DKK 1 million for three visiting scholors

Marcia Dutra de Barcellos is one of three top professors who have been awarded the VILLUM Visiting Professor Programme grant from the Velux Foundation.


Marcia Dutra de Barcellos is planning to spend three months in Aarhus working on projects focused on sustainable foods. Photo: AU Photo.

A grant of DKK 974,400 from the Velux Foundation has made it possible for three renowned international professors to conduct a research stay in Aarhus as visiting scholars at the School of Business and Social Sciences. During their stay in Aarhus, the three professors will contribute to both the research and teaching at BSS, supervising Master’s and PhD students, giving lectures, seminars and workshops etc.

The three researchers are:

Marcia Dutra de Barcellos, professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Marcia Dutra de Barcellos, who has previously visited the Department of Business Administration, will spend three months at MAPP Centre for Research on Customer Relations in the Food Sector. Here she will be working on projects focused on sustainable foods, trying to find answers to questions such as:

“How do firms with sustainability goals develop eco-innovations throughout their supply chains? Does the exploitation of eco-innovations help food chains to achieve a better performance? Which capabilities are relevant for sustainable supply chain management in the food industry?”

Siem Jan Koopman, professor of econometrics at VU University in Amsterdam, Holland. Siem Jan Koopman is already affiliated with CREATES as a visiting scholar, where he contributes to the research environment in time series econometrics.

”My research activities aim at developing methodological, empirical and computational innovations in time series econometrics. This wide orientation allows me to be active in different research fields. […] The methodological developments are carried out with the aim to apply the resulting methods to relevant empirical problems in economics and finance,” writes Koopman in his grant application.

Koopman is planning to spend 2x3 months in Aarhus working on his project ‘State Space Models in Econometrics’.

Yong Heming, professor of English and vice-president of Guangdong University of Finance and Economics in China. As a visiting scholar at Aarhus University, Yong Heming will be collaborating with the Centre for Lexicography at the Department of Business Communication on the project ‘Online information tools for English-Chinese’. The purpose is to develop internet-based information tools to strengthen intercultural business communication. This will ultimately be of great benefit to the business sector, where trade with China is gaining ever greater importance.

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