On 9 October 2018, the faculty management team decided to appoint a research committee at the school. The committee replaces the formerly appointed committee regarding external research funding.
The purpose of appointing a research committee at Aarhus BSS is to promote the strategic objectives of increasing the external funding of the school’s research, creating greater academic synergy across the school’s departments and supporting the Vice-dean for Research in representing the school’s interests both internally at AU and to the outside world. The school’s research committee is a forum for strategic discussions and cross-disciplinary experience sharing regarding application opportunities, potential cross-disciplinary projects, preliminary assessments of consultation responses, recommendations for awards, appointments etc.
Duties and responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the school’s research committee include:
The dean is responsible for appointing the school’s research committee and participates in the meetings as needed. The heads of department each appoint one member. Members are either deputy heads of department for research or equivalent management representatives with research responsibility. The Associate Dean for EU Financing is automatically a member of the committee. The Vice-dean for Research is the chair.
The committee will convene as needed (approximately four times a year).
The Dean’s Office provides the administrative support of the committee and is also responsible for coordinating with and involving other AU-stakeholders.