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2014.10.14 | News from the management

School of Business and Social Sciences renews its EQUIS accreditation

BSS has just received the official letter from EFMD’s Awarding Body stating that the school is granted EQUIS accreditation for the next three years.

Ask Lyno-Hansen and Mads-Peter Helle Boesen are former tutors from Political Science, and they have put a lot of work into planning the orientation week for the new Public Policy students. They were happy to take on the challenge of starting something new as orientation week secretaries. Photo: AU Communication

2014.10.02 | Education news

The first class on the BA in Public Policy

A new class of students on the new BA programme in Public Policy have begun their studies, working in the intersection between economics and political science. We have spoken to the student orientation secretaries, the director of studies and one of the new Public Policy students about what the first weeks have been like.

2014.09.30 | Awards

Postdoc grants for three young researchers

The Danish Council for Independent Research | Social Sciences has awarded postdoc grants of more than 5.2 million to three young researchers from the Department of Economics and Business.

2014.09.29 | Awards

Anne Brink Nandrup receives the 2014 SEB Award

This weekend, SEB and the Oecon Association presented the annual award to Anne Brink Nandrup, which comes with a cash prize of DKK 15,000. Anne Brink Nandrup receives the award for her excellent academic achievements as well as her contribution to establishing an inspiring and productive study environment within the department.

2014.09.19 | Research news

Researchers use registers to understand the citizens’ behaviour on the stock markets

Registry data are not only a goldmine for researchers within the fields of health and labour economics; financial economists also benefit from having access to information about the Danes’ behaviour in the financial markets.

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp is the 2014 Aarhus University Distinguished Alumnus.

2014.09.15 | Awards

PhD and cand.oecon. receives the Distinguished Alumnus Award

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp has been named the 2014 Aarhus University Distinguished Alumnus. He rescued LEGO from a downward spiral through respect for the company’s core identity. As a young and rather inexperienced CEO, Knudstorp succeeded in restoring a confused company to its true self: the little plastic brick and the endless possibilities for…

Senior researcher Trine Munk-Olsen.

2014.08.28 | Knowledge exchange

Late miscarriages and stillbirths cause mothers to become psychologically vulnerable

Losing an unborn child is a traumatic experience, and many women who go through this have to be admitted to psychiatric treatment. Such are the results of a new study from Aarhus University.

TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research is host to a conference focusing on children’s schooling and well-being. Photo: Colourbox.

2014.08.07 | Research news

What do we really know about our children’s schooling and well-being?

With the first day of school and the institution of the new school reform just around the corner, the matter of our children’s schooling and well-being is highly topical. At the end of August, TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research hosts a conference focusing on precisely this topic. Over the course of two days, Danish and international…

2014.07.24 | Health and disease

Researchers find 100 possible targets for treatment of schizophrenia

Professor Preben Bo Mortensen, Department of Economics and Business has participated in a research project, in which genetic researchers from 34 countries have joined forces to take a closer look at the biological causes of schizophrenia. In an article in Nature, researchers from Aarhus are among those pinpointing 80 new genes linked to the…

Professor Asger Lunde.

2014.07.16 | Awards

AU professor in list of world’s most influential scientists

Professor Asger Lunde from the Department of Economics and Business at Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences is the only person from a Danish university to be included in the Economics and Business list of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014.

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