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Jakob Williams Ørberg is awarded the title of Doctor

Associated PhD fellow in UNIKE, Jakob Ørberg, successfully defended his PhD on January 11 2017.

2017.01.19 | Lisbeth Kristine Walakira

Jakøb Ørberg together with the assessment committee. From left Fazal Rizvi, Peggy Froerer, and Karen Valentin.

Jakob Ørberg is here officially awarded the title of doctor by Karen Valentin from the Department of Anthropology of Education at DPU, Aarhus University.

On January 11, PhD fellow Jakob Williams Ørberg successfully defended his thesis titled Heroes of the global knowledge economy? Futurity and Anxiety in the Lives of the Indian Engineering Students.

Jakob's PhD project offers an insight into the lives of young Indian engineering students and what aspirations and anxieties follows experience after being accepted as engineering students at one of the well-recognized technical universities in Delhi.

The assessment committee consisted of Professor Fazal Rizvi from University of Melbourne, Senior lecturer Peggy Froerer, Brunel University London, and Associate Professor Karen Valentin from DPU, Aarhus University.

Jakob will be developing his research further as he has been employed in a postdoc position at DPU, Aarhus University where he will be working in a project together with Associate professor Gritt Nielsen at the Department of Anthropology of Education.

PhD defence
Tags: Jakob Williams Ørberg, UNIKE, Universities in the Knowledge Economy, DPU, Indian engineering education, Indian super heroes
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Revised 17.05.2017