Copenhagen scientists – the top 50 on social media in 2019
Who are the most popular scientists in the Greater Copenhagen area?
If you define popularity as ‘social media following’ then the 50 scientists on this new ranking might give you a good idea.
I am proud to present a new Mike Young Academy ranking, using a new methodology. This first iteration focusses on active scientists and researchers in the Greater Copenhagen / Øresund region.
Many scientists embrace the use of social media to disseminate their research, and to network with other scientists. They argue that the platforms extend their reach, let them discuss research with international peers, and serve as a catalyst for inspiration. Scientists and researchers are often supported in this by their affiliated university institutions, that strive to improve their own brand among stakeholders, other scientists and institutions, and the wider public.
Social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn are ideal for researchers and scientists, as they make it easy to network with niche audiences in highly specialized fields throughout the world.
This new ranking is calculated from the number of Twitter followers and LinkedIn followers (note, not connections, but followers) and the plan is to update it once a year.
If you scroll down, this article gives you an overview of who you should follow if you want to follow the Copenhagen scientists that everyone else … apparently … is following!
I have written about the methodology of my new ranking, that I have christened the ‘TwiLi Index’ pronounced like ‘twilight’ without a ‘t’, here.
this … gives you an overview of who you should follow if you want to follow the scientists that everyone else … apparently … is following!
Are you not on the list?
This is the first time I try to map out the social media field of scientists and researchers in Copenhagen. It is based on part-manually extracted data (see methodology here) and I may have missed some active scientists and researchers who have large followings. If you know someone who should be on this list, (maybe you!), please write below in the comments, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My sincere thanks and appreciation go to Lasse Hjorth Madsen, Atlanta Young and Andreas Junge for feedback and help with this project!
The 2019 TwiLi Index (updated)
So here it is. This year’s top 50 Copenhagen scientists on social media as ranked on my TwiLi index! (Latest data collected 31 August – 1 September 2019 – more about the methodology here)
1 – Marcel Bogers – UCPH
Full Professor @ku_ifro @science_ku @uni_copenhagen & Research Fellow @GarwoodCenter @BerkeleyHaas @UCBerkeley — PhD:@EPFL MSc:@TUeindhoven — RT≠endorsement
Tw. followers: 8880, LI followers: 3526, TwiLi index: 14.01
Follow Marcel Boger’s Twitter account here: Follow @Bogers
2 – Alireza Dolatshahi – DTU
Asst. Prof DTU Nanotech (Denmark), TEDMED2015 Scholar #StemCellBioengineering#FlexibleMaterials#MobileDisplays#TissueEngineering#Biomaterials#Nanomaterials#
Tw. followers: 2168, LI followers: 11954, TwiLi index: 13.60
Follow Alireza Dolatshahi’s Twitter account here: Follow @aldo369369369
3 – Kristian Thorborg – UCPH
Sportsphysiotherapist, Ass. Professor, Ph.D. Special interest in hip, groin, hamstring and knee injuries. HAGOS developer. @IntFSPT Vice President
Tw. followers: 13900, LI followers: 1567, TwiLi index: 13.24
Follow Kristian Thorborg’s Twitter account here: Follow @KThorborg
4 – Henning Langberg – UCPH
Sundhedsdata – professor (link: http://dr.med) dr.med KU 🎓og CEO Data Redder Liv CHC💡data, sundhed og kunstig intelligens ☎️ foredrag 26127913 MBA, CBS Excecutive bestyrelsesudd
Tw. followers: 1730, LI followers: 7290, TwiLi index: 12.51
Follow Henning Langberg’s Twitter account here: Follow @henninglangberg
5 – Rebecca Adler-Nissen- UCPH
Professor of Political Science. International relations in theory and practice, EU, diplomacy, digital technologies, social media and everything in between…,
Tw. followers: 4854, LI followers: 1441, TwiLi index: 11.65
Follow Rebecca Adler-Nissen’s Twitter account here: Follow @RebAdlerNissen
6 – David Budtz Pedersen – AAU
Professor of Impact Studies | Head of Research | Velux Foundation’s Humanomics Research Centre | Aalborg University. Tweets about #scipolicy #impact #SSH
Tw. followers: 2699, LI followers: 2416, TwiLi index: 11.61
Follow David Budtz Pedersen’s Twitter account here: Follow @HumanomicsMap
7 – Sune Auken – UCPH
Ally, cheerleader, content accumulator, supporting cast member. Tweets on #genre and stuff. @Grundtvig scholar; pastor’s wife and father of four. #ClimateChange
Tw. followers: 11100, LI followers: 724, TwiLi index: 11.57
Follow Sune Auken’s Twitter account here: Follow @SuneAuken
8 – Hakim Abdi – UCPH
Postdoc in remote sensing. Researching carbon cycle, image classification, landscape ecology, climate & drought impacts | Part-time Birder | Full-time Dad
Tw. followers: 4547, LI followers: 1174, TwiLi index: 11.23
Follow Hakim Abdi’s Twitter account here: Follow @HakimAbdi
9 – M.V. Rasmussen – UCPH
Tweets about a world in the making – in English as well as på dansk. Teaches strategy and security at University of Copenhagen. RTs not endorsements.
