News archive

2011.07.05 | News from the management

Six more heads of departments appointed

Five new heads of departments have now been appointed at Science and Technology as well as the new head of the Department of Economics and Business at Business and Social Sciences.

2011.06.29 | Research

Important contribution to clarifying the biochemistry of the degradation of phosphonate compounds

Researchers have found that the bacteria's ability to degrade phosphonates takes place via a complicated complex of five different proteins.

2011.06.27 | Education

Study environment survey: satisfaction, but room for improvement

The students are basically happy going to Aarhus University, according to the man responsible for the new study environment survey.

Aerial photo of the Viking fortress at Trelleborg near Slagelse, West Zealand. The burial site is visible at centre left. Photo: Moesgård Museum
Strontium isotope analysis can be used as a kind of geographical barcode. The columns in the graph show strontium isotope values for the skeletons from Trelleborg. The black columns are analyses of human tooth enamel, and the dark-grey columns are animal skeletons. The light-grey band running across the graph shows strontium isotope values for Denmark. Thirty-two of the forty-eight columns fall outside the light-grey band and are thus individuals who do not originate from Denmark.
Archaeologist Andres Siegfried Dobat, PhD, Aarhus University, in the laboratory. Photo: Aarhus University

2011.06.26 | Research

Harold Bluetooth’s Vikings were Polish mercenaries

As part of an international team of researchers, archaeologists at Aarhus University can reveal that a large part of Harold Bluetooth’s Viking army consisted of foreigners – possibly from Poland.

2011.06.24 | People

Food researcher appointed Honorary Doctor

Klaus G. Grunert, professor of marketing and director of MAPP at the Department of Business Administration, Aarhus University has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Vaasa in Finland.

2011.06.23 | Talent development

The European Young Researchers' Award 2011

The Selection Committee has unanimously decided to give the European Young Researchers Award to Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk from the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center, iNANO, at Aarhus University

2011.06.22 | Research

ICOA will help strengthen the sustainable development of global corporations

More than half of the researchers at ICOA will, in close co-operation with global corporations and international top researchers, aim to strengthen the transition of corporations to a more sustainable business.

2011.06.21 | Talent development

Three Steno grants to Science and Technology

Anders Nedergaard Jensen, Department of Mathematics, Wilm Daniel Kissling, Department of Bioscience, and Jan-Pieter Buylaert, Department of Geoscience, have each been awarded a Steno grant by the Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences (FNU).

2011.06.20 | Research

Student publishes study of the sun

MSc student Michael Lindholm Nielsen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, has found a method to predict the future activity of the sun. This has resulted in an article in the esteemed scientific journal Solar Physics.

2011.06.17 | News from the management

Rector’s summer speech: A strong university has become stronger

Things are going well for Aarhus University. The students are satisfied, the merger with the Engineering College of Aarhus (IHA) has finally been approved, and Tomorrow’s AU is gradually becoming a reality.

2011.06.14 | Research

Europe has a nitrogen problem

Although nitrogen is vital for plant growth, too much of a good thing can be bad; Europe’s water and air are at risk of being choked by nitrogen. A new European book deals with the problem and offers solutions.

2011.06.09 | Awards

Hans Brix appointed honorary professor in China

Professor Hans Brix, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, has been appointed honorary professor at the Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology, China.

2011.06.08 | News from the management

Potential merger with the Engineering College

Aarhus University and the Engineering College of Aarhus have been given the green light by a majority in the Danish Folketing to start negotiations for a merger.

2011.06.08 | Events

Europe/Africa divide

A recurring theme at the two-day conference on North Africa and the Middle East sponsored by AU's center for Islamic Studies and Radicalization, was the impact that North Africa has on Europe and the rest of the world.

2011.06.06 | Research

Danish-led team of researchers has a good grip on antimatter

The mystery of antimatter has come one step closer to being unravelled. An international team of researchers at CERN, led by Dr Jeffrey Hangst from Aarhus University, has succeeded in trapping antihydrogen atoms for more than 15 minutes.