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Professor Mette Buchardt named one of the 'Women of the Year' for Excellence in Her Field

On Friday May 6, the first Women of the Year Lunch took place celebrating 100 women's contributions inside and outside academia in Denmark. Head of CfU Mette Buchardt was among the appointed women.

Last modified: 12.05.2022

professor mette buchardt celebrated as one of the danish women of the year

On Friday May 6, Professor and Head of CfU Mette Buchardt was honored as one of the 100 inspirational women of the year in politics, research and business at a lunch at Carlsberg Academy by The Women of the Year Network. The purpose of the celebratory lunch and award is to establish a network between academia and public and private organisations. The committee elects 100 women based on their outstanding achievements in and outside academia. The initative aims to create a supportive and professional network. 

Professor Mette Buchardt has become part of the network for her expertise on the intersections of educational and social reforms in European welfare states. She has written extensively on Modernity, secularization and about migrants' impact on and experience of the welfare state both in a historical and contemporary perspective.  

Recently, Buchardt received funding from the Independent Research Fund Denmark to a three and a half year project on the education of newcomers in the Danish welfare state. Here she and Politics and Society colleague from Aalborg University, Associate Professor Karen N. Breidahl, will manage the project exploring organizational responses to migration between 1960s and 2010s and the responses' influence on national policy. The project is set to start in August 2022.