Dan Banik to lead Circle U’s democracy initiative

February 04, 2024

UiO is one of the nine research-intensive, comprehensive European universities that have formed the Circle U. university alliance in Europe. Photo: Lise Bjerke/SUMDan Banik was recently appointed Academic Director of Circle U’s Knowledge Hub on Democracy. “I am honoured to assume the role of Academic Director of the Democracy Hub within the Circle U. European University Alliance. About Circle U.UiO is one of the nine partners in the European university alliance called Circle U. Read more about the Knowledge Hubs on the Circle U. websiteRead the full press release: Seven new UiO academics to work on Circle U.

UiO is one of the nine research-intensive, comprehensive European universities that have formed the Circle U. university alliance in Europe.

Professor of political science and Academic Director of Circle U., Dan Banik. Photo: Lise Bjerke/SUM

Dan Banik was recently appointed Academic Director of Circle U’s Knowledge Hub on Democracy. Alongside his existing role as Professor at SUM, he will now take on this role to spearhead Circle U’s democracy initiatives.

“I am honoured to assume the role of Academic Director of the Democracy Hub within the Circle U. European University Alliance. In this role, I look forward to collaborating with passionate educators, researchers, and students to create an intellectual epicentre dedicated to the study and promotion of democratic principles. I am excited to lead this collective effort to inspire the next generation of leaders and scholars who will shape the future of our democratic societies”, says Dan Banik.

About Circle U.

UiO is one of the nine partners in the European university alliance called Circle U. The alliance has established several Knowledge Hubs, which are physical and virtual spaces for students and staff to co-create knowledge and solutions across disciplines with external stakeholders and find new ways of working together.

Circle U’s Knowledge Hub on Democracy was established in 2021 to examine the alarming trends in parts of Europe and elsewhere, where democratic values are undermined and discarded. The aim of the Hub is to develop strategies to strengthen democracy and civic engagement.

The Hubs host activities created with and for various stakeholders in order to empower them to make big societal impact. These are spaces shared across the 9 universities that take an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to their topics, going beyond what is possible within every single university. The Hubs play an essential role in developing new innovative teaching and learning methods.

Read more about the Knowledge Hubs on the Circle U. website

Read the full press release: Seven new UiO academics to work on Circle U.

The source of this news is from University of Oslo

Popular in Research

1

Feb 12, 2024

DTU Scientist Co-Authors International Paper on COVID-19

2

Feb 19, 2024

Two Simple Words May Help Decide Immigration Case Before the High Court

3

6 days ago

AI agents help explain other AI systems

4

Feb 13, 2024

AI innovation helps create authentic, pitch perfect vocals

5

Feb 13, 2024

Forty-Seven Vietnamese Scientists Honored Among the 100,000 Most-Cited Researchers

Biden defends strikes on Houthis, vows to respond again

2 days ago

IDF wipes out Hezbollah commander on embattled Lebanon streets in dramatic footage

2 days ago

Texas wildfires: At least 1 dead as large fires sweep through the state’s panhandle, including the second-largest blaze in state history

3 hours ago

Donald Trump advertises on MSNBC in New Hampshire to slow Haley

1 day ago

NYU Gallatin Galleries Presents ‘In Loving Memory,’ an exhibition of work by Khidr Joseph Feb. 1—29, 2024

3 days ago

NYU Wagner Labor Initiative Explores Role of State and Local Government in Workers’ Rights

3 days ago