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2016.06.27 | Society and politics

Specific messages to teach consumers to eat a varied diet

Variety is important, but do we actually know what it means? Not quite, according to a new study from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University. The study sends an important message to the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and other authorities and organisations that consumers find it difficult to judge what constitutes a varied diet.

Rune Vejlin
Torben M. Andersen
Jens Blom-Hansen
Geoffrey Paul Hunt

2016.06.23 | People

16,7 million from DFF to Aarhus BSS researchers

Rune Vejlin and Torben M. Andersen from Economics and Business Economics, Jens Blom-Hansen from Political Science and Geoffrey Paul Hunt from Psychology and Behavioural Sciences have received DKK 16,7 million in grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research - Social Sciences.

Foto: Jesper Rais AU foto.

2016.06.10 | Knowledge exchange

Increasing number of board of directors in Danish SMEs

The board work in Danish SMEs is doing well. This is one of the conclusions that can be drawn from a large conference for the Danish business sector held at Aarhus BSS. And this is good news, as companies with a professional board of directors perform better than companies without.

Professor Simeon Djankov, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Photo: Julia Rolsted Stacey, Aarhus BSS Communication.

2016.05.27 | Conference

Global economic thought-leaders united at Aarhus BSS

What does it take for Europe to regain its economic power? This was the key question discussed at the event “Europe’s Growth Challenges” on May 26 in the S building. Here, Professor Simeon Djankov, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, gave a public lecture on Europe’s current economic challenges. After the lecture, he…

“People across countries are very positive towards the healthcare sector, but are not necessarily that inclined to give money to the unemployed. Why do people generally prefer helping the ill and not the unemployed?” This is the question posed by two professors in political science, Carsten Jensen (photo) and Michael Bang Petersen, from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University

2016.05.26 | Research news

Why everyone wants to help the sick - but not the unemployed

New research from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University explains why healthcare costs are running out of control, while costs to unemployment protection are kept in line. The answer is found deep in our psychology, where powerful intuitions lead us to view illness as the result of bad luck and worthy of help.

Professor John McGrath from the University of Queensland

2016.05.20 | News type, Aarhus BSS, Research news

International collaboration to consolidate Denmark’s leading position

A DKK 30 million Niels Bohr Professorship enables the National Centre for Register-based Research to extend its collaboration with one of the world’s leading researchers in schizophrenia.

Aarhus BSS is establishing the Centre for Quality of Life together with Aarhus Municipality. Photo: Aarhus Municipality

2016.05.04 | Aarhus BSS

New centre in Aarhus Municipality established in collaboration with Aarhus BSS

Aarhus BSS is establishing the Centre for Quality of Life together with Aarhus Municipality and is looking for psychologists who want to contribute to developing the centre.

2016.06.06 | Aarhus BSS

Where is the limit? Great uncertainty about the use of force against children

Quiz: In a school, two teachers are restraining an agitated boy, and they tape his mouth shut to get him to calm down. Somewhere else, a father is pulling the arm of his son who has been diagnosed with ADHD to get him to leave a public swimming bath which is about to close. Who, according to the legal system, is breaking the law? The answer will…

2016.04.28 | Events

The Road to Productivity: Hire a Foreigner!

At Danish companies the presence of foreign staff is often associated with higher productivity and profitability, growing internationalisation and exports, as well as improved innovative capabilities. That’s according to Philipp Schröder, a professor of economics at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University’s business school.

2016.04.28 | Research news

Changing the world, one fridge at a time: Food waste, and what to do about it

To help change the world, have a look inside your fridge – this is one of the messages contained in an article published in the most recent issue of the authoritative academic journal Science. Food waste has attained monumental proportions in both the developed and developing worlds, and the sum of individual consumer´s actions can have major…

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