Súsanna Olsen
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2011-2013 Developed and taught the main subject educational management (45 ECTS) at the Faculty of Education


2013-2014 Contributed to the restructuring of the study program at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences


2013 -> Employed at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences, where I have taught both at bachelor's (BA) and master's level (MA) in the subjects: Interdisciplinary Studies (BA), Public Policy (BA), Basic course in political science (BA) Diversified Faroes (BA), Paper (project) II (BA), Democracy (BA), Bachelor seminar (BA), History and Welfare in Small Nations and Island Societies (MA) Personal Management (MA), Organizational culture (MA), General educational management (MA)


2017-2019 Member of team that developed the education, and taught selected subjects, at the further education: Combined supplementary education and diploma in educational management (60 ECTS) for elementary school leaders at the Faculty of Education


2020-2024 Member of team that developed the education the Master's programme: Master in Organization and Management (120 ECTS) at the Faculty of History and Social Sciences 2022 Developed a one year supplementary course that gives access to the education: Master in Management and Organization (30 ECTS) 

2021 -> Head of Master's programme: Master in Organization and Management


I am also a supervisor for assignment writing at BA and MA level

Personal profile

I have been employed at the Faroese University since July 2011. I spent the first two years at the Faculty of Education and then in 2013 applied to the Faculty of History and Social Sciences, for a position as a teaching lecture.  The task as teaching lecturer is in the word, but there are many tasks in addition to that, which I outline here:

Research interests

  • The welfare state and related issues
  • Microstates, small states and islands
  • Management in the public and private sector
  • Welfare management

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

MEVO , Aarhus University


Award Date: 15 Jun 2010

Psychology as Minor Subject 1½ years, Aalborg University


Award Date: 10 Jun 1999

Master, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland - three West Nordic nations and the EU, Aarhus University


Award Date: 17 Nov 1994

Bachelor, Bachelor of Political Science, Aarhus University


External positions

Chairwoman, Sinnisbati

2020 → …

Member of the assessment committee for the competition regarding Master's thesis concerning the so called "Ríkisfelagsskapur", Undervisnings- og forskningsministeriet


Political commentator on the state Faroese radio and television (Kringvarp Føroya, the Faroese public service broadcaster), Kringvarp Føroya

2016 → …

Consultant for the Fareose Union of Pedagogues: Conflict management for managers


Teacher on the the Diploma program in management, Glasir Community College, Tórshavn


Chairwoman, Sinnisbati


Consultant: Change management in connection with the introduction of distance management, The Department of Social Services



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