Kirsten Busch Nielsen


Faculty of Humanities
Karen Blixens Plads 8
DK-2300 CopenhagenS

Office: 15B.1.11
Phone: + 45 51 30 19 69 (secretary)

Current research

  • Ecclesiology, especially a project on criticism of church and religion in European Protestant Theology
  • Theology of Ministry
  • Religion, Church and Politics in the 20ieth Century
  • Studies in Contemporary Interpretations of Sin and Evil in Theology and Philosophy

Read more about Kirsten Busch Nielsen's research.

See list of publications.


Academic employment

2008- : Full Professor of Dogmatics, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
1999-2008: Associate Professor of Dogmatics, Faculty of Theology, UCPH
1995-1999: Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, UCPH
(1989 Research Fellow, Regis College, University of Toronto)
1989-1994: Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, UCPH

Leadership and management posts (partial list)

2021- : Dean, Faculty of Humanities, UCPH
2020-: LERU - League of European Research Universities / SSH Group (Steering Group)
2020- : The European – A Network of Leading European Universities (Executive Commitee)
2020-2021: Dean (ad interim), Faculty of Humanities, UCPH
2018-2020: Head of KUFIR (= UCPH Research and Innvoation Council)
2019-2020 : Member of 4eu+ Managemente Committee
2017-2020 Member of LERU THRS Group
2013- : Head of UCPH Personal Policy Commitee
2013-2020: Dean, Faculty of Theology, UCPH
2011-2013: Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Theology, UCPH
2002-2010: Head of Studies, Faculty of Theology, UCPH
1999-2002: Head of Department, Dep for Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology, UCPH


2008: Dr.theol. [Danish Habilitation], University of Copenhagen
1994: PhD (Theology), UCPH
1988: BA & MA in Theology, UCPH
1987: Awarded Gold Medal in Theology
1985-1986: DAAD Student, University of Heidelberg
1982: BA in Classical Greek, UCPH

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