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Happiness in the Residence

22.06.2016  09:48

The 16th of March, Denmark was ranked the happiest country in the world by ”World Happiness Report 2016”. To achieve a deeper understanding of what makes Danes so happy and to foster debates about the relationship between society and human wellbeing, the embassies in Bang-kok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur had invited Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute to the region for talks about happiness.

Happiness and Education
The subject of happiness has raised increasing interest in recent years as well as been put on the political agenda internationally. In Thailand the event was held in collaboration with the Finish embassy and the pivotal point was the Nordic model of society and how things works differently in Denmark and Finland compared to Thailand. Meik Wiking gave a talk about the reasons why Nordic countries always ranks high in indexes and a talk by Dr. Kongkiti Phusavat who is professor at Kasetsart University i Bangkok about Finish education. Afterwards an inquisitive audience asked good and critical questions to both speakers. The event was covered by two TV-stations and 2 newspapers/magazines.

Meik Wikings tour was from 31 May to 3 June.