2018

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 2018. 

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40 (28.12.2018)

Aarhus University makes common cause against pressure on research freedom • Rector initiates tour of departments and schools in February • Aarhus BSS maintains full AMBA accreditation • Jan Tønnesvang to continue as head of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences • AUFF grant budget for 2019 in place • Free registration for the Danish University Extension opens on 10 January • Calendar


39 (18.12.2018)

Budget approved: healthy finances with controlled growth • Final decision on Campus 2.0 in February • New Aarhus University Board members • Apply for funding for Educational IT in 2019 • New partnership to find a replacement for STADS • BERTHA analyses the effects of life • Evaluation of Aarhus as European Capital of Culture published •  Congratulations to AUH – Denmark’s best university hospital • Vice-dean re-appointed at the Faculty of Health • Strong alliance aims to retain international students • Calendar


38 (11.12.2018)

Interesting initiatives in flexibility agreement • Conference on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at Aarhus University • Kick-off for interdisciplinary business network at AU • Rector to become board member at Central Jutland Business Development Centre AU fired into space • Seven AU researchers receive prestigious grants • Six out of seven Danish ERC Consolidator Grants go to AU researchers • Applications open for AIAS fellowships • University director’s blog: New project method contributed to implementation of e-recruitment system • Calendar


37 (05.12.2018)

New study of unwanted sexual attention towards university students makes for uncomfortable reading • AU receives positive institutional accreditation • AU invites tenders for learning platform • Pro-rector: Quota 1 works well, but take a closer look at Quota 2 • Remember to update in PURE – this affects basic funds distribution • Calendar


36 (22.11.2018)

Aarhus University rectifying error in relation to the ECTS requirements for subsidiary subjects • International degree programme resizing: Some degree programmes at Arts to be converted to Danish • The results of the 2018 university elections are in • University IT security to be upgraded • MatchPoints Seminar 2019 on leadership – programme is ready • Health’s Education Fair on retention of students • Applications can now be submitted for fellowships at AIAS • Remember the star lecture series – some seats still available • Calendar 


35 (15.11.2018)

Aarhus University co-founds new strong university alliance • Fewer degree programmes in English – also at AU • Universities Denmark consults Vestager to halt publishing monopoly • DKK 30 million to high-tech electron microscopes for research into molecular cell biology • Junior Researcher Association to hold gender balance conference • Dean of the Faculty of Health: Future health research should involve collaboration between several professions • Deans to the Danish Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs: Let’s work together to maintain pastors’ professional theological capabilities • Calendar 


34 (07.11.2018)

Registration open for four star lectures for staff and students • Thanks from the senior management team for input on Campus 2.0 • Aarhus University on the hunt for two external members for university board • American expert impressed by AU retention initiatives • Public award for Aarhus Case Competition in the race for volunteers • The Learning Questionnaire is here • New digital degree programme overview for students • Aarhus University new partner in major European food sector innovation network • Three educational projects to receive funding from the Foundation for Entrepreneurship • Educational research: focus on mathematics in new PhD projects • Outsourcing requires thorough preparation and a fair process • Important to follow guidelines for emails containing personal data • Dean’s Challenge projects devise ideas on how to reach world development targets • New management at the Department of Clinical Medicine • Calendar


33 (30.10.2018)

Achievements of Dual Career students honoured • New working group to promote entrepreneurial culture at AU • ERC Synergy Grant goes to Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen • Lundbeck Foundation appoints three new fellows – all from Health • Million-kroner EU grant for research into dignity in old age • Save the date: star lectures for staff and students • Contracts with unions and unemployment insurance funds must provide a level playing field • Calendar


32 (17.10.2018)

Jens Christian Skou honoured throughout week at AU • AU climate researcher honoured for this year’s original research idea • Professor Jacob Sherson wins 2018 Grundfos Award • Honorary doctor at Aarhus University receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry • AU 89th in National Taiwan University rankings • Two new engineering degree programmes in Herning • New teaching staff network for case competitions • Student election imminent • Calendar


31 (05.10.2018)

Connie Hedegaard reappointed as chair of the Aarhus University Board • AU rector accepts offer of renewed contract • A week honouring a Nobel Prize Laureate • Development takes time and resources • Positive international evaluation of AIAS • Times Higher Education puts AU at no. 123 in new world university ranking • Arts students create solutions in Silkeborg • Time for SDDs • Calendar

30 (26.09.2018)

Good initiatives, but reasons for more in-depth discussions as well •  AU to host conference on retention of students • Student exchange with Berkeley, UCLA and other University of California campuses • AU profile material 18/19 published • And not least: hope you enjoyed the party! • Calendar

29 (19.09.2018)

Celebrating the university’s 90th anniversary in style • AIAS welcomes 16 new fellows • How would you organise the university of tomorrow? Be inspired by three after-work meetings • Calendar

28 (12.09.2018)

The university turned 90 on Tuesday – and will be celebrated in style • Demand for STEM grads: There’s no quick fix • Aarhus University recommended for a positive accreditation • The 2018 Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize goes to Professor Poul Nissen and AU alum Tim Bollerslev • VILLUM Experiment grants to eight AU researchers • Calendar 

