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Interview with professor Berit Eika, Aarhus University’s new pro-rector for education.
The analysis of internal organisational problems can begin now: the expert group headed by Professor Torben M Andersen has just been given the mandate that will frame the analysis. An internal analysis panel drafted the mandate in cooperation with the senior management team.
Rector Brian Bech Nielsen and Dean Mette Thunø comment on the recent debate about the universities’ admission requirements.
We need to take a closer look at the academic development process: An internal analysis will uncover the problems related to administrative support and the academic organisation. At the same time, we need to bridge the gap between managers and employees and to further strengthen the area of education.
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DCE has once again received funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Several of these grants are in collaboration with great national and international clinical colleagues.
When university researchers collaborate on research projects with external partners, there must be no doubt about the rules of the game. This is the defining principle of Aarhus University’s ground rules for collaboration with external partners. Now Universities Denmark has defined a set of common principles for research collaboration that are in line with AU’s ground rules.
From 1 February 2021, the study progress requirement of passing 45 ECTS per academic year has been abolished for all degree programmes at AU. At the same time, AU’s senior management team has decided to maintain a number of other rules for study progress.
DANDRITE Group Leader Mark Denham is part of the team behind the MiCO Platform project aiming to develop an alternative to the animal models currently used to validate drug candidates. With a starting point in human stem cells, the team will develop so-called miniaturized controlled organoids (artificial mini-brains), which will provide a more accurate model for human neurological disorders.
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