Hunt Voice Issue 71

Hunt Partners appoints Allan Kjaer Andersen as the Director of School Development at Bhartiya City Developer:

Bhartiya Group is a diversified group with interests in Fashion & Urban spaces. Headquartered in Delhi, Bhartiya International Limited, the flagship company in fashion business is a place where Manufacturing meets Design. The Group has diversified into the Urban life spaces and is currently developing the country’s largest mixed usage township within the municipal limits of any metro city in India. Bhartiya City is coming up on a land of 133 acres in Bangalore. The city, when fully developed, will have housing in various formats, Hotels, Retail Spaces, IT Centre, Schools, Hospitals etc. Overall, it will cover approximately 21 million square feet of built-up area and the uniqueness of this development is its innovative design which Bhartiya is very passionate about.

Allan Kjaer Andersen has been the principal of Ørestad Gymnasium since the school was founded in 2005. He holds a Master of Art in Danish Language and Literature from University of Southern Denmark in Odense, a Master of Art in History from Roskilde University, and a Master of Public Administration from Copenhagen Business School, University in Frederiksberg. He has an extensive background, knowledge, and experience in teaching as well as school leadership and has been the principal of several other schools prior to joining Ørestad Gymnasium. Mr. Andersen has been the key figure in defining and outlining the school’s pedagogical approach of student-activated teaching in open-space classrooms, the school’s media profile, and the decision to be a 100% digitalized school with ICT-based teaching. His goal is for Gymnasium students to become active learners with the skills and awareness to transform knowledge into action, as engaged members of society.

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