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Portrait of Dorte Nielsen, 2020 Alumni Achievement Award

Dorte Nielsen, 2020 Alumni Achievement Award Winner

Dorte Nielsen, M.Sc., is a creativity author and keynote speaker. She is the founder of Creative Thinker and the Center for Creative Thinking, Copenhagen. Dorte studied at The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark, The School of Communication Arts, London, and holds a Master of Science degree in Creativity from the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo, New York.

Dorte Nielsen founded the "Creative Communication" education - one of the most award-winning advertising bachelor programs in the world. After her success training creativity at the university level, she took her uniquely effective creativity curriculum to primary schools.

Dorte Nielsen is the author of nine books on Creativity, including "The secret of the highly creative thinker" by Dorte Nielsen and Sarah Thurber, two games, and the Creative Thinker series. Her books are published in 11 languages and are sold in 65 countries.

Dorte Nielsen is on the board of the European Master of Science in Creativity and the advisory board of World Creativity and Innovation Week. Dorte Nielsen holds the position of Chairman of Creative Circle, the Danish society for the creative industries, which hosts the biggest award show celebrating creative excellence in Scandinavia. 

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