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2011.10.27 | Research

Knowledge about low energy greenhouse production to be spread in the North Sea region

The countries surrounding the North Sea are collaborating on reducing energy consumption in greenhouses in a new project led by scientists from Aarhus University.

2011.11.03 | Research

Depression: Mindfulness can revolutionise treatment

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy prevents relapses in recurrent depressions. New results from Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences place the effects of this psychological treatment on an equal footing with medicinal relapse prophylaxis.

2011.10.19 | Research

Growing up in the country helps to prevent asthma

Children who grow up on a pig or dairy cattle farm have a natural vaccination against the form of work-related asthma from which farmers frequently suffer. This has now been proved for the first time ever by researchers from Aarhus University.

2011.10.17 | Research

New research provides a better understanding of the regulation of our genes

In collaboration with an Australian research group, a research team at Aarhus University has characterised a hitherto unknown and revolutionary way by which cells can regulate the formation of proteins.

2011.10.19 | Research

Einstein’s “spooky action” improves precision measurements

Researchers at the Cluster of Excellence QUEST (Centre of Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research) at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, in collaboration with scientists from Spain, Italy and Denmark, report in the journal Science that they have overcome the shot noise limit.

2011.10.14 | Reseach policy

Business and Social Sciences climbs up Financial Times ranking list

For the second year in a row, Financial Times has placed the MSc programme in Finance & International Business on the list of the world’s best master’s programmes in management. The programme is offered by Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences.

2011.10.12 | PhD Students

China Theory Week: Rumors and connections – in practice and in theory

The rumor is true! The Computer Science Department at Aarhus University just hosted “China Theory Week” for some of the best Ph.D. students in the world. A great opportunity for young computer science researchers to make new connections - and to do research on connections

Galaxies and galaxy clusters in the universe. Source: ESA
The Euclid satellite with the universe in the background. Source: ESA
Ole Eggers Bjælde, postdoctoral scholar in astrophysics, Aarhus University
Steen Hannestad, professor of astrophysics, Aarhus University

2011.10.13 | Research

Nobel Prize in Physics has links to Aarhus University

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 was awarded for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe – knowledge that astronomers at Aarhus University are among the best in the world at interpreting.

2011.10.11 | Research

New knowledge about cellular stress response

In a joint effort, a researcher from Aarhus University and an American researcher have uncovered how a specific network of “messenger molecules” are inhibited simultaneously in the cell during cellular stress.

2011.10.07 | Research

Ancient climate change has left a strong imprint on modern ecosystems

As Earth’s climate cycles between warm and cool periods, species must often move to stay within suitable conditions. A new study published in the prestigious journal Science and led by researchers at Aarhus University mapped how fast species have had to migrate in the past to keep up with the changing climate.

2011.10.12 | Awards

International prize for biodiversity research awarded to Aarhus University scientist

Professor Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus University, has been awarded the Ebbe Nielsen Prize for his research into how biodiversity is affected by climate change. He received the prize at a ceremony in Argentina.

2011.10.11 | Grants

Two new basic research centres at Aarhus University

The Danish National Research Foundation has granted two new Centres of Excellence to Aarhus University. Professor Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard has been awarded DKK 55 million for the Stellar Astrophysics Centre and Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen has received DKK 59 million for the Centre for Geomicrobiology

2011.10.12 | Forside au.dk

Climbing up the Times Higher Education ranking list

Aarhus University has moved up forty-two places in the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.