The management at Aarhus BSS

On this page, you can find out more about the management at Aarhus BSS. You can get an insight into the school’s strategic initiatives, read the latest management news and find the minutes from the meetings in the faculty management team.

News from the faculty management team


2021.01.18 | News from management

Extension of EQUIS accreditation

At the end of 2020, Aarhus BSS’ EQUIS accreditation was extended, meaning that the faculty has entered a new three-year accreditation period.

2020.09.01 | News from management

5-year AACSB accreditation in place

Aarhus BSS has now been awarded the 5-year AACSB accreditation after one year’s extension of the accreditation process. During this year, the school has strengthened the systematic process for following up on the degree programme learning goals.

Photo: Colourbox

2020.08.24 | News from management

Handling infection at Aarhus BSS

The faculty management team has appointed a new COVID-19 response team, which will be responsible for handling cases of infection among students. The team has been established ahead of the reopening of the physical teaching at Aarhus BSS.

On 2 June, Aarhus BSS will welcome back its employees after more than two months. Photo: AU Foto.

2020.05.27 | News from management

Towards a reopening

On Tuesday 2 June, Aarhus BSS’ buildings are ready to welcome back employees after more than two months. The academic and administrative departments are currently establishing the practical framework of the reopening. However, employees need to be aware of a number of joint guidelines.

Niels Haldrup in his office at home. Photo: Private

2020.05.26 | News from management

Managing at a distance

The coronavirus crisis and the physical lockdown had a huge impact on the everyday life of employees and management. Now the university is slowly reopening, but what has it actually been like managing a large department at a distance? Here, Head of Department Niels Haldrup (ECON) shares his experiences.

Photo: Colourbox

2020.02.25 | News from management

Interdisciplinary collaboration - a strategic priority

As part of the school’s strategic planning process, each department has spent autumn 2019 developing a whitepaper outlining the priorities and activities in 2020. Interdisciplinary collaboration is a shared priority across departments - in terms of both research and education.

Photo: AU Foto

2020.01.31 | Aarhus BSS, News from management

New head of the Department of Law

Professor Torsten Iversen is the new head of the Department of Law. He will take up the position on 1 March 2020.

Dean Thomas Pallesen, Aarhus BSS (left) and President Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, CBS. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Foto and Bjarke MacCarthy

2019.11.22 | Aarhus BSS, News from management

Danish business schools: Savings on education will affect the Danish business community

While the Danish business community is calling for qualified and highly skilled graduates for growth and green transition, the government is in the process of weakening the education of future employees. This is the clear warning from Denmark’s two business schools, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Aarhus School of Business and Social…

The benchmark meeting in October was the first joint meeting between the three institutions. Photo: Karin de Roo (FEB Groningen)

2019.10.22 | News from management

Strength through collaboration

In early October, the first joint benchmarking meeting between Aarhus BSS, HGU and FEB Groningen took place. Here the schools exchanged experiences within international recruitment and laid the foundation for a greater collaboration on assessment committees, says Head of Department Jacob Kjær Eskildsen.

Aarhus BSS hold the three international accreditations AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

2019.08.22 | Aarhus BSS, News from management

Aarhus BSS still AACSB accredited - process extended by one year

AACSB has just informed Aarhus BSS that the accreditation process has been extended until spring 2020. Aarhus BSS needs to document and further systematise the process for following up on the learning goals of the degree programmes. This means that Aarhus BSS continues to hold the international AACSB accreditation, but that AACSB will re-evaluate…

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Photo: AU Photo

2020.06.25 | Management messages

Summer greeting from the executive team

Dear employees, With the summer holidays fast approaching, we can look back on quite an extraordinary spring. And forward to an autumn that will also be somewhat different than usual. During the physical lockdown in the spring, we worked together at a distance for almost three months and had to come up with new online solutions for teaching…

Dean Thomas Pallesen thanks everyone for their huge effort. Photo: AU Photo
Like everyone else, Thomas Pallesen is working from home these days. Photo: Private

2020.04.02 | Management messages

Message from the dean

Dear employees, Right now, everything has been turned upside down, and our daily routines have been interrupted. We have rapidly adapted to a completely new way of life, and this has placed great demands on all of us. Here at Aarhus BSS, one of our core activities is to deliver high-quality degree programmes. It still is - also while the…

Photo: Ingrid Fossum

2019.12.19 | Management messages

Christmas greeting from the Executive Team

The Executive Team in building 1327 at Bartholins Allé would like to thank all employees at the school for their efforts in the year gone by. It has been an eventful year, which culminated with the extension of the existing taximeter increase for the humanities and social science degree programmes.

Thomas Pallesen encourages all employees to vote at this year's university elections. Photo: Lars Kruse (AU Photo).

2019.10.20 | Aarhus BSS, Management messages

Use your vote at this year’s university elections

Dear employees, This year, university elections will be held at Aarhus University. Here we must elect representatives for the AU Board and the academic councils - key bodies that contribute to setting the direction at both university and school level. We have to elect three employee representatives for the board - two from the academic staff…

Photo: Aarhus BSS Communication

2019.09.04 | Management messages, Aarhus BSS

The dean's autumn 2019 semester greeting

Read the semester greeting from Dean Thomas Pallesen. Here he talks about what is going on at the school and some of things we will be focusing on in the coming semester. Find the link to the dean's video greeting at the bottom of the page.

Photo: Sinne Brandt Jakobsen

2018.12.17 | Aarhus BSS, Management messages

End-of-year message from Dean Thomas Pallesen

Dean Thomas Pallesen looks back at yet another interesting year with many good prospects for the future. And ahead to 2019 where the first steps towards further collaboration across degree programmes must be taken.

Photo: Sinne Brandt Jakobsen

2018.12.17 | Aarhus BSS, Management messages

End-of-year message from Vice-dean Per Baltzer Overgaard

For Vice-dean for Research and Talent Development Per Baltzer Overgaard, 2018 was a year in which Aarhus BSS proved what we are capable of in terms of external funding. However, it was also a year in which a bleak political decision was made.

Photo: Sinne Brandt Jakobsen

2018.12.17 | Aarhus BSS, Management messages

End-of-year message from Vice-dean Per Andersen

Accreditation, quality assurance and good solutions for students on the MACC and the BAMCC. These are some of the things that will characterise 2019 for Vice-dean for Education Per Andersen.

Photo: Lars Kruse (AU Foto)

2018.06.14 | Aarhus BSS, Management messages

Summer greeting from the dean

Dear employees, The summer holidays are approaching and we have already had a taste of the great summer weather. Before we all take a well-deserved break, it is time to look back - and ahead to some of the things we can look forward to after the holidays. It has been an interesting year at Aarhus BSS. For one thing, I’m very pleased that…

Photo: Ingrid Fossum, Aarhus BSS Communication

2017.12.20 | Aarhus BSS, Management messages

“We have a great foundation”

Vice-dean for Education Per Andersen remembers 2017 as a year characterised by accreditation processes. And as a year that confirmed his belief that Aarhus BSS has a great foundation for creating degree programmes of the highest quality.

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