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Carsten Suhr Jacobsen has been appointed new head of the Department of Environmental Science. Photo: Benny Schark, GEUS

2015.03.03 | Staff, Public / media

New head of the Department of Environmental Science

Carsten Suhr Jacobsen has been appointed new head of the Department of Environmental Science as of 1 April 2015. He comes from a position as research professor at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the University of Copenhagen.

Professor Lars Birkedal

2015.02.25 | Science and Technology, Public / media, Staff

Elite Research Prize awarded to Professor Lars Birkedal

Professor Lars Birkedal’s work is ground-breaking and invaluable for the understanding of modern complex programming language. On this basis, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science has awarded him an Elite Research Prize 2015 valued at DKK 1.2 million.

Christian Kraglund Andersen, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Simon Frølich, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO).
Morten Bormann Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and iNANO.

2015.02.25 | Science and Technology, Public / media, Staff

Three Elite Research travel grants awarded to Science and Technology students

Of the five Elite Research travel grants awarded to Aarhus University in 2015, no fewer than three went to PhD students at Science and Technology.

2015.02.25 | Science and Technology, Public / media, Staff

Danish university inaugurates the most northerly research station in Greenland

The Villum Research Station in Greenland is set to be officially inaugurated on 2 March 2015 by the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building. The Arctic research station primarily deals with climate research, and is located north of the Arctic Circle in the north-eastern corner of Greenland.

Senior Researcher Pia Frederiksen, Department of Environmental Science, has just been appointed to Denmark’s first climate council.

2015.02.25 | Staff

Senior Researcher Pia Frederiksen appointed to the Danish Climate Council

The members of a new independent Climate Council have just been appointed by the Minister for Climate, Energy and Building.

The public lectures at Science and Technology are a rapidly growing success, and more than 27,000 guests signed up for last year’s series. (Photo: AU Communication)
Some of the lectures are video transmitted to cinemas and local halls in Denmark and as far away as Nuuk, Greenland. (Photo: AU Communication)

2015.02.25 | Public / media, Staff

New season of popular science lectures

The public lectures at Science and Technology have become an enormous success with audiences. The new season kicks off with lectures on salt in cells and dark matter in the universe – and the Ig Nobel Prizes once more.

2015.02.23 | Staff

Staff meeting about Foulum’s new neighbour

On Monday 23 February, members of the AU Foulum staff were invited to an orientation meeting about the location of Apple’s new data centre in Foulum. See a video of the meeting below.

Aarhus University, Foulum. Photo: Danish Building and Property Agency and Hans Henrik Thostrup

2015.02.23 | Staff

Apple will be Aarhus University’s neighbour in Foulum

In collaboration with the Municipality of Viborg, the computer giant Apple has chosen to locate a data centre in Tjele, close to the Foulum Research Centre – a decision that is welcomed by Aarhus University.

2015.02.18 | School of Engineering Aarhus University, Public / media, Staff

Engineering degree programme available online

As of August 2015, Aarhus University is offering an online degree programme in Electronic Design Engineering. This is the first time that students in Denmark can take an engineering degree without attending a university. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2015.02.17 | Staff

Eight new postdoctoral grants to Science and Technology

The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) has just awarded postdoctoral grants to eight talented young researchers.

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