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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.

Photo: Colourbox

2019.03.11 | Staff

New holiday act from 2020

On 1 September 2020, the new Holiday Act comes into force, and all employees will transition to a concurrent holiday scheme. Concurrent holiday means that holiday can be taken in the same year in which you accrue (earn) it. Employees who are already on the concurrent holiday scheme will not experience any changes.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik presented oceanographer and ship’s captain Torben Vang (centre) with the award from the Anders Lassen Foundation for his exceptional efforts during the investigation of the murder of the journalist Kim Wall. He is here, together with the head of the Danish special forces (Frømandskorpset), Commander Jens B. Bach (left), who recommended Torben Vang to the honour. (Photo: Anders Lassen Foundation).

2019.03.15 | Public / media, Staff

Captain Torben Vang receives award for his work during search for murdered journalist

A unique collaboration between science and society has been honoured by the Anders Lassen Foundation; a foundation with its roots in the Danish special forces. The master of AU's research vessel, Torben Vang, has been lauded for his work with divers and the police in the investigation of the murder of journalist Kim Wall.

Mogens Støvring Hovmøller has been appointed professor of plant pathology. Photo: Jesper Rais

2019.03.11 | Public / media, Staff

New professor of plant pathology at Aarhus University

Mogens Støvring Hovmøller has been appointed professor of plant pathology in the Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University.

The new premises for the Department of Food Science at Agro Food Park in Aarhus will be ready for occupancy on 1 November 2019, and staff in Aarslev and Foulum affected by the move have now been formally notified. The picture is from the topping-out ceremony on 31 January 2019. Photo: Ole Tolbod Fotografi

2019.03.07 | Staff

Staff notified about the move from Årslev

A total of 84 employees at the Department of Food Science and the ST Administrative Centre will be moving their workplace address from Årslev and Foulum when they move to Agro Food Park in Aarhus on 1 November 2019. Letters about the move are being sent to affected employees at the beginning of March.

2019.03.05 | Staff

Call for AUFF Starting Grants and AUFF Flagships

The Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) has just published a call for applications for AUFF Starting Grants and the new ambitious initiative, AUFF Flagships, targeted at research projects at Aarhus University of an extraordinary character.

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