2014

News from the Senior Management Team contains information about current activities and discussions for all members of staff at the University of Aarhus. It is published every week – apart from holidays and public holidays. On this page, you can see the newsletters distributed in 2014 (see newsletters from 2013)

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No. 42 (05.01.15) 

Merry Christmas and happy New Year from the senior management team • Budget on track • Invitation to welcome reception for new university director • Decision on Arts' internal organization • Recommendation for future departmental structure at BSS • Seven AU research talents receive Sapere Aude grants • AU researcher receives ERC Starting Grant • Free courses at Danish University Extension for AU staff • Former rector chairman of new Danish nature foundation • Calendar


No. 41 (16.12.14)

Degree programme resizing: AU to cut 650 Bachelor places • Aarhus University Hospital named Denmark's best • Deadline for roadmap synopses just after New Year • AIAS fellowship applications now being accepted • Two AU researchers receive 'highly commended' award • Evaluation of liaison committee structure • Death of distinguished alumnus • Calendar


No. 40 (11.12.14)

Reorganisation of communications • Ministerial meeting on degree programme resizing • Changes to ST heads of department posts • Calendar


No. 39 (01.12.14)

Re-election and new election of student reps to the University Board • Quality Committee debated report at AU • Quality debated by academic councils • The university does not want charges brought against students • Calendar


No. 38 (25.11.14)

New report from Quality Committee • Dean of the Faculty of Arts position to be advertised in the spring • Blockade in Building 1430 must end • New managers at EDU • Seminar for academic councils • Terms of reference for the Education Committee and the Committee for Research and External Cooperation • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters awards silver medal to AU researcher • Union representative of the year is from AU • AMBA accreditation for BSS • Calendar


No. 37 (19.11.14)

Supplementary subjects saved until August 2016 • New development plans for ST's research initiatives in Skejby and Flakkebjerg • New institutional accreditation working group • Information meetings and workshops on research infrastructure • AU to host major event on tomorrow's media architecture • Calendar


No. 36 (12.11.14)

New university director to start on 1 January 2015 • Connie Hedegaard new member of Aarhus University Board • Agreement on new plan for degree programme resizing • Vote in the university elections • Registration for the launch of the Expert Committee on Quality's Report II • Aarhus Symposium with royal visit • AU enters into an agreement with Indian Council • Stanford University opens new research unit in Herning • Calendar


No. 35 (29.10.14)

New plan for degree programme resizing • Next step to improve the organization • AU researchers inaugurated new telescope on Tenerife • Updated roadmap for research infrastructure • Business activities at BSS granted EQUIS accreditation • AU no. 87 on the National Taiwan University ranking • Calendar


No. 34 (15.10.14)

Meeting regarding the senior management team’s decisions on 22 October in the Main Hall • Dialogue between universities and minister on resizing of degree programmes • Hanne Løngreen appointed department head at Roskilde University • AU researchers behind three new basic research centers • Close ties between the new Moesgaard Museum and AU • Positive meeting on development contract • Big Data conference at AU • Calendar


No. 33 (07.10.14)

The cost of the ministry’s plan to resize degree programmes will be flexibility • New university director in place before the end of the year • Vice-dean intends to resume research career • The Grundfos Prize goes to AU researcher • Three YDUN grants to AU researchers • The government’s quality commission to present its next report at AU • The Student House turns 50 • New Times Higher Education university ranking • Calendar


 No. 32 (01.10.14)

Dimensioning model raises serious questions • Funds for 10 interdisciplinary research networks • New profile brochure published • ST Vice-Dean to direct partnership for new regulation of agricultural land • Danish Innovation Foundation appoints three new members • Ambassadors explain the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe • Calendar


Extra newsletter (25.09.14)

Extra newsletter about the consultation process


No. 31 (22.09.14)

Senior management team to consider consultation responses • Time for SDDs • Dale T. Mortensen memorial conference • The Ministry of Higher Education and Science seeks inspiration on social mobility • New QS ranking • Calendar


No. 30 (16.09.14)

Friday is the deadline for consultation responses • The position of university director has been re-advertised • External professor appointed vice-dean at the Faculty of Health • Calendar


No. 29 (15.09.14)

Flags flying at Aarhus University • The Greenhouses open their doors • Calendar


No. 28 (11.09.14)

Support for sale of Cheminova • Navitas offers new research and education facilities • Biomedical research building • Calendar


No. 27 (02.09.14)

A good study environment with room for improvement • Grant stability in Finance Bill 2015 • Chair and vice-chair of Universities Denmark re-elected • Great interest in evening party • Calendar


No. 26 (25.08.14)

The consultation period is being taken seriously • Institutional accreditation postponed to 2016 • Navitas ready to welcome occupants • Kick-off for new biomedicine building • Innovation Foundation seeks new board members • National survey for researchers on digital resources in research • Calendar


No. 25 (19.08.14)

Proposed solutions submitted for consultation • Annual celebration invitations sent out • Aarhus University moves up Shanghai ranking • Knowledge salon at AU on general education • Calendar


No. 24 (11.08.14)

Senior management team presents solution proposals • Pay negotiations postponed • Offer of job counselling still open • Calendar


No. 23 (04.08.14)

7,226 applicants offered enrollment • Free courses at the Danish University Extension for AU staff • Calendar


