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graduate school of social sciences

University of aarhus. denmark


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Page 3: Pages 4-7: Pages 8-9: Pages 10-11: Pages 12-13: Pages 14-15: Pages 16-17: Pages 18-19: Dean's welcome Graduate School of Social Sciences Department of Political Science School of Economics and Management School of Law Department of Psychology Campus Selected dissertation work in progress

University of Aarhus
the University of aarhus is ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide and offers broad and internationally recognized high-capacity research, forming an attractive destination for many students. the university has a rich tradition of collaborating with some of the most esteemed universities in the world and has an especially strong profile within fields such as economics and management, life sciences, nanoscience, information technology, natural resources, corporate and societal development as well as culture and communication. the University of aarhus encompasses 8 faculties, 35 departments and schools and 70 research centres. at the moment, approximately 30,000 students and 1,000 Phd students are enrolled.

Dean’s welcome
talented Phd students are crucial for a dynamic and innovative academic climate. this is why the graduate school of social sciences aims at attracting a greater number of highly qualified international Phd students. Phd students at the graduate school of social sciences are offered access to a rich repository of knowledge and intellectual capacity; highly qualified enthusiastic faculty and strong internationally recognized research environments. Phd students receive strong research support in the form of the latest computing facilities, comfortable office surroundings, access to excellent library facilities and data bases that are second to none, as well as funding for participation in conferences worldwide and a long-term stay abroad at a well-reputed international research institution. a Phd from the graduate school of social sciences will be recognized as a candidate trained in the latest, most advanced research methods, thereby giving access to inspiring positions in academia worldwide, or a fulfilling career in consulting and management in the public or private sectors, where demand for highly specialized knowledge continues to grow. if you are interested in a challenging, stimulating and rewarding Phd programme, i encourage you to apply.

Svend Hylleberg dean Faculty of social sciences

Published by : Faculty of social sciences, University of aarhus Editors: : aase Bak, lone niedziella, henrik Friis Bach, Rune gamborg hansen Photos : lars Kruse, søren Kjeldgaard/aU-foto Design : Kirk & holm designcompany Published : 2007



Graduate School of Social Sciences – a joint PhD programme within the fields of Political Science, Economics and Management, Law and Psychology

Active Research Environment the heart of the graduate school of social sciences is its resident faculty, who are among the top in their fields. Faculty members are committed to research at the highest international standards and recognize the importance of an active research environment made up of stimulating courses, seminars given by renowned visiting lecturers and the day-to-day exchange of intellectual ideas. the Phd degree programme at the graduate school of social sciences is a crucial part of this research environment. Phd students are fully integrated in the daily activities of the resident faculty. the danish university environment is largely characterized by an organizational structure with few levels, which creates an informal, yet professional, environment among our students and faculty. traditionally, there is a strong sense of solidarity among our Phd students. Two types of grants highly qualified students are invited to apply for admission to the Phd degree programme at the graduate school of social sciences. Financial aid is automatically considered with the application for admission. if you qualify for admission, you may apply for either: Three-year PhD fellowships: – the grant amounts to approximately dKK 305,000 per annum and is awarded for a period of three years in total. Four-year PhD scholarships: – the grant amounts to dKK 116,000 per annum during the first two years. in addition, you will receive approximately dKK 25,000 per annum for undertaking teaching assignments. a Phd fellowship of approximately dKK 305,000 per annum is awarded for the following two years. Phd students may also be self-funded. the tuition fee for an entire Phd degree programme presently amounts to dKK 270,000.

Two types of PhD degree programmes the graduate school of social sciences offers 3-year or 4-year Phd degree programmes in either Political science, economics and management, law, Psychology or social sciences. Upon successful completion of the Phd degree programme, the candidate is awarded an internationally recognized degree. in the assessment of your application, admission is primarily based upon: – your academic qualifications as measured by your educational background – your academic aptitude for completing the outlined Phd project – your outlined project description. Three-year PhD programmes: at the time of enrolment, you must: – hold, or expect to hold prior to the beginning of the Phd degree programme, a relevant master’s degree, or – provide documentation verifying that you have gained adequate fundamental knowledge of the prevailing theories and methods within the given field. Four-year PhD programmes: at the time of enrolment, you must: – hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree and have completed, or expect to have completed prior to the beginning of the Phd degree programme, courses corresponding to 60 ects credits (european credit transfer system) of a relevant master’s degree programme. Please note that you must complete Part a (the first two years of the four-year programme) in a satisfactory way in order to continue your studies at Part B (the last two years of the four-year programme). the master’s degree is conferred upon the completion of the first two years (Part a). the Phd degree is conferred upon satisfactory completion of the following two years (Part B), including the submission of a satisfactory Phd dissertation followed by a successful oral defence.

