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Jørgen Elklit in front of Aarhus University where he has worked for 50 years. Photo: Lars Kruse (at AU's annual celebration in 2016)

2020.01.27 | People

Electoral expert Jørgen Elklit rounds off his 50-year career

Jørgen Elklit celebrates 50 years as a researcher and resigns as a professor at Aarhus University. However, the internationally recognised electoral expert and adviser for fledging democracies, and democracies affected by conflict will continue to share his knowledge in research and dissemination projects.

Associate Professor Tore Vincents Olsen looks forward to working on the new project “Populism and Democratic Defence in Europe”, which will run over four years. Photo: Ingrid Fossum

2020.01.24 | Grants

DKK 7.5 million for research into democratic self-defence

Tore Vincents Olsen and his international colleagues have received DKK 7.5 million from the Carlsberg Foundation to explore how European democracies may defend themselves against pressure from populist parties.

The new book "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change." Photo: Cambridge University Press.

2020.01.15 | New Books

New book: "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change"

Svend-Erik Skaaning and a number of international colleagues have published the book "Varieties of Democracy - Measuring Two Centuries of Political Change."

This year's Research Award went to Fabio Wolkenstein. Vice-Dean for Research and Talent Per Baltzer Overgaard handed him the award. Photo: Sinne Jakobsen.

2019.12.20 | Awards

Fabio Wolkenstein receives The Aarhus BSS Research Award

Fabio Wolkenstein receives the faculty's Research Award for his “exceptionally extensive and impressive research production”.

2019.12.16 | People

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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…

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