Associate deans

The executive team at Aarhus BSS have appointed two associate deans who will each work to strengthen the school’s efforts in a particular strategic focus area and act as a counsellor and source of inspiration for the executive team. Associate deans do not have staff responsibility, but an academic responsibility within a delimited area.

As a rule, associate deans are appointed amongst the school’s academic staff and will spend one third of their time on the task. The remaining working hours are spent at the home department. Associate deans are typically appointed for a three-year period.

Niels Mejlgaard

Professor, Department of Political Science
Associate dean for EU Financing
1 September 2018 – 31 August 2024


To create greater awareness and better use of the possibilities offered under the European framework programmes thereby increasing the success rate of the school’s EU applications.

Ulrik Federspiel

Member of the advisory board at Aarhus BSS
Associate dean
1 June 2018 – 31 August 2022


To advise the executive team on how to increase Aarhus BSS’s collaboration with external stakeholders, including private foundations, government agencies and institutions, special interest organisations etc.