“Highly qualified students are invited to apply for admission”


Graduate School of Social Sciences – a joint PhD programme within the fields of Political Science, Economics and Management, Law and Psychology

“Social science PhD graduates are high in demand”

General structure of the PhD degree programme the Phd degree programme consists of four main components: – The dissertation; the most important element through which you demonstrate your ability to work independently and advance the body of scientific knowledge. candidates are given guidance on all aspects of the dissertation, including research methods, public presentation, and scholarly writing. Teaching; all candidates obtain valuable teaching experience disseminating knowledge in the classroom by teaching at Bachelor’s or master’s level. Courses at Phd level, corresponding to at least 30 ects credits. A stay in a high-quality research environment outside of denmark.

Additional benefits – office facilities including Pc, internet access and phone – Financial support for books within your academic field – access to excellent libraries – secretarial support – Financial support for participation in conferences and courses during the programme. Our expectations of you Because the graduate school of social sciences is committed to the highest educational standards, the admission process is very selective, admitting only the best-performing students. once admitted, you are expected to be dedicated and welldisciplined with a sure focus of completing the degree. our Phd degree programme is largely based around the Phd student’s own research project, but Phd students are also encouraged to cooperate with senior researchers on other research projects.

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For further information on specific fields, please refer to pages 8-15. Top-quality advising the graduate school of social sciences offers efficient and topquality advising by some of the best researchers within their fields of expertise, which is crucial to a successful graduate programme. in order to ensure this, the graduate school has worked out the following guidelines: – – each Phd student is assigned two advisors: a main advisor and a co-advisor the main advisor and the Phd student must sign an agreement (Phd plan) laying down mutual expectations to the advising process and requirements for satisfactory academic progress Relevant teaching courses may form part of the individual Phd plan. Phd students may also receive support and guidance on teaching issues from the centre for learning and education at the Faculty of social sciences, which offers educational courses in teaching for university employees the main advisor must also offer support, advice and encouragement to the Phd student in connection with preparation of teaching commitments.

PhD graduates in social sciences are high in demand Job prospects for Phd candidates from the graduate of school of social sciences are very good, and practically no unemployment exists. graduates are high in demand in academia and other research institutions, and many are recruited by top research institutions around the world, such as the Bank of england, Uc Berkeley, cornell University, Purdue University and cambridge University.

aPPlication FoRms
For further information on assessment criteria and download of application forms, please refer to www.socialsciences.au.dk/phd application deadlines are 15 November and 15 May.



Department of Political Science
the department of Political science at the University of aarhus is one of the most productive departments in europe with regard to academic publications, placing the department in the european and global top of political science departments. the department has approximately 50 faculty members, 25 Phd students in residence and 1,600 full-time students and hence constitutes the biggest research community within the field of political science in northern europe. the department has a broad academic profile covering comparative politics, international relations, political sociology, public administration and public policy. Collaboration with University of Washington For many years, the department has maintained a close collaboration with the center for american Politics and Public Policy at the University of washington. this long-running and successful collaboration has recently been further strengthened with the appointment of adjunct professor Bryan d. Jones, director of center for american Politics and Public Policy and one of the world's leading researchers in agenda-setting and political decision-making. Short-term stays at prestigious international universities apart from University of washington in seattle many of the Phd students have also spent terms at the University of california, san diego, or other prestigious american universities such as Princeton University, harvard University and indiana University. Career opportunities for PhD candidates the objective of the Phd programme is to prepare candidates for a career in university research and teaching, but also for careers in public administration, international organizations, private-sector businesses and other educational institutions. most graduates hold research-related positions at danish universities, while others combine academic prowess with hands-on challenges by pursuing a career in the public service. Solid training in all areas of political science the Phd programme offers solid training in political theory as well as social science methodology and application, including the following fields of study: – – – – – – – Political science and the history of ideas international relations comparative politics danish politics Political sociology Public administration Public policy. the first two courses are offered each spring term and the last two are offered each autumn term. you must complete a minimum of three of these four courses in the four-year programme, and two if enrolled in the three-year programme. the first course is, however, compulsory for all Phd students, while the other three are elective. Danish Political Science Research School the danish Political science Research school is a network consisting of a number of political science institutions in denmark. many courses are offered through this research school. Political science workshops the department of Political science organizes a number of meetings in more specialized research areas at which faculty and Phd students participate. Research projects and current dissertations are presented and discussed at meetings in the department or in the individual research groups, just as controversies on key international and danish projects are debated. Participation in international conferences Phd students at the department are encouraged to participate in international workshops and conferences, such as the annual joint sessions of workshops organized by the european consortium for Political Research. Faculty as well as Phd students participate in these workshops at which each paper is thoroughly discussed. Participation in these specialized workshops allows Phd students to gain valuable insight into the latest international research within their field. other possibilities could be conferences and workshops organized by: – – – the nordic Political science association (noPsa) the american Political science association (aPsa) the international Political science association (iPsa).

