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Professor Susan Wright appointed member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

UNIKE Professor Susan Wright was earlier this year appointed as a member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

2015.08.26 | Lisbeth Kristine Walakira

Picture by The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

In recognition of her academic excellence, UNIKE Professor Susan Wright was in March chosen as a foreign member of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

The academy was founded in Copenhagen on 13 November 1742 by King Christian VI. Today it embraces all branches of science and scholarship and has about 250 Danish members and 250 foreign members. The fundamental purpose of the academy “is to strengthening of the position of scholarship in Denmark, particularly that of basic science and of the promotion of inter-disciplinary understanding." Since 1899, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters has been housed together with The Carlsberg Foundation in a neo-renaissance palace designed by Vilhelm Petersen in Dante's Square in the center of Copenhagen.

See all the new members of the academy in 2015 (in Danish).

Throughout her career, Professor Susan has studied people's participation in large scale processes of transformation. She is Professor of Educational Anthropology at the Department of Education (DPU), Aarhus University. Since 2003 she has researched academics’, managers’ and policy makers’ engagement with Danish university reforms. Previously, in the UK, universities were one of several sites through which she studied changing forms of governance since the 1980s. Informing all her work are insights gained from studies of political transformation in Iran before and after the Islamic Revolution.

Read more about Professor Susan Wright's research career.

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