Great atmosphere at the Topping-Out Ceremony of the D-IAS Building

One small step for man…One giant leap for D-IAS…

By Susanne Siig Petersen

The weather was cloudy, but the atmosphere was great at the long-awaited topping-out ceremony of the new D-IAS building at SDU in Odense.

Dr. Eske Willerslev, Pro Vice-Chancellor Bjarne Graabech Sørensen and Chair in D-IAS Prof. Susanne Mandrup were among the speakers at the ceremony inside the rough walls of the building.

Afterwards it was time for a guided tour round the visionary, architect-designed building that will in the future constitute the framework for world class cross-disciplinary research of excellence.

The way to the building was not easy

In more than one way the roof is high in D-IAS

Pro Vice-Cancellor Bjarn Graabech Sørensen talked on behalf of SDU

Professor Susanne Mandrup talked on behalf of D-IAS

Dr. Eske Willerslev talked about the benefits of multidisciplinary thinking in the academic world. Eske Willerslev is chair in D-IAS.

The two co-founders of D-IAS Prof. Thorbørn Knudsen and Prof. Francesco Sannino seemed happy to see the D-IAS building finally manifest itself.

The D-IAS building is located on the west site of University of Southern Denmark It will be completely finished and ready to move in by January 2020.