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Social Science and Business

The programme:

The PhD programme in Social Science and Business ensures that Aarhus BSS is able to train PhD students whose areas of research span several of or lie between the six other fields and where supervision competencies are available at Aarhus BSS.

The PhD programme enrolls PhD students that have (interdisciplinary) research projects related to for example specific (interdisciplinary) research centres or Department of Business Development and Technology or PhD students with particular research profiles that cut across the six other fields at Aarhus BSS.

Research facilities available: 

PhD students will be connected to one of the 6 academic departments at Aarhus BSS. It is important that a PhD project either fits into one of the below existing research environments, or can be based within a department despite the project’s span of several fields.

The Department of Business Development and Technology has an interdisciplinary profile covering engineering, business economics, management, climate change, sustainability, energy, and business communication and multimedia. It also includes the Nordic Center of Excellence for Strategic Adaptation Research (NCoE NORD-STAR) & The Danish Strategic Research Centre: EcoSense.

National Centre for Register-based Research aims at contributing to the integration of register-based research between health sciences and social sciences, and strengthening the use of register data in social sciences. The Centre’s research mainly focuses on epidemiological studies of schizophrenia, mania, depression, and suicide. Research is based upon Danish registers and increasingly upon genetic and other biological data.

Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy has an interdisciplinary profile, which combines both various research disciplines in the social sciences and humanities and a wide variety of research methods. The Centre’s research focuses on research policy, innovation policy and university policy, and contributes to both the theoretical and empirical developments within the field.

Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research offers an interdisciplinary field of research within drug and alcohol studies, covering anthropology, criminology, economics, media science, psychology, social epidemiology, and sociology. The Centre’s research focuses on treatment, prevention, policy and consumption of both legal and illegal substances.

TrygFondens Centre for Child Research is an interdisciplinary research centre that focuses on impact evaluations of social, educational and crime prevention programmes targeting Danish children and youth. The  centre uses experimental and quasi-experimental research designs to measure causal effects to determines what works. We also have expert knowledge in analysing program cost effectiveness and cost benefit.

Centre for Teaching and Learning (CUL) is an educational research and development unit and delivers research into teaching and learning in Higher Education. The research is based on a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. The centre's research is a prerequisite for the centre being able to offer courses and consultancy services at a high level of quality and credibility and is conducted for the purpose of enhancing the decision-making of teachers and managers  and universities in general and at School of Business and Social Sciences in particular.  

Affiliated centers/departments:

PhD students can according to the appointment be based either at Campus Aarhus, Campus Copenhagen or Campus Herning.

Approx. number of PhD students:

20 – 25

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Revised 13.11.2017