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.



The Danish Center for Studies in Research and Research Policy at Aarhus University Photo: Aarhus University
Senior researcher Jens Peter Andersen Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication and External Relations

2021.02.08 | Research news

21 per cent of all citations go to the elite

In the last 15 years, elite researchers have increased their share of citations from 14 to 21 per cent, shows new research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University. The uneven distribution can have negative consequences for research.

Professor of Political Science Rune Stubager

2021.02.08 | Grants

DKK 2.7 million for the National Election Study

The Danish National Election Study with participation from Rune Stubager receives a grant of DKK 2.7 million from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s pool for research infrastructure.

The Danish report about managing the covid-19 crisis. Photo: The Danish Parliament.

2021.01.29 | People

Covid-19 report delivered to the Danish Parliament

A committee headed by Jørgen Grønnegård Christensen has finished their investigation of the Danish government’s management of the covid-19 crisis.


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.


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

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