DDRN Seminar: Mutual South-North learning? Taking stock of development studies at Aalborg University

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 19.00-21.00, Aalborg University

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Program   Wednesday 14 February 2018, 19.00-21.00

19.00 – 19.05        Welcome by Arne Wangel, DDRN: Rationale and key issues in the DDRN research                                               communication project

19.05 – 19.15        Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Political Science, Aalborg University:                                  Introduction -Taking stock of Development studies at Aalborg University

19.15 – 19.45        Michael Omondi Owiso, PhD, Dept. of Political Science, Aalborg University: A Review of                                     Kenya´s Post-Conflict Peace Building and Conflict Management Architecture.                                                       Collaboration between Denmark and Kenya

19.45 – 19.55        Break with refreshments

19.55 –  20.20       Panel discussion: Mutual South-North learning?

 Brief introduction by each panellist:

 Michael Omondi Owiso, PhD, Dept. of Political Science, Aalborg University

 Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Political Science, Aalborg University:   Experiences from the research program Mutual Exchange of Knowledge in Health and   Education between Bhutan and Denmark

 Chunfang Zhou, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Planning, Aalborg University: A Comparison on  Humour and Creativity among Design Students between China and Denmark

 Bengt-Åke Lundvall, Professor, Department of Business and Management, Aalborg University:The Globelics experience

 Jacob Ravn, CEO, Access2Innovation, Aalborg: The role of South researchers in South- North business development

20.20 – 20.55        Panel discussion continued and Q&A

20.55 – 21.00        Closing remarks by Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt


As part of a research communication project focusing on South researchers in Denmark, DDRN organises a public seminar in each of the five university cities, starting on 14 February 2018 in Aalborg. The objective of the seminars is two-fold:

  • To communicate research findings by a South researcher (PhD or Postdoc) currently working at a Danish university
  • To discuss challenges and outcomes in South-North research cooperation; a panel comprising the South researcher, faculty staff, and other stakeholders will initiate the discussion and invite the audience to comment

Presentations and key points from the discussion will be published on DDRN.dk The research communication project is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

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