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News from the Senior Management Team no. 30/2017

Minimum grade point average for all ST degree programmes

In future, all prospective students must have a minimum grade point average of 7.0 to be admitted directly through quota 1 to one of the degree programmes at Science and Technology. The change is being introduced to strengthen degree programme quality, reduce drop-out rates and further raise the qualification levels of graduates. From 2018, the admission requirements will be introduced for physics, IT and computer science. From 2019, the requirements will apply for all natural science and engineering programmes at ST.

It’s election time!

On 13–16 November 2017, academic staff and students at Aarhus University will be electing representatives to the university’s numerous councils, boards and committees as well as the Aarhus University board. If you are interested in standing for election, you can register as a candidate from Monday 23 October at 9:00 to Friday 27 October at 12 noon. Please make sure to check your voting rights. If your name does not appear from the list of persons entitled to vote, and if you believe that this is a mistake, please contact the Election Secretariat at

Millions for AU researchers from Independent Research Fund Denmark 

Independent Research Fund Denmark has just granted DKK 43 million to 28 young researchers – of whom ten come from Aarhus University. 

Research talent receives Jens Christian Skou Award 2017

On 11 October, Associate Professor and PhD Simon Glerup from Aarhus University, Health, received the faculty’s talent prize named after Nobel Prize winner Jens Christian Skou. Simon Glerup is receiving the award together with DKK 100,000 for research and the unofficial title ‘the faculty’s brightest research talent’. Earlier in the week, Jens Christian Skou, whom the award was named after, celebrated his 99th birthday.

Rheumatism Association’s research prize 2017 goes to AU professor

Last Wednesday, Professor Bent Deleuran DMSc from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital received the Queen Ingrid Research Prize 2017 for his many years of research into autoimmune arthritic diseases. HM Queen Margrethe II presented the award to Bent Deleuran at Amalienborg Palace in connection with the World Arthritis Day. It is the third time the Danish Rheumatism Association presents the award, and the first time it goes to an AU researcher.

Young genetic researcher receives international award

Assistant Professor Rasmus O. Bak from the Department of Biomedicine and the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies at Aarhus University is receiving the Young Investigator Award 2017, which is awarded by the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy.

AU hosts last RethinkIMPACTS 2017 conference

RE-Value is the title of the last of three conferences hosted by Aarhus University as part of its Capital of Culture project RethinkIMPACTS 2017. In collaboration with, among others, Aarhus 2017 and the University Network of European Capitals of Culture (UNeECC), Aarhus University is bringing people together from Denmark and abroad for a dialogue on how to rethink the way we measure, evaluate and talk about the value of art and culture. The evaluation of the Capital of Culture project is expected to be ready at some point in 2018. The conference is taking place on 8–11 November. The deadline for registration is 25 October.  

Evaluation report on aquatic environment published

On 13 October, the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark released an evaluation report with appendices about DHI and Aarhus University’s marine models that form the basis of the work with the aquatic plans. During the consultation phase, the report has been available on various media and has therefore already been debated extensively. Aarhus University will now study the recently published report with appendices in detail.


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