Academic Council

The Academic Council at Aarhus BSS consists of the Dean and 16  members elected from among and by the school's faculty members, 2 PhD students elected from among and by the PhD students enrolled in the Graduate School of Business and Social Sciences, as well as 5 student members elected from among the school's students. Furthermore, 3 observers elected from among and by the school's technical and administrative staff (TAP) are present at the meetings.

The Academic Council ensures idea development, quality, transparency and legitimacy in all decisions concerning academic issues.

According to the Danish University Act, the Academic Council must ensure the co-determination and involvement of staff and students in decision-making processes concerning academic issues. The tasks of the Academic Council are as follows:

  • Making of recommendations to the Rector on the internal distribution of funds
  • Making of recommendations to the Rector on central strategic research questions and educational issues and plans for knowledge exchange
  • Making of recommendations on the composition of academic committees assessing applicants for academic positions
  • Awarding PhD and doctoral degrees
  • Other tasks as set out in the university statutes

Members of The Academic Council

Chairman: Osman Skjold Kingo (Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences)

  • Anders Krojgaard Lund (Student representantive)  
  • Andreas Lim Gemke Christensen (Student representantive)
  • Anne-Sofie Balsgaard Brandt (Student representantive) 
  • Bagga Bjerge (Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences)
  • Birte Asmuß (Department of Management)
  • Carsten Tanggaard (Department of Economics and Business Economics)
  • Esben Gade Andersen (Student representantive)
  • Helle Neergaard (Department of Management)
  • Karin Hørup (TAP, Department of Management)
  • Karin Lykke Vinding (TAP, Department of Economics and Business Economics)
  • Klaus G. Grunert (Department of Management)
  • Niels Bjørn Grund Petersen (PhD Student, Department of Political Science)
  • Lars Thorup Larsen (Department of Political Science)
  • Linda Andersen (TAP, Department of LAW)
  • Lotte Bøgh Andersen (Department of Political Science)
  • Michael Jensen (Department of Law)
  • Osman Skjold Kingo (Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences)
  • Palle Bo Madsen (Department of Law)
  • Peter Tang (Student representantive)
  • Poul Erik Borg (Department of Business Development and Technology)
  • Sanne Wøhlk (Department of Economics and Business Economics)
  • Simon Sunn Torp (Department of Business Development and Technology)
  • Stefan Boye (PhD Student, Department of Political Science)
  • Thomas Pallesen (Dean)

Secretary: Birgitte Langsted (Dean's Office)