Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen, Science and Technology. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU

2018.12.20 | Staff

Season’s greetings from the dean 2018

In this interview, Dean Niels Christian Nielsen talks about his views on the most important developments over the past year, and he wishes employees and students at ST a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

From left: Professor Torben Sigsgaard - Department of Public Health, Carsten Suhr Jacobsen, head of department - Department of Environmental Science, Professor Carsten Bøcker Pedersen - Department of Economics and Business Economics, Professor Clive Eric Sabel - director of BERTHA , Rikke Dalgaard, centre manager - BERTHA, Professor Ole Hertel - Department of Environmental Science, Dean Niels Christian Nielsen - Science and Technology, Clinical Professor Christian Erikstrup - Department of Clinical Medicine. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2018.12.14 | Public / media, Staff

The cork pops for BERTHA

A newly opened research centre is to investigate how modern life affects our health and illness by bringing together expertise from three out of four faculties. The new centre is called BERTHA, and it was officially opened on Monday 10 December in Roskilde.

Impressive sleigh: TowTEM consists of two sleighs, which, using electromagnetic waves, map the underground in 3D down to 50 meters in depth in an unprecedented degree of detail while being pulled by an ATV. Professor Esben Auken (No. 5 from the left) answers questions from Niels Due Jensen (by his side) and Vice-Dean Kurt Nielsen. To the left Kim Nøhr Skibsted, Director of Poul Due Jensen Foundation. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard.
Electronics engineer Søren Møller Dath showing Niels Due Jensen, Kurt Nielsen and Esben Auken, how the computer-equipped ATV gathers data from the subsoil via the sleighs. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard.
In Niels Peter Revsbech's sensor laboratory, postdoc Deby Fapyane is telling Niels Due Jensen about the nitrite and CO2 sensors that she helps developing - while Niels Peter Revsbech (left) is listening. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard.
The guests from Poul Due Jensen Foundation are listening attentively: From left to right, former chairman Niels Due Jensen, Executive Director Kim Nøhr Skibsted and Program Manager Poul Toft Frederiksen. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard.

2018.12.06 | Staff, Public / media

Poul Due Jensen Foundation extremely pleased with cooperation with AU

A prominent delegation from the Poul Due Jensen Foundation visited Science and Technology to see what the Foundation's donation of DKK 40 million to the Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology (WATEC) is being spent on, and to talk about other ways they could work with AU. Both guests and hosts could see great potential for further…

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.

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