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2019.10.14 | Research news

Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders

Children who suffer repeated febrile convulsions have an increased risk of developing epilepsy and psychiatric disorders later in life. This is shown by a comprehensive register-based study conducted by Julie Werenberg Dreyer and colleagues.

2019.10.11 | Awards

Award for original research idea

Independent Research Fund Denmark presents the award for the original research idea of the year to Per Mouritsen from the Department of Political Science at Aarhus BSS. Professor of Economics Julia Nafziger is also part of the research project "Outside Citizenship: The Making and Integration of Denizens".

2019.09.03 | Research news

Voluntary national tests may affect weak students

Academically, primary and secondary school students of low socioeconomic status benefit significantly from national tests. However, schools with the most disadvantaged students are also most likely to opt out of the tests.

2019.08.19 | Grants

Ran Sun Lyng receives international postdoc grant from DFF

Postdoc Ran Sun Lyng has received an international postdoc grant of DKK 1,442,000 from The Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) for her project entitled “Matching and Welfare Analysis of the Danish Mortgage Market.” Project description: Buying a home is the most important financial decision that most people will make in their life. The…

Stine Toft. Photo: Private

2019.08.16 | Education news

First Public Policy graduate from Aarhus BSS

In autumn 2014, the first group of students enrolled on the interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree programme in Public Policy. Stine Toft is the first graduate from the programme and is now working in the Economic Council of the Labour Movement (Arbejderbevægelsens Erhvervsråd).

2019.06.19 | Knowledge exchange

Peter Løchte Jørgensen re-elected for JØP

Professor Peter Løchte Jørgensen has been re-elected for a 2-year period for the board for Juristernes og Økonomernes Pensionskasse, JØP. Read more

2019.06.03 | Research news

Votes shift when refugees move in

In the vast majority of Danish municipalities, voters will shift to the right when the number of refugees increases. Anti-immigration parties will gain a much greater share of the vote. However, the trend does not apply in the big cities. The researchers explain the rural and urban divide with the difference in how immigrants and native residents…

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2019.05.27 | Research news

Mother’s early mental illness may affect children’s schooling

The earlier a mother is diagnosed with a mental illness, the more likely her children are not to make it through primary and lower secondary school and complete the school’s final exam. This is the result of new research from the department.

2019.05.13 | Grants

IRFD grants to department members

Two researchers from the Department of Economics and Business Economics have received grants from the Independent Research Fund Denmark:

2019.05.03 | Research news

New interdisciplinary SDG network led by Sanne Wøhlk will work on “Overcoming the Challenges of a Circular Economy”

The network comprises 25 researchers from six departments and three faculties – nine of the researchers are external partners. The network addresses two of UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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