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“What we see is a self-fulfilling process where greater societal inequality motivates the group at the top to use even violent means to maintain such inequality. This, in turn, may lead to even more inequality and even extremist violence. This results in a vicious circle,” says the senior author of the study, Lotte Thomsen. Photo: Colourbox.com

2017.05.08 | Research news

The Vicious Circle of Inequality

Large study across 27 countries and 30 US states demonstrates the association between unequal and unstable societies and their populations’ motives for social dominance. Ethnic persecution of immigrants, sexism, racism and corruption are some of the many negative consequences.

The Department of Business Development and Technology. Photo: AU Foto

2017.05.08 | Education news

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HD) (Financial Counselling) is moving to Herning

It was a specific suggestion from an employer panel of moving the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HD) (Financial Counselling) from Aarhus to Herning that got the Director of Studies at BTECH Jan Laursen and Vice-dean Peder Østergaard thinking back in the fall of 2016. The suggestion has now resulted in the decision to offer the…

Immigrants are not a source of infection. It is on the subconscious level that the immune system misinterprets differences as a potential sign of infection—the consequence being that hypersensitive individuals avoid interaction with immigrants. Photo: Giannis Papanikos/Shutterstock.com
The graph shows the effects of disgust sensitivity on contact with immigrants compared to political ideology, income and education. Illustration: American Political Science Review.

2017.05.04 | Research news

The immune system may explain skepticism towards immigrants

There is a strong correlation between our fear of infection and our skepticism towards immigrants. New cross-national research from Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University explains why political discussions of immigration are so heated and why integration often fails.

Professor Philipp Schröder, Department of Economics and Business Economics and Director of  The Tuborg Research Center for Globalisation and Firms, Aarhus BSS. Photo: Lars Kruse

2017.04.28 | Business and finance

Four out of 10 working hours can be automated

A new study by the consultancy firm McKinsey & Company and Aarhus BSS shows that 40 per cent of all work done in the Danish labour market can be automated using today’s technology.

[Translate to English:] Den 27.-28. april inviterer Institut for Forretningsudvikling og Teknologi, Aarhus BSS til workshop om fremtidens teknologier. Foto: AU Foto

2017.04.24 | Events

Technologies of the future on the agenda in Herning

On 27 and 28 April, the Department of Business Development and Technology is hosting a workshop on the technologies of the future. The workshop is aimed at companies in the Herning area and is held on behalf of CTIF Global Capsule (CGC)

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