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2017.11.10 | Staff

Minister for Higher Education and Science visits AU Foulum

Basic research activities and collaboration with industry were in focus when Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind paid a visit to AU Foulum.

Professor Jens-Christian Svenning will spearhead the new Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World, with a grant of DKK 40 million from the VILLUM FOUNDATION. (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)
Professor Bjørk Hammer has been granted DKK 25 million for a research project called Machine Learning in Atomistic Structure Determination. (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)
Jens Kann-Rasmussen, Chair of the Board of the VILLUM FOUNDATION, is pleased that the grants were awarded to two top researchers at Aarhus University, and he looks forward to seeing the results. (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)

2017.11.10 | Staff

Two VILLUM Investigator grants celebrated in style

In spring 2017, two top researchers at Science and Technology – Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, Department of Bioscience, and Professor Bjørk Hammer, Department of Physics and Astronomy – were each awarded one of the newly established VILLUM Investigator grants. These provided funding for the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing…

All the happy finalists are assembled. The winners received DKK 10,000 and the prize for second and third was DKK 2,500. (Photo: ‎Vincente Kenrice Klehr)
The Nanopaper team: Deby Fapyane, Isabel Alvarez-Martos and Hector Raposo Vega. (Photo: ‎Vincente Kenrice Klehr)
The Independent Elder entry: Magnus Graf Skou. (Photo: ‎Vincente Kenrice Klehr)
The Merry Berry team: Assela Ongarbayeva and Eric Sutherland. (Photo: ‎Vincente Kenrice Klehr)

2017.11.08 | Staff, Public / media

Dean’s Challenge: a festive event with fruit snacks, degradable plastic and walking frames

On Monday 6 November, the final of the Dean’s Challenge – an annual case competition – was held for the third time. During the course of twenty-four days, the students attended workshops to help them develop and fine-tune their ideas, so they were well prepared for presenting them to the jury. Of all the submitted solutions, three were selected in…

2017.11.07 | Staff

IT maintenance work on the weekend of 18–19 November

IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 18 and 19 November 2017

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Sat 25 Nov
16:00-18:00 | NSI, Navitas – Café (1st floor)
The Hult Prize at Aarhus University: guest speaker Erin Schrode
Meet Erin Schrode, a sustainability activist from California, USA, who is a guest speaker for the Hult Prize at Aarhus University.
Fri 01 Dec
14:00-16:00 | Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Aarhus University
Opening of Centre for Electromicrobiology
Aarhus University is opening the Centre for Electromicrobiology, a new Centre of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.
Sat 02 Dec
15:00-19:00 |
Final event – the Hult Prize at Aarhus University
The Hult Prize is the biggest student competition in the world, a millennial movement that began in 2009. Hosted by the United Nations and supported by the Clinton Foundation, the Hult Prize catalyses more than 50,000 students to create social enterprises every year. For the first time, Aarhus University has a campus directory.
Tue 05 Dec
14:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde
Official opening of iClimate – Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change
The global, regional and local challenges associated with a changing climate can only be solved by innovative and interdisciplinary research and new partnerships formed between excellent basic and applied research, private companies and public authorities. The ambition of the Aarhus University Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change – iClimate – is to provide new services and solutions to the grand challenges connected with climate change via excellent research into human and climate change interactions. Attendance is free, but please register before 30 November.
Tue 05 Dec
14:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 39, 4000 Roskilde
Opening of Aarhus University Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change (iCLIMATE)
Aarhus University opens a new interdisciplinary research centre for climate change at Science and Technology.

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