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 2016. 

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No, 37 (22.12.2016)

Campus 2.0: Lots of ideas collected for local development plan • New act on double degrees does more harm than good • ST dean: We will keep our strong activities in Roskilde • Jens Peter Christensen to join university board • AUH named Denmark’s best hospital • The Rector’s Office wishes everybody a Merry Christmas • Calendar

No, 36 (14.12.2016)

AU budget: Healthy finances despite challenges • No study progress reform fine for AU in 2016 • AU project to strengthen bridges between education and careers • Aarhus University strengthens language programmes • Two departments become one at Aarhus BSS • Aarhus University is considering a transfer of its library services to the new national library • Debate: Saving on research is not a winning strategy • Health deans: Politicians must protect researchers’ access to health data • Calendar

No. 35 (06.12.2016)

Aarhus University and Business Region Aarhus form new strong partnership • Aarhus University to forge closer ties to business and industry • New energy laboratory opens in Aarhus • High number of respondents in study environment survey • University elections 2016 held • New report increases AU’s focus on secure online behaviour • Welcome to new ministers • AU professor to head Danish Council for Independent Research for two more years • Calendar 

No. 34 (30.11.2016)

AU joins European network for research-intensive universities • Debate on international recruitment of researchers • Best solutions involve academic environments • Aarhus University involved in regional elite sports centre • Prestigious research prize for Professor Poul Nissen • Applications now being accepted for AIAS fellowships • Rector sends AUtocampus on tour • Calendar  

No. 33 (22.11.2016)

Action plans pave the way for more women in research • Rolling AU universe invites ideas about future campus • Election time for students • Aarhus University and Central Denmark Region set up joint centre for genome data • AU now has northern Europe’s most modern dissection facilities • Quota 2 admissions to Medicine become permanent • Relocation process at Aarhus BSS • AU student new chair of National Union of Students in Denmark • Lars Arge is new secretary general of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters • Literary prize for Dorthe Jørgensen • Congratulations to the HK club on its 50th anniversary • Calendar 

No. 32 (08.11.2016)

Aarhus Symposium with visit by Danish Prime Minister • AU’s rector wants to build bridges to business leaders and politicians in East Jutland • Agreement on research reserve funds in place • Strategies at Aarhus BSS and ST adopted • Courses in Horizon 2020 proposals • Aarhus University hosts Industry 4.0 at Navitas • Calendar 

No. 31 (01.11.2016)

Institutional accreditation: Last visit before decision time • Students evaluate study environment • University director comments on workshop on employer conduct • The co-examiner system: A jewel that needs polishing up • Lundbeck Foundation prizes for AU researchers • Facelift for au.dk from 1 November • Danish Council for Independent Research becomes Danish Foundation for Independent Research • World’s biggest tech network coming to Aarhus • Research Communication Prize 2017 • Calendar 

No. 30 (18.10.2016)

AU Engineering wins large EU grant • Ambassador participates in US election debate at Lakeside Lecture Theatres • Conference to strengthen international recruitment • Competency development in the administration must match the university’s needs • Start of SDD 2016 season • Overview of AU’s involvement in Aarhus 2017 • Organisational changes at AU IT • Meet AU researchers at NORDISKE NäTTER • Calendar

No. 29 (12.10.2016)

Governance review should not lead to more control • AU kicks off ideation for Campus 2.0 • Universities contribute to companies’ growth • Trine Hyrup Mogensen receives newly established Jens Christian Skou award • AU advances two places in NTU Ranking • MatchPoints 2017 programme now finalised • 60 years with TÅGEKAMMERET • Calendar

No. 28 (05.10.2016)

AU programme offers flexibility for elite athletes • Cooperation between AU and Apple on renewable energy research •  Proposal to merge two departments at Aarhus BSS now ready •  International Centre celebrates its 50th anniversary • Closer cooperation between AU and the Danish Cancer Society • Calendar

No. 27 (27.09.2016)

