Søren Kaj Andersen

Søren Kaj Andersen

Associate Professor

2001: Ph.D., Sociology, University of Copenhagen.
1993: Mag.art., Cultural Sociology, University of Copenhagen.

2006-2015: Director at Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS), Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen.
2004-: Associate professor at FAOS.
2001-2004: Assistant professor at FAOS.
1996-2001: Ph.D. student at FAOS.
1995-1996: Research assistant at FAOS.
1993-1995: CASA, Center for Alternativ Samfundsanalyse (Centre for Alternative Social Analysis, Copenhagen).

2009-2013: Visiting associate professor, Department for Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School.

International research stays

2019: Awarded the University of Sydney and University of Copenhagen Partnership Collaboration Award.

2018: Awarded a Visiting Scholarship in Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney Business School, Australia. Visiting scholarship planned for February/March 2019.

2016: Short-term visiting researcher (September/October 2016) at The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS), The Netherlands.

2015: Short-term visiting researcher (May 2015) at The University of Milan, Italy.

Memberships and other engagements

Member of Academic Committee, International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress, Lund University, Sweden 2021.

Member of PhD Evaluation Committee, Milan University, Italy, 25/03/15-09/06/15

Member of Scientific Review Committee, Université Leuvan, 24/01/15-15/03/15

Member of Executive Committee, International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), ILO, Geneva, 2009-2015

Head of the Organising and the Scientific Committees, International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) European Congress 2010, Copenhagen University, 28 June – 1 July.

Expert roles

2015 – 2022: Member of Expert Board on Wages, Conditions and Health and Safety, Copenhagen Metro Company.

2002-2004: ‘Short-term expert', EU PHARE-Twinning projects in Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary

Fundraising and leadership

FAOS is an employment relations research centre at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen. FAOS is funded exclusively by external stakeholders. As director of FAOS Søren Kaj Andersen is responsible for the yearly budget averaging DKK 11 million/EUR 1.5 million. The funding of FAOS splits between a basic five-year basic grant and a running portfolio of individual projects. The current five-year grant (app. DKK 7.700.000/ EUR 1.000.000 p.a.) consists of donations from the largest employers’ organisations and trade unions as well as the Danish Ministry of Employment. Among the contributing employers’ organisations are The Confederation of Danish Industries, DI, and among the trade unions The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions. The current basic grant is running from 2019 – 2023.

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