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From the scanning of the earthly remains of Tycho Brahe to the analysis of Greek grammar, the school's research covers a wide range of fields.

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The water in the river in San Sebastian area is orange from acid mine drainage (Photo: Pedro Cabezas)
Vladimir Pacheco Cueva talks to the local community in San Sebastian about environmental and health risks. (Photo: Xenia Marroquin)
Despite its high price bottled water is seen everywhere in San Sebastian. (Photo: Vladimir Pacheco Cueva)
Different gangs of artisanal miners dig up their own holes with simple tools and use mercury to extract gold from the rocks. (Photo: Vladimir Pacheco)

2016.03.16 | Research, Globale Studier

Abandoned mines cause serious problems for local communities

Water pollution caused by acid drainage is one of the biggest problems for people who live in and around mining areas. Vladimir Pacheco Cueva, PhD and assistant professor at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, is the co-author of a report calling for government action to tackle the impact of mining on a rural community in El…

2016.02.17 | Research

The feeling of being observed increases prosocial behaviour

A new interdisciplinary study with the participation of Dimitris Xygalatas, Panos Mitkidis, and John McGraw, researchers at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, shows that exposure to a three-dimensional human figure increases prosocial behaviour.

2016.02.10 | Research

Religion may help societies to expand

An international team of researchers including Dimitris Xygalatas, who is an associate professor at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University, have studied the way in which religious beliefs influence cooperation and the formation of societies. They found that people’s view of their gods has a direct impact on the way they behave towards…

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