Marie Højlund Roesgaard

Marie Højlund Roesgaard

Associate Professor

Educational Background


2008-2009           Research Management Course, led by Søren Barlebo Rasmussen, Copenhagen Business School.

1994                    Ph.D degree, East Asian Institute, University of Aarhus, dissertation title:

“Rhetoric in Japanese Education Reform - An Analysis of the 1980s.”

1989                    MA Degree, University of Aarhus, East Asian Institute, Japanese Section.

1989, major: Japanese, 1989, minor: Chinese, 1984, minor: English.     


Professional Positions


1. Associate professor, Department of Asian studies, University of Copenhagen, from September 1998.

2. Assistant professor, Department of Asian studies, University of Copenhagen, April 1995 - April 1998.

3. External associate professor, Copenhagen Business College, September 1994 - May 1995.

4. Assistant professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen. August 1993 - January 1994. 

5. Assistant professor, East Asian Institute, University of Aarhus. August 1990 - January 1991.


Administrative Experience


1. Head of the steering committee for the Asian Dynamics Initiative, a cooperative research and teaching initiative between the faculty of Social sciences and the Faculty of the Humanities, from March 2008  till june 2017 (see

2. Deputy Head of Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS), 2007 – 2010.

3. Head of the coordination committee of the Boards of Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, 2004-2006.

4. Head of the Board of Studies, Department of Asian Studies, from February 2000 – August 2002 and from May 2003 – November 2005.

5. Member of board of the department and board of studies, Department of Asian Studies 1999 - 2005.

6. Danish Representative at Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium under ASEM in Miyazaki 1997 and Baden 1998. Chaired work shop on work and education in Baden.

7. Member of the board of Nordic Association of Japanese and Korean Studies (NAJAKS), 1995-2010. Organizer of NAJAKS conference in Copenhagen 2007.


Editorial Activities


  1. Member of editorial board, The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, editor of Japan issue published in 2001.
  2. Overseas Editor of Journal, Social Sciences in Heilongjiang, Harbin, China.
  3. Overseas Editor of Journal, Study and Exploration, Harbin, China.





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