WPA 2019. Graphic: AU

2019.04.09 | Staff

The WPA reports are available – local follow-up will begin

The results of the 2019 WPA confirm that in general, the university’s employees are satisfied with their jobs. The individual units will now begin holding dialogue meetings to interpret the results and discuss what concrete actions might be necessary to take at the local level.

[Translate to English:] Der er mange fordele ved at være aktiv på sociale platforme som Twitter og LinkedIn som forsker. Logo: Twitter og LinkedIn

2019.04.10 | Staff

Invitation to Open Lecture and workshop about LinkedIn and Twitter

Researchers and science communicators at ST are invited to an Open Lecture and a workshop on the use of LinkedIn and Twitter to disseminate research and create network. It takes place on Tuesday 30 April 2019 in Aarhus.

ST on LinkedIn. Photo: Christina Troelsen

2019.04.05 | Staff

Follow ST on LinkedIn

Science and Technology has a showcase page on LinkedIn. Follow the page and get the latest news on research and education, grants and events, and what else is going on at the faculty and departments, centres and schools. The LinkedIn page is in Danish.

Bo Brummerstedt Iversen from the Department of Chemistry is receiving DKK 39.8 mill. (EUR 5.3 mill.) to develop dynamic crystallography. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.
Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen from the Department of Chemistry is receiving DKK 39.9 mill. (EUR 5.3 mill.) for green catalysis. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU.
Professor Henrik Stapelfeldt from the Department of Chemistry is receiving DKK 30.2 mill. (EUR 4 mill) to film the atoms in molecules during chemical reactions. Photo: Lise Balsby.
Professor Lars Birkedal from the Department of Computer Science is receiving DKK 35.4 mill. (EUR 4.72 mill.) to set up a centre for basic research into programme verification. Photo: AU
Professor Yong P. Chen is offered DKK 40 mill (EUR 5,36) to experiment with hybrid quantum materials. Photo: Purdue University

2019.04.05 | Public / media, Staff

Villum Foundation to donate DKK 185 mill. to research at Aarhus University

Five professors in computer science, chemistry and physics have been selected as Villum Investigators, and each will receive between DKK 30 and 40 mill. (EUR 4 - 5.4 mill.) for their research over the next six years.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Lars Kruse

2019.04.01 | Staff

AU puts cleaning assignments in selected buildings out to tender

In the course of the next 9-12 months, a detailed decision-making basis will be prepared for the possible outsourcing of 51 buildings at AU. Consultation responses and comments from liaison committees, union representatives and others will be included in this tender process. When the final basis for decision is completed in early 2020, the…

For the second time in his career, Professor Jens Stougaard from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University receives an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for research in plant molecular biology. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen, AU.

2019.03.28 | Public / media, Staff

Jens Stougaard receives prestigious grant from the European Research Council

For the second time in his career, Professor Jens Stougaard from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University receives an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council for research in plant molecular biology. The amount awarded is EUR 2.5 million and runs over five years.

There was a high level of commitment from the participants at AU's sustainability seminar, where 150 students and staff members attended. Photo: Lars Kruse

2019.03.25 | Staff

The seeds of a more sustainable AU have been sown

At last week’s internal sustainability seminar, highly committed students and employees generated valuable ideas for a more sustainable AU. The next steps will be the development of a sustainability strategy and an ambassador network.

There is a skewed gender balance amongst researchers at AU, where too many female research talents fall off on the career ladder from Ph.D. to professor. This has to change. Therefore, AU put focus on gender equality in research with a conference on 8 March 2019. Photo: Anders Hyllander

2019.03.21 | Staff

Targeted efforts are needed to get more women in science

Things are moving too slowly when it comes to improving the gender balance in technical and scientific fields. But specific and targeted efforts do make a difference and they are necessary. Things won’t change by themselves. These were the overall conclusions when AU focused on gender balance at a conference on 8 March.

Graphic: Microsoft

2019.03.15 | Staff

Your mailbox is to be moved, and will be better protected

Over the next six months AU IT is moving all mailboxes at AU to the cloud, and is introducing two-factor authentication. Before the transfer you must install and activate two-factor authentication yourself, in order not to lose access to your email and calendar. You will receive detailed information and guidance before your unit is transferred.

Photo: Lars Kruse

2019.03.14 | Staff

WPA 2019: The survey is closed – results published on 9 April

71 per cent of Aarhus University’s employees have completed the psychological/physical WPA questionnaire. The results will be published on 9 April, after which the local follow-up processes will begin.

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