Department of Culture and Learning


Professor Christian Ydesen had his inaugural lecture and reception

Yesterday Christian Ydesen was officially inaugurated as a professor of education research with a reception following his inaugural lecture. More than 50 people showed up to celebrate him physically, while another 15 joined online. Congratulations, Christian (and CfU and AAU)!

Last modified: 30.04.2022

new full professor in cfu: historian of education christian ydesen

On Friday April 29, Ydesen held his inaugural lecture in front of an audience of 50 people in-person and another 15 participants online. The lecture was titled: ”Restoring Research in Education - Paradigms, Governing Complexes, Emancipation”. The newly minted professor (since Janauary 1, 2022) talked about three major paradigms in education politics and how his concept 'government complex' should be understood and could be used. He offered insights into his own research practice as well as suggesting paths ahead for emancipatory research.

The Head of Department for Culture and Learning, Keld Thorgård, welcomed guests to the reception following the lecture. He highlighted how Ydesen has been a great asset for the department and celebrated his helpful and producitve demeanor. Head of CfU, professor and fellow historian Mette Buchardt, followed with a speech for her long-time colleague and friend reminiscing their time together as young associate professors and poking fun at their mutual fondness for the Roman Empire. 

Learn more about Ydesen's research by pressing here.