The Danish Development Research Network DDRN

Sharing Knowledge and Networking for Sustainable Development

Karsten Weitzenegger rejoined the Danish Development Research Network (DDRN). I use DDRN to connect to my northern neigbours and to highlight research of South researchers hosted at Danish universities.

The purpose of the DDRN is to enhance cross-sectoral North-South collaboration and coordination of research for development. DDRN was relaunched in 2017 as an on-line media for research communication.

Recent activities

DDRN Danish Development Research Network

  • Smart Choices, Smart Clothes
    by Daniel Stabler on 17 April 2019 at 13:20

    One stroll around pretty much any modern day fast fashion store, and the scale of production and waste that comes hand in hand with our shared love of having the new ‘look’, is apparent. From the vast amount of waste made purely ‘in-house’, to its international reach, the modern fast fashion industry poses a number of problems […]

  • Nicaraguan sociologist in exile
    by Lise Josefsen Hermann on 16 April 2019 at 14:32

    The renowned Nicaraguan sociology researcher Elvira Cuadra has been working from her exile in Costa Rica since December 2018. She is one out of at least 55.000 people from Nicaragua who has escaped for political asylum in the neighboring country. […]

  • Prøv det derhjemme! Bæredygtig bolig, mad og transport – lokalt og globalt
    by Arne Wangel on 27 March 2019 at 10:47

    DDRN dialogue with researchers during the Danish Science Festival on 25 April 2019, 16.30-18.30 at Studiestræde 6, Copenhagen. The dialogue is in Danish and entitled 'Try this at home! Sustainable home, food and transport' Discuss with three senior researchers at Danish universities and four PhD student from China, Pakistan and Bolivia currently studying in Denmark. […]

  • DDRN is back!
    by Arne Wangel on 21 February 2019 at 13:54

    On 14 January 2019, DDRN held its first General Assembly since a relaunch of DDRN was initiated in the second half of 2016. The General Assembly elected the members of the DDRN Board 2019-2020 to replace an Interim Board functioning during 2016-18. Associate Professor Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt, Aalborg University, was elected Chairman of DDRN. […]

  • Low carbon urbanisation policy in China – connecting with an AAU research group
    by Arne Wangel on 20 February 2019 at 10:02

    Qiaoran Wang travelled from China to the Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group at Aalborg University (AAU) for co-supervision during her PhD project on urbanisation and energy transition in China. China is going through a process of rapid urbanisation. The priority to increase the use of renewable energy motivated Qiaoran Wang to focus on low carbon urbanisation policy. How can renewable energy be used in the residential sector? She spent the final year with the research group and went back to her home university, Yunnan University, South West China, in September 2018 for the PhD defence. […]