Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen

Title: Senior Researcher, Barents Chair in Politics, UiT; Senior Researcher, AAU
Home institution: Aalborg University

Kroghstræde 3, DK-9220 Aalborg Ø

Rasmus@cgs.aau.dk.

SDC Research field: Innovation Management:Globalization of Entrepreneurial Innovations in China and Denmark”
SDC research project(s): Kingdom of Denmark-China Arctic Science, Technology and Innovation Collaboration and Entrepreneurship

This research continues research since 2011 on Sino-Danish transnational knowledge relations for innovation and entrepreneurship. In line with AAUs research focus on Sino-Danish Arctic relations, this research has since autumn 2013 looked at Arctic science, technology and innovation collaboration and entrepreneurship between the Kingdom of Denmark (KoD) (Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland) and China. As such it addresses an important part of the foreign policy, economic, scientific and people-to-people relationship between the Kingdom of Denmark, which is not addressed in other research on Sino-Danish relations (which this research is well aware of and integrated with, especially in the China Area Studies at AAU, ThinkChina.dk at KU/CBS and Danish-Chinese Business Forum). The Arctic aspect of Sino-KoD relations deserves serious research.

Project partner(s) in China ZHANG Pei, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies,

SU Ping, assistant professor, Tongji University

DENG Beixi, Polar Research Institute of China,

GAO Xudong, Professor, Tsinghua School of Economics and Managament

Project partner(s) in Denmark: Shahamak Rezai, Roskilde University
Overall research interests

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My overall research interest is the role of knowledge in international politics and political economy. I am interested in transnational knowledge relations between academia, business, civil society and government across borders and how such knowledge relations shape politics and policies. An important question is the role of transnational knowledge (relations) and epistemic communities between West and East for global governance, one example being Arctic science diplomacy. In international political economy, I am interested in the role of transnational knowledge (relations) and brain circulation for transition of natural resource-based economies to knowledge-based economies, for instance, the role of Sino-Arctic knowledge relations for development of knowledge-based economies in both places.
Publications Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø, LI Xing & Gregersen, Mette Højris (forthcoming) ‘Chinese Arctic Science Diplomacy: An Instrument for Achieving the Chinese Dream?’ in Sara Iglesias Sanchez & Elena Conde Perez (eds.) Global Challenges in the Arctic Region: Sovereignty, Environment and Geopolitical Balance. Ashgate

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø & Justinussen, Jens Christian Svabo (forthcoming) ‘Knowledge and Natural Resources: a Crucial Connection for Local Benefits and Sustainable Arctic Development’, in Sara Iglesias Sanchez & Elena Conde Perez (eds.) Global Challenges in the Arctic Region: Sovereignty, Environment and Geopolitical Balance. Ashgate

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø, DU Xiangyun & Søndergaard, Morten arnøe (forthcoming) ’Transnational Science Guanxi: A Necessary, but Insufficient, Condition for Sino-Danish Flows of Knowledge, Talent and Capital in Genetics’, in International Journal of Business and Globalisation

Goodsite, Michael Evan; Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø; Cassotta Pertoldi-Bianchi, Sandra; Ren, Jingzheng; Watt, Lize-Marie van der; Jóhannsson, Halldór (2015) ‘The Role of Science Diplomacy: A Historical Development and International Legal Framework of Arctic Research Stations under Conditions of Climate Change, Post-Cold War Geopolitics and Globalization/Power Transition’, with in Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, online 28 September

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2015) ‘The 2nd Arctic Circle Assembly: Arctic science diplomacy at work’, in The Polar Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1

Smits, Coco, Justinussen, Jens Christian Svabo, Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2015) ‘Oil and Gas Development in The Faroese Islands, Iceland and Greenland: How Local Competence Development Contributes to a Social License to Operate’, in OTC Arctic Technology Conference : 23-25 March, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø, Justinussen, Jens Christian Svabo & Smits, Coco (2015) ‘Energy as a Developmental Strategy for North Atlantic Microstates in the Search of Independence: Creating Knowledge-Based Energy Sectors in Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland’, in Geir Hønneland and Leif Christian Jensen (eds.) Handbook of the Politics of the Arctic, Edward Elgar Publishing

