2021

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 2021. 

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22 (14.09.2021)

Annual celebration 2021: Congratulations on 93 years • The 2021 distinguished alumnus: AU opened up a new world for me • Two AU researchers honoured for teaching and communication


21 (10.09.2021)

The annual celebration - finally! • Digital solution to make it easier and more secure to manage research data • Government presents the Finance Bill for 2022 • AU professor receives the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize • 14 Marie Curie fellows start at AIAS • Science Museums win international museum award


20 (31.08.2021)

Welcome back on campus for the autumn semester • AU restarts student life • Minister for Environment and Food sees potential in Foulum • Connie Hedegaard: Denmark is falling behind


19 (26.08.2021)

AU’s new learning platform goes live • Managers to take the lead on gender equality • Welcome to the new minister for higher education and science • Status for this year's admissions • Pro-rector: Three tips for commencement of studies • DKK 450 million for AU-based biotech company • AUFF publishes call for proposals for publication support and NOVA


18 (07.07.2021)

The Rectorate wishes you a wonderful summer • Almost 10,000 applicants had Aarhus University as their first choice • High level of satisfaction with PhD degree programmes despite heavy workload • Podcast on knowledge of gender equality • Employment of Dean of Aarhus BSS extended


17 (28.06.2021)

AU rector comments on the relocation agreement: More micro-management and increased pressure on quality and academic excellence • The Kitchen to move into the laundry • Psychology wins this year's Regatta • Head of department reappointed


16 (23.06.2021)

Remote Folkemødet - Denmark’s political festival 2021 in the old central kitchen • Education proposal sparks debate • Autumn courses now accessible in Brightspace • A further DKK 12.3 million for student life at AU • New acting dean of Health • Farewell to a visionary dean with a grasp for detail • Green guide to climate-friendly life on campus • European school of public governance seeks help for fledgling project


15 (15.06.2021)

Face mask and distancing requirements to be lifted from 14 June • AU professor receives Anders Jahre Medical Prize 2021 • Dean of Arts: Uninformed research policy • Deans and director of enterprise and innovation: Three tips for a strong digital Denmark • News from the Main Liaison Committee (HSU)


14 (09.06.2021)

Chair of the AU board: Government proposal would damage higher education in Denmark • AU follows up on sexism and discrimination • Rector and pro-rector: Gender equality won’t come on its own • Six post-covid recommendations for European universities • Folkemødet - Denmark's Political Festival 2021: Come to lectures and debates with AU researchers


13 (03.06.2021)

Rector: Huge challenges for government relocation plan • Chair of the Board Connie Hedegaard: "We shouldn’t have a zero-error culture at Aarhus University." • AU tops the world in public administration • New sub-strategy for business collaboration and innovation • Lively debate on digitalisation at this year's Matchpoints • Dean of Health is the new director general of the Danish Medicines Agency • AU professors honoured with the Holst-Knudsen award and the new Victor Albeck award


12 (24.05.2021)

University doors open again • Biology professor receives the Elite Research Prize for 2021 • Millions for AU researchers from Independent Research Fund Denmark • New deputy director for AU Finance • New head of department at the Department of Animal Science • New Bjørn Nørgaard sculpture at Aarhus University • AU exercise centre to find new premises


11 (04.05.2021)

This year's Matchpoints will be held in person • The virtual Festival of Research reached a wide audience • Self-testing at the university with the Kviktest app • Nat and Tech will not be relocating to Kasernen after all • Registration for 2021 DHL relay race now open


10 (29.04.2021)

AU’s new learning platform goes live • Covid-19 self-testing sites for staff and students at AU • Head of department reappointed • Director of AIAS is the new president of NetIAS • Director of enterprise and innovation: The future of life science is in Central Jutland • Deans of health: Research and development to be integrated into the new degree programme resizing plan • ERC grant for research into eye movements • Two Marie Curie Fellowships for AU researchers • News from the Main Liaison Committee (HSU)


9 (22.04.2021)

Red-brick buildings for Aarhus BSS in the University City • Million DKK pool to bolster student life after the reopening • Covid-19: Further reopening on the way • Covid-19 self-testing sites for staff and students open at AU • Satisfactory result impacted by the pandemic • New rules for electing student representatives • Head of department reappointed • Law students from AU become world champions • AU researchers receive Villum Foundation grants totalling DKK 70 million • AU part of a new ground-breaking centre • AU in Horizon 2020 project • Circle U. invites you to an interdisciplinary symposium on water • Course catalogue for exchange students on the way this summer • Newsletter about Circle U. • Strong support from AU researchers for the virtual Festival of Research


8 (29.03.2021)

More of us can now go to the university • Internal fellows to strengthen Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies at AU • AU to give a boost to biodiversity on campus


7 (25.03.2021)

Quota 2: More than 6,000 have AU as their first priority • AU opens interdisciplinary centre for inequality research • Keen interest at gender equality conference • Chair of the board: Danish research should not be penalised for EU grants • Comments on government cut-backs in the public sector • Dean and Rector on freedom of research • AU in two new Horizon 2020 projects • You can now apply for grants from AUFF


6 (11.03.2021)

Study environment survey 2020: The results are ready • AU in new climate alliance in Aarhus • AU receives DKK 5.2 million from the Danish government's aid package for final-year students • Dean: Exploit the growth potential in the Central Denmark Region • Festival of Research goes online on 28 April  


5 (08.03.2021)

TECH to regain financial balance in 2022 • 68 new climate initiatives to pave the way for a greener university • Education report takes stock of 2020 • The Aarhus University board: Carsten Bjerg is the new deputy for the chair • Novo Nordisk Foundation grants DKK 25 million to three AU projects • Representatives for AU’s occupational health and safety organisation have been found • AUH again lauded as Denmark's best hospital • Corona: Physical shutdown extended to 5 April • Registration for this year's Matchpoints conference is now open


4 (19.02.2021)

Need for more information about how management handles much covered case • DKK 75 million for brain research at AU • New acting vice-dean at Aarhus BSS • AU in new collaboration with national super cluster 


3 (09.02.2021)

Rector: 'Hateful emails and harassment of researchers are completely unacceptable' • Common principles for external collaboration from Universities Denmark • Open access agreement ensures quick access to research articles • DKK 90.5 mill. for equipment and facilities for research purposes • AU researchers to lead two new Horizon 2020 projects • Prestigious annual grant for professor of biology • Four new heads of department at AU Engineering • Norwegian president of Circle U • AU researchers still actively communicate their knowledge through the Danish University Extension - and the audience is bigger than ever • Learn more about research data management • Physical shutdown of AU extended to 28 February


2 (25.01.2021)

Rector: Scientific criticism and responsible conduct of research are core values • AU introduces minimum grade requirement for quota 1 applicants • Dean: More collaboration on a good life for the elderly • AU researcher to head new national research academy • We have: DKK 15 mill. We want: A research project that can raise the roof • New digital platform with 300,000 pages of science


1 (19.01.2021)

Online classes until the end of March • Major survey of the quality of PhD programmes at AU • Student entrepreneurs receive massive investment • AU researchers write books about the Nordic region for Americans • AU researcher receives DNFR Chair • Equality Conference 2021 • After-work meeting on the hub for sport and physical exercise • Get ready for Matchpoints in May