News from EUPRERA
Inger Jensen named Honorary Member of EUPRERA - 03.10.2015
For her outstanding contribution to the European body of knowledge in PR
Oslo, October 3rd, 2015 – The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA), a body of academic institutions, researchers and senior professionals in the field of strategic communication with 500 members from 40 countries, has awarded a honorary membership to Inger Jensen, Associate Professor Emeritus at Roskilde University, Denmark. The lifetime recognition has been awarded at the EUPRERA annual congress in Oslo, Norway, on October 3rd. The congress is known as the major gathering of scholars and professionals interested in advancing the profession of public relations and corporate communications on the continent, hosted by BI Norwegian Business School this year.
Born in 1943 in Denmark, Inger Jensen earned a Master degree in Psychology from Copenhagen University. One of the initiators of the master degree program in public relations at Roskilde University and external examiner in social psychology at Copenhagen University and Aarhus University, Denmark. Since 1978, she focused on several research and teaching areas: Strategic Processes, Business Ethics, Organizational Legitimacy, Social Responsibility, Human Resources, Competence and Public Relations. She was a member of the research network on Agents and Institutions and thus help to cross the borderlines between economics and sociology. From 2000 to 2007 she has been vice rector of Roskilde University, Denmark, and in 2007 she completed the education reform at the same university, where currently she is Associate Professor Emeritus in social sciences.
Inger Jensen has supported the public relations community in Europe in various ways during her long and intensive engagement with EUPRERA. She served as President, has been a board member for long, chaired the scientific committee, and was a juror for the EUPRERA students awards. From the beginning she had one big wish: to create a PhD seminar where doctoral students could present their ongoing work, get feedback from experts and peers and establish a valuable network for the future. Inger Jensen worked hard to realize this project and succeeded: In 2015 the 9th edition of the EUPRERA PhD Seminar will be organized as a highly appreciated gathering for young scholars in the field of public relations.
The board of EUPRERA and the general assembly approved unanimously the nomination of Inger Jensen as honorary member, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the association and to the development of the European body of knowledge in public relations.
Virginia Villa, Director of PR and Administration