27 (04.09.2018)

Prospect of further savings • Rector: Attracting talented people from outside is crucial • Major support for this year’s Entrepreneurship Festival • AU hosts debate on STEM degree programmes at this year’s Education Debate • New study administration system on the way • University director: A little less managerial oversight... • Restrictions on parking in the days leading up to the 90th anniversary celebration on 21 September • European Capital of Culture: results to be presented in December • New head of the Department of Computer Science • Calendar 

26 (29.08.2018)

Government proposal obstructs Aarhus University’s business initiatives • Ministry seeking experience with digital technologies in higher education degree programmes • Competency Fund replaced with new state Competency Fund • AU participates in Denmark’s Political Festival 2019 • Join the information meeting with the Lundbeck Foundation • Memorial Park flooded with blue T-shirts and dolphins • Calendar 

25 (21.08.2018)

Opening of new Centre for Legal Informatics • Jakob Ellemann-Jensen: Yet another day in my life where I learned something • AU third best in the world with regard to public administration • Remember: Annual celebration – deadline for registration 21 August • Apply for publication support grants before 7 September • Major grant towards continuing education for the innovation managers of tomorrow • Two AU researchers receive major grants from European Research Council • Researcher honoured with ‘mini Nobel Prize’ for medical research • Congratulations on the 50th anniversary of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences • Jacob Kjær Eskildsen to continue as department head • Calendar  

24 (16.08.2018)

Minister visits Aarhus University • Study of freedom of research is now in progress • Solid intake at Aarhus University • An extra special birthday • New course at AU – don’t forget to register • Calendar 

23 (11.07.2018)

A record number of applicants • “Zero tolerance” at Aarhus University • Framework contract signed • DKK 34.5 million for new high-tech research programme at AU • New course for AU managers • New AU Key Figures now available • Attend the Danish University Extension for free – places still available • Calendar 

22 (03.07.2018)

Rector wishes everyone a lovely summer! • Inspiration Group proposes new course on academic formation • Rector of Stockholm University joins the AU Board • AU’s LMS put out to tender • New head of Department of Physics and Astronomy • New administrative centre manager at Aarhus BSS • Calendar 

21 (27.06.2018)

Total exam grades make the best admission criteria • Semper Ardens grant for AU professor • Main Occupational Health and Safety Committee elected • Calendar 

20 (19.06.2018)

Pro-rector: Students must be assessed fairly • Debates at Denmark’s Political Festival 2018 • Rector: Aarhus University must be a preferred partner for business and industry • European rectors: 25% of Horizon Europe budget should go to ERC • Take a Danish University Extension course free of charge – registration opens on 25 June • AIAS celebrates five years of non-targeted research • Calendar 

19 (13.06.2018)

Denmark's Political Festival 2018: Aurora docks again with full programme • Folketinget adopts new rules on sideline employment for researchers • AU falls in new QS ranking • Employees concerned about putting building maintenance tasks out to competitive tender • Calendar 

18 (06.06.2018)

Two top researchers from Aarhus University presented with Holst-Knudsen science award • Reaccreditation: one step closer to a decision • Apply for strategic funding for projects on retention and educational IT • Independent Research Fund Denmark offers DKK 1 billion for non-targeted research • Open Science Festival 2018 – new ideas in abundance • AU seeking new research-based external member of University Board • RejsUd replaces AURUS • Calendar 

17 (30.05.2018)

Nobel Laureate, medical doctor and physiologist Jens Christian Skou has died • Connie Hedegaard: University must continue positive development • Superb inauguration for Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership • Holst Knudsen: 60th anniversary of prestigious award • Welfare state for debate at MatchPoints Seminar • New head at Department of Clinical Medicine • More answers on new Campus 2.0 • Calendar 

16 (23.05.2018)

Praise for student volunteers • Rector: Good, healthy work environment crucial for employees • University leaders concerned about changes to business support system • AU part of new MIT collaboration • New site presents research into business and society • More medical students for Aarhus University • Strengthen your network with new interdisciplinary meetings at AIAS • Take control of your personal data with an e-learning course • Calendar 

15 (08.05.2018)

Central Aarhus campus to be expanded • AU strengthens independent legal aid for students • Annual Regatta 2018: I feel gooood ... • Huge interest in new course on entrepreneurship as a career path • Pro-rector Eika: Flexibility in the educational system must not compromise quality • New funding for non-targeted research at AU • Welcome to new ministers • Calendar 

14 (02.02.2018)

General meeting on 2 May about AU’s campus development • Day of festivities with ice-cold marshmallows • Pro-rector: After the Bachelor’s degree comes the Master’s degree • DKK 120 million from the Lundbeck Foundation for research into mental disorders • Internationalisation improves health research and education • Rector: My time was nothing to brag about – but the great atmosphere certainly was • Collective agreement negotiations 2018: Settlement on collective agreements in place • Calendar 

13 (24.04.2018)