“Office sharing promotes succesful integration”

Positive and friendly working environment Phd students at the department of Political science meet for lunch on wednesdays and breakfast on Fridays. traditionally, Phd students participate when other Phd students present their research projects. most Phd students share an office, which promotes a friendly and intellectual research environment. women students have established a network and meet once a month for dinner to discuss academic as well as other issues.

Stian Skår Ludvigsen (Norway) Department of Political Science PhD project: Post-Mortem of the VP-function? An Examination Through the Worst-Case Scenario
our department encourages us to share offices at the Phd level, which i find very positive. it is very good to have someone who has been here a bit longer than yourself when you move in. it is great for social life and the integration into the department. a large group of Phd students working together means that there are always people around you. in norway, you can take a Phd at a college, a regional college, and your advisor might not even work at the same college. here there are organized lunches, the Phd students dine together once a week, we have rolls and coffee on Friday mornings and various other things like that.

aPPlication FoR admission
you apply for admission through the graduate school of social sciences. For further information on application procedure and salary, please refer to pages 4-7. the Phd programme in Political science is carried out at the department of Political science. For general information on the department of Political science, please refer to: www.ps.au.dk

Courses at Department of Political Science Four research method courses are offered, targeting in particular Phd students: – – – –

a course in research design and analytical strategies a basic-level course in quantitative research methodology an advanced-level course in quantitative research methodology a course in qualitative research methodology.


School of Economics and Management
the school of economics and management has approximately 50 faculty members, 30 Phd students in residence and 1,100 full-time students. traditionally, the school of economics and management educates Phd candidates at a very high international level, many of which receive job offers from some of the best american universities such as Uc Berkeley. Recently, the school of economics and management was ranked among the best european schools in placing their Phd candidates at top departments around the world. the school of economics and management is especially strong in macroeconomics, theoretical and empirical labour economics, finance and time-series econometrics. Recently, Professor dale t. mortensen of northwestern University was appointed “niels Bohr visiting professor” at the school, and for the next five years he will spend 5 months each year at the school, thereby strengthening further the field of labour market economics in denmark. Centre of excellence the school of economics and management has recently established the centre for Research in econometric analysis in time series (cReates) in order to bring together some of the leading time-series and financial econometrics experts in the world, placing aarhus as an international centre of excellence in the field. the school of economics and management has a long tradition of producing econometricians who have later appeared as recognized researchers on the international research scene. cReates' international collaborators and associated researchers encompass nobel laureate clive w. granger of the University of california and nobel laureate Robert F. engle of stern school of Business, new york University. Both are members of the advisory board of the centre. the school of economics and management is the most successful in obtaining research grants and external funding among the social science departments in denmark. The PhD degree programme the Phd programme provides solid training in modern theories of economics and management as well as quantitative methods and their applications. in particular, the Phd programme offers specialized courses and research training in the following areas: – – – – – – – accounting and management accounting marketing and strategic management organizational theory and service management Finance macroeconomics microeconomics econometrics. confederation of danish industries, mcKinsey consulting, the Bank for international settlements, the aarhus school of Business, the University of southern california, the University of copenhagen, cambridge University, the University of aarhus, the University of iceland, the University of california at Berkeley, Purdue University, hec montréal, and cornell University. Courses at School of Economics and Management the school of economics and management offers a variety of Phd courses, some of which are carried out in collaboration with other danish universities. currently, core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, mathematics and empirical Finance are offered. through the danish doctoral school of Finance (ddsF), courses in asset Pricing and corporate Finance are available as well. the future plan is to offer similar courses in other fields of economics and management, like in accounting, marketing, strategic management and organization. Phd students should take at least four of these courses, unless they can document to have completed similar courses already in the first year of their master's degree programme. Specialized courses and workshops students are encouraged to follow specialized courses of shorter duration and workshops that are closely linked to their Phd project. these courses and workshops may be organized by the school of economics and management or by Phd networks like the danish graduate Programme in economics (dgPe), the danish doctoral school of Finance (ddsF), the european institute of advanced studies in management, the european institute's doctoral education network, (eden) and the doctoral programme in organisation and management (dome). Time abroad in recent years, students have attended Princeton University, harvard University, mit, Ucsd, northwestern University, cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, new york University, duke University, Uc Berkeley, lse, University college london, tilburg University and the University of amsterdam. Close working relationship among PhD students at the school of economics and management, most Phd students share an office with another Phd student, which allows for academic sparring and provides a sociable and friendly working environment.

