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My field of research is teaching and learning in higher education. In that field, I have through the years been occupied with many sub-areas like choice of education, drop-out and professionalisation of the university teacher.

For now, I'm especially interested in physical learning spaces and how our learning spaces play a role for the way teachers at university plan and conduct teaching.


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  • PhD in science education (2003) from the University of Southern Denmark. The title of my thesis is “Kemi og kompetencer…” (Chemistry and competencies – worth a try? An investigation of the conditions for and possibilities in laboratory teaching)
  • M. Sc. (1998) in chemistry and ancient Greek culture from the University of Southern Denmark
2016 -         Head of SDU Centre for Teaching and Learning
2007- 2016  Associate professor, the University of Southern Denmark (Educational Development in Higher Education)
2003-2007   Assistant professor, the Danish University of Education (Science Education)
Troelsen, R. (2006). Interesse og interesse for naturfag. NorDiNa – Nordic Studies in Science Education, 5, 3-16
Troelsen, R., Busch, H. & Horst, S. (2006). Science Education of the Future – visions and suggestions for science education in Denmark. In R. M. Janiuk & E. Samonek-Miciuk (eds.): Science and Technology Education for a Diverse World. Dilemmas, needs and partnerships. Lublin: Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press, p. 499-512
Kruse, S., Nielsen, K. & Troelsen R. (2004). Pædagogisk uddannelse af universitetsadjunkter. Analyse af adjunktprogrammerne på de tekniske og naturvidenskabelige fakulteter ved højere læreanstalter i Danmark. DCN-Papers no. 20. Aalborg: Dansk Center for Naturvidenskabsdidaktik.
Andersen, N.O., Busch, H., Horst S. & Troelsen, R. (2003). Fremtidens Naturfaglige Uddannelser. Naturfag for alle – vision og oplæg til strategi. København: Undervisningsministeriet.
Dolin, J., Krogh, L. B. & Troelsen, R. (2003). En kompetencebeskrivelse af naturfagene. I H. Busch, S. Horst og R. Troelsen (red.): Inspiration til fremtidens naturfaglige uddannelser. En antologi, s. 59-140. København: Undervisningsministeriet.
Carter, J., Eriksen, K., Horst, S. & Troelsen, R. (red.) (2003). If reform of science education is the answer – what were the questions? Copenhagen: Centre for Science Education, University of Copenhagen
Troelsen, R. P. (2001). Kompetenceudvikling i kemiuddannelserne. I T.B. Hansen, K. N. Nielsen, R. P. Troelsen & E. Winther: Naturvidenskab, dannelse og kompetence, s. 62-132. Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. (Price winning paper).
PERSONAL INFORMATION I was born October 16th 1972, am married and have four children (born 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2009).

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Research Output 2008 2019

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Are leavers different from stayers? Dropout and students' perceptions of the teaching-learning environment

Bager-Elsborg, A., Herrmann, K. J., Troelsen, R. & Ulriksen, L., 2019, In : Uniped. 42, 2, p. 139-156

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
learning environment

Examining student experiences of teaching and study environment

Lykkegaard, E., Qvortrup, A. & Troelsen, R., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Examining student perceptions of teaching and study environment system-atically to initiate retention initiatives

Lykkegaard, E., Qvortrup, A. & Troelsen, R., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

The impact of space on teaching: - towards spatial literacy as a pedagogical concept

Troelsen, R., 25. Oct 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPosterResearchpeer-review

The context of scholarship of teaching and learning: identification and understanding of different microcultures

Kjær, C., Troelsen, R., Mårtensson, K. & Roxå, T., 2017, Transforming patterns through the scholarship of teaching and learning: The 2nd European Confernece for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. p. 151-156

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

Activities 2001 2019


Rie Troelsen (Participant)
9. Oct 201912. Oct 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

EuroSOTL 2019

Rie Troelsen (Participant)
12. Jun 201914. Jun 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Kursus i uddannelsesledelse ved danske universiteter

Rie Troelsen (Organizer)
11. Mar 201921. May 2019

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses or seminars

University of Copenhagen (External organisation)

Rie Troelsen (Member)
9. Feb 201911. Mar 2019

Activity: MembershipMembership of review committee

Aktiverende undervisning på små og store hold - Universitetspædagogikum

Rie Troelsen (Guest lecturer)
1. Feb 20194. Feb 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

Press / Media

Fem spørgsmål til vicepræsidenten

Rie Troelsen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Teaching & Supervision

Vejleder for ph. d. stipendiat Jens Jakob Ellebæk

Rie Troelsen


Course: Teaching and supervisionSupervision

Den interaktive forelæsning

Rie Troelsen


Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Vejledning - roller og relationer

Rie Troelsen


Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching