Danes were able to draw a sharp distinction between Muslim immigrants and Islamic fundamentalists during the cartoon crisis and supported the democratic rights of Muslim immigrants as fully as those of their fellow Danes.

2014.09.12 | Research news

Danes supported the freedom of expression during the cartoon crisis

Contrary to expectations, during the Mohammed cartoon crisis Danish citizens provided a solid wall of support for the Muslim minority’s freedom of expression. These are the results of a new study conducted by researchers from Aarhus University.

Senior researcher Trine Munk-Olsen.

2014.08.28 | Knowledge exchange

Late miscarriages and stillbirths cause mothers to become psychologically vulnerable

Losing an unborn child is a traumatic experience, and many women who go through this have to be admitted to psychiatric treatment. Such are the results of a new study from Aarhus University.

2014.08.27 | Research news

International conference on personnel economics

This week, School of Business and Social Sciences is host to the international conference Global Aspects of Personnel Economics. Professor Edward P. Lazear, former Chief Economic Advisor to President George W. Bush, is keynote speaker at the conference. He is the first researcher to conduct research on this area.

2014.08.18 | Research news

Innovation in Danish companies is lagging behind

In this day and age, strategy development is a major concern in a lot of Danish companies, but they neglect to focus on innovation. A new study from Aarhus University's School of Business and Social Sciences (AU Herning) shows a general lack of innovation in the business community. Instead, what is currently ‘top of mind’ in the boardrooms is…

Professor Benjamin Sovacool (photo: Anders Trærup)

2014.08.08 | Research news

Energy research needs social science

We do not know enough about how human factors affect energy consumption and the uptake of new technologies, says Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool from Aarhus University.

TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research is host to a conference focusing on children’s schooling and well-being. Photo: Colourbox.

2014.08.07 | Research news

What do we really know about our children’s schooling and well-being?

With the first day of school and the institution of the new school reform just around the corner, the matter of our children’s schooling and well-being is highly topical. At the end of August, TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research is host to a conference focusing on precisely this topic. Over the course of two days, Danish and international…

2014.07.29 | Research news

New report raises concern about electricity and water

Water is used around the world for the production of electricity, but new research results show that there will not be enough water in the world to meet demand by 2040 if the energy and power situation does not improve before then.

2014.07.24 | Health and disease

Researchers find 100 possible targets for treatment of schizophrenia

Professor Preben Bo Mortensen, Department of Economics and Business has participated in a research project, in which genetic researchers from 34 countries have joined forces to take a closer look at the biological causes of schizophrenia. In an article in Nature, researchers from Aarhus are among those pinpointing 80 new genes linked to the…

2014.06.30 | Research news

Mapping the use of translation tools in the translation industry

Researchers from the Department of Business Communication have mapped the use of computer-assisted translation tools in Danish translation companies by means of an online questionnaire study. There is a wide tendency among translators to use these tools, and this is changing the profession and placing new demands on the translators.

Photo: AU Photo, Lars Kruse

2014.06.27 | Knowledge exchange

Nina Smith appointed chairman of the government’s unemployment benefit commission

On a press conference held on 27 June, the Danish Ministry of Employment announced that economics professor Nina Smith has been appointed chairman of the government’s unemployment benefit commission.

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