2015

News from the Senior Management Team contains information about current activities and discussions for all members of staff at the University of Aarhus. It is published every week – apart from holidays and public holidays. On this page, you can see the newsletters distributed in 2015

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No. 40 (23.12.15)

Happy holidays from the senior management team • New director: you mustn’t forget the bigger picture • New vice-dean at Science and Technology • Head of Department at BTECH confirmed • Sapere Aude grants to 11 early career researchers at Aarhus University • Course set for new Danish research facilities • Applications now being accepted for AIAS fellowships • New procurement policy to meet local needs • Calendar  


No. 39 (15.12.15)

Finances balanced – but major challenges ahead • Arnold Boon to start as university director on 1 January • New joint dental care department • Newly elected board members • Science and Technology switches to semester-based academic year • Rector’s chain of office turns 80 • Calendar  


No. 38 (08.12.15)

Finances balanced – but major challenges ahead • Arnold Boon to start as university director on 1 January • New joint dental care department • Newly elected board members • Science and Technology switches to semester-based academic year • Rector’s chain of office turns 80 • Calendar  


No. 37 (01.12.15)

Universities Denmark submits consultation response on Danish Act on Taxable Nonstock Corporations • Two new ERC projects at Aarhus University • 13 PhD projects strengthen school research • New editorial on health policy • Calendar


No. 36 (24.11.15)

Pro-rector: positive amendments to study progress reform • Vote in the university elections • New research centre for SMEs • Professor Peter Munk Christiansen to head Department of Political Science • Aarhus and East Jutland celebrate 100 years of engineering education • Calendar


No. 35 (16.11.15)

Geopolitics on MatchPoints 2015 agenda • Teaching evaluations to strengthen quality • Pro-rector: Combine research and teaching • Calendar


No. 34 (10.11.15)

Board sets equity target • New division into strategic funds and operating funds • Gender balance to be improved at AU • Fire hazard examined and dismissed • AU employs international manager and research support manager • University heads: Bad investment to cut talent and good ideas • Calendar


No. 33 (04.11.15)

Research reserve funds have been allocated, but developments are still worrying • High Danish standards for research on compulsory schooling • New centre to promote Danish technological healthcare and welfare solutions • Good ranking news for yet another two academic environments •  AU to host international conference on the Arctic • Health contributes to political debate • Anne Lindholm Behnk is new deputy director of AU HR • Fire guard monitors Navitas roof • Calendar


No. 32 (06.10.15)

Danish government opens debate on taximeter system • Three AU researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2015 list • Job of university director advertised • DFF funding for early career researchers at AU • Calendar


No. 31 (05.10.15)

Finance Bill: Substantial cuts in funding for research and education • Aarhus University to strengthen offers for upper secondary school teachers • Brian Bech Nielsen: Researchers must be able to argue freely in the media • Niels Lehmann appointed acting vice-dean at Arts • Claus Holm appointed head of the Danish School of Education • New permanent secretary at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science • MIT opens its doors to new Danish research talents • Focus on cheating at exams • Deans: Research funding is paying for dentistry degree programmes • Calendar


No. 29 (14.09.15)

Aarhus University celebrates anniversary • Rector to become acting university director • New management structure at Arts • Poul Nissen first Dane to be awarded Gregori Aminoff Prize • Staff and students collect money for refugees • Calendar


No. 27 (04.09.15)

Student admissions in line with forecasts • Aarhus University no. 73 in new Shanghai Ranking • AU counting on more funding from private foundations • Rector and university director doing the rounds • Seminar on better incorporation of digital platforms • Free registration for Danish University Extension opens on 18 August • Research communication at Aarhus Festival • Ambulatory arches need rebuilding • Calendar


No. 26 (02.09.15)

Student admissions in line with forecasts • Aarhus University no. 73 in new Shanghai Ranking • AU counting on more funding from private foundations • Rector and university director doing the rounds • Seminar on better incorporation of digital platforms • Free registration for Danish University Extension opens on 18 August • Research communication at Aarhus Festival • Ambulatory arches need rebuilding • Calendar


No. 25 (19.08.15)

Student admissions in line with forecasts • Aarhus University no. 73 in new Shanghai Ranking • AU counting on more funding from private foundations • Rector and university director doing the rounds • Seminar on better incorporation of digital platforms • Free registration for Danish University Extension opens on 18 August • Research communication at Aarhus Festival • Ambulatory arches need rebuilding • Calendar


No. 24 (18.08.15)

Continued growth for AU Summer University • Inaugural reception for new dean at Aarhus BSS • Invitations to annual celebration now sent out • Calendar


No. 23 (14.07.15)

Seven per cent growth in applicants • Inauguration of Villum Research Station by HM the Queen and the Premier of Greenland cancelled due to fog • Planned reshuffle to bring together academic environments • Calendar


No. 22 (06.07.15)

Summer greetings from Rector Brian Bech Nielsen • ERC Advanced Grant for Ivan Damgård at the Department of Computer Science • High international level at graduate schools • First special adviser in responsible conduct of research takes up position • Funding for nine research networks across faculties • Qualified hiring freeze to end • Calendar


No. 21 (01.07.15)

Ten AU researchers receive DKK 77 million for independent research • New employee representative on University Board • New names at the Faculty of Arts • Temporary appointment of deputy director for AU HR • Appointments at Health • Nominations open for the 2016 Elite Researcher Prizes • New grants etc. from AUFF • Calendar


No. 20 (23.06.15)

