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PhD programme

Since 2001, Ilisimatusarfik has had the possibility to offer the 3 year PhD programme within the areas of:

  • Arctic studies - pedagogy and educational science
  • Arctic studies – health- and social studies
  • Arctic studies – culture, language and social studies

As part of promoting the PhD programme at Ilisimatusarfik, a network for current and future PhD students has been established, where they can exchange professional as well as informal knowledge prior to and during the PhD programme.

The network is open for employees and students at master level, and future and potential PhD students at Ilisimatusarfik are welcome.

Institute of Culture, Language & History

Institute of Learning

  • Cecilie Molander Pedersen: "Promoting Mental Well-being in Children in Greenland"
  • Ivalu Mathiassen: "Students' syllable and morphimic reading strategies in the youngest classes. A study of reading instruction in a didactic design perspective in the subject Greenlandic"
  • Kirsten Føns: "Outdoor schooling as a form of teaching to promote learning and motivation in the Greenlandic primary school. An intervention research project on the development of outdoor schooling in Greenland"
  • Louise Pindstrup Andersen: "The School Designing Teaching towards Progressing Pupils to a Youth Education Programme"

Institute of Health & Nature

  • Anna Maria Andersson: "Investigation of atopic dermatitis in Greenland; distinct genotypes, phenotypes and immunotypes"
  • Christine Ingemann: "From manual to practice: the implementation process of the parent preparation programme MANU 0-1 - A qualitative study in dialogue with practice"
  • Hjalte Larsen: "Study of heart failure in Greenland"
  • Julie Flyger Kristensen: "Implementation of "best practice" models for the treatment of addiction in Greenland"
  • Mads Mose Jensen: "Sleep Apnea among high risk groups in Greenland"
  • Maja Hykkelbjerg Nielsen: "Patient education in Greenland: Development and feasibility-test of an intervention to patients with diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease"
  • Mette Schlüter: "Living with uncertainty in old age - an ethnographic exploration of the experience of old age in Greenland"
  • Mie Møller: "Aspects of Covid-19 in Greenland"
  • Nick Duelund: "Vision screening of Greenlandic children"
  • Paneeraq Noahsen: "Thyroid function and autoimmunity among populations in Greenland with 10 and 20 years follow-up

Institute of Social Science, Economics & Journalism

  • Anders Jørgensen: "Church law and its methodology - elucidated on the basis of specific issues"
  • Anne Lise Kappel: "Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Greenland"
  • David Turesson: "The entrepreneurial environment of smaller island jurisdictions - A comparative study of systems of entrepreneurship in economically developed small islands"
  • Fang Fang: "Cultural Intelligence: the development and evidence in global virtual teams"
  • Ivalo Adolfsen Arnfjord: "Children's kindergarten in Greenland - between profession, vision & children's perspective"
  • Lene Møller: "The development of the Greenlandic legal society viewed in a legal sociological perspective"
  • Mathilde Salskov Sams: "Resocialization of people with sexually abusive behavior in Greenland: A qualitative study of opportunities and challenges associated with resocializing efforts"
  • Natuk Lund Olsen: "Kalaalimernit: Greenlandic Foods, Cultural Identity and Changes
  • Parnuna Egede: "Environmental impact assessment of resource development projects in the Arctic - and the application of traditional knowledge
  • Samo Nielsen: "Decision-Making Process in Extractive Industry Development in Greenland"
  • Sara Olsvig: "'Win the hearts and minds': Superpower influence on national self-determination. How relations between Greenland and the US affect Greenland’s self-determination in times of increased international focus and tension in the Arctic"
  • Signe Ravn-Højgaard: "The Role of the Media in Greenland’s General Public"

Graduated PhDs at Ilisimatusarfik

  • Trine Jul Larsen (2022): "Use of Artificial Intelligence and Telemedicine Solutions for the Study of Diabetic Eye Disease in Greenland"
  • Birgitte Hamann Laustsen (2022): "Occupational diseases and accidents in the fisheries and fishing industry in Greenland"
  • Bonnie Jensen (2021): "Barndomshjem eller børnehjem? - Et kvalitativt studie af 38 børns oplevelser af at blive og være anbragt på døgninstitution i Grønland" ("Childhood home or orphanage? - A qualitative study of 38 children's experiences of staying and being placed in a 24-hour care centre in Greenland")
  • Mitdlarak Lennert (2021): "The administrative context of the Greenland primary and lower secondary school system - a governance system misaligned with learning"
  • Naja Carina Steenholdt (2021): "Subjective Well-being and Quality of Life in Greenland"
  • Mariekathrine Poppel (2020): "Mænds vold mod kvinder i samliv" ("Men's violence against women")
  • Rosannguaq Rossen (2020): "Branding igennem moden - Den vestgrønlandske kvindedragt som symbol" ("Branding through fashion - the West Greenlandic women's dress as symbol")
  • Malene Nøhr Demant (2020): "Effekten af øredræn - et randomiseret kontrolleret studie blandt børn i Grønland" ("The effect of ear drainage - a randomized controlled study among children in Greenland")
  • Mikaela Augustussen (2018): "Palliation til grønlandske kræftpatienter i Grønland og i Danmark" ("Palliation for Greenlandic Cancer Patients in Greenland and Denmark")
  • Anna-Sofie Skjervedal (2018): "Public participation in Impact Assessment: Exploring the Human Dimension of Hydrocarbon Exploration in Greenland"
  • Andreas Møller Jørgensen (2017): ”Democratic and Technological Innovation: An Inquiry into eDemocratic Power Configuration
  • Ann Eileen Lennert (2017): ”A Millennium of Changing Environment in the Kangersuneq and the Kapisillit Fjord System West Greenland – Interdisciplinary analyses of climate variability and cultural landscapes
  • Lars Demant-Poort (2016): "Naturfagsdidaktik i den grønlandske folkeskole - et multipelt casestudie om natur, undervisning og sprog" ("Didactics in Natural Sciences in the Greenlandic State School - a multiple case study on nature, teaching and language")
  • Tine Aagaard (2014): "Hverdagsliv med sygdom - patienters kulturelle perspektiver på sundhedspraksis i Grønland" ("Everyday Life with Illness - patients' cultural perspectives on health practice in Greenland")
  • Inge Høst Seiding (2013): "Ægteskaber mellem grønlandske kvinder og europæiske mænd i perioden 1750-1850" ("Marriages between Greenlandic Women and European Men from 1750 - 1850")
  • Annemette Nyborg Lauritsen (2012): ”Anstalten - frihedsberøvelse i Grønland” ("The Institution - loss of liberty in Greenland")
  • Gitte Adler Reimer (2011): "Slægtskab og køn i grønlandske bysamfund - følelser af forbundethed" ("Relationship and Gender in Greenlandic Urban Communities - feeling og connectedness")
  • Jens Heinrich (2010): "Eske Brun og det moderne Grønlands tilblivelse 1932 - 64" ("Eske Brun and the Nirth of the Modern Greenland, 1932 - 1964")
  • Katrine Kjærgaard (2009): "Grønland som del af den bibelske fortælling: Studier i billeder og forestillinger 1721-2008" ("Greenland as Part of the Biblical Story: A study in pictures and conceptions, 1721 - 2008")

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