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Ulrik Nissen

PhD, DrTheol, Associate professor

Ulrik Nissen
Associate Professor

School of Culture and Society - Systematic Theology, subject
Postal address:
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3
1453, 433
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark
Email: teoubn@cas.au.dk
Phone: +4587162461

Employment history

2015-now Head of Department and Chair of Study Board
2006-nowAssociate Professor at Faculty of Theology (Faculty of Arts since 2011), AU
2006-15Director of Center for Bioethics and Nanoethics, Faculty of Arts, AU
2005-06Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Department of Religion, Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), Tacoma, WA
2003-06Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology, AU (leave Aug 2005 - Jan 2006)

Education and qualification assessment

2020Shortlisted and qualified as Professor in Systematic Theology (Ethics and Philosophy of Religion), AU
2018Shortlisted and qualified as Professor in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion, University of Copenhagen
2014Dr. theol. (higher doctoral degree), Faculty of Arts, AU
2013Visiting Scholar, Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC
2011Research Management Course. CBS-Simi Executive
2011Exam in organisation and leadership, Aarhus School of Business, AU
2010Exam in project management, Aarhus School of Business, AU
2010Qualified as Professor with special responsibilities (mso) in systematic theology, University of Copenhagen
2009Qualified as Associate Professor in ethics and philosophy of religion, AU
2006Qualified as Associate Professor in bioethics, AU
2001PhD in theology, Faculty of Theology, AU
1998Research stay, Die Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen
1997MTheol, Faculty of Theology, AU
1995Research stay, Oxford University

Research Grants and Prizes

2019 Admitted to Kraks Blå Bog [Danish Who’s Who]
2012Grant from The Carlsberg Foundation for research stay at Duke Divinity School. January – June 2013. DKK 60.000
2011Grant from Faculty of Arts, AU for participation in CBS-SIMI Executive Research Management Course – Uddannelse for forskningsledere.
2010Partner in EPOCH. Ethics in Public Policy Making. The Case of Human Enhancement. EU FP 7. Collaboration Project. EUR 1.150.012 (Aarhus share EUR 58.544,-)
2008Partner in Observatory NANO. EU FP 7. Coordination and support action grant. EUR 3.999.841 (Aarhus Share EUR 50.344)
2008Grant from Aarhus University for supplemental training in administration. Approx. DKK 25.000
2007Socialetikken mellem universalitet og specificitet. En studie i den teologiske socialetiks identitetsbestemmelse med vægtlægning på Dietrich Bonhoeffers etik. The Danish Council for Research in the Humanities. Individual research project grant. (PI) DKK 424.479
2007Fødevarernes etik – fra jord til bord med værdierne i behold. The Aarhus University Research Foundation. PhD project grant. (PI) DKK 650.000
2007The Aarhus University Research Foundation. Book publication grant. Approx. DKK 70.000
2007The Aarhus University Research Foundation. Travelling grant. Approx. DKK 30.000
2006The Danish Council for Research in the Humanities. Research network grant for Nano Ethics Network. (PI) DKK 600.000.
2006The Aarhus University Research Foundation. Book publication grant. Approx. DKK 70.000
2006The Aarhus University Research Foundation. Travelling grant. Approx. DKK 30.000
2004Prize-essay. ”Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Ethik in einer säkularen Welt des Terrors“
2004The Aarhus University Research Foundation. Book publication grant. Approx. DKK 70.000
2003The Aarhus University Research Foundation. Book publication grant. Approx. DKK 70.000
2002Socialetikken mellem universalitet og specificitet. En studie i den teologiske socialetiks identitetsbestemmelse med vægtlægning på Dietrich Bonhoeffers etik. The Carlsberg Foundation. Approx. (PI) DKK 1.500.000
1996Gold medal for prize dissertation, Faculty of Theology, AU

Supervision of PhD students

2019-22Main supervisor (co-supervisor, Assoc. Prof. Raffaele Rodogno). Simon Nøddebo Balle: “Robotheology: Thinking theologically about challenges to anthropology and ethics in light of the ‘robot revolution’. Enrollment at Graduate School of Arts, Aarhus University.
2018-21Co-supervisor (main supervisor, Prof. Niels Christian Hvidt). Karsten Flemming Thomsen: “Hvad laver hospitalspræster? En survey-undersøgelse af præsters virke i en sundhedsfaglig kontekst”. Enrollment at SDU, Graduate School, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2012-13Main supervisor. Andreas Ø. Nielsen: “Kirken i et sekulært og pluralistisk samfund” Enrollment at Graduate School of Arts, Aarhus University. PhD thesis defended January 18th, 2013 under the title: “Missional Transformation: A Constructive Discussion Applying the Theologies of the Mission as Transformation Movement and Stanley Hauerwas”.
2007-10 Main supervisor (co-supervisor, Assoc. Prof. Birte L. Nielsen). Jes Harfeld: “Food Ethics – Values and Ethics in Food Production and Public Policy”. Enrollment at Graduate School, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University. PhD thesis defended December 14th, 2010 under the title: “The Question of the Farm Animal: Welfare, Ethics and Public Policy in Modern Animal Agriculture”.