Global Studies


Chinese teachers from six European universities met in Berlin for further discussions on developing an online platform for teaching Chinese grammar.

The Global Studies department held the workshop "The Practice of Climate Governance: Negotiating the Bridgetown Initiative in Global Institutions" for MA students.

Ana Paulla Braga Mattos wrote a post on for World Portuguese Language Day on 5 May, reflecting on the history of the spread of Portuguese - both in the countries where it is spoken officially but also in terms of its influence on other languages - and its current status.

A joint Danish-Ukranian team of four scholars visited Ukraine in the beginning of April to show support and collect materials for a new research project.

Researchers from our Japan Studies program presented some of the preliminary results of the project Coercive and Emotional Diplomacy in East Asia: Japanese Responses at the International Studies Association 2024 Annual Convention in San Francisco in early April.

The event provided an opportunity for collective reflection on Brazil's military dictatorship.

Just before the Easter Break, our second-semester students from the Japan Studies program had a somewhat unorthodox oral exam. In what has become an annual tradition, the students performed roleplays that they had written themselves.

Chinese New Year Celebration 2024: Year of the Dragon On 9 February, staff from our China Studies program arranged an

Teachers from AU Helping to Develop Chinese Grammar Platform in six European languages Zhang Chun and Lene Sønderby Bech from

On 2 February, Jonathan Nilas Puntervold from our Japan Studies program successfully defended his dissertation - “If the Shoe Fits: Yamada Yoshio and the birth of neotraditionalist linguistics in Japan”

BA students Johnni Friis Bovbjerg and Jonas Christensen from our China Studies program participated in ‘Sprogcamp 2024’ in Hjørring this weekend, along with external lecturer Lene Sønderby Bech.

The project “Coercive and Emotional Diplomacy in East Asia: Japanese Responses” held its second workshop online on Friday, the 19th.

Two of our post docs at the Department of Global Studies recently completed their course in university pedagogy, when they presented very insightful posters on two Global Studies courses.

On December 1, we held a lovely julefrokost for our staff at the Department. China Studies did a wonderful job hosting this year, with a dinner full of tasty Chinese dishes.

New figures are showing that graduate unemployment in Denmark is at its lowest level since before the financial crisis! Our Master’s program in International Studies is on par with the national average at only 6%, and our Master’s program in European Studies with only 3.6%!

We had the pleasure of holding our last departmental meeting of the year at Køn - Gender Museum Denmark on December 29.

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