“A PhD degree is a benefit whatever career you decide to pursue”

Yu Wang (China) School of Economics and Management PhD project: Economic Analysis of Open Source Software
For me, as a person, it’s perfect to do research work. i hope to find a job at a university, or in another research institution, so a Phd is necessary for my future career goals. even if i should decide to pursue a career in a company, a Phd will give me a higher starting salary – so it’s a benefit whatever i choose to do. i chose my subject because i saw the potential value of knowledge that was just waiting to be discovered. Very few people are working with this topic, so it may be easier for me to achieve something new, which will be a benefit for me in my future career in research and help me get an interesting position when i have finished my degree.

aPPlication FoR admission
you apply for admission through the graduate school of social sciences. For further information on application procedure and salary please refer to pages 4-7. the Phd programme in economics and management is carried out at the school of economics and management. For general information on the school of economics and management, please refer to: www.econ.au.dk

Career options for PhD candidates the Phd programme is designed to prepare students for academic positions involving research and teaching, as well as for careers in business, government and non-governmental agencies. Job prospects for Phd graduates are very good. Recent Phds have become employed at a variety of locations, such as the imF, the danish central Bank, the central Bank of iceland, the



School of Law
the school of law has approximately 50 faculty members, 20 Phd students in residence and 1,900 full-time students. the mission of the school is to maintain and strengthen the academic standards at a high international level. Research at the school of law is characterized by a tenuous balance between, on the one hand, the need for maintenance and strengthening of basic dogmatic disciplines and, on the other hand, the urgent desire to develop more specialized disciplines such as eU law, environmental law, tax law along with other business-oriented disciplines. The PhD degree programme the school of law offers the largest danish Phd programme environment in law. the main objective of the programme is to educate researchers of the highest standard and to meet the demands of business life for highly qualified experts. the Phd programme offers training in all disciplines within the legal areas, for instance in: – – – – law of property administrative law criminal law Jurisprudence. Courses at School of Law the school of law offers a number of courses. compulsory courses for Phd students are: – – – legal information search and scientific research in practice method and principle in legal theory Judicial policy, legal history and the sociology of law.

specialized courses are offered in cooperation with other schools of law in denmark, e.g. a research school including all legal research environments in denmark. Other courses and workshops Phd students at the school of law may also participate in courses offered by other legal institutions in denmark and by the network nordForsk, a nordic cooperation on research and research training. Phd students are also encouraged to participate in a number of international meetings and conferences. PhD student network Phd students have their own network and meet frequently to discuss current issues and hot topics in connection with the Phd programme. the network also organizes events of a more casual and social nature, such as the traditional annual christmas party and the summer get-together.

