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  • 16.09.2021

    Three researchers are heading for new goals

    Three researchers with extraordinary potential have been selected for the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences’ Talent Track, which supports young researchers in pursuing innovative ideas. Meet the researchers here.

  • 16.09.2021

    Meet Mette Søgaard Nielsen

    The importance of networking for entrepreneurs is what Mette Søgaard Nielsen, an Associate Professor at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, is studying. Her goal is to explore new ways of understanding how social support and encouragement take place and influence entrepreneurs at a time when many exchanges have moved online. Learn more about Mette's research and ambitions in this Q&A.

  • 16.09.2021

    Meet Kim Andersen

    How does people's consumption of news affect their political beliefs and commitment? And what are the consequences when some people do not consume news? This is what Kim Andersen, an Associate Professor at the Centre for Journalism, aims to investigate further, as part of the SAMF Talent Track. Learn more about his research and visions in this Q&A.

  • 16.09.2021

    Meet Anna Schneider-Kamp

    Sociological and anthropological aspects are crucial to understand new tendencies and discourses within the healthcare system, and this is the focal point of Anna Schneider-Kamp's research. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Management and her goal is to contribute to an even better understanding of the sociocultural processes and mechanisms that affect inequality in health. Learn more about her research and visions in this Q&A.

  • 02.09.2021

    How do new technologies challenge democracy?

    Tech giants have enormous power – not only over public discourse, but also over free research. Recently, researchers from New York University were excluded from Facebook when they were in the process of uncovering ad targeting issues on the platform. Professor Claes de Vreese points out that two sets of clear ground rules are missing.

  • 14.06.2021

    New Head of the PhD School at the Faculty

    Domen Bajde becomes Head of the PhD School at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

  • 03.06.2021

    How will music festivals manage another summer without audience?

    The big music festivals are cancelled again this summer because of the Covid19-crisis. Will the popular festivals manage the crisis and what does the future look like for them?

  • 26.04.2021

    Space may become the new Wild West

    No state can lay claim to space. But adventurous billionaires and other private parties dreaming of space are currently challenging the treaties which have, until now, regulated obligations and rights in space. Researcher at SDU is helping to sort out the legal mess in space.

  • 13.03.2021

    Women in research: Mette Søgaard Nielsen

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, please meet some of our women researchers from SDU and learn their perspectives on being a woman in research.

  • 12.03.2021

    SAMF receives four Marie Curie grants

    This year, four of the very prestigious EU Marie Curie Fellowships go to young research talents, who move their research to recognised research environments at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at SDU.

  • 26.02.2021

    SDU is establishing a Business School

    A new Business School at SDU seeks to build a bridge between the university’s business economics programmes and the business community and society in general. The Business School will open its doors in September this year.

  • 26.02.2021

    The battle for phosphorus is intensifying

    Phosphorus is a very simple element that forms the foundation of all life on Earth. However, phosphorus is also a limited resource. Phosphorus is therefore also part of a game of geopolitics between superpowers that is intensifying these days.

  • 17.02.2021

    Experts are humans, too: Frederik Waage

    In this interview series, we meet four researchers. They are COVID-19 experts and widely used in the media. But they’re perfectly ordinary people, too.

  • 28.01.2021

    Drone market gains from new innovation concept

    When trying to market their innovative solutions, small start-ups often find it difficult to break down the door to potential customers. That is why Professor Mette Præst Knudsen has developed a concept at SDU that will help small and large businesses collaborate on innovative drone solutions.

  • 22.01.2021

    Meet Volha Lazuka

    How do health interventions during the childhood translate into better health and earnings in adulthood? Is it due to direct effects of interventions themselves or the interplay of several interventions at different ages, or completely other mechanisms? This is what Volha Lazuka, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Economics, aims to investigate further, as one of the emerging career scholars participating in the SAMF Talent Track. Read a Q&A with Volha Lazuka.

  • 22.01.2021

    Meet Kerstin Bree Carlson

    How do we ensure that an - often implicit - bias does not affect law and legal justice? Kerstin Bree Carlson, an Associate Professor at the Department of Law and one of the emerging career scholars in the SAMF Talent Track, suggests that countries that apply transitional justice methods will have less biased court processes. To test this hypothesis, she will compare terror trials from Colombia, Ireland, France, and Denmark. Read a Q&A with Kerstin Bree Carlson.

