News archive

2011.02.23 | Research

Researchers to explore prison-based drug treatment

Researchers at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences have just received a major grant for studies of drug treatment in Nordic prisons.

2011.02.22 | News from the management

Nine new vice-deans with major responsibilities

Aarhus University has appointed the first nine of the fourteen new vice-deans who will play a central role in establishing and developing the university's new academic and administrative structure.

2011.02.17 | News

Danish farmers spray less than foreign farmers

Danish farmers use markedly smaller amounts of pesticides than their German, French and English colleagues. This is due in part to impartial advisory services, extensive research activities and sensible plant breeding programmes.

2011.02.14 | News

Risk areas for pesticide leaching nearly identified

Scientists are close to being able to identify the areas in Denmark that are most vulnerable to the leaching of pesticides.

2011.02.14 | News

Wildlife in farmers’ fields given a helping hand

Scientists at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences have found in a pilot study that it is possible to use heat-sensitive cameras mounted on agricultural machinery to detect animals in the field. This will benefit both farmers and wildlife.

2011.02.14 | News

African beef on the dinner table

There are plenty of cattle in Africa, but not enough quality beef on the market. A project financed by Danida, in which scientists from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences are participating, aims to help solve this problem to the benefit of African farmers.

2011.02.14 | News

Maintaining good taste

Modern bread can keep for a long time – but it does not taste so good when it is old. New ingredients that can change this can be developed.

2011.02.14 | News

An exciting semester for foreign students

Foreign master’s students will be able to study for a semester at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University, with a new range of offers from the faculty.

2011.02.11 | News

Continued loss of biodiversity in the Danish landscape

The loss of biodiversity has not stopped in any of the nine Danish ecosystems. This is the conclusion in a new report from The National Environmental Institute (NERI) at Aarhus University, based on the examination of a large variety of species, habitats and processes.

2011.02.10 | Events

Debate on democracy – from Cairo to Denmark

Open international seminar on democratisation and Danish debate on signs of crisis regarding deliberative democracy. This May, Aarhus University is opening its doors to its fourth MatchPoints Seminar, with a programme full of distinguished democracy experts and prominent social debaters from Denmark and abroad.

2011.02.10 | News

New international radio podcasts

Get to know the international community at Aarhus University (AU) with the UNIvers International Podcast.

2011.02.09 | Research

North Atlantic pulse has influenced climate development since the Ice Age

Along with a researcher from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), scientists at Aarhus University have demonstrated that natural oscillations in the sea surface temperature recorded in the North Atlantic for the last 140 years existed throughout most of the Holocene Epoch – i.e. since the last Ice Age 11,500 years ago.

2011.02.08 | Research

iNANO scientists have determined the structure of a central player in Parkinson’s Disease

Together with collaborators at Copenhagen University and EMBO, scientists at iNANO and inSPIN have managed to determine the overall structure of a very important protein complex called an oligomer. This oligomer is believed to be the component that leads to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

2011.02.07 | News

New European Topic Centre on Climate Adaptation

The National Environmental Research Institute at Aarhus University is one of the main forces behind a new European Topic Centre to assist and advise the EU on climate adaptation in Europe using, among others, experiences from the Danish Climate Adaptation Portal.