The objectives of Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences are to conduct research and offer academic programmes at the highest international level in support of the mission and vision of Aarhus BSS.  

The department is currently working on a detailed strategy within the objectives set in the strategy framework of Aarhus BSS 2012-17.

Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences continuously seeks to:

  • increase the number of publications in the best and most recognised international journals
  • increase the amount of external funding from both Danish and international public and private sector sources
  • increase the  recruitment of excellent researchers to promote the overall academic objectives and ensure continuous high quality teaching at all programmes
  • increase the collaboration and dialogue with other academic areas and the outside world

During the first stage of the strategy period, the department has initiated, among others, following activities to support the objectives above:

  • Developing department-specific  standards of high-quality publication outlets and financial incentives to motivate faculty members
  • Ongoing dialogues at the department on the quality of programmes and teaching
  • Increased focus on further improving and developing the skills of faculty members through tailored courses
  • In progress of establishing closer ties to international peer universities with the aim of exchanging experiences and best practices

Read the strategy of Aarhus BSS

Aarhus University's strategy and policy