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Welcome to the Danish Educational Web Port to India - IndiensPortalen.[redigér]

If you press the right button of your computer mouse, you can choose translation of the whole Web Port to India to Google English.

Below you can read about the purpose and disclaim of the whole Web Port to India, general Danish websites and special websites in English .


The Web Port to India is established for educational purpose only, to serve the students and teachers of the Danish secondary schools, junior colleges, Higher Preparatory Examination and teacher-training courses.

The Web Port to India is intended for different teaching methods such as simultaneous teaching, working on an individual basis, projects, interdisciplinary education.

Teachers who use the Web Port to India material for different types of teaching together with their students, are invited to share their instructions and reports with others. In this way the Web Port to India will be able to support a constructive open co-work, mainly between Danish teachers.

The eight Danish menu entries are:

Fag: Choose subject.

Opslagstavle: Notice board.

Indiske medier: Indian medias.

Storby: Mumbai: Big city studies: Mumbai/Bombay.

Opslagsvaerker på engelsk: Reference books and encyclopaedias.

IndiensPortalens baggrund: Background of the Web Port to India.

Mail til en inder: Mail to an Indian.


The Danish-Indian coordinating group disclaims any abuse of this non-commercial educational web port.

General Danish Websites[redigér]

Meet the Danes! Below you will find general Danish websites in English selected for you by IndiensPortalen. They offer you information on e.g. the educational system, Danish geography, history and culture. If you scroll down the page you will also find general websites about Greenland.

Maps of Denmark[redigér]

Denmark, Greenland and Faeroe Islands:

Simple map of Denmark, which shows the biggest cities:

Detailed map of Denmark, press to enlarge:

Map showing Denmark’s 5 regions:

Map of Denmark’s 98 communities and inhabitants 2007:

The 5 biggest cities in Denmark[redigér]

Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, 1.181.239 inhabitants, Copenhagen Community’s homepage, read here:

Aarhus is Denmark’s second biggest city, about 315.000 inhabitants, 55.601 are students (2012). Aarhus Community’s homepage, read it here: or Look here:

Aarhus has been chosen by EU as European Capital of Culture 2017. View Aarhus photos:

Odense at the island of Funen, 166.305 inhabitants. Odense is the birthplace of famous author H.C. Andersen. Odense Community’s homepage, read here:

Aalborg, 123.432 inhabitants. Aalborg Community’s homepage, read here:

Esbjerg, 71.459 inhabitants. Esbjerg Community’s homepage, read here:

The Danish Monarchy, read and look here:

Welcome to the Prime Minister's Office and read about the Danish government:

Denmark's official website from The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Choose the menu "Cultural Denmark" to get an overview of our art, history, literature etc. - or press the menu entry 'Site Map' to get an overview. Try for example to look up 'Meet the kids':

Danish Arts Agency’s international website collects information on Danish art and culture outside Denmark’s borders.

Danmark’s Culture Canon. Remember that you have to choose English every time you open a new front photo. Films, music, readings, interactive presentations and much more. You can explore all the works in Denmark's Cultural Canon here on this website. We hope you have an exciting odyssey, which will make you want to experience more culture and art.

Embassy of Denmark, 11 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi 110011, India. Tel: +91 11 4209 0700Fax: +91 11 2379 2019 +91 11 2379 2891 E-mail:

The Danish Ministry of Education´s introduction in English to Danish education:

Aleksandra Machura, who was at Aarhus University and CISCA on an internship in August/September 2011, has now made her project about Indians living in Denmark available. Read here (3 pages):

Indians in Aarhus, homepage, read here:

CISCA, Contemporary India Study Centre Aarhus. The purpose of the 'Comtemporary India Study Centre Aarhus' (CISCA) is to co-ordinate teaching programmes on India/the Indian subcontinent and partnerships with Indian universities, to facilitate, to improve, and to advance the study of contemporary Indian studies and establish resources for high quality research and teaching:

Films from Denmark and background material can be found here:

The Heritage Agency of Denmark gives you information on archaeology, museums etc.:

Literature Centre in the Danish Arts Agency's website. Here you can find information on Danish literature and Danish authors. You can also find information on Danish support schemes for international literary projects, which the Literature Centre administers. - the official key to music in Denmark and Danish music abroad. Here you will find useful links, feature articles and profiles of Danish musicians and composers.

