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What interests me are arguments. Arguments are both more important and more interesting than personal opinions about what’s right and wrong. Though there are, of course, specific advisory tasks associated with being on the Danish Council of Ethics, says Giehm Mikkelsen. Photo: Private.

2019.01.29 | People news

Arguments are what counts – not opinions

Professor and genetic researcher Jakob Giehm Mikkelsen from the Department of Biomedicine is about to become a member of the Danish Council on Ethics –at a time when many researchers and laymen have strong opinions about genetic engineering. However, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen is personally more interested in arguments rather than personal viewpoints –…

2019.01.31 | Research

Aarhus University puts the UN Sustainable Development Goals on the map

Aarhus University is to hold a conference on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will bring together key players in our continued cooperation with the outside world to get deep and broad knowledge out into society. Connie Hedegaard will be the keynote speaker at the "Partnerships for a sustainable future - on the UN Sustainable…

2019.01.29 | Administrative

Seminar: How do we create a more sustainable AU?

Would you like to contribute to developing sustainable initiatives at AU? Join us for a sustainability seminar 21 March. The programme includes inspirational talks, a short presentation of existing sustainable solutions at AU as well as a brainstorm session on ideas for new sustainable solutions. All interested employees and students are welcome.

The deans from Denmark’s four health science faculties say that the interplay between research and the healthcare system creates invaluable knowledge as well as complex healthcare challenges.

2019.02.07 | Policy and strategy

Debate: Deans of health say to the government: don’t forget about research

It is important that the medical degree programme continues its close affiliation with the research-intensive, clinical units and research environments at the universities and hospitals, write Denmark’s four deans of health.

Photo: Unsplash

2019.01.29 | Administrative

Information security begins with you

The information security of Denmark’s five largest universities has received a critical evaluation from the Danish National Audit Office. Aarhus University welcomes this focus on improving information security, since the university is already taking measures to increase security at the organisational and technical level.

PhD student Mette Lise Lousdal from the Department of Public Health receives the largest portion of the Fogh-Nielsen scholarship – DKK 75,000 – at the PhD Day 2019. Photo: Simon Fischel.

2019.01.30 | Grants and awards

Three talents from Aarhus University share prestigious research scholarship

Three PhD students from Health at Aarhus University share the sought-after Fogh-Nielsen scholarship. The scholarship totals DKK 125,000 and is awarded to outstanding PhD researchers.

Professor Ole Mors from the Department of Clinical Medicine is the winner of this year's JCD Prize, which is given by Health's PhD student to an extraordinary supervisor.

2019.01.30 | Grants and awards

VIDEO: Meet Health’s PhD supervisor of the year

The PhD Association at Health awards the annual JCD Prize to a particularly committed PhD supervisor. Only PhD students can recommend candidates and select the winner; this year the award went to Professor Ole Mors from the Department of Clinical Medicine.

2019.01.31 | Talent development

Careers programme for junior researchers to continue with clearer career pathways

The Junior Researcher Development Programme (JRDP), AU’s career programme for junior researchers, is being extended. Entrepreneurship is one of the permanent tracks on the course.

Photo: Lars Kruse

2019.01.28 | Administrative

Should AU put cleaning in some of its buildings out to tender?

AU’s management is currently considering putting cleaning in some of the university’s buildings out to tender. The liaison committees and union representatives are involved in the process.

Photo: Colourbox

2019.01.25 | Administrative

Limited IT during the weekend of 2 - 3 February

IT maintenance work will affect AU’s IT systems and services and cause interruptions at different times during the weekend of 02 and 03 February 2019

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