Tw. followers: 2782, LI followers: 1740, TwiLi index: 11.16
Follow M.V. Rasmussen’s Twitter account here: Follow @MikkelVedby
10 – Ravinder Kaur – UCPH
Histories of Global Transformations in the 20-21st C
Tw. followers: 934, LI followers: 4498, TwiLi index: 10.85
Follow Ravinder Kaur’s Twitter account here: Follow @rkadelhi
11- Akos T. Kovacs – DTU
Professor at DTU Bioengineering – Bacterial Biofilms, Laboratory Evolution, Sociomicrobiology, Bacteria-Fungi interaction; Senior Editor of ‘Biofilms’ (gold OA)
Tw. followers: 5391, LI followers: 806 , TwiLi index: 10.85
Follow Akos T. Kovacs’ Twitter account here: Follow @EvolvedBiofilm
12 – Mikkel Flyverbom – CBS
Professor mso, Director of Digital Transformations Platform & BSc in Digital Management at Copenhagen Business School
Tw. followers: 1103, LI followers: 3330, TwiLi index: 10.72
Follow Mikkel Flyverbom’s Twitter account here: Follow @flyverbom
13 – Carlos Henríquez O. – UCPH
Ph.D, Section of Molecular Physiology- NEXS, University of Copenhagen #ExerciseMetabolism #InsulinAction #RedoxSignaling
Tw. followers: 1603, LI followers: 1984, TwiLi index: 10.57
Follow Carlos Henriquez Olguin’s Twitter account here: Follow @MuscleBiology
14 – Katherine Richardson – UCPH
Prof. in Biol. Oceanography, Leader Sustainability Science Centre, Univ. Copenhagen
Tw. followers: 1313, LI followers: 2307, TwiLi index: 10.49
Follow Katherine Richardson’s Twitter account here: Follow @KRichardsonC
15 – Cristina Legido-Quigley – Steno
Scientist. Head of Systems Medicine @StenoDiabetes A/Prof @KingsCollegeLon #Metabolomics #Lipidomics Chemistry in #Brain
& #Liver 4 Healthy Aging #WomeninSTEM
Tw. followers: 2111 , LI followers: 1422, TwiLi index: 10.49
Follow Cristina Legido-Quigley ‘s Twitter account here: Follow @MetabolomicsHub
16 – Jesper Falkheimer – Lund
Director Research, Collaboration, Innovation and Professor in Strategic Communication, Lund University. All tweets are personal.
Tw. followers: 1332, LI followers: 2232, TwiLi index: 10.47
Follow Jesper Falkheimer’s Twitter account here: Follow @jfalkheimer
17 – Carsten Rahbek – UCPH
Professor and Director of the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen & Professor of Macroecology, Imperial College, London.
Tw. followers: 2066 , LI followers: 1432 , TwiLi index: 10.47
Follow Carsten Rahbek’s Twitter account here: Follow @Carsten_Rahbek
18 – Rune Møller Stahl – UCPH
Lecturer in Pol.Sci @ Copenhagen Uni. Bylines at @informeren and @jacobinmag. Tweets are never own opinion, always objective truth
Tw. followers: 2590, LI followers: 1092 , TwiLi index: 10.37
Follow Rune Møller Stahl’s Twitter account here: Follow @RuneStahl
19 – Michael Christiansen – UCPH
Professor, chief physician. #genomics, #cardiac #psychiatry, #fetal
#publichealth Statens Serum Institut & Copenhagen University. Tweets are mine and only mine.
