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Associate Dean for Education, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
As Associate Dean for Education, I am overall responsible for the Faculty's Educational programs and teaching, as well as part of the Faculty Management.
We are currently focusing on developing and implementing the coming strategy for UCPH and the Faculty. Our main focus is on development of Social Data Science as a discipline, and as curriculum; pedagogical and didactic development of our programs; ensuring research-education connection, and employability of our graduates. We are also concerned with continued development of the study environment, internationalisation and developing cross-disciplinary themes in our education matrix.
Formerly - until 2017
Professor with special responsibilities for teaching and education development.
From 2013-2017 I was appointed Professor with special responsibilities for education and teaching, besides my research focus on Agricultural Development.
My work on Educations and Teaching fell in three categories: Firstly, as study director of 2 MSc programs (Agricultural Development and Agris Mundus - a joint European MSc) and one BSc program (Natural Resources). In that capacity, I worked on curriculum development, including a large qualitative and quantitative study of BSc students academic identity and alignment to their program profile. We used this information in redesign of the BSc program.
Secondly, I worked on course development, particularly game and role-play supported course components, and technology platforms in didactics. I also had extensive experience in field based, interdisciplinary courses, and multi-disciplinary student groups on cross-cutting, applied issues.
Finally, I worked on various course and curriculum development projects with international partners, both via the Agris Mundus MSc program, but also in joint educational projects at MSc level (eg SLUSE network, with partners in Malaysia, Thailand and Kenya), as well as PhD level (Agtrain, ARI, Building Stronger Universities).
Teaching and curriculum development
I have (co)-supervised more than 50 MSc and BSc thesis' and 20 PhD's. I have taught a wide range of courses at BSc, MSc and PhD level within soil science and plant nutrition, agricultural development pathways, natural resource management and environmental impact assessment.
Research profile and research management
My research focus is Agricultural Development in mainly tropical and subtropical agroecosystems. It took point of departure in soil fertility and recycling questions and developed to include wider system analysis of agro-ecosystems through interdisciplinary research networks including aspects of livelihoods and economy, environmental services and farmers priorities, markets and commercialisation.
Later work includes aspects of rural livelihoods and interactions between resource endowments and farming practices, e.g. impact of organic certification or climate smart practices on farming systems and livelihoods. I have run several projects specifically addressing greenhouse gas emissions from farming systems, particularly from irrigated rice, plantation crops and REDD projects in Southeast Asia, as well as organic waste management and composts. Our research took point of departure in farmers realities and the biophysical surroundings, in an attempt to optimise resource use efficiency and improve livelihoods.
You are welcome to contact me for potential collaboration on any of these subjects.