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Alum of the year 2016 is Thomas Hedegaard Rasmussen.

2016.08.19 | Awards

Alum of the year 2016

Alum of the year 2016 is Thomas Hedegaard Rasmussen, who completed his Master’s degree in 2002 and his PhD in 2007 at the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Today he is Vice-president of HR Data and Analytics at Royal Dutch Shell in the Hague.

2016.07.08 | Education news

A record high for first priority applications to Aarhus BSS

This year, more people than ever have applied to Aarhus BSS. The degree programmes in Psychology, Political Science and Economics and Business Administration have seen the highest increase in the number of first priority applications.

2016.06.27 | Research news

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.

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.

“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

2016.06.02 | 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.

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