Five AU students honoured with award

Five students from Aarhus University will soon be venturing out into the world to expand their academic horizons. They are all recipients of the Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant, and during their time abroad they will expand their knowledge about the urban spaces of Late Antiquity, political behaviour, brain tumours, molecular medicine and new computer technology.

[Translate to English:] Modtagerne af Dronning Margrethe II's rejselegat 2023.
The five recipients of the five Queen Margrethe II’s travel grants 2023. From left to right: : Frederik Søren Nielsen (Arts), Mohsen Redda (Health), Nikolaj Kühne Jakobsen (Tech), Signe Bjerg Kristensen (Nat) og Tobias Rehoff Hyldahl (Aarhus BSS).

With the HM Queen Margrete II Travel Grant, five talented junior  researchers from Aarhus University will be able to study abroad and expand their knowledge. The grants will be presented at the university's annual celebration in the Main Hall on Friday 15 September.

The five recipients of the 2023 Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant are:

Frederik Søren Nielsen, Master’s degree student in archaeology, Arts

How can we understand ruins and abandoned sites of the cities of Late Antiquity, and what role do they play in our experience of urban space? Frederik Søren Nielsen is interested in these questions, and during his studies he has participated in archaeological fieldwork in Italy, among other places. The HM Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant gives Frederik Søren Nielsen the opportunity to pursue fieldwork in western Turkey.

Tobias Rehoff Hyldahl, Master’s degree student in political science, Aarhus BSS
Tobias Rehoff Hyldahl is interested in political behaviour and has written studies of on how anger affects voters' political opinion formation. He is a student instructor, and has also taught debate and critical thinking on a volunteer basis. The grant will give Tobias Rehoff Hyldahl the opportunity to study at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mohsen Redda, Master’s degree student in medicine, Health
Mohsen Redda is already pursuing a research career and, in his upcoming PhD project, he will develop earlier and more precise methods to diagnose and monitor glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumour. Mohsen Redda’s grant will enable him to study at Cambridge University.

Signe Bjerg Kristensen, Master’s degree student in molecular medicine, NAT
Signe Bjerg Kristensen is driven by the desire to find out how the body works. How do the body’s cells fight an infection? In addition to her research, Signe Bjerg Kristensen is active as a student instructor and also teaches classes for visiting primary and secondary school pupils. The HM Queen Margrethe II grant will fund a resaerch stay at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Nikolaj Kühne Jakobsen, Bachelor’s degree student in computer technology, TECH

Nikolaj Kühne Jakobsen is interested in groundbreaking computer technologies and is employed as a research assistant at the section for Software Engineering and Computing Systems. Nikolaj Kühne Jakobsen intends to use the HM Queen Margrethe II Travel Grant to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States.

Read more about all five grant recipients

Read more about Queen Margrethe II’s time as a student at Aarhus University

Read more about the annual celebration

About the HM Queen Margrethe II Travel Grants
The travel grant was established in 2010 as a present to HM Queen Margrethe on the occasion of her 70th birthday and was extended in 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. A total of five grants are awarded. At Aarhus BSS and Arts, the grants go to students of political science and archaeology – the two subjects that Her Majesty studied during her time as a student at Aarhus University in 1961-62. No restrictions with regard to subject apply to candidates from Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. The 25,000 kroner travel grants are intended to make it possible for their recipients to study abroad in connection with their studies at Aarhus University.