Dan-Vlad Cobasneanu

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"I’m from Republic of Moldova, but I’m also a Romanian citizen and my roots are Romanian. I came to Aarhus to study, as after graduating Law in Romania I was craving for travelling and opportunities.

I think the thing that I like the most about Aarhus is probably explained with a Danish word, hygge. Aarhus is cosy and has the tendency to make you feel home. And obviously, the people. I met fantastic people in Aarhus, some of them became good friends and some just came to my life to teach me a lesson.

Being a foreigner I have the tendency to compare Aarhus to places that are more familiar to me, from a cultural perspective. I think Aarhus is a mechanism that sometimes leaves you with the feeling that it works fine without adding spare parts.

I will be graduating on my Innovation and Entrepreneurship bachelor in January 2018. I am working in a start-up company in Aarhus and I want to continue doing that for a while, as I believe that I must give back to the Danish society for all the opportunities it offered me. On the long run, I allow myself to be open for change and embrace the unknown.

HOA: Say that you can have all the means and resources in the world, what would you do?

Well, you know we’ve been on a trip to Dublin in April. We went to a bar you liked a lot – The Bernard Shaw, so that made me think of this: “We have no right to consume happiness without creating it” that’s a Bernard Shaw’s quote. If I had all the resources in the world, that’s what I would do – I would create happiness."