Tobias Denskus

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 one of the days will be dedicated to a theatre for development workshop exercise!

The spring application window for ComDev’s programs and courses is open from 15 March – 15 April and we are once again looking forward to receiving your application.

Our 1-year flagship online blended learning MA program

You will find all the details on the 1-year MA page.

Based on the strong competition for spaces you should submit the application letter to strengthen your application!

The MA program is a 50% full-time course taught in our online blended learning Glocal Classroom that we have pioneered, improved and enhanced for more than 15 years! ComDev program coordinator Tobias Denskus recently introduced our Glocal Classroom in the context of Malmö University’s internationalisation efforts.

The Glocal Classroom was in action again recently at a very engaging teaching seminar in Tbilisi, Georgia.

You can also read what graduates from the course have said about ComDev. We just uploaded three more profiles in connection with the ComDev experiences in the United Nations system and a portrait of one of our pioneering graduates from 2002!

The 2-year MA course package to study 60 more ComDev credits

For those of you who already completed 60 ComDev credits, the 2-year MA is now an easy-to-apply-to course package and you will find all the details on the 2-year MA page.

Advances in ComDev free-standing  15 credit course

And finally, our Advances in Communication for Development: Social Action, Planning and Evaluation course will be available again in the autumn. The course is part of the 2-year MA, but it can also be taken independently as part of your on-going professional development or a great way to get to know ComDev better!

Please note that all applications have to be made through Sweden’s central university admissions website and that we only evaluate the letters of intent and not other parts of your application. University admission should always be your first point of contact regarding application matters, including formal qualifications or language requirements.

However, our colleagues at Malmö University admissions (admissions(at) and our course administrator Åsa Ulemark can be contacted for technical questions regarding your application as well – and you can also get in touch with the ComDev team at comdev(at) – just allow a few days for replying individually during this busy period of the semester.

We are looking forward to your applications and welcoming you to Malmö in September 2018!

Tobias Denskus & the ComDev team


Khalid Albaih is currently artist in residence at Copenhagen’s central library as part of the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN).
He  joined ComDev on 1 March for a seminar with students and faculty where he presented his political activism and his journey from Sudan to Qatar and now Europe.

Albaih’s cartoons convey scathing criticisms of authoritarianism and iniquitousness, but they also express solidarity and hope for a better future. Sketching the ongoing events of the Arab spring in 2011, he quickly became an artist of the revolution. Many cartoons were turned into stencils and reproduced on walls in Beirut and Cairo, and are still used by revolutionary groups in his native Sudan, and by political activists in Yemen, Tunis, Syria.
(From his ICORN portrait)


In their new book, The Global South Atlantic, editors Kerry Bystrom and Joseph Slaughter look at the South Atlantic as a site of globalized world politics:

“The Global South Atlantic traces literary exchanges and interlaced networks of communication and investment—financial, political, socio-cultural, libidinal—across and around the southern ocean. Bringing together scholars working in a range of languages, from Spanish to Arabic, the book shows the range of ways people, governments, political movements, social imaginaries, cultural artefacts, goods, and markets cross the South Atlantic, or sometimes fail to cross.”

ComDev’s Oscar Hemer contributed a chapter on the Falkland Islands’/Malvinas’ conflict to the volume which continues ComDev’s collaboration with Bard College in Berlin where Kerry Bystrom is a professor and Associate Dean. She also hosted a workshop of the Conviviality research network recently that Oscar Hemer coordinates.

Boundaries and Identities in Contemporary Georgia teaching seminar

by Tobias Denskus November 22, 2017 Comdev Projects

Under the pedagogical leadership of ComDev’s Hugo Boothby and Anders Hög-Hansen as well as Caucasus Studies’ Karina Vamling and in collaboration with colleagues from Flinders University in Adelaide and Tbilisi State University, the Boundaries and Identities in Contemporary Georgia event brought together more than 40 participants in the Georgian capital. This joint teaching seminar and […]

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Congratulations Anders Hög-Hansen!

by Tobias Denskus November 6, 2017 Uncategorized

The ComDev team is very proud to announce that ComDev lecturer Anders Hög-Hansen successfully completed the process to be promoted as a Docent, an Associate Professor in Media- and Communication Studies at Malmö University! Anders’ public lecture Mix Tape Memories. Art, Storytelling, and Development took place in October. Congratulations, Anders!

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New book! In the Aftermath of Gezi-From Social Movement to Social Change?

by Tobias Denskus October 9, 2017 Uncategorized

A new book, co-edited by ComDev’s Oscar Hemer, analyzes recent developments in Turkey from a comparative global perspective. In the Aftermath of Gezi-From Social Movement to Social Change? is the latest title in the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change series: This edited volume addresses various aspects of social and political development in Turkey […]

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Apply for ComDev’s flagship MA program until 16 October!

by Tobias Denskus September 18, 2017 Uncategorized

Dear all, These are exciting times at ComDev again! The autumn semester just kicked off with more than 150 students across all our courses and we just held our initial teaching seminar with a group of more than twenty students on site and many more online! The autumn application window for ComDev’s MA program is […]

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Conviviality and Illiberalism symposium 14-15 September

by Tobias Denskus September 12, 2017 Uncategorized

A two-day symposium at Malmö University 14-15 September 2017 Venue: Storm, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7 Resurging nationalism, identity politics and xenophobia are local responses, worldwide, to a planet increasingly characterised by the flexible mobility of people, ideas, images and things. In the EU and Europe as well as in the United States since long taken-for-granted truths […]

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Digitalising Development-IdeaLab & Conference Tallinn, Estonia 11-12 September

by Tobias Denskus August 31, 2017 ComDev staff

ComDev program coordinator Tobias Denskus and media and communication studies colleague Professor Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt will be participating in an exciting ICT4D event in Estonia in September! Digitalising Development is a 2-day event with a practical IdeaLab and a critical conference space for discussing the opportunities and challenges of contemporary ICT4D issues: Digitalising Development is a […]

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Course start guide autumn semester & summer break

by Tobias Denskus June 21, 2017 Comdev News

Dear all! If you are a new MA student, a returning student for your second year of part-time or full-time MA studies or a student on our free-standing Advances in ComDev course, our course start guide has all the information you need to prepare for the new semester! From late June until early August the […]

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