The Department of Political Science is part of Aarhus BSS, one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS holds the AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations for its business-related activities.
The department’s employees produce robust and groundbreaking research relevant to Danish and international society. In 2020, the department was ranked number one in the world within the field of public administration. The department as a whole is ranked number 3 in Europe and number 11 worldwide.
The department’s employees conduct research into all important subject areas within political science and public administration:
Students receive research-based teaching
At the Department of Political Science, the students are taught by the department’s academic staff. The teaching is always based on the latest research within political science. The subject range and methodological breadth of the department’s activities combined with a high academic level are the reasons why our graduates leave the department with a strong generalist degree that makes them sought-after on the labour market.
The department offers the following degree programmes:
The department also offers PhD programmes at international level.
National and international collaborations
The department’s strong international focus ensures a high academic standard. Our researchers frequently participate in international conferences and research collaborations. International researchers and students also increasingly choose to come to Aarhus to be part of our good research and teaching environment.
In Denmark, our expertise is applied in practice when we collaborate with municipalities, ministries and private-sector companies. It is also important to us to communicate our expert knowledge and research to the general public through teaching, lectures and the media.
The department houses four research centres:
Number of employees
The department has approximately 140 academic staff members, 50 PhD students and 20 administrative staff members.
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