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2016.10.25 | Conference

Large numbers map out how humans affect the climate change

Econometric models can help us understand the correlation between climate change and human activity. For that reason, number crunchers from all over the world are meeting up for a conference on climate econometrics in Aarhus on 27 and 28 October.

"The results from READ are very promising, especially when the effect is measured in relation to the cost of the efforts. For children with an ethnic background other than Danish, the parents’ effort and commitment have a more positive effect than extra lessons or having an extra teacher in the classroom,” says Simon Calmer Andersen.

2016.10.12 | Research news

Parents’ participation crucial for children’s reading skills

Large gains in learning can be made by involving the parents in their children’s reading. This is the conclusion of the research project READ, which has been conducted in collaboration between Aarhus BSS, the city of Aarhus and VIA University College.

2016.10.10 | Aarhus BSS

Partisan polarisation and conflict get in the way of substantive arguments

Increased polarisation and conflict between political parties move citizens' focus from substantive arguments and place it on the sender of the proposal. The polarisation also strengthens people's confidence in their own arguments, no matter how good they are, according to research.

There aren’t many German consumers who prefer Danish organic products - even in northern Germany. The researchers have examined the ‘country-of-origin’ effect and have looked at what this means in relation to imported organic carrots, pork and dairy products in Germany. Photo: Colourbox.

2016.10.03 | Research news

New research: Danish organic products unknown to German consumers

Germany is the most important export market for Danish organic products, but now a new study shows that German consumers are largely unfamiliar with Danish organic products. This has consequences for the Danish export strategy for the German market, explains Professor John Thøgersen from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University.

The study also shows that mothers who have mental issues often evaluate their children’s competences as being poorer than they actually are.

2016.09.30 | Aarhus BSS

Does the mother know her child the best?

New research shows that mental problems affect the mother’s judgement and that dad is just as good as mum at evaluating the child’s scholastic and social skills. This is important to consider in parental rights cases, claim the researchers behind the study.

2016.09.27 | Aarhus BSS

Experts from all over the world discuss future human rights in Aarhus

On the year of the 50th anniversary of two important UN Covenants, described as the international constitution of human rights, experts from the US, Europe, Asia and other parts of the world meet at Aarhus BSS - Aarhus University on 29-30 September. Subject: The status and future of the international human rights.

From the first day of the congress. (Credit: Julia Rolsted Stacey)

2016.09.15 | Conference

‘Boundaries’ key theme at translation studies congress

‘Boundaries’, in the broadest possible sense of the word, were a key theme when one of the world’s top translation studies congresses kicked off Thursday at Aarhus University. The overall theme of the congress, hosted by the Department of Business Communication at Aarhus BSS, is “Translation Studies: Moving Boundaries”.

The World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, shortly after the collapse of the second tower. Photo: Wally Gobetz (Wikimedia Commons)

2016.09.09 | Research news

9/11 caused mental illness far beyond US borders

Acts of terrorism have a much wider psychological impact than typically assumed, reaching across borders and spreading fear among populations thousands of miles removed from the actual targets.

2016.09.08 | Awards

Professor Richard Max Burton is appointed honorary doctor by Aarhus University

In connection with the annual celebration, Aarhus University will confer four honorary doctorates on researchers from other institutions with whom the university enjoys particularly close and valued working relationships. Richard Max Burton has been closely connected to Aarhus BSS for many years.

2016.09.08 | Research news

Small Country, Big Success Story: Retailers Combating Food Waste in Denmark

It’s a big success in a small country: Danish retailers have become major players in endeavors to curb food waste, providing an example of how sustainability can be achieved with relatively modest means, research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University shows.

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