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.

2017.05.24 |

Centre for Circular Bioeconomy inaugurated at Aarhus University

The world is facing a number of global grand challenges, particularly regarding the establishment of a new biobased economy that can take over from fossil energy. Bioeconomy is attracting considerable international attention, and is a strategic priority for the EU. On this basis, Science and Technology is now opening the Centre for Circular…

2017.05.23 |

We strew the streets with gold

Clinging to the old-fashioned idea that the consumer is the end target in a value chain is no longer acceptable. One could be tempted to think there is money in rubbish when Professor Marianne Thomsen describes some of the work at the new Centre for Circular Bioeconomy at Aarhus University. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.05.23 |

Engineers at Aarhus University awarded prestigious prize

In its annual profile analysis, the Danish journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer) has awarded Aarhus University the title ‘high jumper of the year’. The university hereby advances 26 places altogether compared with last year.

2017.05.23 |

Prize awarded to Aarhus University by the dairy industry

The Danish Dairy Board has awarded Aarhus University the Milk Prize 2017 for its basic research into the correlation between cow genetics and milk composition and quality. Read more (in Danish only) here.

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