News from the Senior Management no. 26/2013

New member of the senior management team

This week's meeting of the senior management team was the first of its kind for Niels Christian Nielsen who, as the new dean of Science and Technology, will shape the faculty's academic profile over the next six years.

Niels Christian Nielsen has also taken over the chairmanships of the Research Committee and AU Forum for Research from Brian Bech Nielsen, who took up his position as rector last week.

Niels Christian Nielsen, who graduated as a chemist at Aarhus University before doing his PhD, partially at MIT in Boston, comes from a position as professor at the Department of Chemistry, head of a basic research centre and director of iNANO. At iNANO, he is being replaced by professor and acting centre director Troels Skrydstrup.

Invitations to the Annual Celebration sent out

On Friday 13 September, Aarhus University is celebrating its 85th anniversary with speeches, an anniversary lecture and honorary awards in the Main Hall at Nordre Ringgade.

A new honoured alumnus and four new honorary doctors will be named at the event, which will also see the Aarhus University Anniversary Foundation’s Honorary Award in Education, Aarhus University's research communication award as well as Queen Margrethe II Travel Grants all being awarded.

Due to a lack of space, the ceremony in the Main Hall is by invitation only, but the event will be streamed live on so that everyone has the opportunity to follow the proceedings.

True to tradition, the annual celebration continues in the evening at Concert Hall Aarhus, where Steffen Brandt who fronts the pop group TV2 will be master of ceremonies. Invitations have been sent out by post to all employees. As mentioned in last week's newsletter, registration opened yesterday at 9.00, with tickets being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

At the end of week 36, everyone who has applied for tickets to the evening event in Concert Hall Aarhus will be told whether or not they have been successful.

University places still available

There are still places available on 23 Bachelor's degree programmes at Aarhus University, and applications may be submitted up until the start of the autumn semester in September.

At the latest status on 9 August, 6,795 applicants had accepted the places which they had been offered. In addition, 313 had declined the offer while 235 had not responded, which is pretty well the same picture as last year. AU Studies Administration is now working to admit applicants from standby lists and to admit applicants who are looking for available places.

In addition to the 23 degree programmes which start after the summer vacation, there are places available on six engineering degree programmes which start in the winter. If there are still places available on these programmes after the current round of admissions, they will be offered with a deadline for applications on 1 December.



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