 

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø & Hansen, Klaus Georg (2015) ‘From Energy to Knowledge? Building Domestic Knowledge-Based Sectors around Hydro Energy in Iceland and Greenland’, in Saleem Ali & Rebecca Pincus (eds.) Diplomacy on Ice, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø, Justinussen, Jens Christian Svabo & Smits Coco C.S. (2014) ‘The challenges and opportunities for Arctic microstates in developing an energy sector: the role of human Capital and knowledge institutes’, Arctic Yearbook 2014.

Heininen, Lassi & Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2014) ‘Introduction’, in Lassi Heininen (ed.) Security and Sovereignty in the North Atlantic, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2014) ‘Managing Devolution and Withdrawal: Denmark and the North Atlantic 1800–2100’ in Lassi Heininen (ed.) Security and Sovereignty in the North Atlantic, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2014) ‘The interaction of natural and social systems: how International Relations theory can inform research on Arctic marine invasive species’, in Marine invasive species in the Arctic, vol. 547, Norden, 147-161

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2014) ‘The University as a Transnational Actor with Transnational Power: American Missionary Universities in the Middle East and China’, PS: Political Science & Politics, 47:3:624-627

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2014) ‘American Missionary Universities in China and the Middle East and American Philanthropy: Interacting Soft Power of Transnational Actors’, in Global Society, 28(1): 113-127

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø, DU Xiangyun & Søndergaard, Morten Karnøe (2014) ‘Sino-Danish Brain Circulation: Scholarship, Capacity and Policy’, International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 12 (2): 142-160

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2014) ‘The Kingdom of Denmark-an Arctic History and a complex Arctic Future’, in A Study on the Development of National Strategy for the Arctic Era, Korea Maritime Institute, 238-288

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø, DAI Ying & Solinap, Greta (2013) ‘“Learning, when you are not learning”: Artistic, scientific, professional and political culture at leading universities in Britain, France, USA and China’, in DU Xiangyun, Annie Aarup Jensen & Mads Jakob Kirkebæk (eds.) Teaching and Learning Culture, Negotiating Context, Sense Publisher, 145-162

LI Xing & Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø (2013) ‘The Drivers of Chinese Arctic Interests: Political Stability and Energy and Transportation Security’, Arctic Yearbook 2013: 1-16

Bertelsen, Rasmus Gjedssø, DU Xiangyun & Søndergaard, Morten Karnøe (2013) ‘Strategic Knowledge Collaboration between Danish Business and Chinese Academia’, with Xiangyun Du & Morten Karnøe Søndergaard, in Journal of China and International Relations, 1: 66-87

Non-academic research partners GenoKey (2012-2013)
Scheduled activities 2016 Sino-KoD Arctic science, technology and innovation collaboration and entrepreneurship with interviews with Chinese academics, policy-makers and business-people involved in Arctic affairs and Danish and other Arctic state diplomats. Reach out to Chinese commercial interests in the Arctic, which are traditionally in energy, natural resources and shipping, and interview these on their possible knowledge-based engagement with the KoD and the rest of the Arctic. Reach out to more overlooked Chinese business sectors in tourism and high-technology for their Arctic knowledge-based relations.

Meet with Chinese academic colleagues (PRIC, Tongji, SIIS, Tsinghua) for planning continued research collaboration and Danish and other Arctic diplomats for discussion of Sino-Arctic relations.

Pursue ideas with the Innovation Center Denmark in Shanghai for Sino-KoD innovation activities that focus on Arctic and North Atlantic issues and involve business and academia in all parts of the KoD. I am considering the idea of, for instance, an Arctic-focused innovation camp at ICDK Shanghai.