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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.

Professor Birgit Schiøtt continues as head of the Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Communication)

2017.01.25 |

Birgit Schiøtt continues as head of the Department of Chemistry

Professor Birgit Schiøtt has been appointed head of the Department of Chemistry for a period of five years. She has been acting head of department here for the last two years.

Administration Centre Manager Niels Damgaard Hansen, Science and Technology. (Photo: AU Communication)

2017.01.26 |

Administration centre manager continues at Science and Technology

Niels Damgaard Hansen has been reappointed as administration centre manager as of 1 February 2017.

Photo: Mette Løvschal (private).

2017.01.26 |

Unique ecosystem in East Africa threatened with collapse

The Greater Mara is a large area covering 668,500 hectares in south-western Kenya. The animal life is completely unique and the area is home to the famous Maasai tribe. New research now shows that the area is seriously threatened by human-induced changes, and that fencing is shooting up on an unprecedented scale and at a rapid pace.

2017.01.25 |

The world’s leading materials researchers gathered for a new instrument

Last week, some of the leading materials researchers in the world got together in Odense. They agreed on the last details of DanMAX – the forthcoming Danish instrument on the large new MAX IV X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden.

2017.01.20 |

A new model for activation of the immune system

By studying a large protein (the C1 protein) with X-rays and electron microscopy, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have established a new model for how an important part of the innate immune system is activated. The activation of the C1 protein is a fundamental mechanism in immunology, and therefore the new research results also have…

2017.01.25 |

Two talented researchers awarded DKK 17.5 million

On 23 January, the VILLUM FOUNDATION’s Young Investigator Programme awarded DKK 17.5 million altogether to two Aarhus postdoctoral fellows – Søren Ulstrup and Vivi Kathrine Pedersen. The funds are targeted to give their research a significant boost.

2017.01.23 |

Status of the Danish countryside

DCE has published the annual NOVANA reports, which provide a professional summary of the Danish countryside. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.01.16 |

Aarhus engineers in huge EU project to show the farming of the future

Farming is facing a paradigm shift in which smart IT solutions will modernise the industry and make it more efficient. The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation is granting hundreds of millions to a large demonstration project to boost development.

2017.01.05 |

New technology will reduce air pollution from farming

New sensors and technology for purifying the air will make it possible for farmers to control ammonia emission and remediate odour from livestock production.

2017.01.17 |

New research millions will accelerate Denmark’s digitisation

Aarhus University has received a research grant of DKK 11 million to develop new digital solutions that will benefit Danish production companies.

(Photo: Colourbox)

2017.01.16 |

Aarhus University invites companies to a brainstorm on digitisation

Aarhus University would like to prepare Danish companies for a future with smart products when the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering hold Brainnovation Day. The event is free and will be held on Thursday 19 January from 9.30 to 16.00. Eighty participants have already registered to attend.

“We can’t understand how valuable or vulnerable today’s species are without taking a look at the ‘ghosts’ of the species that died out before them,” says Matt Davis, who made the graphics shown here. (Click on the graphics for full size)

2017.01.12 |

Skeletons from the Ice Age provide knowledge about endangered species

Although they have been extinct for more than 10,000 years, the woolly mammoth, giant beaver and giant sloth can nevertheless provide information about what happens to the ecosystems when the most distinctive species die out. This is shown in new research from Aarhus University.

Associate Professor Niels Balling, Department of Geoscience, is one of the main forces behind the GEOTHERM project. Photo: Aarhus University
The graphics show how a geothermal heating plant brings up heat from the subsurface. Graphics: GEUS

2016.12.06 |

Geoscience will pave the way for ‘green’ heat from the subsurface

The Danish subsurface contains enormous amounts of heat energy. Innovation Fund Denmark has granted DKK 17 million to a new project with the participation of researchers at the Department of Geoscience, which will pave the way for exploiting this resource on a large scale, and contribute to the green transformation of the Danish heat supply.

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