Hans-Tyge Haarløv

Hans-Tyge Haarløv

Hans-Tyge has been teacher at Rønshoved Højskole since 2006. He grew up in this beautiful and historical region which has had a huge impact on his character. He speaks Danish, German (besides English and French) and understands the local dialect of Southern Denmark.

At the age of 19 Hans-Tyge was a student at the first Folk School in the World, Rødding Højskole from 1844. After this he studied at Aalborg University in northern Denmark, Université de Liège in Belgium and finally at the Université Rennes II, France, where he worked on his master thesis about Brittany and national identity. In 2005 he became MA in History and French.

Shortly after he worked with an EU project at the Folk University Centre Skærum Mølle. It was right after the French and the Dutch people had voted ‘No’ to the EU Constitution. The EU found itself in a crisis and Hans-Tyge and other project managers were hired to organize meetings with Danish citizens about the challenges facing the EU.

After this project Hans-Tyge started working at Rønshoved Højskole teaching his university disciplines History and French but also other subjects such as ‘European Studies’, Drawing, Art Class and different Sports, such as Biking, Floorball and Kayaking.

Hans-Tyge has also written and published the book ‘Ejderen’ about the River Eider that constituted an almost continuous border between Denmark and Germany 811-1864! Besides that, he has made several contributions to different anthologies and holds lectures about historical topics throughout Denmark and Northern Germany.

He is married and lives with wife and three kids in a house at the Folk School Campus.