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Linda Nielsen

National Contact Point, Denmark
Genf, Schweiz
Linda Nielsen (Copenhagen, 1952) obtained a Doctorate degree in law from the University of Copenhagen in 1993. Since 1996 she has been Professor. In the period 2002-2006 she was Rector (Vice-chancellor) at the University of Copenhagen, which embraces a great variety of scientific fields, including Social Sciences, Health, Science, Law, Theology and Humanities. She was also president of the board of University Presidents, consisting of all the universities in Denmark. She has for 12 years been member of EU´s Ethics Committeee (EGE) advising the EU president, she has been special advisor to the EU-Commissioner for Education and alternate member of EU´s Fundamental Rights Agency. In Denmark she has for 9 years been chairman of the Danish National Commission for Unesco and in 2004-2005 member of a Globalisation Council, chaired by the Danish Prime Minister. She is now chairman of the Danish NCP (National Contact Point to the OECD) regarding social responsibility.
Linda Nielsen has for many years worked with interdisciplinary and internationally oriented fields, e.g. bioethics and biolaw, business ethics and social responsibility. Moreover, she is an expert in financial regulation and responsible investment.
Often used as evaluator of Universities, Ethics Councils etc. Has been chairman/member of many Law Reform Commissions, think tanks, Councils etc. in Denmark and also served as chairman/member of boards in the private sector (pension fund, bank etc.). Has been teaching university students, attorneys, judges etc. Also frequently used as expert by EU, UNESCO and OECD, as moderator an invited to make presentations at national, regional and global conferences on Family Law, Biolaw and Social responsibility.
Awards from “Marie Løngaards Rejselegat” samt “Tagea Brandts Rejselegat “. Member of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henriks Foundation. Awarded the French Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite and the Danish cross of an order of Chivalry.