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Research profile

Hans-Peter Y. Qvist is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work. His primary research interests encompass civic participation, migration and integration, and sociodemography. In terms of methodology, his research relies on theory-driven empirical analyses of quantitative data, focusing on combining survey and administrative register data.

His research findings have been featured in esteemed journals in sociology and economics, including European Sociological Review and Scandinavian Journal of Economics. Moreover, his work has been published in leading journals within his specific research area, such as International Migration Review, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Journal of Civil Society.

He serves as a member of the editorial board for Dansk Sociologi, the flagship journal for sociology in Denmark. Additionally, Hans-Peter Y. Qvist is frequently sought after as a peer-reviewer for prestigious international journals, including Social Forces, European Sociological Review, and Social Networks.

Teaching profile

Hans-Peter Y. Qvist teaches in the sociology program. In the bachelor's program, he primarily teaches "Social Differentiation and Social Action in Sociological Analysis" and "Quantitative Methodology and Statistics." In the master's program, his primary teaching focuses on elective courses "Civil Society and Social Movements" and "Advanced Quantitative Methodology: Causal Inference in Sociology."

Additionally, he supervises semester projects, bachelor's projects, and theses as needed. Additionally, he holds the position of an external examiner within the national examination board for sociology in Denmark.

Administrative profile

Hans-Peter er suppleant til studiennævnet på sociologiuddannelsen og digitaliseringsambasadør på Institut for Sociologi og Socialt Arbejde. 

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Work and Labour Market
  • Sociology and Social Conditions
  • Economics


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