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Dissemination Podcast: What are they actually researching at SDU?

‘What’s really going on in all those small offices?’ Nina is curious and wants to find out what the researchers are working on in their offices. She intends to make a podcast about research at SDU.

– What is really going on in all the small offices? We are taught by researchers, but what kind of research are they actually doing? It piques my curiosity, says Nina Aagaard Lükensmejer Pedersen, who is a student at the Department of Political Science.

I hope the podcast will become widespread among SDU's around 30,000 students. I also hope I can make many just as curious about SDU's research as I am.

Nina Aagaard Lükensmejer Pedersen, student at the Department of Political Science

In 2017, the students at the Department of Political Science established an association called ‘Vandkøleren’ (The Water Cooler), whose aim was to break down the barriers between researchers and students. The notion being, of course, that when you meet at the water cooler or the coffee machine, everyone is equal.

The water cooler typically holds physical events, and Nina then came up with the idea to produce research dissemination that is partly not tied to time or place – and will always be available as a podcast – and partly covers the entire SDU research spectrum. Not least in the light of SDU's massive commitment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. With almost 2,000 researchers, SDU can cover virtually any subject and area.

– I hope the podcast will become widespread among SDU's around 30,000 students. I also hope I can make many just as curious about SDU's research as I am, Nina concludes.

Nina Aagaard Lükensmejer Pedersen is a student at the Department of Political Science.

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