National Environmental Research Institute, or Danish Environmental Research Institute (DMU) at Aarhus University has an interesting homepage, if you want to know about Greenland, please press the menu entrance 'Artic'. Please look here: is your key to the performing arts in Denmark as well as Danish performing arts around the world.

StatBank Denmark (Danmarks Statistik) contains detailed statistical information on the Danish society:

Visit Denmark - these homepages provide you with information useful for tourists

Read about Danish food: is your key to the visual arts in Denmark as well as to Danish visual art around the world.

Weather forecast from The Danish Meteorologic Institute in English:

Danish News in English[redigér]

Read the Danish News Update of The Copenhagen Post:

The newspaper JyllandsPosten has a homepage in English:

News from Greenland, most northern part of Denmark in English, read the Greenlandic internet newspaper here:


Greenland Home Rule - read here:

News from Greenland, most northern part of Denmark in English, read the Greenlandic internet newspaper here:

Tourism - read here:

Greenland in figures:

Greenland: Statistics, read here:

Greenland Culture:

Greenlandic timetables from Atuarfik Mathias Storch, a school in Ilulissat, 2013.

1st class

Monday 1. Lesson 8.00-8.45 Mathematics. 2. Lesson 8.45-9.30 Math. 3. Lesson 10.00-10.45 Danish. 4. Lesson 10.45-11.30 Danish.

Tuesday 1. Lesson Handwork. 2. Lesson Handwork. 3. Lesson Danish. 4. Lesson Danish. 5. Lesson 12.00-12.45 Greenlandic.

Wednesday 1. Lesson Greenlandic. 2. Lesson Greenlandic. 3. Lesson Natural Science. 4. Lesson Natural Science. 5. Lesson Personal Development.

Thursday 1. Lesson Sports. 2. Lesson Sports. 3. Lesson Social Subjects. 4. Lesson Religion. 5. Lesson Danish.

Friday 1. Lesson Math. 2. Lesson Math. 3. Lesson Greenlandic. 4. Lesson Greenlandic.

4th class – first year they learn English.

Monday 1. Lesson 8.00-8.45 Greenlandic. 2. Lesson 8.45-9.30 Greenlandic. 3. Lesson 10.00-10.45 Music/Sloid. 4. Lesson 10.45-11.30 Music/Sloid. 5. Lesson 12.00-12.45 Personal Development. 6. Lesson 12.50-13.35 Social Science.

Tuesday 1. Lesson Danish. 2. Lesson Danish. 3. Lesson Greenlandic. 4. Lesson Greenlandic. 5. Lesson Religion. 6. Lesson Personal Development.

Wednesday 1. Lesson Greenlandic. 2. Lesson Natural Science. 3. Lesson Math. 4. Lesson Math. 5. Lesson Danish. 6. Lesson Danish.

Thursday 1. Lesson Math. 2. Lesson Math. 3. Lesson English. 4. Lesson English. 5.Lesson Sports. 6.Lesson Sports.

Friday 1. Lesson Math. 2. Lesson English. 3. Lesson Natural Science. 4. Lesson Natural Science. 5. Lesson Music/Sloid. 6. Lesson Danish.

9th class

Monday 1. Lesson 8.00-8.45 Sports. 2. Lesson 8.45-9.30 Sports. 3. Lesson 10.00-10.45 Math. 4. Lesson 10.45-11.30 Math. 5. Lesson 12.00-12.45 Sloid. 6. Lesson 12.50-13.35 Sloid.

Tuesday 1. Lesson Greenlandic. 2. Lesson Greenlandic. 3. Lesson Danish. 4. Lesson Danish. 5. Lesson Social Science. 6. Lesson Biology. 7. Lesson 13.45-14.30 Chemistry.

