Thirteen Faroe Islanders obtained a PhD in 2018

According to the Faroese Research Council (Granskingarráðið), thirteen Faroe Islanders obtained a PhD degree in 2018.

Eight research projects were partially funded by the Faroese Research Fund (Granskingargrunnurin) and the Faroese Health Care Fund (Sjúkrakassagrunnurin).

The 13 PhD graduates:

1. Bjørt Katrinardottir Kragesteen (viva voce 29 January 2018), Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany. Research title: “A Dynamic Chromatin Architecture Modulates Pitx1 Gene Regulation in Limb Development and Disease.” Read more.

2. Tóra Norð (viva voce 22 March 2018), Karlstads Universitet, Sweden. Research title: “Arbete som rättighet eller skyldighet – Föreställningar om arbetsmarknadsfrånvaro i välfärdsstaten.” Read more.

3. Martha Kristine Haahr (viva voce 23 March 2018), Syddansk Universitet, Odense, Denmark. Reserch title: “Assessment and Treatment of Post-Prostatectomy Erectile dysfunction, with Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells.” Read more.

4. Búi K. Petersen (viva voce 4 April 2018), Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. Research title: “Structure and Agency in Bargaining: Practice, Routines, Truce, and Individual Differences.” Read more.

5. Regin Arge (viva voce 4 May 2018), Norges Miljø- og Biovitenskapelige Universitet, Norway. Research title: “Tetradecylthioacetic acid (TTA) – A functional feed ingredient for Atlantic salmon affecting early sexual maturation, cardiac robustness and β-oxidative capacity.” Read more.

6. Hans Harryson (viva voce 27 June 2018), Fróðskaparsetur Føroya (The University of the Faroe Islands), Tórshavn. Research title: “Den pædagogiske diskurs i læreruddannelsen – formål. indhold og undervisningsmetoder. En komparation af læreruddannelserne HSN, Drammen, VIA, Aarhus og HÍ, Reykjavík.” Read more.

7. Hugo Lamhauge Hansen (viva voce 19 July 2018), University of Kent, The United Kingdom. Research title: “The Land of Maybe and International Actorness: Evaluating Faroese Paradiplomacy.” Read more.

8. Magnus Dahl (viva voce 10 August 2018), Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark. Research title: “Production planning of energy systems – Cost and risk assessment for district heating.” Read more.

9. Marita Debess Magnussen (viva voce 21 September 2018), Læknadeild Háskúla Íslands, Iceland. Resarch title: “Antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes and Escherichia coli from the Faroese population, correlation with antimicrobial use and comparison with Iceland and Denmark.” Read more.

10. Hallbera F. West (viva voce 16 November 2018), Fróðskaparsetur Føroya (The University of the Faroe Islands), Tórshavn. Research title: “MP Firefighting: When do MPs hold government accountable?.” Read more.

11. Kristianna Lund Dam (viva voce 22 November 2018), Fróðskaparsetur Føroya (The University of the Faroe Islands), Tórshavn. Research title:  “At navigere i en paradoksal tilværelse: En kvalitativ undersøgelse af barndommen og voksenlivet hos voksne børn, der er vokset op på Færøerne, sammen med forældre ramt af svær psykisk sygdom.” Read more.

12. Rúni Weihe (viva voce 13 December 2018), Norges Miljø- og Biovitenskepelige Universitet, Norway. Research title: “Dynamic dietary salmon farming in the Faroe Islands with regards to production, quality and economic improvements.” Read more.

13. Hans Jákup Jacobsen (viva voce 14 December 2018), Universitetet i Bergen, Norway. Research title: “Development and application of solid state fermentation enzymes in soy-based Atlantic salmon feeds.” Read more.

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