New Associate Dean for Education at the Faculty of Social Sciences
On 1 September Professor Sara Hagemann takes up office as the new Associate Dean for Education at the Faculty of Social Sciences. She comes from a position at the London School of Economics, where she has built years of experience developing and managing study programmes.
It is a strong, international leader and researcher with a good eye for strengthening the connection between education, research and the surrounding society who takes up office as the Faculty of Social Sciences’ new Associate Dean for Education on 1 September.
I have personally benefitted a lot from international experiences, and I hope to be able to give the students at the Faculty of Social Sciences the same opportunity to combine their studies with international adventures and experience
For many years now, Professor Sara Hagemann has held positions and played a main role in the development of study programmes and courses at the London School of Economics (LSE). At the same time, as EU expert, she has provided research-based advice to political decision-makers, and she has researched EU policy at a series of Brussels think tanks. Most recently, as head of the LSE School of Public Policy, she has helped develop the school’s new focus on online and further education programmes.
In short, she was a bit of a scoop for the position if you ask the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen: ‘We can learn so much from Sara. She has a mind for development and experience from one of the best universities in Europe in developing study programmes capable of attracting a diverse group of talented students. Therefore, she also has experience with developing an inclusive and respectful academic environment which gives pluralism pride of place, while at the same time making sure that the students are challenged at the highest academic level’, he says.
Associate Dean for Education
The Associate Dean for Education is responsible for the day-to-day running of the faculty’s study programmes and for developing, coordinating, implementing and communicating the faculty’s overall strategy for education.
Together with the Dean and Faculty Director, the Associate Dean for Education forms part of the Faculty Management, which is responsible for the faculty’s top day-to-day management.
Together with the rest of the Faculty Management and the Heads of Department, the Associate Dean for Education also forms part of the joint Faculty Management Team (FLT), which discusses and establishes the overall financial and strategic framework of the faculty, and which is responsible for the running and development of the faculty.
The Associate Dean for Education reports to the Dean.
Sara Hagemann looks forward to cooperating with students and teachers and to getting to know the faculty’s many study programmes. About her new position as Associate Dean for Education, she says: ‘I look forward to developing the study programmes in the various departments and to giving the students a good experience of their programme. I have personally benefitted a lot from international experiences, and I hope to be able to give the students at the Faculty of Social Sciences the same opportunity to combine their studies with international adventures and experience.
Sara Hagemann holds a bachelor degree in public administration from Roskilde University as well as master’s and PhD degrees from the LSE. In connection with her appointment as Associate Dean, she was evaluated for a professorship at the Department of Political Science and will form an active part of the research environment at the department.
In this video, Sara Hagemann talks about her expectations for the job as Associate Dean for Education:
Dean Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen
Faculty of Social Sciences
Phone: +45 21 18 10 48