"The results from READ are very promising, especially when the effect is measured in relation to the cost of the efforts. For children with an ethnic background other than Danish, the parents’ effort and commitment have a more positive effect than extra lessons or having an extra teacher in the classroom,” says Simon Calmer Andersen.

2016.10.11 | Research news

Parents’ participation crucial for children’s reading skills

Large gains in learning can be made by involving the parents in their children’s reading. This is the conclusion of the research project READ, which has been conducted in collaboration between Aarhus BSS, the city of…

Kristina Bakkær Simonsen on stage at Researcher Fight.
Kristina Bakkær Simonsen was awarded DKK 10,000.

2016.09.26 | Awards

Kristina wins Researcher Fight

This weekend, PhD student in political science Kristina Bakkær Simonsen won the award for best research communicator at this year’s Reseacher Fight at Aarhus University.

The World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, shortly after the collapse of the second tower. Photo: Wally Gobetz (Wikimedia Commons)

2016.09.09 | Research news

9/11 caused mental illness far beyond US borders

Acts of terrorism have a much wider psychological impact than typically assumed, reaching across borders and spreading fear among populations thousands of miles removed from the actual targets.

2016.08.31 | Awards

Young researcher at Political Science Department awarded for best paper

Ulrich Thy Jensen, who just received his ph.d. degree from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS, has received the prize “best paper award” at the recently concluded annual conference organized by the…


2016.10.11 | New Books

A Companion to Applied Philosophy

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen has co-edited the book published by Wiley Blackwell.

2016.10.03 | New Books

The Politics of Inequality

Carsten Jensen and Kees van Kersbergen's new book The Politics of Inequality is out now on Palgrave Macmillan.


Mon 24 Oct
09:00-16:45 | Twin Auditorium, 1324-025
Gendering in Research (GiR) conference
Tue 01 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD defence: Evolution in Frames. Framing and Reframing of Policy Questions
Camilla Bjarnøe Jensen will defend her PhD dissertation
Fri 25 Nov
14:15-16:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
PhD Defence: Public/Private, Global/Local and Land/Sea: International Relations and the Study of In-Betweenness
Åsne Kalland Aarstad will defend her PhD dissertation
Wed 30 Nov
12:55-12:55 | AIAS, Building 1630-32, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
AIAS Symposium: Human Biology of Migration - SSHB 2016
The symposium is organized by Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB). International scholars meet to discuss the effects of migration on human health, behaviour and well-being. Understanding the human biology of migration will help us prepare for and tackle the myriad of opportunities and challenges posed by human migration.
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