Katja Brøgger


Associate Professor, Research Program Director, PhD

Primary affiliation

Katja Brøgger

Areas of expertise

  • Education studies
  • Political science
  • History of Ideas

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Katja Brøgger is Associate Professor (tenure track) in education policy and governance at the Department of Education Science. She is in tenure track for full Professor at Aarhus University. Katja's research area covers geopolitical, European and national conditions for universities in Europe.  

Katja is currently main supervisor for two PhD students; Ester Zangrandi and Rasmus Harsbo and a postdoctoral researcher; Hannah Moscovitz. Previous supervision, main supervisor: Lucas Cone (completed 2023), co-supervisor: Miriam Madsen, Thomas Binderup and Em Bagg. 

Katja Brøgger has been selected as Visiting Senior Fellow for the academic year 2023-2024 at Faculty of Education and Culture, Tampere University. For more information: Tampere University’s webpage.


Katja is Chair of the EU COST Action CA22121: Rising nationalisms, shifting geopolitics and the future of European higher education and research openness (OPEN) funded by Horizon Europe. Katja is also the PI of two large-scale international research projects funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (a Sapere Aude research leadership grant and an Inge Lehmann grant). The projects explore how geopolitical shifts and the rise of new nationalisms affect European universities. The projects examine higher education policy in Poland, France, Denmark and the UK as well as the EU's  higher education and research policy. 

Learn more about The OPEN COST Action and visit the EU COST Action Program Website

Learn more about the project 'Asserting the Nation' here: https://dff.dk/en/grants/copy_of_research-leaders-2020/researchleader-20 and on the project website


The research program Policy Futures: Katja is research program director of Policy Futures. The research program investigates the education-policy nexus at a time of geo-political and European transformation and disruption. 

Learn more about the Research Program Policy Futures


Committees, advisory boards and consortia: Katja is member of the Advisory Board for the “Universities and the Future of Europe” project (UniFE) under The European University Association (EUA), member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Education Policy and member of the Editorial Board of Globalisation, Societies and Education. She is appointed member of the Research Commitee ARTS, Aarhus University, elected member of the PhD Committee ARTS, Aarhus University, Associate of the Centre for Higher Education Transformations (CHET), University of Bristol, member of The European Consortium of Political Research, the Comparative and International Education Society, Society for Research into Higher Education, and The Consortium of Higher Education Researchers. 

Teaching activities

PhD courses

Education administration and governance (MA)

Advanced education administration and governance (MA)

Education in a comparative social science perspective (BA)

The politics of knowledge and education (BA)

Education, economy and the labour market (BA, elective module)

Sustainability in teaching, organization and democracy (BA, elective module)

Selected publications

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