Greenhouse for Tax Sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Greenhouse is a new platform for students’ research projects within the field of sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Greenhouse will establish a platform, where students, researchers and the private/public sector can collaborate closely on ideas for research projects concerning sustainability, which inter alia focus on the role of taxation in relation to the fulfilment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Thus, the Greenhouse welcomes broadly all legal areas and other disciplines, provided there is a sustainability perspective in the project. Students can participate in the projects of the Greenhouse as part of the curriculum with ECTS or as an extra-curricular activity besides the study programme.
The purpose of the Greenhouse is to create a new and innovative platform for student-driven research projects within the field of sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals set from different academic angles and perspectives. The Greenhouse establishes a platform, where students, researchers and practitioners from the private and public sector can closely collaborate on ideas for research projects concerning sustainability across academic fields and disciplines. Students who choose to engage in one or more of the projects provided by the Greenhouse thus obtain competencies in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary innovation, and entrepreneurship through their active, creative and independent effort during the project.
Through close cooperation with i.a. Human & Legal Innovation Hub, UCPH, the Greenhouse focuses on exploring the possibilities for developing the projects into new green start-ups.
The Greenhouse is anchored in the research group FIRE – Fiscal Relations Research Group, UCPH and co-funded by the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship. The Greenhouse works in close collaboration with the Department of Law of the University of Southern Denmark, Human & Legal Innovation Hub, UCPH, Actory/Studenterhuset and practitioners from the private and public sector, including Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen, DJOEF Publishing, The Danish Chamber of Commerce, Plesner, etc.
If you are interested in collaborating with the Greenhouse or wish to sponsor or support any of our projects, you are most welcome to contact us.
Each semester the Greenhouse picks a number of themes about sustainability that is offered for students to research within. Each theme constitutes the framework for a research project i.e., “food waste” or “recycling” in which the students can choose the angle of how they want to work with the project – depending on the interests of the student and academic background. The project will take place as one large study group where students from different faculties, institutes and universities collaborate about the research. The Greenhouse thus facilitates a structured project period for the students throughout the semester centered on the main theme of the project.
Here is a list of previous students’ research projects which have been offered/completed in the Greenhouse:
UCPH Fiscal Relations Law Journal (FIRE Journal) is published at Djoef Publishing, and it is non-profit Open Acces electronic journal in the field of tax law, to which researchers, practitioners and students can contribute innovative research articles and other articles of shorter length. The e-journal extends broadly to all legal areas and non-legal disciplines, as long as the article addresses tax issues. Articles concerning sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals are suited to be published in FIRE Journal. Articles can be written in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English, and are published continuously.
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Karina Kim Egholm Elgaard (currently on leave)
FIRE – Fiscal Relations Research Group
Faculty of Law
University of Copenhagen
South Campus, Building: 5C.2.16
Karen Blixens Plads 16
DK-2300 Copenhagen S