  • 22.01.2021

    Meet Julia Bronnmann

    The oceans are essential for human life, and for Julia Bronnmann, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, the goal is to study how the ocean and aquaculture production can contribute to food security, sustainability, and human wealth both in developed and developing countries. By joining the SAMF Talent Track, she will explore her ideas further. Read a Q&A with Julia Bronnmann.

  • 22.01.2021

    Talent Track to promote elite research: Meet the first participants

    The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences is launching a new initiative to support young ambitious researchers who have the potential to make significant contributions to their field of research.

  • 04.12.2020

    Researchers from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences receive DKK 9.1 million from the Carlsberg Foundation

    Six researchers at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at SDU receive a share of this year’s Carlsberg grants. The researchers will thus have the opportunity to pursue new research ideas and also to finish ongoing research.

  • 20.10.2020

    Artists create economic growth

    Every year, big cities like New York and Los Angeles attract thousands of artists who dream of making a name for themselves as musicians, writers or actors. A new research project at SDU shows that the rich cultural life helps to create economic growth in the largest cities in the US.

  • 02.10.2020

    Hybrid entrepreneurs stand a lesser chance of success

    If you try to start your own business at the same time as applying for a job, you are far less likely to succeed in your business. This is the result of a new study from SDU

  • 07.08.2020

    Students flocking to SAMF

    This year, 1,441 students have accepted a study place on one of SDU's Bachelor programmes in social sciences, a 10% increase from last year.

  • 09.07.2020

    Clusters to address societal challenges

    With the establishment of four clusters, the faculty will contribute to solving significant societal challenges and take research to new heights.

  • 26.06.2020

    New type of innovation has emerged during COVID-19

    Whisky and gin from Nyborg Distillery becomes hand sanitizer, Grundfos makes 100,000 visors and fibre materials are used for face masks instead of nappies. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have studied the redirection of resources in Danish companies to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) during the corona crisis, and they have discovered an entirely new type of innovation.

  • 01.04.2020

    SDU Professor receives much-coveted EU grant

    A new research project will shed light on inequalities in lifespans and the consequences that this may have on pension systems. Professor James Vaupel will lead the project, which is supported by the European Research Council (ERC).

  • 27.02.2020

    Researchers are calling for better data on inequality

    For us to be able to reduce inequality in and between the countries of the world, we need better data on inequality. There is no international system for measuring inequality’, is the message from Professor Paul Sharp and more than 50 other economists.

  • 18.02.2020

    The impact of managers

    An experimental study from the University of Southern Denmark shows how managers can act opportunistically and try to manipulate their subordinates. Watch a video about the study.

  • 29.01.2020

    New Director of leading research environment at SDU

    Jes Søgaard will take charge of the interdisciplinary research centre CPop, which addresses major societal challenges within demography and ageing.

  • 20.12.2019

    SDU aims to strengthen social institutions abroad

    Through a new strategic venture, SDU aims to help build and strengthen stable and legitimate institutions in countries facing challenges in these matters.

  • 20.12.2019

    New Head of Department at Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics

    Torben Munk Damgaard will soon be taking charge of the Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics at SDU.

  • 11.09.2019

    European grant for political scientist

    A new project at SDU will research on the norm for use of autonomous weapons and the impact this has on the international safety order. Political scientist Ingvild Bode will be responsible for the project, which will be supported by the European Research Council (ERC).

  • 12.06.2019

    Drones are moving into the battlefield

    The use of drones has changed the character of war, where modern warfare has once again become bloodier and more unpredictable.

  • 12.06.2019

    New Vice Deans for the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

    Professor Sten Rynning will be the Vice Dean for Research, while Head of Department Jan Guldager Jørgensen will take up the position of Vice Dean for Education for the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

  • 09.05.2019

    Danish economy boosted by German migrants

    Researchers reinterpret Danish economic history, which goes further back than the transformation of Danish agriculture in the 1880s. The conclusion is that German speaking estate owners laid the basis for the cooperative movement in the late 18th century.

  • 23.04.2019

    New Dean for the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

    With Jens Ringmose as new Dean at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU gets a leader who is passionate about university leadership.

  • 23.11.2018

    SDU Dean becomes new Vice-Chancellor at CBS

    Nikolaj Malchow-Møller has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of CBS. He has been Dean of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at SDU since 2014.

  • 03.10.2018

    Students and businesses came together

    About 300 students from the business and social sciences programmes and 20 local businesses met at University of Southern Denmark to talk about project-oriented studies, student jobs and master’s thesis collaboration.

