The perspective of students and young professionals is important to bring into play for a nuanced and diverse understanding of the challenges we face and how we design solutions for it. That is why we’ve put focus on involving students & young professionals through sessions created or curated by students and you can find a range of “Next Gen” sessions in the official programme.
You can also get involved in competitions and activities for students. Read more below.
“My North Star vision is an inclusive, sustainable, and regenerative future where people and nature thrive. My biggest wish is that architects and building industry professionals go beyond their titles and degrees, pushing the boundaries of their professions, doing more than simply designing and building buildings but rather igniting the movement of change our people and planet so desperately need. In essence, we must go beyond architecture as we know it and veer towards Archtivism.”
‘Archtivist’ & Architect
NEXT GEN ACTIVITIES
120 HOURS – INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS, BY STUDENTS
120 Hours will host a digital competition (March 2023) and the winners will be announced at the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023.
The theme of the competition is Greenwashing and you can participate in groups of 1-3 students. The top three finalists will be invited to the congress (tickets, travel and accommodation).
Read more and stay updated here.
Please direct questions to 120Hours.
STUDENT ACADEMY IN JULY – IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
The Royal Danish Academy will host a physical Student Academy ultimo
June/primo July, 2023 (UIA World Congress Student Academy 2023) for
domestic and international students of Architecture. The theme of the course
is: “A Society Built for Every Body” and focuses on diversity and Universal
Design. As participant in the Student Academy, students will get access to
the World Congress and present their work from the Student Academy on
Your school will receive an invitation letter soon with more detail
regarding content and selection process.
We do our best to answer all your questions, here are some of the most common ones.
The UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023 will take place from July 2nd – July 6th, 2023.
The UIA World Congress of Architects Copenhagen 2023 will take place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Learning new theories and practice
Expanding your professional network
Listen to inspiring Keynote sessions
Exploring the city of Copenhagen
Connecting with other students from around the world
Students within the built environment which can be architects, engineers, builders, designers, management students and more.
Anyone that has an interest in the built environment is welcome to come to Copenhagen and participate in the congress.
There is a student rate if you wish to attend the congress. Prices will evolve depending on your registration date.
|Before and on March 31st 2023||Before and on May 31st 2023||After May 31st 2023|
|Student||70 euros||90 euros||120 euros|
We assume that you are still considered a student up to one year before the congress starts.
- If you graduated in July 2023 or in January 2023 you are still considered a student.
- If you graduated in July 2022, you are still considered a student. However, if you graduated in January 2022, you are not considered a student anymore.
Currently, 5 sessions held by students and young professionals are presented on the UIA website. More will be added as the congress approaches.
- NEXT GEN: ARCHITECTURE AND ACTIVISM – HOW TO MAKE AN IMPACT*
- NEXT GEN: EDUCATE FOR A GREEN TRANSITION IN ARCHITECTURE AND BEYOND*
- NEXT GEN: A HOME FOR ME – NOT FOR MY DISABILITY*
- NEXT GEN: CIRCULAR ECONOMY PERSPECTIVES ON DATA: DRIVEN SOCIAL*
- NEXT GEN: 120 HOURS, SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT!*
*For more information, click on the sessions
We have created an Instagram account, dedicated to students and young professionals, named @millenniline. You will find information about the Next Gen programme, pre-events and get inspired by young change makers, students, professionals and activists. Please tag us, if you want us to represent your voice.
Please apply for a visa at least two months before the congress as the application process may take up to 8 weeks. You can apply for your visa six months prior your arrival.
Countries with visa requirements
Which visa to apply for
When attending a scientific event such as the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023, you should apply for short term visa to “cultural visits”.
How to apply
Please check the visa application center, VFS’ website for available appointments before submitting your online visa application on this website.
For this congress, we would like not only for students from various nationalities to meet and exchange their knowledge and experience. But also, to give them the opportunity to meet professionals of various sectors who will be present on site. Such as architects, engineers, designers, developers, scientists, students, researchers, urban planners, builders and owners, the construction industry, global decision makers, business leaders and NGOs.
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