Niels Christian Hvidt


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15.12.17: Inaugural Seminar for Professorship of Spiritual Care
Videos from Inaugural Seminar 
01.07.17: Udnævnt som Professor i Eksistentiel og Åndelig Omsorg ved Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, SDU
Press Release 
01.09.14: Transition to Research Unit of General Practice at same Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark as before
Curriculum Vitae at 
01.03.13-31.12.14: Professor of Spiritual Care (50%) from March 2013 through December 2014 at Clinic und Policlinic for Palliative Medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; continued affiliation as visiting professor
Profile in English 
01.10.12: Research Fellow in Interdisciplinary three Person Research Group on Spirituality and Health at
FRIAS - Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies - University of Freiburg
Profile in English 
01.08.06-31.08.14: Associate Professor, Institute of Public Health, Research Unit of Health Man and Society, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark - from 01.09.14 transition to Research Unit of Public Health at the same Institute of Public Health
CV at University of Southern Denmark 
September 2002 - September 2006: Research scholar on Post-Doc Project "Medical Miracles and Theology" funded by H. Lundbeck.
Post-Doc in English  Post-Doc in Danish 
H. Lundbeck A/S 
October 2000 - January 2004: Teaching and research at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
The Pontifical Gregorian University  Teaching at the Pontifical Gregorian University 
Winter Semester 2001: Teaching at The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum University), Rome
The University of Saint Thomas Aquinas  Teaching at The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas 
October 2000 to August 2002: Responsible for weekly Danish programs on various theological topics for the Scandinavian section of Vatican Radio.
See list of programs 
October 1997 and onwards: Regular correspondent for the Danish newspapers Berlingske Tidende, Weekendavisen, and Kristeligt dagblad in Denmark, for the French magazines Chrétiens Magazine and Famille Chrétienn as well as Italian-based 30Giorni or 30 Days, published in seven different languages
See list of publications 

Other Relevant Positions:

January 2008 Onward: Director of Danish Center for Research in Faith and Health
April 2007 Onward: Coordinator of Danish Network for Research in Faith and Health
Web-Site for Network for Research in Faith and Health 
February 2002 onward: Member of Scientific Commitee for museum project "Mary of Nazareth".
Mary of Nazareth  Scientific Commitee 
1999 - 2004: Coordinator of the International Ecumenical Bridgettine Centre of Farfa; from February 2003 Member of the Academic Board
International Ecumenical Bridgettine Centre of Farfa 


13 January 2001: Public defence of Doctoral Thesis "Christian Prophecy - Its Preconditions, Function, and Status in the Church"
Extract  Publication of doctoral thesis on Oxford University Press 
15 December 1999: Cambridge University Proficiency Exam.
24 June – 15 August 1998: Course at Harvard Summer School in "Advanced Expository Writing". Final grade: A-. Major assignment published in Scriptorium– the journal of the Harvard Writing Program.
Recommendation by Prof. Robert Ginna, Harvard Writing Program 
17 June 1998: Five obligatory exams towards ThD at the Pontifical Gregorian University and at the Pontifical Institute for Oriental Studies.
See diplomas 
November 1997: Awarded Gold Medal for prize dissertation on Christian Prophecy by the University of Copenhagen at the hand of H.M. Margrethe II
Picture of award ceremony 
October 1997: Initiation of Doctoral Program of the Gregorian University, Rome. Danish Cand. theol. degree recognised as Italian License degree. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elmar Salmann.
Pontifical Gregorian University Home Page 
18 June 1997: Master's degree in Theology.
June 1993: Bachelor’s degree in Theology.
September 1989: Initiation of theological studies at the Theological Faculty of the University of Copenhagen.
June 1988: General Certificate of Education A-levels. Specialisation: Mathematics and physics.
See diploma 


February 2005 - September 2006: Visiting Scholar at The Department of Theology at Notre Dame University, IN, USA, for completion of Post-Doc Research Project.
Post-Doc Project  The Department of Theology, Notre Dame University 
September 2004 - January 2005: Visiting Scholar at Department of Psychosocial Cancer Research, Danish Cancer Society
Department of Psychosocial Cancer Research 
January - March 2004: Visiting Fellow at the Divinity School at Duke University and Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
Duke Divinity School  Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health 
February 1998 – January 1999: Study grant including accommodation at the Danish Academy in Rome.
The Danish Academy in Rome 

Other Relevant Experience:

24-25.09.07: Organizer of Seminar on "Spirituality, Hope and Meaning in the Process of Healing", PhD Program for Social Studies in Medicine University of Southern Denmark
Program of seminar 
22.05.07: Organizer of conference on faith and health, University of Southern Denmark
Description of conference on 
3.-6. December 2006: Responsible for Conference on Faith and Health at the University of Notre Dame
Post-Conference Resources Web-Site 
April 1999 - April 2000: Co-editor of book on Christian Prophecy for Cahiers d´Edifà of Famille Chétienne.
September - November 1999: Member of the Operative Committee for Lutheran Catholic conference at Gregorian University.
Homepage of the International Bridgettine Centre of Farfa 
17. March 1999: Organizer of Conference on Christian Prophecy at the Danish Accademy in Rome.
23. March 1998: Organizer of seminary on Birgitta of Vadstena at Casa Santa Brigida in Rome.
September 1993 – December 1993: Humanitarian work in Bosnia-Herzegovina under the French Humanitarian Aid Organisation Mediatrice.
September 1992 – April 1993: Working as a teacher in German at Kofoeds School for unemployed people in Copenhagen during theological studies.
Recommendation from Director of Kofoes Skole 
February – May 1990: Visiting Greece: two weeks at the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian on the island of Patmos - one and a half month at the Monastery of Tharri at Rhodos.
July – November 1988: Journey through the southeastern part of Africa: Kenya - South Africa and back.

Language skills:

:: Speaks, reads and writes: Danish, German, English, French, Italian, and Swedish.
:: Speaks and reads: Spanish.

:: Reads: Latin, Greek, Hebrew (three exams at the University of Copenhagen), Portuguese.

15 March 1969: Born in Copenhagen - Danish father and German mother.
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