  • 05.07.2018

    Grants given for international research stays

    Independent Research Fund Denmark has just awarded five grants for international research stays. Two of the grant recipients are researchers from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

  • 04.07.2018

    Reinventing higher education: hyper flexible education

    Over the coming years, SDU will experiment with new teaching methods. Vice-Chancellor Henrik Dam explains why and how SDU will develop the way the university organize education.

  • 01.06.2018

    Food waste: Which initiatives work?

    Efforts work best when multiple actors join forces to reduce food waste, points out SDU researcher Johanna Gollnhofer, who for one week took it upon herself to go dumpster diving.

  • 09.05.2018

    Reinventing higher education at SDU

    SDU will experiment with new teaching methods such as nano-education modules and digital courses. It will be the journalism programmes that will develop and test the new prototype for tomorrow’s university education.

  • 03.05.2018

    New grants from Independent Research Fund Denmark

    Five researchers at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences share in the grants that Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) has just distributed.

  • 30.01.2018

    Jeanette Lemmergaard remains Head of Department

    The Head of SDU's Department of Marketing & Management has been employed.

  • 18.01.2018

    Researchers test people’s reactions to drones

    The altitude of the flight is a deciding factor in whether drones are a disturbance and a cause for concern when they fly over people's houses and gardens.

  • 14.12.2017

    New grants for researchers at BSS-SDU

    Five researchers at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences have received support to initiate new research projects.

  • 31.10.2017

    Researchers will help companies perform better

    A new project will shed light on the human aspects of companies’ Sales and Operations Planning. This holds great potential for businesses.

  • 02.10.2017

    Energy companies will get help for their businesses

    The University of Southern Denmark’s new centre – The Energy Management Centre – will cooperate closely with companies in the energy sector to solve a number of challenges.

  • 27.09.2017

    New law on health data requires new research

    The conditions for researchers' access to health records and use of health data will change when Denmark must comply with the EU’s data protection regulation in May 2018. Therefore, the Lundbeck Foundation funds a new research project that will bring clarity to the future rules. Kent Kristensen from the Department of Law is head of the research group.

  • 17.08.2017

    Researcher gets Marie Curie grant

    Postdoc Danita Catherine Burke from the University of Southern Denmark receives a 'Marie Curie Individual Fellowship' of DKK 1.4 million. The money will be used to study why some interest groups are granted observer status in the intergovernmental Arctic Council, while others are less welcome.

  • 23.06.2017

    DKK 2.6 million to explore the origins of creativity

    Professor Karol Jan Borowiecki receives financial support from The Danish Council for Independent Research for his research project on how human interaction works as a catalyst for creative expression.

  • 15.06.2017

    Drones: People worry about their privacy

    New study shows that people are sceptical of drones intruding into their private sphere.

  • 01.06.2017

    Grants for research stays at leading, international universities

    Two researchers from The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences receive grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research for research stays abroad.

  • 31.05.2017

    Too few businesses focus on new technology

    New research shows that Danish companies fail to utilise new technologies and digital solutions and therefore fall behind in the international competition.

  • 30.05.2017

    Researchers find solutions in collaboration with companies

    The University of Southern Denmark has awarded DKK 12.9 million to interdisciplinary research projects to bring knowledge into play in public and private companies. The projects fall under the University's focus on selected research areas.

  • 05.05.2017

    Researchers receive millions from The Danish Council for Independent Research

    The Danish Council for Independent Research funds research projects to help launch ground-breaking research with implications for society and businesses. Five researchers from The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at The University of Southern Denmark are awarded a share of the grants.

  • 27.03.2017

    New project to ensure better integration of the energy market

    The Danish energy market faces major changes and demands for improved integration between electricity supply, natural gas and district heating. A new project will explore the integrated energy system of the future from a market perspective.

  • 01.01.0001

    Farvel og goddag til epidemiloven

  • 01.01.0001

    Er det stadig skak, vi spiller?

    Om jurister og samfundsdebatten i en retsstat: Hvor er det, at juristers viden om, hvorvidt noget er lovligt, ulovligt eller måske bare risikabelt, medfører værdi for andre end advokater eller sagsbehandlere i kommunen? Læs kronikken af Kristina Siig, professor MSO ved Juridisk Institut.

  • 01.01.0001

    Three Marie Curie Fellowships

    The EU funding gives the faculty opportunity of attracting three strong research profiles.