Board of directors

  • Spokesperson, Annette Skovsted Hansen (Department of Asia Studies, AU)
  • Treasurer, Søren Jeppesen (Department of Management Society and Communication, CBS)
  • Martin Hvidt (Center for Middle Eastern Studies, SDU)
  • Mikkel Funder (DIIS and EADI, danish representative)
  • Vacant position
  • Vacant position

1. Purpose

The aim of the association is to promote socio-economic and other development research in Denmark, to develop and strengthen contacts between researchers and development to support the dissemination of research results.

2. Membership

The membership is open to any person or institution who supports the

The Association of Development Researchers in Denmark (FAU) objectives are to;

  • Promote social science and other research about the third the world.
  • Expand and strengthen relations among developing researchers in social sciences, natural sciences and humanities.
  • Support the dissemination of research results to a border public.

The association seeks primarily to strengthen development research in three ways:

FAU was founded in 1982 at the initiative of a group of researchers affiliated with universities as well as the former Center for Development Research (now part of the Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS). The intention was to create a forum that could be used by researchers from various institutions and from different disciplines for joint discussions. At the same time the association contributes to a more coordinated approach with regard to the dissemination of development research. In 1985, the association's purpose changed to include development research within the humanities and natural science as well.

On these pages you can read more about the history of FAU, the association's purpose and our articles of association.