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If you work at the interface between research and education, you shouldn’t keep your project secret to protect yourself and your invention, says Martin Vesterby, who recommends the opposite: Share!

2018.06.27 | Research, Health and disease, Academic staff

Knowledge via cartoons helps lower patients’ anxiety

Patients who undergo surgery for the same disease are often afraid of the same things and frequently wrestle with the same questions. This is one of the starting points for the award-winning app ‘My Patient Journey’ (in Danish: ‘Mit Forløb’), which was invented and developed for hospital patients by, among others, Martin Vesterby from INNO X at…

After a constructive consultation phase with a lot of input from employees, the faculty management team has now approved the revised recruitment procedures which apply to all academic appointments at the faculty. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU.

2018.06.28 | Administrative, Technical / administrative staff, Health

Recruitment procedures: We’ve listened to what you had to say

The consultation on the revised recruitment procedures has now been completed. It gave rise to many consultation responses, several of which have resulted in specific adjustments. This is the case for e.g. the wish to see more female professors and the prioritisation of associate professor positions.

After the summer holidays, the boards of studies will begin the next stage of the process. They will assess whether the department’s degree programmes should be adjusted so they live up to the vision and the strategic basis. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU.

2018.06.28 | Education, Academic staff, Department of Public Health

The vision for the degree programmes at Public Health Science is now ready

More than six months’ work to rethink the degree programmes at the Department of Public Health is now finished at the strategic level. Work now continues in the boards of studies, who must translate the new vision into actual academic regulations and course descriptions.

2018.06.28 | Policy and strategy, PhD students, Health

Summer greetings from the Dean: A summary of Health's special focus areas

Health is around half way to meeting a range of ambitious targets for 2018: More external funding, increased international activities and a clear framework for recruitment. Here is a brief status report – and a personal summer greeting from Dean Lars Bo Nielsen.

2018.06.25 | Conference, Art, culture and media, Academic staff

EARTHBOUND - The Multispecies Paradigm Shift

EARTHBOUND is an international symposium where people from diverse walks of life will gather around the urgent and universal topic: the state of the planet, and question what climate changes and the so called Anthropocene do to the thoughts, worldviews and actions of human beings.

2018.06.24 | Research, Research, Public/Media

Towards new analytical horizons: Simulating running injury development

RUNSAFE and their Australian collaborators, with Adam Hulme in front, has produced the first sports injury article using sophisticated computational models that can account for the complex nature of sports injury aetiology.

Professor Marco Capogna from Aarhus University will study how certain nerve cells affect our memory.

2018.06.28 | Grants and awards, Health and disease, Health

Major grant to Aarhus University to promote the understanding of our memory

Backed by two grants of DKK 2.5 million from the Independent Research Fund Denmark and DKK 3 million from the Lundbeck Foundation, Professor Marco Capogna from Aarhus University will study how certain nerve cells affect our memory.

In her role of new professor, department chair, Tine Engberg Damsgaard will strengthen plastic surgery research and education in Aarhus. Photo: Anders Kavin.

2018.06.28 | People news, Health and disease, Public/Media

Plastic surgeon to be new professor, department chair

Tine Engberg Damsgaard is consultant in plastic surgery and now also a new professor, department chair at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. This means she now has overall responsibility for research and education in plastic surgery at the university and in the Central Denmark Region.

Students and teaching staff will find that some teaching and lectures will begin earlier or end later than usual. Photo: Poul Ib Henriksen

2018.06.28 | Administrative, Academic staff, Health

After the moving out: There are still enough classrooms

The prospect of losing auditoriums and classrooms following the vacating of buildings in the University Park and on Nørrebrogade has caused some concern. But according to a working group set-up by the faculty management team, there are enough classrooms. Early and late classes just need to be utilised better.

There was a 'full deck' for AU's debates as they took place on board AU's research vessel AURORA.

2018.06.28 | Research, Academic staff, Health

Sun and health science over Allinge

Health's researchers debated health science programmes, digitisation of health data and medical cannabis at Denmark's Political Festival 2018.

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