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Bowhead whale with calf. Photo: Rasmus Due Nielsen
Bowhead whale off the coast of North-East Greenland. Photo: David Boertmann
The Twin Otter plane used for the counts in 2009 and the team responsible. From left: Line A. Kyhn, Lars Witting, Steen Andersen, Erik W. Born and David Boertmann, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Aarhus University. Photo: David Boertmann

2015.08.11 |

More bowhead whales in North-East Greenland

There is renewed hope for the critically endangered population of bowhead whales in North-East Greenland. The good reports come after researchers observed a record number of individuals in 2009, and the large population was seen again this summer.

2015.08.11 |

Bronze to Denmark in the International Biology Olympiad

Some of the most promising biology students in the world were awarded medals at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Aarhus. Two of the four Danish competitors received bronze medals and one was awarded a certificate of merit.

2015.07.13 |

A crucial boost to climate research

The recently inaugurated Villum Research Station provides climate researchers with new opportunities. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2015.07.13 |

Villum Research Station opens close to the North Pole

The ultra-modern research station will closely follow the severe climate changes in the Arctic. Climate researchers from all over the world have booked to stay at the station. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2015.07.20 |

More students choose science and engineering degree programmes at Aarhus University

Science and Technology received 12 per cent more first priority applications this year than it did in 2014. This indicates that young people are reacting to the need for more science graduates and engineers.

2015.07.09 |

Researchers discover how bacteria sweet-talk their way into plants

An international team of researchers has discovered how legumes are able to tell helpful and harmful invading bacteria apart. The research has implications for improving the understanding of how other plants, animals and humans interact with bacteria in their environment and defend themselves against hostile infections.

2015.07.06 |

Precise ages of the largest number ever measured of stars hosting planets

A new study led by Aarhus astronomer Víctor Silva Aguirre is to be published in MNRAS. Thirty-three Kepler stars have been selected for their solar-like oscillations, and a set of basic parameters has been determined with high precision showing that even stars older than 11 billion years have Earth-like planets.

2015.06.25 |

Aarhus University is hosting the International Biology Olympiad 2015

A total of 450 pupils and jury members from sixty-one countries are coming to Denmark on 12–19 July, where the talented young people are competing on their knowledge and expertise in biology. The youngsters will face scientific challenges and have the chance to win medals, as well as getting together with other science enthusiasts.

2015.07.03 |

Surprising new mechanism for gene expression regulation

A new important role for a protein connected to the proper function of neurons has been discovered by a research group from Aarhus University. The studies shed new light on gene expression regulation and may ultimately lead to an understanding of how neurological defects occur when this protein is mutated.

A new research project will provide farmers with an opportunity to work the fields on the basis of individual properties and conditions. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.07.02 |

Agriculture of the future will combine sustainability with productivity and efficiency

Researchers at Aarhus University are involved in a project with a budget of almost DKK 100 million that will prepare agriculture for a future in which sustainability goes hand in hand with intensive, effective and productive plant production.

Professor Ivan Bjerre Damgård has been awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant. (Photo: Morten Koldby)

2015.07.01 |

Fiddler on a database

Is it possible to extend knowledge sharing and trade in a digital age and at the same time strengthen private life and security? Professor Ivan Bjerre Damgård, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, has just been awarded an extremely prestigious ERC Advanced Grant valued at DKK 15 million, which will be used to develop new techniques…