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2017.04.03 |

Such a high demand for engineering students that they are drowning in offers

Almost 100 companies are currently visiting engineering students at Aarhus University, providing a unique opportunity to get close to the already highly sought-after engineering candidates. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.03.30 |

Unique wheat passes the test

A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries. Animal tests recently demonstrated that this special wheat increases P and Ca digestibility.

Photo: Jonn Leffmann

2017.03.30 |

New Centre for Adaptive Nature Management

Nature has become a battleground. The new Centre for Adaptive Nature Management at Aarhus University will provide experimental and advisory services for new ways of managing nature in Denmark.

2017.03.28 |

The journal Travaux Mathématiques dedicates a special issue to the Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces (QGM)

The 25th volume of Travaux Mathématiques is dedicated to the scientific work of Centre Director Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen and other researchers at the Centre for Quantum Geometry of Moduli Spaces (QGM).

A guillemot male and his offspring contemplating the leap into nothingness from a cliff at Saunders, Northwest Greenland. Photo: Knud Falk 
Two guillemots, a male with his offspring. The chick swims and dives well but cannot yet catch its own food. Photo: Lars Maltha Rasmussen

2017.03.27 |

Why do guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly?

It looks like a spooky suicide when small, fluffy guillemot chicks leap from the cliffs and fall several hundred metres towards the sea – long before they are fully fledged. But researchers have now discovered that there is good reason behind the madness.

2017.03.27 |

Transport of molecular motors into cilia

Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the egg cell for fertilization. New research now shows how the molecular motors that power the movement of sperm cells are recognized and specifically transported into the tail region of the cell. This knowledge can pave the way for a better…

2017.03.28 |

Aarhus University will provide Central Jutland with climate solutions

The Coast to Coast Climate Challenge (C2C CC) kicks off at the Herning Congress Centre on 30 March. The Central Denmark Region is marking the DKK 90 million focus on climate adaptation, where Aarhus University will contribute with research and education. Read more (in Danish only here).

Aarhus University is now getting its own space programme. The first satellite in the project is called Delphini-1 – the mission emblem is shown here.
The satellite measures 10x10x10 cm and will have a ‘fighting weight’ of just over 1 kg when it orbits the Earth. Delphini-1 will collect data, and the focal point of the first mission is to demonstrate that this type of space mission can create the knowledge wanted by the researchers. (Illustration: GomSpace)

2017.03.23 |

Aarhus University is getting its own space programme

The first Aarhus satellite will provide both students and scientists with an opportunity for a new approach to research via satellites in a new collaboration with the Danish space company GomSpace A/S. The project’s core mission is to study the way nanosatellites can be used to carry out scientific investigations. The satellite is called…

2017.03.23 |

42 companies ready for Katrinebjerg Career Day

On 7 April, IT companies from all over Denmark are once again flocking to the IT City Katrinebjerg in Aarhus to participate in the Katrinebjerg Career Day at Aarhus University.

2017.03.23 |

Danish researchers and Israeli biopharmaceutical company collaborate to develop anti-cancer drugs

The Israeli Biopharmaceutical company RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange: RDHL) has extended its collaboration with researchers at Aarhus University in order to develop a potentially promising drug candidate for cancer treatment. The drug candidate is based on a protease inhibitor molecule – an area in which the Danish…

The symposium provided an opportunity for a group of organisers to get together. From left: Dr Uli Stilz (Vice President R&D Academic Partnerships, Novo Nordisk), Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen (ST), Søren Rud Keiding (Vice-Dean for Research at ST), Søren Tullin (Novo Nordisk) and Lars Fogh Iversen (Corporate Vice President, Protein Engineering Management, Novo Nordisk). (Photo: Lars Kruse)
The many participants had ample opportunity for networking and talking about different aspects of the topics at the symposium. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)
Head of Department Birgit Schiøtt gives a group of PhD students a final pep talk before the ‘one minute madness’ session begins. Here 27 PhD students each had one minute to explain their work. (Photo: Lars Kruse)
There were high spirits and tangible enthusiasm when the many presentations came to an end. The dean for ST is shown here sharing the delight of the fine presentations with a group of students. (Photo: Lars Kruse)
Part of the collaboration involves talent development. It was possible to meet the first three of a total of nine PhD students at the symposium: Colin Mothershead, Malene Sønnichsen and Thorbjørn Nielsen. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2017.03.22 |

New research can begin here

More than 130 participants attended the first symposium organised by Novo Nordisk and Science and Technology on research in technologies that can be used to develop new pharmaceuticals. The theme for the day was joint projects and scientific work in the Aarhus Novo Nordisk Science and Talent Network, and the first three talented researchers were…

Professor Henrik Skov and Dean Niels Chr. Nielsen with the motor shield of the drone now handed over to Aarhus University. (Photos: Rasmus Rørbæk)
Guests enjoyed a number of scientific presentations showing the extent to which drones have been used in research. The drone at right will now go on missions at the Villum Research Station.
The missions will take place approximately 900 kilometres from the North Pole, and this is the first large polar research drone of its type. The wingspan is 3.3 metres and the drone has a length of 2.3 metres altogether. 
Michael Thorsen, Integra Aerial Services, hands over the keys to Professor Henrik Skov.
Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt shows a keen interest in the drone’s future missions when he arrives at the ceremony.

2017.03.22 |

A Penguin B drone has now been handed over to Aarhus University and is ready to explore Greenland

With a wingspan of more than three metres and a cruising speed of approximately 80 km/h, Denmark’s first large polar exploration drone of this type is now heading north. Here it will form part of the ultra-modern arsenal of research instruments at the Villum Research Station. On Monday 13 March, the drone was formally transferred to Aarhus…

2017.03.21 |

Structural knowledge of the DNA repair complex

New Danish research provides mechanistic insight into how DNA is monitored and repaired if damage occurs. The results may eventually help to improve the treatment of certain types of cancer, as the DNA repair complex provides a mechanism for cancer cells to resist chemotherapy.

Professor Bjørk Hammer has been awarded DKK 25 million for his research in material physics. (Photo: Aarhus University)
Professor Jens-Christian Svenning is receiving DKK 40 million for his research in biodiversity. (Photo: Aarhus University)

2017.03.21 |

DKK 65 million granted to two researchers at Aarhus University

Two top Aarhus University researchers in biology and physics are among the recipients of a new VILLUM FOUNDATION funding programme. The idea behind the new funding programme – VILLUM Investigator – is to enable outstanding researchers at Danish research institutions to study the subjects they are most passionate about.

2017.03.21 |

Geese threaten agriculture, aviation and nature

There are now so many geese that they are creating conflict with both farming and aviation safety. This is shown in new research from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University. International collaboration has been initiated to find common solutions. Read more (in Danish only) here.

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