On these pages you can read more about the history of FAU, the association's purpose and our articles of association.
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.
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:
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.
The membership is open to any person or institution who supports the
Board of directors
- Spokesperson and Treasurer, Søren Jeppesen (Institute for Intercultural Communication and Management, CBS)
- Spokesperson, Annette Skovsted Hansen (Department of Asia Studies, AU)
- Martin Hvidt (Center for Middle Eastern Studies, SDU)
- Mikkel Funder (DIIS)
- Vacant position
- Vacant position