Kenneth Hansen
  • Universitetsvej 1, 44.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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I'm a researcher in the intersection of sociology and technology working as a university lecturer (part time) and innovation consultant.

I was the first researcher in Denmark to investigate the Metaverse. I attended the first conference about how to build it in 1995, and wrote the first Danish article about it as a research assistant at Aalborg University. As a Ph.d. student I did the first Danish fieldwork in a metaverse system.

Currently I'm very interested in the social impact and social value of new metaverse technologies. Especially in the combination with distributed ledgers (Blockchain).

Over the years I have also a.o. worked with internet research, new media, HCI, social economy, social entrepreneurship, stakeholder management, project management, innovation, organisational theory, business ethics, critical theory and philosophy of science.

I have hold various positions in the university sector, e.g. as assistant professor and associate professor.

I teach (part time) at the university of Roskilde at the programmes of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Social Sciences and Business (ISE). I also teach at the Master programme of Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Master in Business Studies and Master in Innovation Management. And at the bachelor programme of social science.

In addition to this I have worked as feature journalist for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), various newspapers, as well as for various independent media production companies, including my own.

#metaverse, #blockchain, #ethereum, #NFT, #virtual reality, #augmented reality.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.d., Aalborg University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2001

MA, University of Copenhagen

Award Date: 1 Jul 1995

External positions

Associate professor, Aalborg University

31 Jan 201015 Jan 2011


  • Management, Organization, Business economy and administration, Management and organization of industry, trade, and communication