Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is part of Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University.
The department carries out research and teaching within all important fields of politics and public administration, and the researchers collaborate closely with Danish as well as international peers. The department prioritises disseminating research results to the political-administrative system and to the general public.




2021.06.20 | Research news

How to become a political icon: The Greta Thunberg method

Against all odds, environmentalist Greta Thunberg has succeeded in becoming a political icon. Professor of political science Thomas Olesen from Aarhus BSS has analysed how this was possible.

2021.06.09 | Awards

Ea Høg Utoft wins Emerging Gender Researcher Award

Postdoc at CFA Ea Høg Utoft wins Emerging Gender Researcher Award.

2021.05.28 | Public/media

The Department of Political Science ranks no. 1 worldwide

Aarhus University has been named the world’s best research institution within public administration.


Fri 25 Jun
14:15-16:00 | Aud. A 1 (1333/101)
PhD Defence: Don't Look: Essays on the Morality of Privacy
Lauritz Aastrup Munch will defend his PhD dissertation
Mon 02 Aug
09:00-16:00 | The Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
ECPR Summer School
The Department of Political Science at Aarhus University is pleased to be hosting the Summer School of our Standing Group on Political Parties in 2021. The academic theme is Theories and Methods in Party Politics.

Research centres

New Books

Rethinking Party Reform. Photo: Oxford University Press

2020.10.28 | New Books

Rethinking Party Reform

Fabio Wolkenstein's book is published by Oxford University Press.

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics Photo: Oxford University Press

2020.08.14 | New Books

New Book Release

The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics