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2017.02.28 |

New four-year agreement for public sector consultancy at Aarhus University

The new framework agreement provides more clarity regarding publication and confidentiality clauses in Science and Technology’s research-based public sector consultancy.

Photo: Ditte Valente/Eliteforsk

2017.02.23 |

Prestigious Elite Researcher Prize awarded to food science researcher

Professor Hanne Christine Bertram, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has been awarded an Elite Researcher (EliteForsk) Prize for her research into the correlation between diet and health. The prize is awarded by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and goes to outstanding researchers under 45 years of age.

PhD student Johannes Christensen, Department of Mathematics
PhD student William Joyce, Department of Bioscience

2017.02.22 |

Two Elite Researcher travel grants awarded to Science and Technology students

Two PhD students have been awarded travel grants of DKK 200,000 each in the 2017 Elite Research (EliteForsk) prizes.

Mala Broberg studies the habitat conditions for young fish – the unique salmon in the Kapisillit River – a Godthaab Fjord tributary. His studies concluded the first MSc degree in Greenland. Photo: Rasmus Hedeholm

2017.02.23 |

First Aarhus University science graduate to be educated in Greenland

In close collaboration with Aarhus University, it is now possible to complete a university science degree in Nuuk. The first biologist from Greenland, who was also educated in Greenland, defended his MSc last week at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

It looks spectacular when the Chemistry Show relates natural science to the audience. The judges were spellbound by the performance of the two students on TV2, and the Chemistry Show is now going on to the semi-finals, where viewers have the final word. (Photo: screenshot from a promotional video)

2017.02.22 |

Chemistry Show captivates Denmark with polystyrene slime

Aarhus University’s Chemistry Show uses everyday chemicals in spectacular demonstration experiments to spread knowledge about basic chemical theories and principles. Right now, they are experiencing national success performing in Denmark’s Got Talent 2017 on TV2. Tune in on Saturday 4 March, where viewers can vote for the students so they can go…

[Translate to English:] Søkongerne samler sig på klipperne før de flyver ned på ynglepladserne med føde til ungerne eller før de drager på havet for at søge efter føde. (Foto: S. Wetterich) 
Afføring fra fuglene i fuglekolonien Annikitsoq på Cape York Peninsula giver ophav til grønne søer og frodigt grønt græs. (Foto: T. Davidson)
Kyststrækningen ved Vestgrønland, der vender ud mod Nordvandet. De røde arealer viser, hvor søkongen lever og dermed de kolossale områder, fuglene påvirker.

2017.02.17 |

The little auk – a major engineer

New research carried out by a team of researchers from the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, shows that a very small bird – the little auk (søkonge) – has a very large effect on both freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems in the remote Arctic region.

2017.02.10 |

Professor Poul Nissen receives the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize

Poul Nissen, Professor at Aarhus University, is receiving the 2017 Novo Nordisk Prize for his pioneering studies of the structure and function of ion pumps. Through his research, Poul Nissen has clarified in detail, among other things, how ions and nutrients are transported into and out of cells. This fundamental knowledge is very significant for…

2017.02.09 |

New breeding strategy to increase the export of Danish grasses

The best properties from three well-known grasses will be united in new grass varieties. With significantly enhanced performance and high robustness, such grasses will pave the way for Danish export of new varieties that are prepared for future climate and the demand for more biomass.

The sky is the limit. Aarhus has two results competing for the Danish Research Result of the Year at Videnskab.dk. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2017.02.10 |

Vote for the Danish Research Result of the Year

You can now vote for the best research result in 2016. In the list of results that rocked Danish science during the last year, you will find two discoveries made by Aarhus researchers. Each in its own way challenges our ability to see and influence the world of physics.

2017.02.06 |

Researchers map death trap genes

Genes from a plant that lures insect pests to their deaths can be used to breed resistant crops.

2017.02.03 |

Lars Arge new chairman of the Danish Council for Independent Research, Natural Sciences

As of 1 January 2017, Lars Arge is the new chairman of the Danish Council for Independent Research, Natural Sciences. Lars Arge has been a member of the council since January 2013 and vice-chair since January 2015.

2017.02.02 |

The genes behind the different human height

GIANT study finds rare, influential genetic changes related to height. Research findings in this area may help to develop new types of drugs.

2017.02.10 |

Blueprint for a quantum computer available here – almost!

Quantum computers will be itsy-bitsy tiny, when they arrive – right? Wrong! At least the first ones will occupy an area of 100 square metres, according to a paper published in Science Advances (1 February 2017). Grab a file and a quantum soldering iron, clear the parking area and get started!

Part of Astrid Strunk’s work takes quite a hands-on approach. Here she is collecting samples in North-East Greenland, using a paving saw carried in a child seat on her back. The rock samples are measured for the concentration of cosmogenic nuclides to find out about the distribution of the ice sheet. (Photo: Nicolaj K. Larsen)

2017.01.30 |

Cold figures of an ice story that is one million years old

A new study has made it possible to put figures on a number of theories for the way the ice sheet in West Greenland has developed over the last million years. This provides renewed insight and understanding of the ice movements and mountain erosion, giving specific substance to several key theories. Behind the new discovery is a young PhD student,…

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is one of the Bachelor of Engineering degree programmes that has experienced the largest increase.

2017.01.26 |

Large increase in the number of new admissions to engineering degree programmes in Aarhus

Never before has Aarhus University had so few vacant places for the winter intake of Bachelor of Engineering students.

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