“Independence and a great deal of working discipline”

Network with leading research institutions in Europe the school of law participates in an international cooperation referred to as the strategic alliance of Research Faculties of law (saRFal), a group of research-intensive law faculties committed to facilitate and enhance international research co-operation. this includes joint research projects by senior researchers and Phd candidates, participation in joint conferences, cross-border reviews of written material, research visits abroad by senior researchers and Phd candidates and exchange of research-oriented and talented students. at present, saRFal consists of universities in aarhus, Barcelona, Bologna, galway, geneva, heidelberg, leiden, leuven, oslo, oxford, Poitiers, Prague and Uppsala. the school also has close contact to a number of Phd advisors in primarily scandinavia and germany. Career options for PhD candidates the Phd programme targets not only an academic career at a university, but may also be the starting point for a number of other highly desirable positions. the school of law has a very close partnership with many major law firms, but candidates are also often recruited by e.g. international organizations. in many of the highly complicated areas of the public and private sectors, a master's degree is not a sufficient scholarly background for legal counsel. Profound insight and specialization, which is obtained through the Phd programme, will therefore often be a necessary condition for solving highly complicated judicial problems in the best possible way, e.g. within tax law, environmental law, company law, competition law or eU law.

aPPlication FoR admission
you apply for admission through the graduate school of social sciences. For further information on application procedure and salary, please refer to pages 4-7. the Phd programme in law is carried out at the school of law. For general information on the school of law, please refer to: www.jura.au.dk/en

Stinne Richter Berg (Denmark) School of Law PhD project: Legal Consequences of Null and Void Contracts
i chose my own subject, and i define the perspective and the delimitations of my own dissertation. it can be characterized as a basic research project, allowing me to go into a wide range of issues. it is also my own decision how i organize the working process. Freedom is altogether a keyword for the Phd student. i really appreciate this independence, not least because i am the mother of two children, which also requires time and flexibility. on the other hand, you have to be able to control this freedom, which is why you also need a great deal of working discipline. it is often said that life as a Phd student is lonely, but for me it is what you make it. the work in itself is lonesome, i agree, and you have to enjoy working like that, but that does not mean that you should exclude yourself from having any other social relations.



Department of Psychology
the department of Psychology has approximately 40 faculty members, 25 Phd students and 1,100 full-time students. the research environment at the department of Psychology is characterized by a broad academic profile, which is centred around the following topics: – – – – – – social and personality psychology Psychology of cognition and learning development psychology working and organizational psychology clinical psychology and Pedagogical psychology. Psychology or at other research institutions, but Phd graduates are also highly qualified for careers outside of academia, and candidates tend to get significant job responsibility and a competitive salary. one of our recent Phd candidates entered the job market as head of a danish alcohol counselling service with 70 subordinates, and another was recruited as an hR manager by maersk group. a Phd degree may also be an entry point for a number of other attractive jobs, e.g. in hospitals, departments of occupational medicine, psychiatry, alcohol counselling services, company medical services or clinical sexology/sexological counselling. Danish Research School of Psychology together with other danish educational institutions in psychology, the department participates in the danish Research school of Psychology. activities include general courses in quantitative and qualitative research methodology and the philosophy of psychology. Phd students are encouraged to participate in a number of courses and conferences, such as the nordic cooperation on research and research training, nordForsk, or the international Union of Psychological science (iUPsys). Time abroad Phd students at the department of Psychology have various opportunities for short-term stays at international universities or other research institutions. the choice of institution is closely related to your particular area of specialization. Former Phd students have been staying at a number of american and european universities, such as: harvard University medical school, institute of Psychiatry, Kings college, University of new hampshire, oxford University, linacre college and mount sinai hospital. Social network among PhD students at the department of Psychology, the Phd students have a mailing list where various topics are discussed and experience with teaching among other things is exchanged. the Phd students also meet for lunch every three weeks for lively discussions of various subjects. a number of informal workshops are organized at which senior faculty are also invited for discussion of research-related issues. every now and then, the Phd students hang out in town or meet privately.

“I have benefited greatly from intellectual sparring with colleagues in my group”

the scope of the academic profile is demonstrated by the fact that faculty members carry out basic as well as applied research. in order to strengthen the research in man-technology interaction, the department of Psychology has entered into a research agreement with the danish company Bang & olufsen, effectively affiliating a Phd student and an assistant professor with the R&d department of B&o. The PhD degree programme the objective of the Phd programme is to prepare candidates for a university career within research and teaching, but also to meet the need for highly qualified psychologists outside academia. Please note that you may still pursue an authorization to practice psychology when enrolled at the four-year programme. the Phd programme at the department of Psychology offers training within the following areas: – – – – – – – – – – – – studies in organizational participation and corporation applied basic research in memory and cognition health psychology man-technology interaction Psychotherapy research Psycho-traumatology development of qualitative methodology apprenticeship learning anthropological psychology neuropsychology applied social psychology with special attention towards children and adolescents Psychology of aging.

