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.

"Aarhus Harbor Bath" was the project that won Orbies for both Best Pitch and Best Project. The three engineering students (from left) Anders Meidahl, Nicklas Nielsen and Rasmus Hemmingsen have devised a system that can, using cameras, sensors and computers, automatically calculate how many people are using the harbor bath in Aarhus; the bath can accomodate no more than 650 at a time. Photo: Simon Christensen.

2019.03.04 | Staff

ORBIT Lab gave out Orbies awards to the best engineering projects

February 21st, ORBIT Lab, Aarhus University School of Engineering’s innovation and tech lab, gathered more than 100 students, staff and representatives from the industry for the award ceremony event The Orbies. Here, engineering students presented their projects from the past semester, and a panel of judges from the industry awarded Orbie…

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston is one of the American universities where it is possible to apply for a research stay. (Photo: Colourbox)

2019.02.28 | Staff

Talented researchers can apply for a stay at an American top university

Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students can apply to the Ministry of Higher Education and Science for funding for a research stay at MIT, UC and Stanford.

Peter Teglberg Madsen receives the Elite Research Prize of DKK 1.2 million. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard

2019.03.11 | Public / media, Staff

Peter Teglberg Madsen awarded Elite Research Prize

On 28 February, Professor Peter Teglberg Madsen from the Department of Bioscience received the Elite Research Prize at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen. At the same time, PhD student Kristian Knakkergaard Nielsen from the Department of Physics and Astronomy received a travel grant.

Photo: Jørgen Weber luftfoto

2019.02.25 | Staff

Master plan adopted for Campus 2.0

The final plan for AU’s physical development has now been adopted. This means that the university is now ready to take the next step: relocations and termination of leases in connection with the university’s development of the University City.

Photo: Lars Kruse, AU

2019.02.22 | Staff

Furure organisation of ST

Rector Bech Nielsen has initiated a process aimed at splitting Science and Technology into two faculties. See video and PowerPoint slides from the staff meeting 19 February and follow the process on the webpage.

Photo: Lars Kruse

2019.02.22 | Staff

Workplace assessment (WPA) 2019 – your participation is important!

On Monday 25 February, employees at AU will receive an email from Rambøll with a link to the questionnaire for the 2019 workplace assessment. By participating in the survey, you help make it possible to assess your level of well-being and that of your colleagues, so please remember to complete the questionnaire and encourage your colleagues to do…

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