Jaan-Henrik Kain

Professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning, DiVisual Research Group and Compact Cities? Research Group

My master studies in Architecture was completed in 1989, where the Master’s thesis focused on processes of self-design and self-construction in rural settlements in Argentina. After receiving the Master’s degree, I worked as architect and co-owner of an architect bureau for some years. During the 1990s, my interest in sustainable urban development issues grew and in 1997, I commenced PhD studies and recieved the doctoral degree in Architecture and Urban Planning in 2003. From 2004, I worked as Assistant Professor at the research group Built Environment and Sustainable Development at Chalmers Architecture, in 2009 I was accepted as unpaid docent (oavlönad docent) at the department, and in 2010 I started my current position as Associate Professor (docenttjänst). Between 2009 and 2013, I was heavily engaged as research leader at Mistra Urban Futures Centre of excellence. In September 2013, I returned to my position as Associate Professor at Chalmers Architecture.My master studies in Architecture was completed in 1989, where the Master’s thesis focused on processes of self-design and self-construction in rural settlements in Argentina. After receiving the Master’s degree, I worked as architect and co-owner of an architect bureau for some years. During the 1990s, my interest in sustainable urban development issues grew and in 1997, I commenced PhD studies and recieved the doctoral degree in Architecture and Urban Planning in 2003. From 2004, I worked as Assistant Professor at the research group Built Environment and Sustainable Development at Chalmers Architecture, in 2009 I was accepted as unpaid docent (oavlönad docent) at the department, and in 2010 I started my current position as Associate Professor (docenttjänst). Between 2009 and 2013, I was heavily engaged as research leader at Mistra Urban Futures Centre of excellence. In September 2013, I returned to my position as Associate Professor at Chalmers Architecture.

Currently, I am involved in a number research projects in collaboration with other departments at Chalmers, as well as with Swedish, European, African and Latin American universities. I am engaged in teaching in Master’s courses, Master’s thesis supervision and supervision of PhD students. Additionally, I am responsible for student and teacher exchange with Maseno University in Kenya funded by the Linnaeus Palme program and I am Nordic Coordinator of the double degree Nordic Master’s program Sustainable Urban Transitions within the Nordic Five Tech collaboration.
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Published: Fri 30 Nov 2012. Modified: Thu 05 Sep 2019