Tw. followers: 3366, LI followers: 865 , TwiLi index: 10.36
Follow Michael Christiansen’s Twitter account here: Follow @MIC_CPH
20 – Stephen Woroniecki – Lund
PhD #ClimateChange Adaptation #NatureBasedSolutions & #Justice. Love Sci-fi, electronic music and this pale blue dot ð
Tw. followers: 6742, LI followers: 505, TwiLi index: 10.36
Follow Stephen Woroniecki’s Twitter account here: Follow @StephenWoroniec
21 – Roberto Flore – DTU
Manager of DTU SKYLAB FOODLAB / I have a vision and i’m on a journey / Hands-on future of food, Food-tech, innovation and sustainability. SDG champion
Tw. followers: 1626, LI followers: 1612, TwiLi index: 10.30
Follow Roberto Flore’s Twitter account here: Follow @robbeflo
22 – Mi Lennhag – Lund
Political Scientist @LundUniversity Sweden & freelance journalist.
Focus: Post-Soviet area, Swedish politics, EU, military, corruption.
Tw. followers: 10K, LI followers: 372 , TwiLi index: 10.29
Follow Mi Lennhag’s Twitter account here: Follow @Lennhag
23 – Miguel Sicart – ITU
Associate professor IT university of Copenhagen
Tw. followers: 3185, LI followers: 851, TwiLi index: 10.27
Follow Miguel Sicart’s Twitter account here: Follow @miguelsicart
24. Isabelle Augenstein – UCPH
Tenure-track Assistant Professor @CopeNLU @uni_copenhagen. Formerly @uclmr, @SheffieldNLP. AI, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning
Tw. followers: 4968, LI followers: 577, TwiLi index: 10.21
Follow Isabelle Augenstein’s Twitter account here: Follow @IAugenstein
25 – Rasmus Elling – UCPH
Iran, Urban Studies, History, Sociology // Associate Professor @uni_copenhagen @UrbanGlobal // Author of ‘Minorities in Iran’, ‘Irans Moderne Historie’
Tw. followers: 2389, LI followers: 1008, TwiLi index: 10.15
Follow Rasmus Elling’s Twitter account here: Follow @rasmuselling
26 – Pablo Iván Nikel – DTU
Metabolic engineer @DTUBiosustain, head of @LabNikel, coordinator of @fonia_sin, eager traveler, opera fan, views my own (who else’s?) #SynBio #SysBio
Tw. followers: 1298, LI followers: 1687 TwiLi index: 10.05
Follow Pablo Iván Nikel’s Twitter account here: Follow @PabloINik
27 – Susana Borras – CBS
Professor of #innovation & governance at @CBScph, Denmark. Tweeting about #scipolicy #impact #GlobalEd & on politics. Blogging: http://susanaborras.com
Tw. followers: 1135 , LI followers: 1931, TwiLi index: 10.04
Follow Susana Borras’ Twitter account here: Follow @SusanaBorras
28 – Ove Christensen – UC Absalon
Educational Researcher #EdResearch @ #PHAbsalon #DesignThinking. #SocialLearning, #PLC ‘Bildung’ and #SoMe #skolechat #edusocmedia #EdCamp #EdcampDK #sumuDK
Tw. followers: 3143, LI followers: 713, TwiLi index: 9.98
Follow Ove Christensen’s Twitter account here: Follow @oveucsj
29 – Sune Lehmann – DTU
Your friendly neighborhood suneman
Tw. followers: 2464, LI followers: 827, TwiLi index: 9.90
Follow Sune Lehmann’s Twitter account here: Follow @suneman
30 – Maja Horst – UCPH
Professor i forskningskommunikation på Københavns Universitet. Følg mig fagligt på engelsk på @MajahorstI
Tw. followers: 1503, LI followers: 1161 , TwiLi index: 9.74
Follow Maja Horst’s Twitter account here:Follow @majahorst
31 – Rasmus Corlin Christensen – CBS
PhD Fellow @CBScph | International Political Economy, Taxation, Professions
Tw. followers: 2973, LI followers: 625, TwiLi index: 9.72
Follow Rasmus Corlin Christensen’s Twitter account here: Follow @phdskat
32 – María Escudero Escribano – UCPH
Assistant Professor of Chemistry @uni_copenhagen, leading @NanoElectrocat. Chair, Danish Electrochem. Soc. Electrochemistry, Catalysis, Energy, Sustainability.
