Professor in Cultural Learning – University of Aarhus – Denmark

Cathrine Hasse

Professor Cathrine Hasse,
Ph.d. in Anthropology and Cultural Learning
University of Aarhus.

The relation of learning and culture is a special interest of Cathrine Hasse. Hasse has a long expertise in studying innovation and culture  in organizations with a special focus on universities as workplaces. Her  training as a cultural psychologist and anthropologist and her main  study object (natural science education) have through many years of  academic work steadily increased her insight in a wide variety of  university disciplines.
In recent years these insights have been  contextualized by knowledge of international university policies in her  capacity as coordinator of an EU-project and through her placement in  several advisory boards and as former member of the board of the Danish  University of Education. She has contributed as an evaluator of several  university disciplines (including the interdisciplinary structures at  Linköping University). Her present academic work is concentrated on how  employee driven innovation is affected by new technologies such as  workplace robots.

She did her PhD. on “cultural learning processes” in a  physics institute where she followed a group of young male and female  physicists’ students in their first years of study. This project  developed into a longitudinal study. She has followed the same group of  students for more than 6 years. In her next project The Cultural  Dimensions of Science she compared university institutions in Denmark  and Italy and after this project she became the co-coordinator of an EU  project, financed by EU 6th framework programme, UPGEM (Understanding  Puzzles in the Gendered European Map), which compared university  institutions, workplace cultures and gender relations in Denmark, Italy,  Estonia, Finland and Poland.
In her research work she takes a special  interest in the relations between learning, gender and education and  workplace cultures – especially in workplaces including University  Colleges and Academia in general.
She is presently the coordinator of a  project on the relation between workplace learning and technological  literacy funded by the Danish Strategic Research Council. She is the  author of several books on education and methodology, and has an  international as well as Danish bulk of peer-reviewed journal articles  in her portfolio, just as she is an active conference speaker on a  number of conferences including conferences with broad interests in the  development of teaching, learning, science and technology as well as  universities and university disciplines.

Cathrine Hasse

Cathrine Hasse