Global Studies

China Studies' Naja Morell Hjortshøj

Defends Her Dissertation

On 21 June, Naja Morell Hjortshøj successfully defended her PhD dissertation and obtained her PhD degree. 

Naja’s thesis was titled “Educating citizens for a modern socialist country: an anthropological study of innovation and entrepreneurship education in Chinese universities”.

Naja investigated the Chinese state’s focus on promoting innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit among the country’s university students, and the various tensions this creates, fx. by trying to foster critical thinking while simultaneously demanding that students should have “correct” opinions and be loyal to the party-state. 

After the defense, Naja was joined by family, friends and colleagues for a celebratory reception at Mefisto in the Latin Quarter. 

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