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Research for impact

Research for impact:
Integrating research and societal impact in the humanities PhD   

About the project

Research and research based knowledge is becoming increasingly central to societal and cultural growth, economic competitiveness, health, and happiness. As a consequence, the education of future researchers, has taken on heightened political, institutional, and educational interest, with a focus on how connections are being made between groundbreaking research and its societal impact and value. Particularly, doctoral education within the humanities strive hard to make this connection overtly clear and meaningful. It is often tacit in what ways research within the humanities, during and after doctoral education, is being conveyed, applied, and integrated within institutions, organisations, and companies outside the university. This research project studies how the cohesion between doctoral education societal impact and value may be increased.  

Limits of responsibility? Keynote address at the 4th Annual PRIDE Conference Limits of responsibility? New trends in the research-society-nexus and the implications for doctoral education and the PhD. Søren S.E. Bengtsen, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University. Keynote address at the 4th Annual PRIDE Conference in the Association for Professionals in Doctoral Education, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic, May 5, 2022 (given online).

Partners and funding


The project period is from January 2021 to December 2024

The international partners and co-investigators in the project are:

During the spring 2021 and autumn 2021, one PhD-student and two postdoc researchers were connected to the project. Find them here: https://projects.au.dk/research-for-impact/researchers