Department of Sociology and Social Work

  • Kroghstræde 7

    9220 Aalborg Øst


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Head of Department
Trond Beldo Klausen

Fields of Activity
The department’s field of activity comprises all social science disciplines and an interdisciplinary application in teaching and research.

The department’s staff is responsible for the teaching in most of the educational programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Besides the basic year programme, these include bachelor and Master programmes in Social Work, Public Administration, Social Science, Business Administration and Business Law. In addition, the department’s staff teaches at Open University, including the Master programme in Social Work and the Labour Market and Personnel Management programme. Finally, the staff teaches at various programmes pertaining to supplementary training offered by a subdivision for external seminars and development within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The department’s research is organized in various research environments, to which the academic staff is affiliated. The staff conducts research in and across a number of focus areas:

1. Social work and social processes of change
2. Professional life, qualification and organization
3. Everyday life and social structure
4. Legal rights and legal protection of the individual

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Denmark Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
Acoustic waves Engineering & Materials Science
student Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
Electricity Engineering & Materials Science
experience Social Sciences

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Projects 1997 2028

Boligliv i Højden

Mechlenborg, M., Bech-Danielsen, C. & Hauxner, K.


Project: Research

Envisioning Proximity Tourism with New Materialism

Ren, C.


Project: Research

Research Output 1978 2020

China-Latin America Relations in the 21st Century: the Dual Complexities of Opportunities and Challenges

Bernal-Meza, R. (ed.) & Li, X., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

Conceptualizing “Meritocracy” as “Ruling Legitimacy” in the Course of China’s Transformation and Global Rise

Li, X., 2020, (In preparation) The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies. Routledge

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingPreface/Introduction/postscriptResearchpeer-review

Democratic Situations

Birkbak, A. (ed.) & Papazu, I. M. C. H. (ed.), 2020, (In preparation) Mattering Press.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review


Best Paper Award at Academy of Management annual meeting, 2019

Kasper Trolle Elmholdt (Recipient), Jeppe Agger Nielsen (Recipient) & Arild Wæraas (Recipient), Aug 2019

Prize: Conference prizes


Carlo Volf (Recipient), Jakob Markvart (Recipient), Bodil Engberg Pallesen (Recipient) & Kjeld Johnsen (Recipient), Mar 2019

Prize: Other prizes

Activities 1983 2022

Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF) (External organisation)

Kathrine Vitus (Member)
1 Jan 202212 Dec 2022

Activity: MembershipsBoard duties in companies, associations, or public organisations

Nordic Journal of Social Research (NJSR) (Journal)

Kathrine Vitus (Editor)
2022 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch

Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF) (External organisation)

Kathrine Vitus (Member)
1 Jan 202112 Dec 2022

Activity: MembershipsBoard duties in companies, associations, or public organisations

Press / Media

Højkonjunktur betyder højt sygefravær

Claus D. Hansen


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Svendborg skal have flere handicappede i job

Thomas Bredgaard


5 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Søbund kan give nye svar om asbeststøv

Jakob Hjort Bønløkke


5 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Co-creation of Knowledge

Vibeke Andersson (Participant), Helene Balslev Clausen (Participant)

Impact: Social impact, Cultural impact, Other impact

Cuba and Sustainable Tourism Development

Helene Balslev Clausen (Participant)

Impact: Cultural impact, Social impact, Public policy impact


Virtual reality
Acoustic waves
Haptic interfaces
Augmented reality
Patient rehabilitation