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 2020. 

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37 (15.12.2020)

AU locks down for physical attendance • Budget for 2021 now in place • Good points in the AU greenhouse gas emissions report for 2019 • Former Grundfos CEO replaces Steen Riisgaard on the AU board • Søren Rud Keiding elected director of AIAS • Two AU researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants • AU researchers receive DKK 50.6 million from the Carlsberg Foundation • Now you can stand for election to the occupational health and safety organisation at AU • New basic research centre opens its doors • Equis accreditation for all of Aarhus BSS • Regional powerhouse launched • The Danish Council for Independent Research is seeking new chair of the board • Høfde 42 to be cleaned up • AUFF resources continue at the same level in 2021

36 (25.11.2020)

From Blackboard to Brightspace – one step closer • Find inspiration for using IT in teaching at AU Educate • New centre connects brain research and artificial intelligence • Seven AU researchers receive DKK 43 million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark • AU's revised recruitment norms will contribute to greater diversity among academic staff • Remember to register publications in PURE • New leaseholder for several canteens on the Aarhus campus

35 (18.11.2020)

University elections have been decided • Backing for AU's entrepreneurial initiative • New engineering departments: Acting managers now in place • AIAS Fellowships now open for applications from international researchers • Experience the final of AU Challenge 2020

34 (11.11.2020)

Kick-off for Circle U. • Project day on workplace culture and offensive behaviour • Lockdown in Northern Jutland has consequences for AU • Climate researcher receives DKK 70 million ERC Synergy Grant • Dean: Paywalls prevent access to publicly funded research • AU to open major technology laboratory in Herning • Virtual career day at AU brings together PhD students and early career researchers from all over Denmark

33 (03.11.2020)

AU has adjusted the rules on progress towards degree • Take responsibility for your working environment and stand for election in December • Face masks are now part of everyday life at AU • AU is setting all thermostats at 21 degrees Celsius to reduce its climate footprint • The Danish Data Protection Agency has announced an inspection of the research area • Royal Library starts negotiations with publisher Elsevier • DKK 70.2 million for 17 green AU projects • University director: We want to reduce red tape • AU celebrates students with dual careers • Rector's round of visits is postponed • Information meeting with the Danish National Research Foundation

32 (27.10.2020)

Study environment survey 2020 – will your students take it? • New report summarises experience from teaching under corona last spring • Aarhus University Press enters the stage for global textbooks • AU researchers part of new commission to get more people into work • Four Health researchers receive DKK 20 million for neuro-research

31 (12.10.2020)

Offensive, sexist behaviour at universities is unacceptable • New action plan to promote equality in research environments • New organisation for the engineering area given the go-ahead • Re-advertisement: Aarhus University is looking for a new external member for the university board • University elections: Stand for election • Almost DKK 120 million for biodiversity research at AU • Chairman of the university board and Rector: AU conducts research, not politics • Management team set up at Natural Sciences • Empower talent! Mentors and mentees needed

30 (05.10.2020)

Covid-19: latest news • New central teaching development centre opens its doors • AU want to house a new centre for sustainable transition of agriculture • Shared ambitions for universities

29 (29.09.2020)

Latest corona news • New passage between the University Park and University City • Minister publishes evaluation of the admissions system • Several of the Rector's department visits postponed to 2021 • New grant for the Center for Music in the Brain • The Skou Award 2020 goes to Nicolai Juul Birkbak • Time for staff development interviews (SDD)

28 (15.09.2020)

"AU, you're still looking good” • AU locations in East Denmark affected by coronavirus restrictions • EDU-IT: You can apply for funding now • Dean of the Faculty of Health: Illness can affect us all • Information meeting on Centers of Excellence

27 (08.09.2020)

Rector: Good outset for Finance Act negotiations • Four research talents from AU receive grant from the European Research Council

26 (03.09.2020)

Campus has come alive this week – but we’re not back to pre-covid-19 normality • Foundation for entrepreneurial businesses moves into The Kitchen • University director on AU's new green initiatives

25 (24.08.2020)

Orientation week starts on Monday – with caution and consideration • Centre of Excellence for the study of discrimination opens at AU • Climate strategy: 44 green initiatives implemented

24 (18.08.2020)

Annual celebration and Denmark's Biggest Friday Bar and Sports Day cancelled • Experienced manager to head educational development centre • Crown Prince celebrates 25 years as an AU alumnus • Aarhus University to strengthen relations with alumni • Guidelines on infection outbreak at AU • AU researchers to scrutinise Danish corona initiatives • Novo Nordisk Foundation appoints two innovation ambassadors from Health • Two new members of the Research Committee • AU researchers among new members of councils under Independent Research Fund Denmark • Welcome reception for Dean Kristian Pedersen postponed

23 (06.08.2020)

AU puts parties and friday bars on hold • An autumn semester with teaching activities on campus • Record admissions at AU

22 (08.07.2020)

Have a nice summer • 10,144 have applied for a degree programme at Aarhus University • Shanghai-ranking: AU number one in public administration • Parts of the School of Arts to move to Katrinebjerg – NAT and TECH to take over Kasernen • Online introduction programme takes off • New vice-dean for research at the Faculty of Technical Sciences • A bigger academic megaphone for AU researchers • News in brief

21 (29.06.2020)

Students allowed back on campus • Pro-rector: we need a national centre for technological literacy • Questionnaire for all teaching staff: How well has online teaching worked? • Lone Ryg Olsen member of new innovation policy committee

20 (25.06.2020)

AU creates 539 new student places as a result of corona • Further reopening of campus on the way • New visitors’ centre for the University City opens • Three AU researchers receive Lundbeck Foundation fellowships

19 (15.06.2020)

