Liberal Students of Denmark

Liberal Students of Denmark
Liberal Students of Denmark
Danmarks Liberale Studerende
Chairperson Tej Friis Egefjord
Treasurer Lars S Andersen
Founded November 14, 1910
Headquarters Århus
Ideology Classical Liberalism
Mother party Venstre, Danmarks Liberale Parti
International affiliation International Federation of Liberal & Radical Youth (IFLRY)
European affiliation European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)
Nordic affiliation Nordic Liberal and Radical Youth (NLRU)

The Liberal Students of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks Liberale Studerende, often: DLS) is a political student organization, with chapters in the major Danish university cities of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg. It was founded November 14, 1910,[1] making it one of Denmark's oldest student organizations. The organization's name has changed several times, and due to the autonomous status of the individual branches, some have traditionally preferred alternative names.

Originally named Studenterforeningens Venstre (1910-40), other names used were Venstres Studerende and Liberale Studerende i Danmark. The current name was introduced on November 23, 1968 replacing Liberale Studerende i Danmark to avoid the abbreviation "LSD".

DLS published the magazine Minerva from 1932 to 1995. Publication was suspended on a few occasions, most importantly between 1943-45 when the editor worked for the illegal magazine, Budstikken Gaar. As of February 2008 DLS is once again publishing Minerva (4 issues a year).



The founder and first President of Studenterforeningens Venstre, Aage Ludvig Holberg Elmquist, was in 1912 elected the first Vice President of Venstres Ungdom, thus forming a long-lasting alliance between the two organizations. Other former members include two cabinet ministers, Bertel Haarder and Ulla Tørnæs, and former Mayor of Århus, Louise Gade. DLS is associated with the Danish Liberal Party, Venstre and, internationally, with LYMEC.

Leadership committee

President: Tej Friis Egefjord

Vice-president: Michelle Holst

Secretary General: Louise Hilligsøe

Treasurer: Lars S Andersen

International Officer: Tej Friis Egefjord


  1. ^ "80 års kamp mod betonhoveder. DLS 1910-1990", Minerva, July 1990

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