Aarhus University seeks new board member • AU in top 100 in Times Higher Education Rankings • Find help to apply for funding this autumn • Professor of forensic medicine made Knight of the Order of Dannebrog • Calendar


No. 26 (20.09.2016)

Institutional accreditation: Yet another important step taken • State and University Library to become National Library • Rector’s round of visits has started • New Secretary General of Universities Denmark • Debate: Bold and well-heeled investors welcome • Farewell reception for Dean Allan Flyvbjerg • Calendar

No. 25 (13.09.2016)

Aarhus University – 88 this year • AU’s chairman of the Board to step down • Negotiations on public sector contracts start • Three million kroner to Aarhus Nobel laureate exhibition • AU no. 117 in new QS ranking • IT will get a boost • Orion Planetarium in Jels to close at end of year • AU student competing at Rio Paralympics 2016 • Calendar

No. 24 (06.09.2016)

Dean Allan Flyvbjerg new director of Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen • A Finance Bill with no surprises • Realise your full potential • AIAS executive director to head global research network • Annual celebration: Ticket lottery held • Government ready with new report as element in governance review • Calendar

No. 23 (29.08.2016)

More women in research • ST has decided on plan for cutbacks • Focus areas in the administration this autumn • National Centre for School Research officially inaugurated • Congratulations to AU’s Olympic contestants • Topping-out ceremony for new Skou Building • Nine new AIAS fellows • AU researcher is new executive director of Moesgaard Museum • Calendar 

No. 22 (18.08.16)

Status on admissions and second-round intake • Improved international ranking • New portal strengthens cooperation with upper secondary schools •  Aarhus University at Aarhus Festival • Annual celebration – registration deadline 19 August • Calendar 

No. 21 (09.08.16)

GPA cut-off pushed up by many highly qualified applicants • Marking scale up for debate • Registration for the annual celebration is open • Take a Danish University Extension course free of charge – registration opens 16 August at 10:00 • Greenhouses win international architectural prize • Calendar

No. 20 (07.07.16)

Have a great summer! • Record number of first-choice applicants for Aarhus University • Main Liaison Committee supports financial plan • Novo Nordisk and Aarhus University to cooperate on world-class talents • AU’s institutional accreditation process reaches next milestone • Aarhus University strengthens business orientation of medical degree programme • New communication practice with greater latitude • The Danish Council for Independent Research announces new calls for proposals • Per Stounbjerg new department head • Calendar 

No. 19 (28.06.16)

Forty-five researchers receive funding from Danish Council for Independent Research • Aarhus University made an impression at Denmark’s Political Festival 2016 • Language programmes at Arts • New website design for au.dk • Margrethe Vestager visits AU • Debate: Growing need for doctors • AU guidelines for receiving gifts • Calendar

No. 18 (17.06.16)

Board approves AU’s budget plan and strategic initiatives • National Centre for School Research opens on 1 August • Eight AU researchers receive Sapere Aude millions • Allan Flyvbjerg joins Danish government’s growth team • Rector and pro-rector want higher academic standards in new upper secondary school reform • Administration’s core task up for debate • Calendar

No. 17 (06.06.16)

Internal management seminar on study progress and external research funding • A simpler and more up-to-date staff policy • More students choosing AU Summer University • AU researcher receives ‘For Women in Science’ award • AU part of new Big Data research centre • Calendar

No. 16 (31.05.16)

Fewer specialised studies packages at upper secondary level will improve academic standards • Debate about priorities in the healthcare system • Addressing gender inequality in research • AU to contribute to more informed debate on research and education at Denmark’s Political Festival • Accreditation panel visits AU •  Award for excellence in chemistry and political economics • Two Niels Bohr professorships to AU • Directors of studies want to increase response rate in forthcoming study environment survey • Calendar

No. 15 (24.05.16)

Psychological WPA: Follow-up process begins • 2016 award ceremony in the Main Hall • Leiden ranking 2016 now published • Dean in dialogue on growth and education • Deans join forces against excessive taxation of foundations • Calendar

