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2018.05.29 | Administrative

Driftstatus.au.dk update and change of name

On 1 June 2018, the name of the website Driftstatus.au.dk will be changed to Serviceinfo.au.dk. At the same time, the layout of the website will be improved with more functions and improved information flow in case of interruptions or system failure.

2018.05.29 | Administrative

newsletter 85 May 2018

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2018.05.29 | Administrative

RejsUd – the new travel expense management system replacing AURUS

On 21 August, Aarhus University will switch to a new travel expense management system, RejsUd. The new system can automatically calculate distances using Google Maps and can be accessed from both mobile phones and tablets. All unfinished travel expense claims in AURUS must as far as possible be processed before the summer holidays.

The threat of losing a cultural affiliation is what makes those who demonstrate skepticism about science reject facts. Professor Klemens Kappel gave a lecture on the subject of skepticism about science at AU on 17 May.

2018.05.31 | Events

Skepticism about science should be met with understanding

Ignorance is not what leads to resistance to science. Identity, political viewpoint and religious beliefs are what affect susceptibility to facts. This is according to professor of philosophy and researcher into scientific skepticism, Klemens Kappel, who visited the academic council at Health and provided some good advice on the communication of…

Søren Nielsen from the Department of Clinical Medicine will receive almost DKK five million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Photo: the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

2018.05.31 | Grants and awards

Health researcher receives millions towards the prevention of heart failure

Associate Professor, Consultant and DMSc Søren Nielsen from the Department of Clinical Medicine will receive almost DKK five million over a five-year period from the Novo Nordisk Foundation towards his research into increased cardiovascular risk and heart failure in overweight people and patients with type 2 diabetes.

Do you want to be an educational ambassador? Photo: AU/Lars Kruse.

2018.05.31 | Education

Do you want to be an educational ambassador?

Are you an active member of the teaching staff with a passion for innovating and developing the teaching - both your own and others? Then you can now become part of Health's network of educational ambassadors. The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Nobel Laureate Jens Christian Skou. Photo: Søren Kjeldgaard

2018.05.29 | People news

Nobel Laureate, medical doctor and physiologist Jens Christian Skou has died

Medical doctor and physiologist from Aarhus University, Emeritus Professor Jens Christian Skou, recipient of the most coveted and prestigious honorary award, The Nobel Prize, died on 28 May 2018. He was 99 years old.

Nobel Laureate Jens Christian Skou in the laboratory. Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University

2018.05.29 | People news

Obituary: A researcher with all his heart

Nobel Laureate, medical doctor and physiologist Jens Christian Skou, was an ardent advocate for the need to carry out research in Denmark without having a strategic eye for external funding. Under the conditions that today’s researchers are subject to, he would probably not have earned the most coveted and prestigious honorary award in the world.…

2018.05.28 | Administrative

What will Campus 2.0 mean for us in the administration?

"The senior management team presented the Campus 2.0 master plan at a general meeting earlier this month. I would therefore like to share my overall thoughts on how the administration will fit into Campus 2.0 and a little about how we in the administration will support the implementation of the master plan. Finally, I would encourage you to send…

Professor of economics Annette Vissing Jørgensen and professor of astronomy Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard receiving the Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research 2018. Photo: Lars Kruse

2018.05.31 | Grants and awards


This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research – one of Denmark’s oldest scientific awards. On Wednesday 30 May, two researchers received the award and a cash prize of DKK 100,000 to honour academic their outstanding academic achievement. On the same occasion, the Aarhus University Research…

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