17 December 2018

Dedicated associate professor appointed Associate Dean of Education at the Faculty of Law


Associate Professor Kristian Cedervall Lauta appointed associate dean of education at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.

Photographer Joshua Gross

Associate Professor Kristian Cedervall Lauta will start on 1 February 2019 as associate dean of education at the Faculty of Law.

"I'm looking forward to welcoming Kristian to the post," says Dean Jacob Graff Nielsen.

"The Faculty of Law launched an ambitious strategy work at the beginning of 2018, which will ensure that we continue to develop research and education at innovative and excellent levels. We are, therefore, faced with the considerable task of developing our study programmes, so they are based on the latest research, are consistent with the wishes of the students, and match the needs of the outside world. Kristian's strong educational and research background and his deep commitment to education policy will be a great strength in this work "

Interdisciplinarity will to change

Kristian Cedervall Lauta has a law degree from the University of Copenhagen, where he completed his PhD in 2012. He has been associate professor at the Faculty of Law since 2016, and has worked in the relatively new field of research - disaster law, including specifically the division of responsibility, human rights, and improved regulation.

He has, among other things, experience with management of the interdisciplinary research project Changing Disasters, as chairperson of the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research - COPE and in the collective management of the University of Copenhagen’s Sustainability Science Centre. Kristian is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters’ Young Academy.

He was already very involved in education policy as a student, an interest that has followed him through his work as a researcher and teacher. Kristian has held a number of innovative courses over a number of years, where the students have been charged with solving global social challenges; executing a research workshop; or taking part in the development of the course as it takes place. Most recently, Kristian been named 2018 lecturer of the year for his courses on human rights by the Academy of Talented Young.