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Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology


The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology is one of the four research institutes of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The Institute is dedicated to high-quality and interdisciplinary education and research regarding culture and development.

Institute Board

The Institute Board is responsible for all matters concerning the Institute, and comprises the following members:

Support staff

Institute Council

The Institute Council consists of scientists, support staff and PhD-students. They represent the rest of the staff and give the Institute Board solicited and unsolicited advice on all matters on the Institute level relating to teaching, research, and organisation. The Institute Council is elected from and by the staff.  

Educational Board

The Educational Board consists of lecturers, students, an ICLON advisor and the Institute’s Education Coordinator. The Educational Board advises the Institute Board and the Faculty Board about the educational programmes and facilities.

Board of Examiners

The Board of Examiners is legally appointed to organise and coordinate examinations. In general it is composed of all teaching members of the staff in the Institute’s bachelor’s and master’s programme. From these members an executive board of the Board of Examiners is selected. 


For individual staff members, see CA-DS Staff.

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