No. 14 (15.05.16)

Digitisation: Intensification of efforts • Six Semper Ardens grants from the Carlsberg Foundation • Scope for development in the administration • Constructive debate with Minister for Foreign Affairs at Aarhus BSS • Calendar

No. 13 (06.05.16)

New study progress reform rules adopted at AU • Biggest talents must be challenged at the universities • Merger imminent between business communication at Aarhus BSS and language studies at Arts • Regatta draws students in their thousands to University Park • Increase in Master’s degree programme applications • Call for applications for EURIAS fellowships now open • Calendar

No. 12 (29.04.16)

Financial statements 2015: Solid finances gearing AU for the future • Great turnout for Festival of Research at Navitas • Niels Lehmann appointed vice-dean for education at Arts • New science award went to AU researcher • Regatta will soon be invading the University Park • DHL Relay Race – places still available • Calendar

No. 11 (15.08.16)

Milestone in institutional accreditation • Management distances itself from legal proceedings against researchers • Historic support for Festival of Research • Process optimisation: New pilot projects in the administration • Deans strike a blow for health PhDs • Researchers to inspire upper secondary school students • Calendar

No. 10 (08.04.16)

Greater openness about public sector services • External research funds must not finance the administration • Poul Nissen receives Gregori Aminoff Prize 2016 • Application deadline for Innovation Fund Denmark – 2 May • New guidelines for logo structure and university seal • Two contributions to the health debate • Calendar

No. 9 (01.04.16)

It’s too easy to talk about mark inflation • Impressive position in QS World University Rankings • Bibliometric analyses at 19 departments • More focus on dental disease • Department of Forensic Medicine celebrates centenary • Calendar

No. 8 (21.03.16)

Quota 2 applicants up 18 per cent • Clear requirements and guidance to ensure study progress • Better opportunities for women in research • The administration must work smarter, not harder • Mapping tomorrow’s key research areas • Danish research talents can apply for stays at MIT • Calendar

No. 7 (10.03.16)

Full support for researchers contributing to the Danish government’s agricultural package • AU researcher receives ERC Consolidator Grant • New Danish Council for Independent Research grants • Ulla Tørnæs is new Minister for Higher Education and Science • Calendar

No. 6 (29.02.16)

AU researcher receives Elite Research Prize • University director answers questions from staff and students • Psychological WPA questionnaire to be sent out in week 9 • Joint system for teaching evaluations at AU • Five initiatives to improve AU’s web solutions • Calendar

No. 5 (17.02.16)

Financial situation for 2017 and beyond discussed locally • Openness about collaboration on public sector consultancy • AU boards of studies join forces in quality work • AU supports national Open Access strategy • Earlier involvement of Academic Councils in decision-making processes • Dean: Make the patient an active resource • Calendar

No. 4 (09.02.16)

New budget plan to address Finance Act cutbacks • Dialogue meeting on funding of education • Institutional accreditation to give AU greater responsibility for quality assurance in education • Head of Department of Biomedicine to continue • Dean: Health data a boon for research • Calendar

No. 3 (03.02.16)

Predictability and transparency in new appropriation model • Ministerial visit to AU • Questions for university director • Health joins forces with Helsinki • Calendar

No. 2 (25.01.16)

Denmark’s biggest individual research award goes to Professor Jens Stougaard from Aarhus University • New study progress reform rules to be implemented according to a joint model • Søren K. Kjærgaard steps down as department head • DKK 909 million to strengthen innovation in Danish companies • Dean advocates national coordination of welfare technology initiatives • ‘Book a Researcher’ is looking for speakers • Calendar

No. 1 (12.01.16)

New Year’s greetings from the rector • Free registration for Danish University Extension opens on 13 January • Welcome reception for University Director Arnold Boon • Higher education agency expresses satisfaction • New head of Department of Economics and Business Economics • Editorial on location of national centre for paediatric heart surgery • Calendar

Extra news letter (05.01.16)

AU set to take over the former Aarhus Hospital buildings from 2019