Our engaged and specialised staff

Below you can find an introduction to all the universities involved in the 2019-21 Mundus Journalism programme. Charles University in Prague will join the the programme in 2020 with a specialisation in Totalitarianism & Transition and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München will join in 2021 with a specialisation in Cultures & Contexts. Details about these universities and their staff will soon be added. 

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a modern research-intensive university with more than 44,500 students. Since its establishment in 1928, the University has rapidly developed into a leading public research university with nationwide and international clout across the entire research spectrum. Recently, it has consolidated its position in the top 100 rankings of the most influential universities worldwide. 

At Aarhus University teaching takes place at both the School of Communication and Culture and at the Department of Political Science

Bettina Andersen

Special Consultant & Mundus Journalism Programme Coordinator

Mette Skak 

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science 

Tonny Brems Knudsen

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Henrik Bødker

Head of the Board of Studies & Associate Professor, School of
Communication and Culture 

Teke Jacob Ngomba

Associate Professor, School of Communication and Culture

Morten Brænder

Centre Director for Centre for University Studies in Journalism. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)

The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) is the oldest and largest of the higher educational institutions in Denmark offering journalism education. DMJX functions as a training and knowledge center for the media and communications sector with a focus on talent, lifelong learning and innovation. 

DMJX has strong strategical partnerships with media industries, organisations and universities both nationally and internationally. Network activities cover areas like analytical journalism, environmental journalism, world politics journalism, photojournalism and visual communication. Special centres have been created to cover master's courses and further education and research.

DMJX is also home to Scandinavia's largest academic publishing house focusing on media and journalism, Ajour. 

Inger Munk 

Director DMJX International/Consortium
Coordinator Mundus
Journalism

imu@dmjx.dk  
P +4589440320 

Flemming Tait Svith

Associate professor

Roger Buch

Professor

University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is one of Europe's most prominent research-led universities. It is a modern institution with a long and rich history dating from 1632. With 5000 staff members, 30,000 students and 100 different nationalities, UvA is connected to thousands of researchers and hundreds of public and private institutions in the Netherlands and around the world. 

UvA ranks among the top 100 worldwide in QS World University Rankings. While, in the area of Communication Science & Media Studies, UvA ranks best in the world. 

The staff of the Politics & Communications specialisation is housed within the Graduate School of Communication. With approximately 400 new full-time students each year, the Graduate School of Communications is among the largest in the world. 

The faculty is also directly involved in the School of Communication Research (ASCoR). ASCoR is the largest institute for communication science research in Europe and one of the largest in the world. ASCoR received excellent results from the Research Assessment in 2014.

Nhu Ngan Trang

Erasmus Mundus Journalism coordinator & advisor

Yael Woortman-de Haan

Lecturer, Political Communication

Andreas Schuck

Associate Professor, Political Communication

Knut De Swert 

Lecturer, Political Communication

Mark Boukes 

Postdoctoral researcher 

Claes de Vreese

Professor and Chair of Political Communication

Penny Sheets

Assistant Professor, Political Communication

Damian Trilling 

Assistant Professor, Political Communication

Edith Smit 

Director of the Graduate School of Communication &
Professor of
Persuasive Communication

City, University of London

City University of London has a long tradition of academic excellence, dating back to the foundation in 1894, and is ranked in the top 20 UK universities in the Guardian University Guide. The university attracts nearly 19,000 students from more than 150 countries as well as staff from over 50 countries. For many graduates, time spent at City laid the groundwork for leadership, innovation and excellence that have changed the world we live in. Among famous alumni you can find Mahatma Ghandi, leader of the Indian independence movement; Margaret Thatcher, conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990; and Tony Blair, labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. 

The staff at the specialisation in Business & Innovation are part of the Department of Journalism at City, University London, which has been offering postgraduate courses in journalism since 1976. Its record on getting graduates into the best jobs in journalism and broadcasting is exemplary, and the industry focus is intense.

The 4,000+ graduates from City's Graduate School of Journalism form one of the strongest and most influential alumni networks in media, both in the UK and internationally. City’s location puts it right alongside the industry it serves, and the courses offered here make full use of those unrivalled contacts and resources. You will learn from top academics and practitioners, and you will practise your craft in outstanding studios and newsrooms that has recently been updated, in a £12M development project, in consultation with experts from the BBC and ITN. 

James Rodgers

Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism 

Tom Felle

Lecturer, Department of Journalism 

Jane Singer

Professor, Department of Journalism 

Orla Ryan 

Visiting lecturer

Neil Hodgkins 

School Registrar, Department of Journalism

Swansea University 

Swansea University was established by Royal Assent, and in 2020 will celebrate its centenary. As a top 30 UK research institution, it offers degrees at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research levels. It is located around 3 hours from London, in the south-west of the principality of Wales. Singleton Campus is set between acres of green parkland and miles of sea and sand. It is a stunning location, just a couple of miles from the city centre, on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula and within easy reach of beaches and countryside.

Swansea's thriving academic community is made up of almost 16,000 students, of which over 2,500 are postgraduates, studying a wide variety of subjects. The University was voted the overall Best University in the UK in the WhatUni.com Student Choice Awards 2014 and again in 2019. 

The War & Security specialisation staff are part of the Department of Media, Communication and PR at Swansea University. This is a department with an ascending reputation for excellence; out of almost 100 media departments in the whole of the UK, Swansea was rated 5th in the Guardian League Table and 7th in the Complete Uni Guide. The teaching and research in the department explores the history, theory and practice of media, film, journalism and public relations.

Richard Thomas

Senior Lecturer & Programme Director

Allaina Kilby

Lecturer and Module leader

Sian Rees

Associate Professor and Head of Department

William Merrin

Associate Professor in Media and Communications, Department of
Political and Cultural Studies

University of Hamburg

The University of Hamburg was established by the federal city state Hamburg in 1919. With approximately 39,900 students, the University of Hamburg is one of the largest educational and research institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany. It offers degrees on all levels. 

Monika Pater

Assistant professor, Journalism studies

Wiebke Loosen

Professor and Senior researcher at the Hans Bredow Institute and lecturer

Imke Hoppe

Research Associate (Postdoc)

Bettina Schütz

Journalist/Author/Visiting lecturer

Sabine Hoffkamp

Student advisor and administration manager

Shameem Mahmud

Research Associate (Postdoc)

Nea Matzen

Journalist with ARD Aktuell, a specialist on online journalism and

visiting lecturer