No Lost Generation-ComDev students conduct fieldwork in Lebanon

by Tobias Denskus April 11, 2017 Alumni

Between the 19–26 March two second-year ComDev MA students, Abigail Leffler and Yee-Yin Yap, accompanied by the course coordinator Oscar Hemer, visited Beirut, Lebanon. The goal of the trip was to acquaint themselves with the socio-political climate of the country, and conduct interviews for their theses projects in connection with UNICEF  Lebanon’s refugee strategy, No […]

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ComDev alumni interviews: A career-defining experience

by Tobias Denskus April 5, 2017 Alumni

In 2009, I embarked on the ComDev program at Malmö University, after chancing upon it on the Swedish University Admissions portal. It was a huge leap of faith for me, as I had absolutely no prior knowledge about ComDev as a discipline, and especially what it offered as a career trajectory. But, it has proved […]

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Erasmus+ E-skills for jobs seminar Latvia

by Tobias Denskus March 30, 2017 Uncategorized

On invitation of the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR), ComDev’s Tobias Denskus attended a transnational thematic seminar on “Erasmus+ developing e-skills for jobs” hosted by the Latvian State Education Development Agency in Riga. Discussing with more than 50 participants, mainly from the Latvian high school and education sector, Tobias spoke about “Communicating development & […]

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Apply for ComDev’s flagship MA program & courses until 15 April!

by Tobias Denskus March 20, 2017 Comdev News

Dear all, These are exciting times at ComDev again! The spring semester with more than 100 students across all our courses is well underway and we are looking forward to our next teaching seminar in April where we will focus on participatory development with a group of Malmö and external colleagues! As we publish this […]

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ComDev alumni interviews: Keeping the ComDev attitude 15 years after graduation

by Tobias Denskus March 20, 2017 Alumni

We always like to hear from our graduates about their ComDev study experience. We recently talked to three graduates with a connection to the UN system; this time, out student assistant Yahneake Sterling sat down with Rosita Ericsson, an alumna from the very first ComDev MA cohort! My name is Rosita Ericsson and I graduated […]

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New Research Project: Conviviality at the Crossroads

by Tobias Denskus March 14, 2017 Comdev Projects

The faculties of Culture and Society (KS) and Education and Society (LS) have a launched a joint research project entitled, Conviviality at the Crossroads, as part of the university’s strategic transition to full research university in 2018. Professor Oscar Hemer will lead the project which will bring together academic researchers, artists and other practitioners with […]

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Contemporary storytelling from Nigeria with ComDev visiting lecturer Eromo Egbejule

by Tobias Denskus March 7, 2017 ComDev lectures

Rotate the Cube… … the art of unconventional storytelling The key to crisis reporting is to ‘rotate the cube,’ Nigerian writer and journalist Eromo Egbejule shared during his ComDev lecture on February 23. Egbejule who was at Malmö University as a visiting lecturer during February was presenting on the topic: Crisis and Culture: Storytelling in […]

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New book! Methodological Reflections on Researching Communication and Social Change

by Tobias Denskus January 24, 2017 Uncategorized

A new book, Methodological Reflections on Researching Communication and Social Change, edited by Örecomm colleagues Norbert Wildermuth and Teke Ngomba features new chapters by ComDev researchers, alumni of the program and many collaborators from Malmö and Roskilde University! The book expands the growing Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change series. Official synopsis: This book […]

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ComDev seminar at American University of Paris

by Tobias Denskus December 2, 2016 ComDev

ComDev seminar at American University of Paris brings together international group of students and teachers Hosted by Professor Tanya Elder of the American University in central Paris, the ComDev team was joined by more than 20 MA students at one of the largest Glocal Classroom teaching seminars outside the Öresund region from 10-12 November. Our […]

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New journal article on Places, Landscape and Production of Memory

by Tobias Denskus November 28, 2016 Uncategorized

City Symphony Malmö: the spatial politics of non-institutional memory New article coauthored by ComDev’s Anders Høg Hansen and Erling Björgvinsson (Interaction Design, formerly Malmö University, now at Gothenburg) published in the Journal Media Practice, explores the function of media in the creation of non-institutional memory and discusses the complexities of participatory and spatially distributed filmmaking […]

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