Thomas Jønsson (Denmark) Department of Psychology PhD project: The Relationship between Power and Social Identity in Organizations
the advisor is of major importance during a Phd degree programme because you can draw on his knowledge and experience with research projects, teaching, international contacts and understanding of the research communities. he or she can help and guide you when you make decisions about how to do your project and your teaching in the best possible way. here at the department, we are divided into groups according to research topics. this organizational model offers many opportunities for seeking help and assistance during the study, and i have benefited greatly from intellectual sparring with colleagues in my group.

aPPlication FoR admission
you apply for admission through the graduate school of social sciences. For further information on application procedure and salary, please refer to pages 4-7. the Phd programme in Psychology is carried out at the department of Psychology. For general information on the department of Psychology, please refer to: www.psy.au.dk/en

the department of Psychology actively works with integrating Phd students into the academic environment, research-related networks and other activities to strengthen the quality of the Phd programme. Career options for PhD candidates the department of Psychology educates highly capable researchers with the skills required for success in research and academic careers. many Phd candidates are employed at the department of



the core of the University of aarhus is campus, which is located in the centre of Århus, the second largest city in denmark with a population of approximately 300,000. the social science studies are situated in this close environment, only a short walking distance to the centre of town, cultural life, forests and beaches. the University of aarhus also has departments in other parts of denmark, including copenhagen. the buildings at the University of aarhus are predominantly characterized by the distinctive Bauhaus style; yellow bricks and a stringent, functionalistic style of architecture. at campus you will find student halls, as well as the state and University library. the university offers a wealth of activities and resources, such as sporting activities, the annual sailing contest, interesting lectures, a film club, libraries and parties. Faculty of Social Sciences the Faculty of social sciences is one of eight faculties at the University of aarhus. the faculty is characterized by strong research environments and well-reputed educations. graduates are high in demand in the job market; the unemployment rate is very low, salaries are high, and candidates face numerous career options. in total, the Faculty of social sciences has around 7,500 students and more than 400 permanent full-time employees as well as a large number of part-time employees. currently, almost 100 Phd students are enrolled at the graduate school of social sciences. the faculty is home to: – school of economics and management – school of law – department of Psychology – department of Political science – danish centre for studies in Research and Research Policy – centre for alcohol and drug Research – national centre for Register-based Research – centre for learning and education – institute of Business and technology. An internationally recognized university the University of aarhus ranks among the top 200 worldwide and is characterized by internationally recognized high-capacity research, thus forming an attractive destination for many students. the University of aarhus has a rich tradition of participating in networks with some of the strongest universities in the world. the University of aarhus recently merged with, among others, the aarhus school of Business, providing an internationally attractive research and education environment in the area of commerce and a highly reputable, extensive collaboration with the danish business community. the university has a highly visible profile, in particular within fields such as economics and management, life sciences, nanoscience, information technology, natural resources, corporate and societal development as well as culture and communication. the University of aarhus comprises eight faculties, 35 departments and schools and 70 research centres. Two sides of the same city Århus is a modern vibrating city pulsating with life and a growing cultural energy. at the same time, Århus has a welcoming atmosphere characterized by intimacy and a sense of security. while the official language of denmark is danish, most danes speak english quite fluently. Being the second-largest city in denmark, Århus offers a wide range of leisure and sporting activities and a wealth of different cultural activities to suit any taste. night life is characterized by the many residing students. you can reach the beach by bike, and the city is surrounded by beautiful parks and forests. the distance between the university and the cafes and shops of the centre of town is no further than a walk of 15 minutes. Accommodation in Århus several thousand students have settled in Århus to complete their higher education. add to this, a number of young people who are completing educations outside of academia. accommodation in Århus is in great demand, in particular rooms and flats in the centre of town, and you have to take an active role if you want to live near the very centre of town. one possibility is the numerous student halls, most of which are administered by the so-called “Kollegiekontoret i Århus”. other possibilities are independent student halls and the private housing market. The Danish welfare system – in denmark, everybody, regardless of nationality, is entitled to hospital care free of charge in the event of sudden illness and accidents – many non-danes experience improved quality of life and a good balance between family and work in denmark – many foreign residents also appreciate the feeling of security they experience in denmark – the welfare system ensures that many core services are free.

