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The launch of the Falcon 9 CRS-16 Dragon with Delphini-1 on board went entirely according to plan on Wednesday, 5 December. A group of students and employees from the satellite project watched the launch at Kennedy Space Center from NASA's VIP Guest Area, from where this picture is taken. Photo: Victoria Antoci, Aarhus University
The team behind Delphini-1 during the countdown for the launch. Photo: Victoria Antoci, Aarhus University
Students and employees as well as interested citizens - big and small - had come to attend the launch at an open event at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres in Aarhus. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard
Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen together with  participants in the Delphini project Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen from the Department of Engineering and Christoffer Karoff from the Department of Geoscience and the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard

2018.12.06 | Staff

Successful launch of Aarhus University's first satellite

Wednesday evening saw the culmination so far of the AU space programme AUSAT, as Delphini-1 on board the cargo spaceship Dragon was sent up to the international space station ISS by a Falcon 9 rocket from Space X.

Assistant Professor Anne E. B. Nielsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy receives the Sapere Aude research leaders grant for her research of anyons with exceptional properties. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan, the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Associate Professor Wolf Eiserhardt, Department of Bioscience - Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity receives the Sapere Aude research leaders for his research on the explanation for diversity of rainforest species. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan, the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Assistant Professor Klaus Koren, Department of Bioscience - Section for Microbiology, WATEC receives the Sapere Aude research leaders for his research on new technology to measure ammonia in the aquatic environment. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan, the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Associate Professor Jevgenijs Ivanovs, Department of Mathematics receives the Sapere Aude research leaders grant on reliable risk assessment. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan, the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Sapere Aude is the career programme under the Independent Research Fund Denmark, and it aims to develop the skills of the most talented researchers nationally and internationally. "Sapere Aude" is Latin and it means "have courage to think for yourself" or "dare to think freely".

2018.12.05 | Public / media, Staff

Four talented researchers from Science and Technology awarded Sapere Aude funding

Four young researchers from Science and Technology are among the 34 extraordinarily skilled researchers who together are to receive DKK 192 million (EUR 25 million) from the Independent Research Fund Denmark’s Sapere Aude initiative.

Rewilding with Konik horses in Geding-Kasted Marsh, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo: Jens-Christian Svenning
Professor Jens Christian Svenning (photo: Lars Kruse, AU Photo)

2018.12.07 | Public / media, Staff

Marie Curie grant for interdisciplinary research to enhance the scientific basis of sustainable, green landscape development

Professor and VILLUM Investigator Jens-Christian Svenning from the Department of Bioscience and the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) has received a grant of about DKK 3.9 million (EUR 0.5 million) to investigate how the nature of European landscapes has evolved over the past 10,000 years, and how this knowledge can…

In 2019 it will again be time for the WPA, and this time the psychological and physical questionnaires will be merged into one. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU.

2018.11.30 | Staff

WPA on the way: Follow the process at ST

Preparations for the upcoming workplace assessment (WPA) are in full swing around the university. And ST is no exception, with a local website, advisory group and timetable for the process already established.

2018.11.30 | Staff

The AU employee advent calendar quiz starts on Monday 3 December

Have you been keeping up with AU news over the last year? Then you should participate in AU’s advent calendar quiz for employees every weekday from the 3 to 21 December (weeks 49,50 and 51). A new question about the ‘AU year in review’ will be published every day.

Photo: Colourbox

2018.11.30 | Staff

New IT system will improve recruitment processes

A new eRecruitment system will make it easier for employees and managers to work with hiring new employees. At the same time, the system is more user-friendly for people interested in jobs at AU. The system will launch on 4 December after several weeks of tests.

Three recipients of ERC Consolidator Grants come from Science and Technology. (Ill: Colourbox)

2018.12.04 | Public / media, Staff

Three ERC Consolidator Grants for researchers at Science and Technology

The recipients of the coveted Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) have just been announced. Aarhus University has received six out of the seven Danish grants, and three recipients come from Science and Technology.

All information about the PhD programmes at ST has now been gathered on a new website: phd.scitech.au.dk. (Screendump)

2018.11.22 | Staff

New PhD website at ST

The Graduate School of Science and Technology has a new website targeting current PhD students and their supervisors, as well as new applicants.

Honorary Professor Ole Green and Associate Professor René Gislum presented the newly developed "Robotti", a so-called autonomous tool carrier. Photo: Claus Bo Andreasen

2018.11.27 | Staff

Minister gains new insight into agricultural research

Sustainable energy systems and autonomous machines were high on the agenda when the Minister for Higher Education and Science visited AU Foulum.

IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 17 and 18 November 2018. Photo: Colourbox

2018.11.05 | Staff

Limited IT during the weekend of 17-18 November

IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 17 and 18 November 2018.

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