Henrik Toft Jensen
  • Universitetsvej 1, 02

    DK-4000 Roskilde


Personal profile


Research areas:


Economic and social geography

Urban developement and mobillity 

Tecnological developement

Political science

Local governement

Regional Geography

Urban developement and mobillity

Relations between central and local state

Relations between universities and regions



Henrik Toft Jensen, Rector
Roskilde University
P.O.Box 260
DK-4000  Roskilde

Phone:         + 45 4674 2065
Fax:             + 45 4674 3001
e-mail:         [email protected]


1973            Cand.mag., Political Science and Geography, University of Copenhagen.

1968-73       Assistant Professor (amanuensisvikar), Department of Geography, University of

1973-75       Teacher, Upper Secondary School (adjunkt), Falkonergårdens Gymnasium.

1975            Assistant Professor (adjunkt), Department of Geography, Socio-Economic
                   Analysis and Computer Science, Roskilde University.

1978            Associate Professor (Lektor), Department of Geography, Socio-Economic
                   Analysis and Computer Science, Roskilde University.

1982-87       Head of Department, Department of Geography, Socio-Economic
                   Analysis and Computer Science, Roskilde University.

1989- 2006   Rector, Roskilde University.

2006            Professor

1987-2006    Member, Board of Roskilde Industrial Development Council.

1988-           Member, Board of The National Committee of Geography.

1988-2006    Member, Board of the Friends of The Viking Ship Museum.

1989-2006    Member, Board of CAT Science Park. (Centrer for Advanced Technology)

1992-           Chair, Roskilde Universitetscenters Internationale Kollegieboligfond
                   (International Students'Hall of Residence Foundation of Roskilde

1995-2004    Member, Administrative Board, International Association of Universities.

1995-2002    Chair, The National Board of Technology appointed by the Minister of Research

1995-2001    Member, Administrative Board, The National Environmental Research Institute

1996-           Member, the University Evaluation Committee, The European Rectors' Conference (CRE).

1997-2003    Member, Administrative Board, The Danish Institute for Studies in Research and
                   Research Policy.

1998-2003    Member of the Board of the Danish IT-University.

2000-           Chair, The University Evaluation Committee, European University Association (EUA)

2000-2006    Chair, The Board of CAT Real Estate Company

2000-2002    Chair, The Danish Rectors' Conference

2002-           Member of the Board of Technology and Innovation of the Ministry of Science,
                   Technology and Innovation

2002-2006    Chair, The Committee for International Relations of the Danish Rectors' Conference,

2002-2006    Chair, The Danish Research Network

2002-2006    Member, The Board of Denmark's International Study Programme (DIS)

2003-           Chair, The Board of Falkonergårdens Gymnasium

2003-2007    Member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the University Sector of the Singaporean

2004            Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod

2004            Member, The International Advisory Board, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca,

2004            Honorary Professor in Geography, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2004

2005-2006    Member, The Board of The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy
2005            Honorary Professor, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

2005-           Member of the IAUP Executive Committee (International Association of University

2005-           Member of the Quality Assurance Framework for Universities, Singapore, appointed
                   by the Minister for Education, Singapore

2005            Member, The Board of REG LAB

2005-2006    Member of the Committee of The Temporary Regional Growthforum, Region Zeeland

2007            Member of chairing committee egional Growthforum, Region Zeeland

2006-           Member, The Board, The Irish Universities Quality Board

2006-2007    Member, The Board of Storstrøms Business Development Centre (SEC)

2007             Member, the Board of the Business Green Hoouse Zeeland 

Author and editor of a number of books and articles (selected):


Decentralisation and Local Government, a Danish-Polish Comparative Study in Political Systems (1988).

From Centralised State to Local Government. The Case of Poland in the Light of Western European Experience. (In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 1993, vol. 11, pp 565-581).

Capitalist Technology and the Change of the Labour Process. (In: A. Gillespie ed., Technological Change and Regional Development. London papers in Regional Science 12, a Pion publication. 1983, pp. 89-103.)

The Role of the State in Regional Development, Planning and Implementation: The Case of Denmark. (In: R. Hudson and J.R. Lewis: Regional Planning in Europe. London papers in Regional Science 11, a Pion publication, 1982, pp. 127-147).

Internationalisation, globalisation and quality awareness at European Universities. An Overview. 2004.


  • Geography, Geology, Topography
  • Regional development
  • Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication
  • Audit
  • Evaluation
  • Globalization
  • Human resource management
  • Quality control
  • Management
  • Staff management
  • University funding
  • Education, Learning, Training
  • Research policy
  • Globalization of university education
  • Education policy
  • University autonomy
  • University policy
  • Public administration
  • Local authority reform
  • Local administration
  • Public management
  • Technology
  • Technology and innovation

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