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Sociology and Social Work

The Department of Sociology and Social Work conducts research and teaching within sociology, social work, working life and organisation. We offer tailored collaboration that meets the needs of private companies and public (including social) institutions within the scope of the department’s subject areas.

Potential areas of collaboration

Working with us will give companies and organizations access to the latest research and our many competences
within research areas such as:

  • Strategy, organisation and management
  • HRM (recruitment and retention of employees)
  • Competence development (especially within the public sector)
  • Proper case management and conflict mediation and management (especially within the public sector)
  • Urban development and settlement strategies (e.g. for housing associations and local authorities)
  • Analysis strategies, methods, documentation and evaluation
  • Social work

How can we help you?

The department partners extensively with the private as well as the public sector. Among other things, we offer the following:

  • Collection of data (quantitative as well as qualitative)
  • Analyses (e.g. recruitment analyses, survey and document analyses in addition to comparative and explanatory analyses)
  • Quality and method development as well as documentation and evaluation (especially within the social field)
  • Dissemination (lectures, continuing education and written reports)

Selected prior collaboration topics:

  • The job centre as an organisational phenomenon
  • Telehomecare technology, chronic patients and the collaborating healthcare system
  • Evaluation of cancer rehabilitation programmes
  • Evaluation of pedagogical practice
  • The professional competence of pedagogical personnel
  • The social-professional practice in connection with placement cases
  • Social capital and health
  • The development of tools for facilitating physical activity and participation in associations among students
  • ADHD
  • Safety and occupational accidents

Industry knowledge

Our competences cover a wide range, as shown above.
We have special experience working with:

  • The public sector, particularly the social, labour-market and health-related fields
  • Consultancy services within public companies and institutions
  • HRM in private companies

Find out more at www.soc.aau.dk