AU now fully open for all employees • New organisation to strengthen engineering at Aarhus University • The Danish Parliament has decided to increase university admissions by 5,000 places • Jens Peter Christensen appointed to the AU board for four more years • Economics professor in new expert group • Search for two new vice-deans for Natural Sciences

18 (09.06.2020)

New ground rules for external collaboration to secure responsible conduct of research and freedom of research • Aarhus University Research Foundation awards prizes to five talented PhD graduates

17 (02.06.2020)

Protect each other when you return to campus • Now you can also use zoom for internal and external meetings • New students and the introductory week • Debate: basic research iis helping us through the crisis • University director on experience from the lockdown • Aarhus university opens shared office space for graduate startups • Dhl 2020 cancelled

16 (19.05.2020)

Phase 2 of the reopening of Aarhus University has begun • You can borrow and return materials and books at the Royal Danish Library again • Original ideas get millions from Independent Research Fund Denmark • Latest news about corona research • Phishing mails in circulation

15 (11.05.2020)

AU's action plan for diversity and gender equality now ready for consultation • Give students a foothold in the labour market • AU economists advise government on reopening • New head of innovation to strengthen AU's entrepreneurial initiative • New Master's programme brings digital boost to upper secondary school teachers • Live streaming on corona for upper secondary school students proves very popular

14 (04.05.2020)

132 new units of housing in the university city • Latest corona news • Great honour for Prof. Bo Barker Jørgensen • Dept. heads appointed at Geoscience and Biology • News about digital changes in studies admin 

13 (28.04.2020)

Partial, limited reopening from 23 April - only in research labs • Holst-Knudsen event cancelled • Learn more about Teams - webinars or tailor-made meetings

12 (20.04.2020)

Latest corona updates • AU uses Zoom for teaching and exams • Aarhus University to have a single shared teaching development centre • DKK 33 million to construct an artificial brain • The government has set up a group of experts to review the grading scale

11 (08.04.2020)

Physical shutdown extended until 10 May • Positive financial result in difficult times • Aarhus University has adopted its first-ever climate strategy • Welcome to the new dean at the Faculty of Natural Sciences • Latest news about corona research at AU • DKK 265 million to solve future challenges for Danish industry • Teams is now available for virtual meetings • AU to outsource selected cleaning services after tendering procedure • Aarhus University brings forward payments to suppliers

10 (01.04.2020)

Extended physical shutdown – and new agreement on holiday/time off in lieu • Increase in applications via quota 2 • Tendering: Contractor to be found for Aarhus BSS’ premises in the University City • Three molecular biologists receive Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowships • New vice-dean for health research • Change of management at the Department of Engineering • Research communication continues despite shutdown

9 (20.03.2020) Aarhus University during the corona outbreak   

Brian Bech Nielsen: Big thank-you to all staff and students for standing united at this difficult time • Arnold Boon: Our administrative staff are doing a great job dealing with the coronavirus situation • Carlsberg Foundation grants major funding to corona research at Aarhus University • Funding applications: New deadlines • MatchPoints Seminar cancelled Important information for everyone working from home • Staff news: Johnny Laursen to continue as dean  

8 (14.03.2020) Special edition on the coronavirus

Great recognition of AU’s handling of the coronavirus from chair of the board Connie Hedegaard • AU’s rector: We must do this to the best of our ability • Stay informed on AU’s website on the coronavirus 

7 (10.03.2020)

Information about the coronavirus outbreak for AU staff and students • A common quota 2 test will improve the admission system • Thousands of young people attended u-days education fair • AU to promote female role models in research • Want to become an academic mentor or mentee? • Calendar 

6 (03.03.2020)

Notice regarding the coronavirus • Elite Research Prize for AU computer science professor • Preben Bo Mortensen awarded Novo Nordisk Prize 2020 • AU conference on diversity and gender equality: sign up by 6 March • We can’t let construction budget overruns squeeze our core activities • Apply for AUFF funding for international recruitment and growth • Calendar

5 (26.02.2020)

We can finally say goodbye to the degree programme cap • Board chair welcomes four new faces • Board recognises quality work on degree programmes • New recruitment campaign at AU to help better matching of expectations • New head of the Department of Agroecology • Two new chairmen of academic councils • Congratulations to AUH for the 12th successive year • Sys Christina Vestergaard is the new head of press and communications • Meet AU researchers at the Festival of the Century for the years 1989-2020 • Calendar 

4 (10.02.2020)

The Kitchen is open • Large increase in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships for AU • Calendar 

3 (04.02.2020)

Welcome to the new dean of Natural Sciences • New department head for the Department of Law • New educational IT projects launched • University rent scheme in focus • Three focus areas in plans for 2020 • Electoral expert Jørgen Elklit rounds off his 50-year career • Join the Festival of Research and make your research more visible • Calendar 

2 (28.01.2020)

Curie Medal puts Professor Karl Anker Jørgensen in the company of Nobel Prize winners • New dean: Tech will be the faculty of collaboration • New insight causes a change in estimates of nitrogen emissions following publication of NOVANA report • Do you have input for AU’s coming climate strategy? • Buildings in the University City to get sustainability certification • DKK 29.4 million (EUR 4 million) from the Villum Foundation for three research talents • ERC grant is to strengthen quantum science leap towards the labour market • Apply for publication support grants before 20 February • AU employees get discounts on MatchPoints • Calendar 

1 (16.01.2020)

AU climate strategy now submitted for consultation • From four to five faculties • Aarhus’ mayor: AU crucial for sustainable business development in Aarhus • Rector honoured with Business Network Aarhus Award 2020 • Conference: How do we increase diversity and equality at AU? • Danish-German Year of Cultural Friendship 2020: Registration for this year's MatchPoints Seminar is now open • Calendar