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2017.11.03 | Society and politics

Lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility has no deterrent effects

The reform which lowered the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 14 years of age during 2010-2012 did not reduce the share of 14-year olds charged with violation of the penal code. These are the findings of a new study from TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research conducted by researchers from Aarhus BSS and VIVE.

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2017.10.13 | Research news

Peter stands greater chance of landing job interview than Ali

And public employers are just as likely to reject Ali as employers in the private sector, despite Ali having the same qualifications as Peter. This is the result of new a new study from Aarhus BSS.

We must act now if we want to limit climate change, says researchers in a new study published in the journal Science. Photo: Colourbox.com

2017.09.22 | Research news

We must act now if we want to limit climate change

If the world is to reach its goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees C, a new study calls for drastic and immediate changes in all areas, and the changes must happen simultaneously, according to researchers at the universities of Aarhus, Sussex, Manchester and Oxford. They are behind a new study published in the journal Science in which they…

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2017.09.21 | Research news

Organic consumers mean business

Groundbreaking research from Aarhus BSS shows that organic consumers are standing fast and are buying more and more organic products following an increasingly predictable pattern. Coop Denmark sees great potential in the research results.

The study shows that the increase not only covers autism, but also other psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and ADHD. Photo: Lise Balsby

2017.09.07 | Research news, Health and disease

Using antidepressants during pregnancy may affect your child’s mental health

A study from Aarhus BSS of almost one million Danish children shows that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of your child being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder later in life. However, heritability also plays a part, according to the researchers.

Martin Bisgaard has just received the prestigious award at this year’s American Political Science Association conference in San Francisco. Photo: Lars Kruse (from AUFF's award ceremony 5/24-17)

2017.09.05 | Awards

Martin Bisgaard awarded for outstanding dissertation

Martin Bisgaard wins this year’s best PhD dissertation award from the American Political Science Association's section on political psychology. This is the first time the award is won by a person from a university outside the US.

New  study shows, that some young people take drugs to meet demands for success. Photo: Colourbox.com

2017.09.07 | Research news

Some young people take drugs to meet demands for success

Some students feel it is so difficult to live up to society’s demands for success that they use prescription drugs to optimise their study performance.

In the Political Science category, the Department of Political Science is ranked as number 30 on the ShanghaiRanking. Thus, the department is the fifth best in Europe and the sixth best in the world outside the US. Photo: AU Foto.
Department Head of Political Science Peter Munk Christiansen. Photo: AU Foto. 
Vibeke Lehmann Nielsen heads the public administration section. Photo: AU Foto. 
In the ShanghaiRanking, universities are evaluated on their research output, research quality, the degree of international collaboration, and whether the research is of the highest quality and recognised at a high academic level.

2017.08.22 | Society and politics

Aarhus BSS conducts world-class research in public administration

Aarhus BSS stands out in the recently published rankings of the world’s best universities and research fields. The school’s ‘Public administration’ research is listed as the sixth best in the world. In comparison, the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School rank no. 34 and 50 respectively.

This year´s award winners are (from the left): Anne Bøllingtoft, Mads Elbæk Sørensen, Thomas Pallesen (Dean at Aarhus BSS), Helene Helboe Pedersen and Barbara Bertelsen. Foto: Anders Trærup.

2017.08.21 | Awards

This year’s Aarhus BSS awards

As always, Aarhus BSS presented a number of awards at the school’s annual Summer Festival. Get an overview of the award winners here.

Administration Centre Manager Nikolaj Harbjerg presents Mads with the award. Photo: Anders Trærup
Photo: Anders Trærup

2017.08.21 | Awards

Administrative Employee of the Year

“I meet people where they are,” says member of IT staff Mads Elbæk Sørensen from Aarhus BSS IT-support, who is this year’s administrative employee. To him, each individual is in focus, and he believes that this is the key to offering good service. We have spoken to Mads about the award, about delivering good service and about how he will spend…

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