The objectives of the Department of Political Science are to conduct research and offer degree programmes at the highest international level in support of the mission and vision of Aarhus BSS.  
The department is currently developing a detailed strategy within the objectives set in the strategy framework of Aarhus BSS 2017-2020.

Department of Political Science continuously seeks to:

  • increase the number of publications in the best and most recognised international journals
  • increase the amount of external funding from both Danish and international public and private sector sources
  • increase the international recruitment of excellent researchers to promote the overall academic objectives and ensure continuous high-quality teaching in all programmes
  • increase the collaboration and dialogue with other academic fields and the outside world.

During the first stage of the strategy period, the department has initiated, among others, the following activities to support the above objectives:

  • Developing department-specific list of high-quality publication outlets and a model for motivating faculty through financial incentives
  • Offering support to faculty members in their efforts to increase national and international external research funding
  • Focusing on the internationalisation of some programmes on Master’s level to attract highly qualified international Master’s students with strong PhD potential
  • Implementing an extensive mentor arrangement for Bachelor’s students with the aim of decreasing dropout rates
  • Collaborating continuously with external partners with the aim of identifying the need for and content of a continuing education programme.