AU Herning appoints 16 new researchers

With 16 newly appointed researchers, including 7 part-time and 3 full-time professors, AU Herning increases the co-operation with strong international institutions and thus ensures a close relationship between research, education and the well-developed network with the Central and Western Jutland business community.

[Translate to English:] AU Herning opruster med 16 nye forskere. Photo: JW Luftfoto

As of 1 November, the Centre Director at AU Herning Michael Evan Goodsite has appointed a total of 3 professors and 6 part-time professors, 2 part-time associate professors and 5 assistant professors from institutions in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, England, the USA and Canada. In addition, Andrew Schotter, who has been elected ”The Wall Street Journal Distinguished Professor of the Year” twice, has accepted a visiting assistant professorship. Michael Evan Goodsite is very proud and pleased with the appointment.

The appointment of the new researchers forms part of AU Herning's efforts to ensure strong and locally based research and education, which has a global scope, increases co-operation with international institutions and can be of use to a great deal of people:

- AU Herning is part of a well-known and strong university (Aarhus University, ed.), and we have also created a very unique entrepreneurial spirit and established close contact with the business community over many years. We are now fully exploiting these strengths by appointing some talented researchers who are able to work and generate results together with the business community here. It is beneficial to all parties, says Michael Goodsite.

An area of great potential
Anders Frederiksen and Allan Gross are two of the newly appointed professors at AU Herning. To them, the co-operation with the local community is one of the main reasons as to why they have come to Herning.

- You can sense from day one that AU Herning receives a great deal of attention and support. I spoke to a local journalist who, by means of his article, wanted to help me find relevant local companies to co-operate with. The close contact with companies makes it possible to acquire a lot of new data for research purposes, so that is quite interesting, says Anders Frederiksen, Professor MSO in Econometrics and Business Economics, who is also affiliated with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Organizational Architecture (ICOA) at Aarhus University.

- There is definitely closeness in Herning. You work very closely with companies and users, and they are also used to working with AU Herning, which makes the process much faster and better, says Professor in Engineering and Mathematical Modelling, Allan Gross.

Facts about the new staff members
The new professors, part-time professors, associate professors, part-time associate professors and assistant professors at AU Herning are:

Full-time professors (3)

  • Anders Frederiksen
  • Allan Gross
  • Elsebeth Sørensen, Aarhus University

Part-time professors (6)

  • Carlo Aall, Vestlandsforskning, Norway
  • Kirsten Halsnæs, Technical University of Denmark
  • Peter Outridge, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Hamed Sanei, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Allan Tait, The Open University, London, England
  • Christian Koch, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Full-time associate professor (1)

  • Jean Paul Peronard

Part-time associate professor (1)

  • Magdalena Muir, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • Andreas Schotter, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA


Full-time assistant professors (5)

  • Peter Klaas
  • Michael Nørager
  • Ole Friis
  • Torben Tambo
  • Simon Torp

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sørensen, previously Professor MSO, has now been appointed Professor. Therefore, the position is new to her even though she was already employed at AU Herning. 4 out of the 5 assistant professors were also already members of the staff at AU Herning, but have now been appointed to new positions with research responsibilities.

Further information

Michael E. Goodsite
Centre Director at AU Herning

T: (+45) 8716 4747
M: (+45) 6011 2557


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