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2014.04.10 | Research news

Additional language lessons improve children’s reading skills

By giving school children up to four additional hours of Danish lessons every week for 16 weeks, we improve their reading skills to an extent that amounts to six months of schooling in addition to what other pupils achieve in that period of time.

Malene Kallestrup-Lamb and her colleagues are developing a customised model based solely on Danish data. It has been fine-tuned to take into account the parameters that affect mortality in a small population such as Denmark. Photo: Lars Kruse AU Communication.

2014.03.21 | Knowledge exchange

A mathematical model that may be worth a lot of money

Malene Kallestrup-Lamb from CREATES at Aarhus University's School of Business and Social Sciences is currently developing a mathematical model, which can predict future mortality with greater accuracy compared to other existing methods. This could potentially be of great value to both the private and public sector in Denmark.

Four Aarhus winners, from the left: Alexander Bitzow Pedersen, Oskar Harmsen, Peter Aadaard Nielsen, Thyge Ryom Enggaard and Steffen Stræde, CEO Copenhagen ZOO.

2014.03.07 | Awards

Students win the biggest case competition in Scandinavia

A five-year business plan for the Copenhagen Zoo. This was essentially the task at the CBS Case Competition, Beat the Elite 2014. The winning entry was proposed by four students from School of Business and Social Sciences (BSS) at Aarhus University.

2014.02.26 | Research news

The economy of the future is vulnerable

Even though Denmark is one of the European countries that have been able to prepare for the increased ageing population, the Danish economy remains vulnerable, and we will have a hard time handling yet another financial crisis in the coming decades.

2014.02.25 | Research news

Large grant for new research in the well-being of children and youth

Two BSS researchers and TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research awarded DKK 20 million to evaluate children and youth programmes.

2014.02.19 | Research news

Schizophrenics are at greater risk of getting diseases

People suffering from schizophrenia are at greater risk of developing autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. This is the conclusion of new research from Aarhus University. It appears that infections play a determining role.

2014.02.04 | Education news

The future leaders of the welfare state

Department of Political Science and Government and Department of Economics and Business have joined forces and established a new Bachelor’s degree programme at School of Business and Social Sciences. The Public Policy programme will be open for enrolment this spring. The students will receive training in planning and organising extensive public…

2014.01.29 | Knowledge exchange

More knowledge in the debate on childrens welfare

The foundation TrygFronden and TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research has established a journalistic fellowship, aimed at fostering a more knowledge-intensive debate about socially marginalised children and youth in particular.

2014.01.10 | People

Obituary for Dale T. Mortensen

Dale T. Mortensen, Professor, Nobel Prize winner and a dear friend of Aarhus University, passed away on 9 January. Read the obituary here, written by Bent Jesper Christensen and Henning Bunzel.

Mette Trier Damgaard
Sune Lauth Ladegaard

2013.12.20 | Awards

PhD Students receive travel grants from Købmand Ferdinand Sallings Mindefond

Mette Trier Damgaard and Sune Lauth Gadegaard have received travel grants of 150.000 DKK each. They will go abroad to, respectively, the University of California at Berkeley and Lancaster University, The Management School.

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