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Richland College’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Helps Local Businesses Build International Bridges
Richland College Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Kristoffer Stauning Truelsen speaks to local corporate partners Sept. 18, 2014.

Richland College Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Kristoffer Stauning Truelsen speaks to local corporate partners Sept. 18, 2014.

Kristoffer Stauning Truelsen, Richland College’s Fulbright scholar-in-residence, spoke last week to local corporate partners at a reception about building international bridges and international economics.

Representatives from a variety of industries were present, including precision manufacturing, electronics, international business development, 3D printing, technology sales and more.

Truelsen, a native of Denmark, is a Fulbright scholar-in-residence at Richland College for the 2014-15 academic year. He teaches economics at Niels Brock Business College in Copenhagen, the oldest business college in Denmark and a leader in international education. His experience spans business development, corporate communications and research, government relations and executive search, and he is a winner of the 2014 Politiken Prize for Teaching.

“After only one month in the U.S., Truelsen has already become a wonderful asset to Richland College’s faculty,” said Garth Clayton, Richland College dean of resource development. “His presentation was a debut of his work with our corporate partners, and it is timely and important. Many western European countries have their eyes on Dallas and see it as a city with great potential for mutually beneficial relationships. Richland College will be an active and diligent partner in the development of these bridges.”

During his time at Richland College, Truelsen will work closely with college faculty and administrators to build academic bridges between Richland College and Niels Brock Business College. Similarly, he has plans to work with the Richardson Chamber of Commerce to help local companies create the necessary bridges to “go international.”

“I hope to establish an exchange system between Richland College and Niels Brock,” Truelsen said. “It will economically benefit our colleges and give students a fantastic cultural and educational experience.”

For information on this initiative, contact Garth Clayton at 972-238-6357 or gclayton@dcccd.edu.