FURtheR inFoRmation
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Selected dissertation work in progress
Political science morten Brænder, The civil religious justification of the war on terror – religion and politics in the 21st century nina dadalauri, Post-Revolutionary State-Building and Its Approach to the Political Elite. The Case of Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan thomas Frank, Diffusion and convergence of a management idea – national and local adaption? Johanne Vestergaard glavind, The War on Terrorism and the International Order martin ejnar hansen, Parliamentary Voting Behaviour line Renate hanssen gustafsson, Education, Education, Education mads leth Jakobsen, The Importance of Uncertainty. An analysis of the impact of ideas, EU-demands, and globalisation on the processes of liberalisation in the Danish sectors for telecommunications and electricity carsten Jensen, The New Politics of Welfare Services stian skår ludvigsen, Post-Mortem of the VP-function? An Examination through the Worst-Case Scenario helle Ørsted nielsen, Shortcuts to pride and profit. A field study of bounded rationality in decision making helene helbo Pedersen, Intra-party politics and legislative accommodations in the Danish parliament Rasmus Bruun Pedersen, The Hidden Wars of European Integration: Explaining National Preference Formation on European Treaty Reforms michael Bang Petersen, Patterns in attitudes towards crime and punishment svend-erik Vrede skaaning, Democracy besides Elections: An Exploration into the Causes of (Dis)Respect for Civil Libertines in Latin American and Post-Communist Countries anton Jacobsen skjernaa, International Law's Impact on State Behaviour Rune slothuus, Mass Media Message Flows and Citizens' Political Opinion Formation lene mosegaard søbjerg, UN Trusteeships: A tool of order and solidarity in contemporary international society Kim sønderskov, Social Capital and Collective Action – The Case of National Environmental Improvements marie Østergaard, Redistribution of Solidarity in the Welfare State – an analysis of pain tolerance in active social policy marianne sandvad Ulriksen, Africanisation of the Democratic State Jesper wittrup, Institutional Design in the Public Sector Economics and management nisar ahmad, Dynamic Labour Market Behaviour of Immigrants martin møller andreasen, Macro Economic Variables in the Term Structure of Interest Rates Jesper Bagger, Essays on Earnings Dynamics and Job Mobility Benjamin Blunck, Value Creation in Mergers & Acquisitions – A Merger Wave Perspective marias halldor gestsson, Foreign prices shocks in a smalll open economy Jesper Rosenberg hansen, Strategic management in public organizations mads Peter Pilkjær harmsen, Three Essays in Behavioral and Experimental Economics toke hjortshøj lilhauge, Essays in Corporate Finance maria Knuth humlum, Intergenerational transmission of human capital: Non-monetary benefits of education Jens iversen, Short and Long Run Aspects of Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union annemette skak Jensen, The effects of labour market policies on economic growth Juanna schrøter Joensen: Determinants and consequences of Human Capital Investements Peter tind larsen, Credit Risk and Capital Structure agne lauzadyte, Institutional Approaches to Reduce Income Disparities between the Regions in Lithuania Rune mølgaard, Asset Allocation in Incomplete Markets lars luun nautrup, Aldersonian Marketing Theory Frank steen nielsen, Fractional Integration, Fractional Cointegration, and Non-linearities torben Beedholm Rasmussen, The Expectations Hypothesis and Dynamic Models of the Term Structure martin seneca, Economic Policy in New-Keynesian Economics niels skipper, Essays on the Economics of Pharmaceuticals david glavind skovmand, Interest Rate Derivatives: Pricing and Hedging in the LIBOR Market Model Jonas staghøj, Improving Labour Market Efficiency by Implementing Profiling and Targeting Models niels stender, Essays on Marketing Engineering tony Vittrup sørensen, Essays on conflict, institutions and economic development torben sørensen, Human Capital and the Labor Market Rune majlund Vejlin, Integration of immigrants into the labour market yu wang, The Economic Analysis of Open Source Software christian dahl winther, Strategic Timing of Product Introduction in the Information Economy Jie Zhu, Empirical Analysis on Stock Market/Credit Risk Jens erik Boesen, Asset Pricingand Term Structure Dynamics in a Macro Perspective

