Dennis Holm
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Dennis Holm is a Teaching Lecturer at the department of History and Social Science at the University of the Faroe Islands. He is a social scientist educated at Aalborg University in Denmark in 1998.

In the period from 1999 to 2005 he was a researcher at the Research Center for Local and Regional Development (later named the Research Center for Social Development) in the Faroe Islands, and from 2005 to 2012 director of the Research Center. The Research Center for Social Development became part of the University of the Faroe Islands in 2008.

From 2013 to 2020 he was the mayor of the municipality of Vágur, and from 2016 to 2020 also the chair of the association of Faroese municipalities, Kommunufelag Føroya. During this period he was on a leave from the Research Center for Social Development, but started as Teaching Lecturer at the Depart of History and Social Science in February 2021.

Research interests

Dennis Holm has publications within focus on remote and rural areas, community development and within fisheries, as well as numerous publications about different areas within the Faroese society. He has been part of a large numbers of research project within these areas and has also been projectleader of a number of projects.

For more information about his researh interest and publication see below.


Dennis Holm has taught at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate study in social science in courses including: sociology and social science, methodology and methods, globalisation and remote areas, and development in rural and remote areas.

He has supervised Bachelor and Master at the University of the Faroe Islands.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Aalborg University

Award Date: 21 Sept 1998

External positions

Boardmember of iNOVA

16 Jun 2022 → …

Member of the Board of Suðuroyrar Sparikassi, a Faroese bank., Suðuroyar Sparikassi

1 Mar 2021 → …


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