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Anja Jørgensen, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Sociology, Head of SocMap

She has a comprehensive experience conducting and managing research projects within urban -and rural sociology, territorial inequality, urbanization, territorial cohesion, neighbourhood communities, place based belonging and vulnerable neighborhoods. As the research-coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project COHSMO she has been engaged in developing a territorial dimension of the European Social Model of economic growth and democratic capacity. She is one of the central figures (together with Rolf Lyneborg Lund) in developing a micro-area mapping tool based on flexible boundaries, sociological variables and algorithmic learning. This is a unique tool to integrate in-depth understanding of territorial variations and territorial inequality in order to identify geosocial diversity and local uniqueness into sociological analysis.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Sociology and Social Conditions
  • Urban Sociology
  • Community
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Social differentiation
  • Sociological theory
  • Social and geographical segragation


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