Law stine Richter Berg, Legal Consequences of Null and Void Contracts malene Bechmann christensen, Public Law Liability thue hagenau, Liability for damages of financial institutions thomas gammeltoft hansen, The Externalisation of Asylum – Analysing the Impact of EU on Third Country Asylum Law and Policy thomas obel hansen, Institutional Building and Transitional Justice claus Bohn Jespersen, The VAT Treatment of Financial Services and Insurances - in a Comparative EU Law Perspective Birgit liin, Compensation for Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights lasse lund madsen, Criminal Participation in Business Dispositions hanne marie motzfeldt, Protection of Personal Data within the Public Administration Area carsten munk-hansen, Clauses limiting civil responsibility line Bune Pedersen, Genetic Tests claus Korsholm Rohde, Intertemporal law – with special focus on the legislation concerning lease of real property Kasper steensgaard, Battle of Forms trine Balskilde stoltenborg, The VVM-directive, its Scope and its Implementation in Danish Law, including its Impact on the Animal Production Rikke gade trinskjær, Rent tribunal malene Værum Vestmark, Public Law Liability

Psychology tina andersen, The lifeworld of young peolpe in transition from a life in residential care to an independent living annette elisabeth Bohn, The development of life narratives across late middle childhood and adolescence. At what age do children develop the ability to create a temporally and thematically coherent life narrative? What are the cognitive and cultural prerequisites for this development? Rikke holm Bramsen, Attitudes towards rape and rape victims in Denmark signe maria schneevoigt ebbesen, The influence of psychosocial factors in IVF-treatment: A questionnaire survey examining the relationship between psychosocial factors and aspects of IVF-treatment and a randomized, controlled intervention study on the effect of expressive writing on IVF-treatment outcome and psychological distress in couples undergoing IVF-treatment. mette elmose eriksen, Autism spectrum disorder from a developmental perspective: an investigation of risk and protective factors anders chr. green, Music and Neuroaesthetics – A Brain Imaging Study drifa Bjørk gudmundsdottir, An investigation of risk and resistance factors for the development of psychological distress and posttraumatic stress disorder in Danish parents of chronically ill children hjalti Jónsson, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A comparative study of group therapy versus individual therapy. Kim Berg engersgaard Johannessen, Motivation for weight loss mikael Birkelund Johansen, Stress management & Quality of Life an examination of the effect of a short exercise program. osman Kingo, Object individuation and the early concept formation Rikke lambek, From Behaviour to Cognition in Disorders of Attention, Motor Activity, and Impulsivity – A neuropsychological approach to ADHD heterogeneity mathias lasgaard, An Investigation of Loneliness among young people in Denmark – Prevalence, Typology, Risk factors, and Consequences. Berit irene lassesen, Learning strategies among university students ellen Barsett magnus, Participations influence on use and development of human resources in work organizations Kent Jacob nielsen, FAIS: The culture shaping safety committee Rune nørager, An investigation of how programmed technology can be made compatible with basic human sensory-motor systems and the impact on ease of use, robust of use and pleasure of use maja Kær o'connor, A quantitative, psychological study of the degree of traumatization and the impact of personality on the grief reaction in older bereaved people christina gundgaard Pedersen, The influence of complementary and alternative treatment for the experienced life quality and symptoms in patients with breast, lung, uterus and ovary cancer anne scharling Rasmussen, Relations between the directive, the social and the self function of autobiographical memory and the Five Factor Model of personality. helle spindler, Psychological determinants of chronic heart failure prognosis and quality of life: A prospective study tea anegen Ramian trillingsgaard, Adult attachment, comunicationpatterns and marital adjustment of transition to parenthood marlene Flensborg damholdt, Cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease categorised in accordance to motor symptoms – the relation between cognitive deficits and comorbid psychiatric disorders and age of disease onset Kaj schrøder hansen, Abuse and alexithymia: an investigation of the spreading of alexithymia among people with abuse, and an investigation of therapeutic possibilities



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