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"The Responsible University" is edited by Mads Sørensen, Lars Geschwind, Jouni Kekäle, and Rómulo Pinheiro. Photo: Palgrave.

2019.12.12 | New Books

New book: "The Responsible University. Exploring the Nordic Context and Beyond"

The book analyses the notion of the responsible university using the Nordic universities as case studies.

2019.12.09 | Grants

New ERC project explores the impact of parties on citizens’ political opinions

Professor Rune Slothuus from Aarhus BSS receives an ERC grant to explore whether political parties can help citizens form political opinions on a more informed basis.

"Reforming the Welfare State" by Carsten Jensen and Georg Wenzelburger. Photo: Routledge.

2019.11.28 | New Books

New book: "Reforming the Welfare State"

The book "Reforming the Welfare State" is written by Carsten Jensen, Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, and Georg Wenzelburger, Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, TU Kaiserslautern.

Postdoc Andreas Albertsen
Professor Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

2019.11.06 | Grants

Lippert-Rasmussen and Albertsen part of large Horizon 2020 project

Andreas Albertsen and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen are part of a large Horizon 2020 project aiming to analyse the crisis of trust and participation characterising European institutions and democracies. The project has received a grant of DKK 11.2 million out of which Aarhus BSS will receive DKK 1.2 million.

2019.10.22 | Grants

Centre of excellence for discrimination to open at Aarhus BSS

What is discrimination? Why is discrimination morally objectionable? Why do we discriminate and what can we do to prevent discrimination? These are questions that the basic research centre CEPDISC, scheduled to open in August 2020, is aiming to answer. CEPDISC has been recommended for a six-year centre establishment grant by the Danish National…

Per Mouritsen at the award ceremony on 10 October 2019.

2019.10.11 | Awards, Aarhus BSS

Associate Professor Per Mouritsen honoured for this year's original idea

Independent Research Fund Denmark presents the award for the original research idea of the year to Associate Professor Per Mouritsen from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS. The award was presented on 10 October 2019 by the Minister for Higher Education and Science, Anne Halsboe-Jørgensen, on behalf of the foundation.

2019.09.17 | Research news

Democratic dialogue may limit polarisation

Citizens may counteract polarisation and be the guarantors of sound political decisions. This is the main message in an article by Professor Rune Slothuus and a number of his international research colleagues in the journal Science.

2019.09.03 | Research news

Voluntary national tests may affect weak students

Academically, primary and secondary school students of low socioeconomic status benefit significantly from national tests. However, schools with the most disadvantaged students are also most likely to opt out of the tests.

2019.09.02 | Research news

Framing affects our attitudes

A new study from the department explores how interest groups frame their messages in the media. This may help us understand how our perception of topics such as state education grants or the teachers’ working hours is affected by the words and frames used by the groups. Ultimately, this may allow us to make more informed decisions.

Photo: Aarhus University

2019.08.30 | Grants

The EU finances new project on responsible research and innovation

A new research project funded by the EU aims at promoting Responsible Research and Innovation and open science practices in research institutions within biosciences. The goal is to involve various stakeholders in society in the research so that research and future technologies are in accordance with the values and needs of society.

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