Maria Søgaard-Nielsen receives HM Queen Margrethe II’s travel grant

Maria Søgaard-Nielsen from the Department of Political Science is one of the four AU students to receive HM Queen Margrethe II’s travel grant. She will use the grant for a study trip to Deakin University in Australia where she will be studying international politics and social science methods.

[Translate to English:] Maria Søgaard-Nielsen har fået Dronning Margrethe IIs rejselegat på 25.000 kroner. Foto: AU Foto

Master’s degree student in political science Maria Søgaard-Nielsen is one of the top students at her department, and she is very determined, dedicated and committedNow she has received the HM Queen Margrethe II’s travel grant awarded to AU students. The travel grant comes with DKK 25,000.

Maria Søgaard-Nielsen is particularly interested in social science methods within international politics and public leadership.  She has received unusually high grades in these fields and wrote her Bachelor's project in the field of public management.

Maria Søgaard-Nielsen has combined her strong academic competences and interests with relevant study work for Innovation Fund Denmark and Epinion, and she has been involved in a series of different academically relevant activities organised by Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company.


In spring 2021, Maria Søgaard-Nielsen will study international politics and social science methods at one of Australia's top universities: Deakin University in Melbourne. She is particularly interested in studying human rights in world politics and will supplement this with methodological courses.

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