Wednesday 1. Lesson Math. 2. Lesson Math. 3. Lesson English. 4. Lesson English. 5. Lesson Greenlandic. 6. Lesson Religion.

Thursday 1. Lesson English. 2. Lesson English. 3. Lesson Chemistry. 4. Lesson Chemistry. 5. Lesson Personal Development. 6. Lesson Math.

Friday 1. Lesson Greenlandic. 2. Lesson Greenlandic. 3. Lesson Danish. 4. Lesson Danish. 5. Lesson Geography. 6. Lesson Personal Development.

Special Danish Websites[redigér]

Below you will find a selection of special Danish websiteson certain subjects put in alphabetic order. Have a look to see if they are of interest for you.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875); get an introduction to his life, works a.o. fairy-tales from University of Southern Denmark:

Blixen, Karen, pen name Isak Dinesen (1885-1962) Blixen wrote works both in Danish and in English. She is best known, at least in English, for Out of Africa, her account of living in Kenya, and one of her stories, Babettes Feast both of which were adapted into highly acclaimed motion pictures. Read her biography here: Detailed information site: Karen Blixen Museums:

Café Scientifique - Science Café (in Danish: Videnskabscafé) is a panel and an audience discussing an issue of any kind of science. It could be e.g. bio- or nanotechnology, sociology, art, history, dance. A café scientifique can be arranged by schools inviting one or two scientists to give a short introduction to their research on the issue and be part of the panel together with two or three students from the school who have studied the issue during classes. The moderator being in charge could be a teacher from the school. Café scientifique can take place at the school or in town.

Grundtvig, Nikolai Frederik Severin (1783–1872). Danish educator, minister, and writer, founder of the Danish folk high school, type of adult education that in its most widely known form originated in Denmark in the middle of the 19th century. The idea as originally conceived by Bishop Nikolai Grundtvig was to stimulate the intellectual life of young adults (generally from 18 to 25 years of age) of rural Denmark, to foster patriotism and strengthen religious conviction, and to provide agricultural and vocational training. A champion of mass education, he was responsible for evolving a system of folk high schools that has aroused international interest.

The first folk high school, established in Schleswig (1844), was moved across the Danish border after Schleswig passed to Prussia. The movement then gained momentum, and numerous schools were established, with national history and literature emphasized in the curriculum. The folk high schools had a great influence on the civic life of rural Denmark and helped to improve the condition of the small farmer whose products were marketed through cooperative societies. The folk school idea spread throughout Europe with local adaptations, but by the early 20th century the movement had abated.

Grundtvig came into doctrinal conflict with church authorities and was forbidden to preach but was reinstated (1832) and became titular bishop (1861). In education Grundtvig stressed national history and literature. Grundtvig's many literary works include his epoch-making Northern Mythology (1808, rev. ed. 1832), which loosely retells the Old Norse myths. His poems and songs treat historical, mythological, and religious subjects. He was influential in reviving interest in Anglo-Saxon literature, and he translated Beowulf into Danish (1820).

The Centre for Grundtvig Studies was established in 1988, with the aim of reevaluating the significance and accomplishments of N. F.S. Grundtvig in the light of the wider reassessment of European cultural and intellectual history stimulated by the formation of the European Union, and in the light of growing internationalism and globalisation.

Soeren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) philosopher, author and theologian:

K. E. Loegstrup (1905-1981) ” A person never has something to do with another person without also having some degree of control over him or her. It may be a very small matter, involving only a passing mood, a dampening or quickening of spirit, a deepening or removal of some dislike. But it may also be a matter of tremendous scope, such as can determine if the life of the other flourishes or not. ” Knud Ejler Løgstrup: The Ethical Demand (Notre Dame and London: University of Notre Dame Press 1997), p. 15f. The Løgstrup Archive comprises the works of the Danish theologian and philosopher, look here:

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