Dean at Aarhus BSS • Inaugural reception for Johnny Laursen • Klaus Lønne Ingvartsen continues as department head • 54 DFF grants for AU researchers • How do we achieve excellence in education and research? • DI wants one-year Master’s theses • Decision on the merger of the School for Dental Assistants, Hygienists and Clinical Technicians and the Department of Dentistry postponed until December • Calendar


No. 19 (16.06.15)

Internal management debate on quality • Intense campaign to promote AU degree programmes vis-à-vis prospective students • Basic research centre inaugurated • Erik Østergaard Jensen to continue as department head • AU celebrates Denmark's diplomatic relations with China • Calendar


No. 18 (02.06.15)

Johnny Laursen appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1 June • Groundbreaking ceremony for Denmark’s first particle centre • New NMR spectroscope inaugurated • Management meeting on competency development • Cheaper stays at Sandbjerg • Calendar


No. 17 (26.05.15)

New Foulum plant converts grass to biofuel • New diabetes centre opens in Aarhus • Consultation on merger between SKT and Dentistry • Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research • Internet Week Aarhus success to be repeated • AU to chair UN Centre for Children’s Rights • New Leiden ranking • Calendar


No. 16 (12.05.15)

Aarhus University main organiser of European Climate Change Adaptation Conference • Louise Gade steps down as deputy director of HR • International panel praises the graduate school at Health • Department names finalised at Aarhus BSS • Calendar


No. 15 (06.05.15)

Finances restored and focus on quality • Proposal on fund for 'Høfde 42' clean-up not adopted at general meeting • AU to attend Denmark's Political Festival on Bornholm • Calendar


No. 14 (29.04.15)

Festival of Research with tribute to research communication • Annual regatta helps make AU a unique study environment • AIAS in prestigious company • First Horizon 2020 billion to Denmark • Pro-rector: Preventing stress on more fronts • Calendar


No. 13 (21.04.15)

Position of dean of Aarhus BSS advertised • New profiling strategy for Aarhus BSS • Festival of Research brings together technologies of the future • Regatta 2015 in the University Park • AU funds for interdisciplinary networks • Calendar


No. 12 (16.04.15)

Quality up for debate at Education Summit 2015 • Aarhus University Research Foundation proposes fund for ‘Høfde 42’ clean-up • Revision of website and AU profile • Better Horizon 2020 proposals • Calendar


No. 11 (31.03.15)

New guidelines on responsible conduct of research at AU • Two new deputy directors will start on 1 May • New data reports to help develop AU's degree programmes • Two department heads stepping down at Aarhus BSS • Removal of PCBs from AU’s buildings • New million-kroner grant to iPSYCH • Calendar


No. 10 (23.03.15)

Consistently high number of quota 2 applicants • More cooperation with South African researchers • New names for administrative services • Calendar


No. 9 (16.03.15)

Mentors contribute to more informed choice of degree program me • Report on public sector consultancy: The universities are meeting their targets • Million-kroner grants to AU researchers • Interviews being held for deputy directorships • DHL – registration now open • Innovation Fund Denmark to hold info meetings at the universities • Calendar


No. 8 (09.03.15)

CEI, FE, careers and alumni activities to be more closely integrated with academic environments • Particle accelerator agreement signed • Strike prevents inauguration of research station • ERC Starting Grant for quantum physicist • New head of the Department of Environmental Science • New standard for usernames in AU's IT systems • Calendar


No. 7 (03.03.15)

Seven AU researchers among the winners of this year's EliteForsk (Elite Researcher) Prize • Dean to return to professorship • Position of dean of the Faculty of Arts advertised • Fewer undergraduates drop out during their first year • Four proposals for strengthening internationalization • Apple to become new neighbour of AU in Foulum • Calendar


No. 6 (23.02.15)

Deputy directorships advertised • Millions for AU postdocs from Danish Council for Independent Research • Share your research at the Festival of Research • MatchPoints Seminar 2015 on security in the Arctic • AIAS announces Call for Posters • U-days help students decide on a degree programme • Festival of the Century – existence • Calendar


No. 5 (10.02.15)

New student representative on AU Board • New chair for Academic Council at Arts • New chair of Danish Council for Independent Research | Medical Sciences • AU opens new basic research centre for archaeology • Nine new fellows at AIAS • New web portal for AU Alumni • Calendar


No. 4 (03.02.15)

Organisation of administration and faculties falling into place • Final report from the Expert Committee on Quality in Higher Education • Climate partnership to create growth in East Jutland • Calendar


No. 3 (27.01.15)

Follow-up on decisions on problem analysis to be announced in stages • Academic environments to be more visible in the recruitment process • Hanne Mohr is leaving her position as head of SKT • AU researcher to head new EU project • DANDRITE group leader awarded ERC Starting Grant • Calendar


No. 2 (19.01.15)

Blackboard roll-out in 2015 • Extension of hiring freeze in the administration • Jane Kraglund steps in to run IT and Digital Media • New centre director at iNANO • Storm damage at Navitas • AUFF invites applications for publication support grants • AU food research harvests millions • AU researchers head new diabetes research project • The Villum Foundation awards major grant to young ST talents • Calendar


No. 1 (12.01.15)

New development contracts for universities • New university director Jane Kraglund starts at AU • New vice-dean at Health • Deputy director of IT and Digital Media steps down • Stronger partnership with VIA • ERC Starting Grant for geoscience researcher • Former dean passes away • Calendar

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