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2017.06.28 |

Aarhus University surprised by ministry’s plan to subject public sector consultancy to competitive bidding

The research consultancy services performed by Aarhus University for government agencies and ministries are a good deal for society and give politicians a strong foundation of knowledge. The university finds it surprising that these services will now be subject to competitive bidding.

2017.06.28 |

Agriculture is possible in Greenland

Global warming is providing Greenland with longer and warmer summers, which means new opportunities for farming. However, there is a lack of knowledge about everything from optimal cultivation methods to good logistics solutions and the sustainable use of energy. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.06.27 |

New knowledge about the dynamics of proteins can shape the future in drug development

New research provides mechanistic insight into how protein dynamics control the activity of a group of enzymes called serine proteases. As serine proteases play pivotal roles in blood coagulation, the innate immune system and tissue remodeling, the results may be important for the development of new drugs for the treatment of various diseases.

2017.06.26 |

11 international Master’s degree students are coming to the Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University is happy to welcome 11 new Master’s degree students from all over the world, when a new academic year begins in August. The foreign IT talents come from countries such as Portugal, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic and China. The advent of international IT talents is supported by the IT industry…

2017.06.22 |

New insight into a central biological dogma on ion transport

New research results from Aarhus University and New York University show how active transport of potassium can be achieved by a membrane protein complex that has roots in both ion pump and ion channel super-families. The results, which have just been published in Nature, shed new light on what defines channels and pumps.

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2017.06.20 |

Aarhus University will educate twice as many digitisation specialists

To meet the considerable needs of society, Aarhus University is now launching a strategic initiative to educate twice as many digitisation specialists within a few years. This will help ensure that we as a country can remain at the forefront.

2017.06.16 |

Two new targeted specialist degree programmes will keep Denmark in the lead

The Department of Engineering at Aarhus University is launching two new Bachelor’s degree programmes this summer, providing a direct route for young people to complete an MSc in Engineering and make a significant difference in a field where Denmark is at the forefront of the world.

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2017.06.19 |

Unorthodox research ideas awarded DKK 15.1 million

The VILLUM Experiment has been awarded for the first time to a number of researchers at Danish universities. Eight researchers at Science and Technology have received a total of DKK 15.1 million – earmarked for bold and radical research ideas.

2017.06.19 |

Digitisation initiative at Aarhus University is very important for ST

By 2023, Science and Technology will be educating twice as many digitisation specialists as at present.

Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen is visiting all departments at ST in June 2017. (Photo: AU Communication)

2017.06.09 |

The dean is doing rounds of the departments

During the month of June, Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen is attending staff meetings at all of Science and Technology’s departments.

2017.06.04 |

Animals kept outside should have access to shade during the summer

Even under Danish skies, animals kept outside can be exposed to periodic heat stress if they do not have access to shade. This is the conclusion of a knowledge synthesis and a survey based on meteorological data recorded in shady conditions during the Danish summer over the last 16 years. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.25 |

Aarhus University Research Foundation prize awarded to PhD student in computational chemistry

When Janus Juul Eriksen had to reformulate an existing model for the interaction between the electrons in a molecule, he detected a new and better model. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.25 |

New solar cell technology based on a toy

Solar cells are expensive to manufacture and difficult to mount and maintain, so researchers are always on the alert for new ways to produce them. A research team at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and iNANO went to the toyshop and found something that may cause a major breakthrough.

2017.05.24 |

Aarhus University Research Foundation prize awarded to PhD student in nanoscience

Simon Frøhlich has demonstrated the adhesion strategy of the Anomia mollusc. This can pave the way for developing useful new bio-inspired material. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.25 |

Danish engineers at the forefront of advancing biorefinery from theory to practice

A new biorefinery centre will bridge the gap between the laboratory, research and industrial application.

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