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Professor Ulrike Hahn awarded the 2013 Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship

Professor Ulrike Hahn's work in cognitive research is honoured by the 2013 Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship.

Professor Ulrike Hahn awarded the 2013 Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship for distinguished female researchers

Professor Ulrike Hahn, Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychological Sciences, has been awarded the prestigious Kerstin Hesselgren Professorship. The Kerstin Hesselgren Chair is awarded only once a year to an eminent female researcher working in the fields of humanities or social sciences. It was established in honour of Sweden´s first female Member of Parliament, Kerstin Hesselgren (1872–1962), in recognition of her role as a pioneer of the women´s movement and for her commitment to the cause of international peace.

Professor Hahn’s research investigates many aspects of human cognition including argumentation, decision-making, concept acquisition, and language learning. Her work involves both experimentation and modelling. She is Director of the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling which was launched in spring 2013.

Furthering international connections through scientific research

It will be the first time this guest professorship has been held at Lund University in Sweden. The award is intended to develop research at the host institution and build on international connections. Professor Hahn will work with two research groups within the division of Theoretical Philosophy. The CogComLab, led by Professor Ingar Brinck, combines research on social cognition in theoretical philosophy with developmental and comparative psychology with the aim of explaining what is essential for typically human life forms. LUIQ (Lund University Knowledge and Information Quality Research Group), led by Professor Erik J. Olsson, studies the dissemination of knowledge and information quality, e.g. in social networks. During her Professorship Hahn will also collaborate with researchers in Cognitive Science and Practical Philosophy.

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