2015.02.26 | Research news

People with ADHD are up to 8 times as likely to die prematurely

Patients suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are up to 8 times as likely to die prematurely, often due to accidents. Such are the results of an extensive study conducted by researchers from the National Centre for Register-Based Research at Aarhus University. Their ground-breaking results have just been published in the…

2015.02.24 | School of Business and Social Sciences

Dean Svend Hylleberg announces his return to research and teaching

After just over two decades in management, on 7 January 2015 Svend Hylleberg announced that he will be resigning from his position as dean. He will remain in his post until 30 June, after which he will return to his position as professor at the Department of Economics and Business.

2015.02.12 | Events

Seminar by Martin W. Wallin on information technology and open innovation

Professor Martin W. Wallin from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg visits the School of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University in late February and presents new research about the hidden value of IT investments for process innovation performance

We tend to prefer dominant-looking leaders, but don’t generally prefer people who appear dominant. In fact, when we go searching for friends, we look for something quite different. Photo: Colourbox

2015.02.10 | Research news

Does a competent leader make a good friend?

New research shows that when we elect leaders and politicians we tend to prefer dominant-looking, masculine men, but when we are looking to make new friends we seek the opposite.

2015.02.05 | Research news

New report paves the way to lower absence levels at vocational schools

A new research report identifies the common causes of absence in students at the Danish vocational institutions and thereby contributes with knowledge about what the school managers and teachers should pay particular attention to in connection with the vocational school reform, which comes into force in August.

If school managers take the young people’s experience and gender into account when dividing them into classes, they may help foster a more healthy class environment and contribute to lowering the level of student absence.

2015.02.04 | Research news

Class composition in vocational schools is crucial for lowering absence levels and increasing student welfare

Danish vocational education and training institutions will be able to attract more committed students and lower the student absence level if they make efforts to combine classes strategically based on gender and the students’ level of work and educational experience

The Danish vocational education institutions have major problems with student absence and drop-out rates. The new reform of the vocational education system aims to resolve such issues by altering the admission requirements and structure of the education and training programmes.

2015.02.04 | Research news

Dedicated vocational school teachers strengthen the students

The new reform of the Danish vocational education system aims to lower the level of student absence by changing the admission requirements and the structure of the education and training programmes. New research among 280 classes shows that the teachers’ level of commitment and excitement about teaching is crucial for the students’ learning…

Charlotte Jonasson’s research offers a clear message to the vocational schools: If you want to lower the drop-out rate, you need to carefully consider the size and composition of the classes.

2015.02.04 | Research news

Gender balance at vocational schools will lower drop-out rates

Male and female students at the Danish vocational schools thrive better when they are equal in numbers, and they are less inclined to skip class

2015.01.28 | Public/media, Research news

Research on anti-extremism efforts draws visitors from all over the world to AU

Anti-extremism research at Aarhus University is currently receiving a lot of attention from countries around the world. Representatives from several embassies are eager to pay visits to the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences to learn more about the so-called “Aarhus programme”.

2015.01.26 | Public/media

The DNA of Export maps the recipe for export success

Only 5-6 per cent of firms in the private sector are successful exporters, but they account for 26 per cent of the jobs in the sector. Together with service exporters, these relatively few firms’ international sale amounts to 50 per cent of Denmark’s GDP. And considering that there are more than 200,000 companies in Denmark, there is much greater…

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