of Professional Technicians
Braintrust is run by contributions from collaborators, organisations and individuals who want to support our vision.
If you want to help us make Braintrust even better you can contact Sigrid Bjerre Andersen.
Braintrust welcomes candidates from many different disciplines to take part in an internship with us. Candidates have contributed to everything from communication to web-development, marketing, focus groups and concept development.
If you are a student or not currently employed and think you could contribute to Braintrust's vision, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Danish (2 of 2)