Invitation to a general meeting about the plans for AU's physical development • Tribute to the role of science in society • Academic Council at forefront of freedom of research study • The rector warns against discontinuation of regionally established growth fora • Latest news on OK18 • AU researcher receives DKK 18 million from ERC to fight viruses • Don't forget the Festival of Research this week • Calendar 

12 (17.04.2018)

Positive result for 2017 will strengthen the university’s strategic development • The ministry has approved four new degree programmes at Aarhus University • Finance Committee moves hearing from Christiansborg to the Main Hall • Inspiration Group on philosophy takes mid-term status • Applying for funds from the Aarhus University Research Foundation for international recruitment • Dean warns of consequences of new tax agreement • Calendar 

11 (06.04.2018)

New case competition: Students pitch sustainable ideas to Arla • Information meeting on application to Danish National Research Foundation • AU programme ready for Festival of Research • Register for the Holst-Knudsen Award ceremony • Folketing Finance Committee to hold public consultation at the Main Hall • New chief legal counsel at Aarhus University • Calendar 

10 (26.03.2018)

Latest news on OK18 • Major interest in AU's technological degree programmes • Groundbreaking for AU Food in Skejby • Millions for development of digital business models • Occupational health and safety organisation in place • Niels Haldrup appointed manager of Department of Economics and Business Economics • ERC inspiration day at AU • PhD study: See an overview of the main conclusions • Calendar 

9 (20.03.2018)

Latest news on OK18 • Increase in second-round applications to Aarhus University • 37 recommendations for better university degree programmes • New projects to address the gender bias challenge • Rector: Political interference erodes confidence in our research • HRH the Crown Prince to inaugurate new centre at Aarhus BSS • More learning, better learning with EDU IT • Dean: We must not be afraid of making mistakes • Registration for 2018 DHL Relay Race now open • Calendar 

8 (15.03.2018)

All lockout notices are now listed on AU’s FAQ page on OK18 • Pro-rector: High level required at university • Six subject areas in QS top 50 • New administrative centre manager at Health • Quality survey: Ministry of Higher Education appoints expert panel • Welfare up for debate at MatchPoints – early bird tickets still available • Calendar  

7 (02.03.2018)

7 AU researchers receive Elite Research Prize honours • Stricter rules on personal data use • Find information on potential strike action at AU • Institutional accreditation: AU applies again • Final registration deadline for Edu-IT kick-off • New model for appointment of external board members submitted for consultation • Semper Ardens grant for research into disruption and globalisation • Young people flock to Aarhus to choose degree programmes • Calendar 

6 (23.02.2018)

Rector: Tax agreement may threaten an important lifeline for research • Board of directors acknowledges AU's educational work • Impressive increase in corporate satisfaction with AU cooperation • Strategic framework contract draft ready for another round of negotiations with ministry • Aarhus BSS introduces admission requirement of 7 from 2020 • Central Denmark Region to analyse region's research strengths • 2018 salary negotiations starting soon • New centre director at iNANO • AU professor to head a new European research collaboration • Board members appointed to AUFF and Sandbjerg Estate • Calendar 

5 (13.02.2018)

Recruitment norms for appointment of academic staff to permanent positions • Registration now open for launch of EDU IT initiative • Communicating research to a broad and enthusiastic audience • 90th anniversary celebration in the University Park for staff and students • Saturday with ‘Women in Science’ • Calendar 

4 (06.02.2018)

Note: Don't forget to register your car! • AU launches new major case competition for all faculties • Aarhus University to investigate political pressure on researchers • Three part-time Master’s degree programmes for working professionals approved at AU • Herning Campus hosts launch of government's digital growth strategy • AU professor receives the 2018 Novo Nordisk Prize • DPU manager joins minister's debate panel on parenting • Faculty of Health dean: We have to maintain trust between the university and the people • Calendar 

3 (30.01.2018)

Rector: Researchers not to be slammed for standing firm • Technology Pact aligned with Aarhus University's academic initiatives • AU researchers receive Innovation Fund Denmark awards • Cryptologist receives prestigious annual award • DKK 40 million from Poul Due Jensen Foundation for water research • Novo Nordisk Foundation grants DKK 255 million for the world's most powerful protein microscope • Novo Nordisk award attracts international researcher and DKK 20 million to university • EDU IT initiative taking shape • MatchPoints invites debate on the welfare state – sign up now • Skou Building over budget • More parking spaces to require registration • Danish University Extension issues invitations to Festival of the Century • Calendar 

2 (19.01.2018)

Rector welcomes government jobs • DKK 120 million from Novo Nordisk Foundation to Aarhus University • Festival of Research: Researchers can now sign up for ‘Book a Researcher’ • Did you miss the Innovation Fund Denmark visit to AU? • AU involved in new Nordic research hub • Calendar 

1 (12.01.2018)

Rector celebrates 196 talented young people with academic potential • Sign up for the PhD Cup for dissemination of research • AU researchers among main driving forces behind 2017's Danish Research Result • Millions from Carlsberg Foundation to School of Culture and Society • Grants for Health researchers • Kristian Thorn re-hired as Deputy Director for AU Student Administration and Services • Welcome to the Light Rail Transit Project – and take care in traffic • New rates in connection with business trips • Calendar 

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