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Jesper Østergaard Hjortdal gave the new students a tour at Aarhus University Hospital. Photo: Anders Trærup, AU Communication.

2014.09.12 | Education, Public/Media, External target group

First day at school for coming optometrists

The first class of students at Aarhus University's new Master’s degree programme in optometry and visual science started on Tuesday 2 September. The degree programme is the first of its kind in Denmark.

The Danish CPR register is a unique tool for research in clinical pathways to diseases.

2014.09.15 | Research, Health and disease, All groups

Researchers map out the advantages of the Danish CPR system

The Danish civil registration register (CPR register) is a goldmine for health research, but its potential has not been fully utilised. That is the opinion of researchers from Aarhus who are the first people to map out how the Danish CPR register system can be utilised in health science research.

[Translate to English:] FOTO: Colourbox

2014.09.18 | Research, Research, All groups

Does the risk of schizophrenia increase the older the father is?

By drawing information from Danish registers, the researchers at the National Centre for Register-Based Research can yield new knowledge about the causes of schizophrenia, manic disorders, depression and suicidal tendencies.

2014.09.04 | People news, Academic staff, Department of Biomedicine

Aarhus University has a new Doctor of Medical Science in immunology

Thomas Vorup-Jensen has just defended his higher doctoral dissertation on the molecular mechanisms of the immune system. The dissertation opens up for a better understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to disease and the diagnosis of diseases related to the immune system.

2014.09.19 | Administrative, Department of Biomedicine, Health

Minister dug the first spadeful at the Department of Biomedicine

On Friday 5 September the first sod was cut for the new research building at the Department of Biomedicine, which will soon begin to take shape. Minister of Climate, Energy and Building Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard and Rector Brian Bech Nielsen got the construction work off to a good start.

Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen, Professor, Senior Hospital Physician

2014.09.05 | All groups, External target group, AU Communication

Healthy cooperation

Clinical research must be close to patients. This is why Aarhus University and Central Denmark Region have established a unique health science research partnership.

[Translate to English:] Professor Jørn Olsen fra Aarhus Universitet

2014.09.18 | Research, Research, All groups

Unique opportunity to look into diseases

Researchers say that use of the Danish registers has been invaluable. Among other things in connection with research into specific drugs and the unexpected long-term effects on children whose mothers have taken the drug during pregnancy.

At Aarhus University, making a contribution to addressing society’s challenges through research is viewed as a natural part of our mission. In Denmark as well as internationally. To do so requires an interdisciplinary effort.

2014.09.05 | All groups, External target group, AU Communication

Modern genetechnology helps ensure the food supply of the future

Genomic selection has revolutionised livestock breeding in Denmark. Now scientists from AU are on the brink of being able to apply detailed analyses of the genome to plant breeding. This is an important step towards ensuring a sustainable food supply for the 8 billion people who will inhabit the planet in the future.

Aarhus University has earned a strong international position and reputation as a research university. The university strives to continually strengthen and develop the framework and conditions for basic research and in-depth exploration, in order to ensure the continued production of significant and ground-breaking research results.

2014.09.05 | All groups, External target group, AU Communication

World-class neuroscience centre

An international team of young top researchers is gearing up to take Danish neuroscience to new heights.

2014.09.05 | Research, Research, All groups

Sensational Viking Fortress Discovered near Køge

In collaboration with the diocese of Vallø, archaeologists from the Danish Castle Centre and Aarhus University have discovered a previously unknown Viking fortress in a field west of Køge, Denmark. The discovery could be an important piece in Denmark’s historical jigsaw puzzle.

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