Nils Holtug

Nils Holtug

Professor with special responsibilities


MA, philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 1990.

PhD, philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 1995.

Dr.phil., philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 2011.


Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 1997-2000.

Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen, 2000-2014.

Professor of Political Philosophy (with special responsibilities), University of Copenhagen, 2014-.

Awards etc.

The Einar Hansen award for excellent research in the humanities, 2013.

Sapere Aude Top-researcher grant form the Free Research Council, 2013-2017.

Research Management

Director (with Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen), Research Network for Equality and Plurality (grant from Danish Research Council for the Humanities), University of Copenhagen, 2004-2006.

Director, Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (grant from Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication), University of Copenhagen,, 2007-.

Member of the Research Committee, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, 2008-.

Director of priority research area "Equality, Discrimination and Multiculturalism", Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, 2008-.

Member of the Steering Committee, The Migration Initiative, inter-faculty priority research area, University of Copenhagen,, 2008-2010.

National coordinator for Denmark and member of editorial board, EU's European Web Site on Integration (, 2010-.

Co-principal investigator and member of steering committee, SOCED - Social Cohesion and Ethnic Diversity: National Values, Local Implications (grant from the Danish Strategic Research Council), 2010-.

Director of Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS), and member of steering committee, Faculty of the Humanities, University of Copenhagen, 2013-2019.

Member of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education's Horizon2020 reference group "Europe in a changing wolrd, inclusive, innovative and reflective societies", appointed the University of Copenhagen, 2013-.

Member of the board of directors, Research Network on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE), 2014-2019.

Member of the Dean's core group for the focus area Migration, Security and Cultural Exchange, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, 2017-.

Member of the centre board, Reserach Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health, University of Copenhagen, 2017-.

Editorial Boards

Bioethics (Wiley-Blackwell)

Economics and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press)

Ethics (University of Chicago Press)

Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy (Oxford University Press, book series)

Utilitas (Cambridge University Press).

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