News from the senior management team no. 21/2014No. 22 (15.07.14)

8,930 first-choice applicants in 2014 • New development contract for AU • Invitation to inaugural reception for new pro-rector


No. 21 (01.07.14)

Status of internal problem analysis and open meeting in August • Job of university director to be readvertised • DKK 8 million for internal research networks • New goals announced for development contract • No rush to register for annual celebration • Considerable interest in research at ESOF • Study programmes to report hours • Universities Denmark publishes economic key figures


No. 20 (23.06.14)

Better possibilities for participating in the analysis process • Johnny Laursen appointed acting dean of Arts • Three extensions and a new department head at ST • New funding for non-targeted research • Copenhagen – capital of research • AU selects new telephone services operator • Calendar 


No. 19 (17.06.14)

New supervisory report on Aarhus University • AURORA takes education and research to Denmark's Political Festival • More students choosing summer university • Health researcher wins PhD Cup Live • Science and Technology conference focused on digital technology in teaching • Calendar


No. 18 (04.06.14)

Problems identified and clarified • Berit Eika new pro-rector for Education • Søren E. Frandsen new adviser with EU focus • Elite researchers and talents receive awards • Trust from a scientific point of view – and in an everyday perspective • Calendar


No. 17 (27.05.14)

The next steps in the expert group’s problem analysis • Internationalisation looking to 2020 • MatchPoints: Danish challenge up for debate • Entrepreneurial University extended until 2015 • AU alumni network tops 20,000 members • Calendar


No. 16 (19.05.14)

More involvement is needed • Consultation on AU policy for responsible conduct of research • Volunteers kick off MatchPoints 2014 • Calendar


No. 15 (13.05.14)

Eight research and teaching initiatives in growth plan • Article: Practice and theory in tomorrow's labour market • Rector conducting visits • New deputy university director for AU Finance • Phased transition to new email addresses • Cost reductions at annual celebration • Minister opens new research facilities • AU seeks director for new health initiative • Position of Vice-Dean for Education at Health advertised • Fantastic regatta • Calendar


No. 14 (06.05.14)

Berit Eika is AU's new pro-rector for education • Annual report and accounts approved • Expert group conducts employee survey • Appointment of BSS heads of department in place • Internal mentor scheme to resume • Cited 27% more than world average • Ministry publishes quota 2 figures • Registration now open for summer parties • Calendar


No. 13 (29.04.14)

Aarhus University seeks new board member • Queen breaks ground for SDC building in China • Business collaboration to be evaluated • Taste for research • Internet Week Denmark this week • Calendar


No. 12 (14.04.14)

Boards of studies may delegate decision-making power to AU Administration • Expert group off to a good start • Commissioning of Aurora • Research in Aarhus as European Capital of Culture • Denmark to attract and retain foreign talents • Calendar


No. 11 (10.04.14)

Quality Commission off the mark • Final figures for resignations and dismissals • Job of university director advertised • Allan Flyvbjerg joins new independent council • Registration now open for DHL Relay Race • Calendar


No. 10 (31.03.14)

The rector visits departments and administrative divisions • Students and staff comment on study progress reform • Joint WPA action plan supplements local follow-up • Fewer quota 2 applicants • Co-determination and involvement survey • Danish Innovation Fund board now appointed • Danish researchers most highly cited in Scandinavia • Calendar


No. 9 (25.03.14)

More applicants to AU's international study programmes • Blackboard to be implemented at the entire university • 24 applicants for position of deputy director • Learn about FOOD IN THE FUTURE at the Festival of Research • 5,315 U-days visitors • Calendar


No. 8 (17.03.14)

Competence development for employees who are made redundant • Universities join forces to adjust intake • The mandate for the analysis of internal problems is now in place • Head of the Department of Law to return to research • Strategic research awards for two AU researchers • Calendar


No. 7 (10.03.14)

Marks do not tell the whole story • Michael Goodsite steps down as department head • Major research conference taking shape • Calendar


No. 6 (03.03.14)

The search for a new university director has begun • New acting head of the Department of Chemistry • Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries renews agreement with AU • Aarhus University Research Foundation supports PhD degree programmes • U-days help applicants to choose study programme • New education statistics from Universities Denmark • Calendar


Special edition (21.02.14)

Regarding the budget cuts


No. 5 (10.02.14)

Budget process news • Resounding pat on the back for elite researchers • 14 pro-rector applicants • Joint digitisation of exams at five universities • Vice-Dean for Knowledge Exchange retires • New partnership with university college UCC • Overview of forthcoming institutional accreditation • Smart Aarhus celebrates second birthday • Calendar


No. 3 (31.01.14)

Senior schemes: application deadline 4 February • Who should sit on the new board and council? • Info day on EU's bioeconomic strategy • The Festival of the Century revitalises our understanding of the 19th century • ERC grant boosts research • Calendar


No. 2 (20.01.14)

Status of the budget process • Members of expert group appointed • Spotlight on the study environment in new large survey • Calendar


No. 1 (13.01.14)

World-leading economist dies at 74 • Budget process: concrete discussions locally • Time for annual supervisory meeting • New national laser centre with AU management • Funding applications welcome for international visiting researchers • ERC allocates EUR 1.7 billion for frontier research in 2014 • Calendar