Tw. followers: 1882 , LI followers: 858, TwiLi index: 9.61
Follow Maria Escudero Escribano’s Twitter account here: Follow @MariaEscEsc
33 – Timo Minssen – UCPH
Prof., Director & Founder of @CeBIL_Center, cross-border roamer, Health & Life Science Law + Blues enthusiast #AI #Bio #pharma #HealthLaw #IP #Data #Econ
Tw. followers: 641, LI followers: 2500, TwiLi index: 9.54
Follow Timo Minssen’s Twitter account here: Follow @TiMinCeBIL
34 – Stefan K. S-Madsen – CBS
From the terrace to the boardroom and back again I went. Now PhD in sales @CBScph. Millwall, Punk, British style & Liberty.
Tw. followers: 1143, LI followers: 1269 , TwiLi index: 9.49
Follow Stefan K. S-Madsen’s Twitter account here: Follow @KondiDK
35 – Daniela DeBono – Malmö
Lecturer @MalmoUniversity #migration, #asylum #human rights #borders Researcher @EuropeanUni on irregular migration at the southern borders of the EU.
Tw. followers: 979, LI followers: 1465 , TwiLi index: 9.47
Follow Daniela DeBono’s Twitter account here: Follow @Daniela_DeBono
36 – Asmus Leth Olsen – GEUS
Professor with special responsibilities in behavioral public administration • University of Copenhagen • #behavioralPA
Tw. followers: 3261 , LI followers: 487 TwiLi index: 9.45
Follow Asmus Leth Olsen’s Twitter account here: Follow @AsmusOlsen
37 – Niels Poulsen – GEUS
PhD. Geologist. CO2 storage. Married & father. Views here my own.
Tw. followers: 689 , LI followers: 2075, TwiLi index: 9.42
Follow Niels Poulsen’s Twitter account here: Follow @Niels5549
38 – Stefania Serafin – AAU
Professor in sonic Interaction design at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. From Venice Italy, living in Copenhagen Denmark.
Tw. followers: 809, LI followers: 1705, TwiLi index: 9.40
Follow Stefania Serafin’s Twitter account here: Follow @stefasera
39 – Thomas Bandholm – UCPH
#ucph Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation @PhysMed_CPH (PMR-C). Author of the PREPARE Trial guide (#openaccess): https://t.co/CY9DjRDrLA,
Tw. followers: 2017, LI followers: 688, TwiLi index: 9.38
Follow Thomas Bandholm’s Twitter account here: Follow @TBandholm
40 – Stine Ejsing-Duun – AAU
Associate professor. Design as modes of inquiry. Researches how tech allows us to transcend ourselves in everyday spaces providing us with new perspetives.
Tw. followers: 973, LI followers: 1368 , TwiLi index: 9.38
Follow Stine Ejsing Duun’s Twitter account here: Follow @agentnifty
41 – Per Mickwitz – Lund
From January 2019 Director & Professor at The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University
Tw. followers: 1467, LI followers: 888, TwiLi index: 9.34
Follow Per Mickwitz’s Twitter account here: Follow @PMickwitz
42 – Sílvia Fornós – ITU
#PhD fellow #GameDesign #GBL @ITUkbh @ccgritu Center for Computer Games Researchð®#Multilingual ð@EU_H2020 Game making as STEAM learning st
Tw. followers: 883, LI followers: 1427, TwiLi index: 9.30
Follow Silvia Fornós’ Twitter account here: Follow @fornoschan
43 – Sahra-Josephine Hjorth – AAU
Co-founder @Canopy_LAB. Faculty at @SUNordic and @singularityu focusing on the Future of Learning. PhD fellow at Aalborg University.
Tw. followers: 600, LI followers: 2127, TwiLi index: 9.25
Follow Sahra-Josephine Hjorth’s Twitter account here: Follow @Sahra_Josephine
44 – Johan Farkas – Malmö
PhD Fellow | Digital media, politics, antagonism, propaganda | @MalmoUniversity | Chair of YECREA | Full texts of my work at https://t.co/rG7LnsesxT
Tw. followers: 1994, LI followers: 623 , TwiLi index: 9.23
Follow Johan Farkas’ Twitter account here: Follow @farkasjohan
45 – Balkan Devlen – UCPH
Assoc. Prof. @uni_copenhagen. Leaders, decision-making, foreign policy, security, forecasting/foresight. On the side: political warfare, AI, evolution.
