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2013.05.28 |

World-class finance pioneer

Two close friends from Grindsted Upper Secondary School had considerable influence on Torben Gustav Andersen’s choice of studies at Aarhus University. Together they enrolled in Mathematics-Economics, a small degree programme from which they all graduated with an MSc in Economics some years later, in Dr Andersen’s case in 1985.

2013.05.28 |

Researcher in deep water

“It’s like discovering a new continent on our planet.” This is how Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen describes the research that has made him a pioneer in the study of the seabed and the life that unfolds deep down at the bottom of the ocean.

“Sensseed” is capable of measuring moisture and temperature in grains and seeds. Through this, shrinkage in warehouses might be significantly reduced. Photo: Webstech

2012.11.14 |

AU research wins engineering publisher's top prize

A crop storage sensor that can assist in the reduction of losses in warehouses has won publishing house Ingeniøren's main prize, the “product prize 2012”. The sensor stems from the research environment at Aarhus University.

2012.10.11 |

Students win Financial Times MBA tournament

Students from Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences have just won the prestigious final in Financial Times annual MBA Challenge. Through games, the students wish to change the attitude to wearing glasses in India.

2012.07.13 |

Innovative research into internal crisis communication wins international award

Researchers from the School of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University are the first in the world to have focused on researching the communication that takes place internally at companies in crisis situations. They have now been presented with a prestigious international award for their results.

2012.05.03 |

Students came in second in the world’s largest case competition

A team consisting of a Full Time MBA in Sustainability and four MSc students from Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences recently came in second in the world’s largest and most recognised case competition, the Hult Global Case Challenge. The team from Aarhus has developed a business model aimed at offering poor children in developing…

2012.01.30 |

For Women in Science Fellowship awarded to Brigitte Städler

On Thursday 26 January, Mr Manu Sareen, Denmark’s Minister for Gender Equality, presented a L’Oréal and UNESCO ‘For Women in Science Fellowship’ to Brigitte Städler, a postdoctoral scholar at Aarhus University.

Professor Mølmer is the third Aarhus University researcher in four years to receive the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award for Technical and Scientific Research. In 2011, it went to Professor Christian S. Jensen, Department of Computer Science, while Professor Eva B. Vedel Jensen, Department of Mathematics, won the award in 2009. The award is granted each year to a Danish researcher in recognition of outstanding achievement in science and technology. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Communication

2012.01.23 |

Denmark’s largest research award goes to the ‘voice’ of quantum mechanics

He compares quantum computers with bridal bouquets, and wave functions with violin strings. Professor Klaus Mølmer is a popular communicator and top researcher. On Monday 23 January 2012, he is receiving the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award for Technical and Scientific Research. The research award is valued at DKK 2.5 million (approximately EUR…

2012.01.19 |

Prof. Flemming Besenbacher awarded ‘The Award for International Scientific Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences’

The Award for International Scientific Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the highest award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), People’s Republic of China. This award is to commend and honor those eminent foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to facilitate cooperation with CAS.

2011.12.21 |

ERC Starting Grant for research into inbreeding in spiders

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Trine Bilde, Department of Bioscience, an ERC Starting Grant of DKK 11 million (approximately EUR 1.5 million) for a research project called Ecogenomics of Inbreeding.

2011.11.23 |

Business and Social Sciences gains international recognition

The international magazine, European CEO, has recently elected Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences as the most innovative business school in Northern Europe.

2011.11.23 |

Researchers from Science and Technology nominated for Danish Research Results of the Year 2011

Videnskab.dk has selected three research results from Aarhus University – all from Science and Technology – among the ten nominations for the Danish Research Results of the Year 2011. The winner is determined by readers of the website, and you can help select the winner by voting at videnskab.dk no later than Sunday 27 November.

2011.11.14 |

iNANO students win biodesign competition at Harvard University

Five Bachelor’s degree students from the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO), Aarhus University, won the BIOMOD Grand Prize in the international BIOMOD Design Competition at Harvard University with their design of a new type of nanomedicine.

2011.10.12 |

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.

2011.10.12 |

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.

Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Kommunikation

2011.09.16 |

2011 honorary alum: Lene Vestergaard Hau

In a number of much talked-about experiments, Lene Vestergaard Hau has succeeded in slowing down and later even stopping light particles altogether. Her research career has, however, not been characterised by slowness; in fact, since being awarded her PhD degree in solid-state physics from Aarhus University in 1991, it has been full steam ahead.

2011.09.09 |

Aarhus University honours researchers and students at annual celebration

Aarhus University makes Lene Vestergaard Hau honorary alum of the year in connection with the traditional annual celebration. The university is conferring awards and honorary titles to ten prominent researchers and students.

2011.08.31 |

Flemming Besenbacher receives distinguished American chemistry award

Professor Flemming Besenbacher has been awarded the Langmuir Lecture Award 2011.

2011.08.15 |

PhD student wins international engineering competition

Lasse Bjerg, a PhD student at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO) and the Centre for Energy Materials (CEM), Aarhus University, has won the title of EUSPEN International Challenge Winner 2011 at the Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing, UK.

2011.08.01 |

Prestigious award for trapping antihydrogen

The American Physical Society has awarded the John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research 2011 to Jeffrey Hangst and Paul Bowe, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

2011.07.08 |

Statisticians from Aarhus University most cited in the world

According to a brand-new survey, the discipline statistics at Aarhus University ranks among the global elite.

2011.06.24 |

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 |

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

2011.06.09 |

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.

2011.03.09 |

Suresh Rattan awarded the Lord Cohen Medal in Gerontology

The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) has announced the award of The Lord Cohen Medal for contribution to the science of gerontology to Dr. Suresh Rattan at the Department of Molecular Biology, Aarhus University.

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