Tw. followers: 1537, LI followers: 776, TwiLi index: 9.21
Follow Balkan Devlen’s Twitter account here: Follow @BalkanDevlen
46 – Leon Derczynski – ITU
Scientist: AI, #nlproc, language. British. Currently at IT University of Copenhagen ⇨ @NLPatITU. Prev: U.Sheffield, 南航, Aarhus U, Иннополис, UC San Diego.
Tw. followers: 2250, LI followers: 540, TwiLi index: 9.17
Follow Leon Derczynski’s Twitter account here: Follow @LeonDerczynski
47 – James Pamment – Lund
Research: strategic communication, diplomacy & counter-influence. Lund University. Tweets ≠ anything
Tw. followers: 1271, LI followers: 876, TwiLi index: 9.14
Follow James Pamment’s Twitter account here: Follow @JPamment
48 – Kasper Hornbæk – UCPH
Researcher in human-computer interaction @ Uni Copenhagen
Tw. followers: 1117, LI followers: 964, TwiLi index: 9.10
Follow Kasper Hornbæk’s Twitter account here: Follow @khornbaek
49 – Niels Buus Lassen – CBS
PhD Fellow, Predictive Modelling with Social Media data, Copenhagen Business School.
Tw. followers: 780, LI followers: 1365, TwiLi index: 9.07
Follow Niels Buus Larsen’s Twitter account here: Follow @SocialDataX
50 – Bent Petersen – UCPH
Associate Professor in computational Biodiscovery at Copenhagen University https://t.co/3mSfRTC3gj CEO at @bisonseqtech
Tw. followers: 686 , LI followers: 1548 , TwiLi index: 9.05
Follow Bent Petersen’s Twitter account here: Follow @bentpetersen
— Up-and-coming list —
51 – Kristine Samson – Roskilde
urbanist. nomad. theorist. DIY academic. urban design. affective urbanism. activism. artivism. associate professor. performance design. Roskilde University
Tw. followers: 1423 , LI followers: 732, TwiLi index: 9,04
Follow Kristine Samson’s Twitter account here: Follow @perform_city
52. Leonard Seabrooke – CBS
Professor of International Political Economy at the Copenhagen Business School. Now researching: global tax reform / demographic change / impact of consultants
Tw. followers: 1265 , LI followers: 811, TwiLi index: 9.03
Follow Leonard Seabrooke’s Twitter account here: Follow @LenSeabrooke
53 – Mikkel Jarle Christensen – UCPH
Sociology & criminal law beyond the state. Principal Investigator of #JustSites (funded by @ERC_research), associate professor @iCourts_jur
Tw. followers: 1219, LI followers: 832, TwiLi index: 9.02
Follow Mikkel Jarle Chr.’s Twitter account here: Follow @mjarlec
54 – Lisbeth Klastrup – ITU
Happy nerd & Digital Culture & Social Media Researcher, IT University, DK. Mostly tweets @ events + research I like. Writes in both DK and ENG.
Tw. followers: 1622, LI followers: 628, TwiLi index: 8.99
Follow Lisbeth Klastrup’s Twitter account here: Follow @klast
55. Christina Gravert – UCPH
Assistant Professor in Economics at @uni_copenhagen | Founder of @impactually|nudging|behavioral economics | evidence-based policy
Tw. followers: 1233, LI followers: 789, TwiLi index: 8.96
Follow Christina Gravert’s Twitter account here: Follow @c_a_gravert
56. Mads K. Eberholst – Roskilde
Journalist, lecturer, PhD fellow, social media expert, Roskilde University. Phone +45 297 297 74. GPG-key: 604BC13E
Tw. followers: 909, LI followers: 991, TwiLi index: 8.87
Follow Mads K. Eberholst’s Twitter account here: Follow @madskeberholst
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Hi, nice ranking! Based on my calculations I should be on the list as #50 with 1230 Twitter and 785 LinkedIn followers. My index is 8,92. 🙂
Thanks Christina! I have an update coming up in a few days, and you should be on the ranking there.
UPDATE! I have now updated the top 50 list following suggestions from some of you regarding scientists that I had missed in my original post. As a result, some of the original top 50 are now between 50 and 56, and are thereby dubbed as ‘up-and-coming’. A big thanks to everyone, for the many comments via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, text message, and in person, with suggestions for new names. They are all on my macro list which now has 150. The next iteration is scheduled for the summer of 2020 and will be drawn from this macro list. If you have a suggestion for a scientist (you?) who is not on the list, but should be, then please let me know / best Mike