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2017.02.28 | Staff, Public / media

New four-year agreement for public sector consultancy at Aarhus University

The new framework agreement provides more clarity regarding publication and confidentiality clauses in Science and Technology’s research-based public sector consultancy.

2017.02.22 | Public / media, Staff

Two Elite Researcher travel grants awarded to Science and Technology students

Two PhD students have been awarded travel grants of DKK 200,000 each in the 2017 Elite Research (EliteForsk) prizes.

Mala Broberg studies the habitat conditions for young fish – the unique salmon in the Kapisillit River – a Godthaab Fjord tributary. His studies concluded the first MSc degree in Greenland. Photo: Rasmus Hedeholm

2017.02.23 | Public / media, Staff

First Aarhus University science graduate to be educated in Greenland

In close collaboration with Aarhus University, it is now possible to complete a university science degree in Nuuk. The first biologist from Greenland, who was also educated in Greenland, defended his MSc last week at the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

It looks spectacular when the Chemistry Show relates natural science to the audience. The judges were spellbound by the performance of the two students on TV2, and the Chemistry Show is now going on to the semi-finals, where viewers have the final word. (Photo: screenshot from a promotional video)

2017.02.22 | Public / media, Staff, Students

Chemistry Show captivates Denmark with polystyrene slime

Aarhus University’s Chemistry Show uses everyday chemicals in spectacular demonstration experiments to spread knowledge about basic chemical theories and principles. Right now, they are experiencing national success performing in Denmark’s Got Talent 2017 on TV2. Tune in on Saturday 4 March, where viewers can vote for the students so they can go…

[Translate to English:] Søkongerne samler sig på klipperne før de flyver ned på ynglepladserne med føde til ungerne eller før de drager på havet for at søge efter føde. (Foto: S. Wetterich) 
Afføring fra fuglene i fuglekolonien Annikitsoq på Cape York Peninsula giver ophav til grønne søer og frodigt grønt græs. (Foto: T. Davidson)
Kyststrækningen ved Vestgrønland, der vender ud mod Nordvandet. De røde arealer viser, hvor søkongen lever og dermed de kolossale områder, fuglene påvirker.

2017.02.17 | Public / media

The little auk – a major engineer

New research carried out by a team of researchers from the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, shows that a very small bird – the little auk (søkonge) – has a very large effect on both freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems in the remote Arctic region.

2017.02.09 | Public / media

New breeding strategy to increase the export of Danish grasses

The best properties from three well-known grasses will be united in new grass varieties. With significantly enhanced performance and high robustness, such grasses will pave the way for Danish export of new varieties that are prepared for future climate and the demand for more biomass.

The sky is the limit. Aarhus has two results competing for the Danish Research Result of the Year at Videnskab.dk. (Photo: Rasmus Rørbæk)

2017.02.10 | Public / media, Science and Technology, Staff

Vote for the Danish Research Result of the Year

You can now vote for the best research result in 2016. In the list of results that rocked Danish science during the last year, you will find two discoveries made by Aarhus researchers. Each in its own way challenges our ability to see and influence the world of physics.

2017.02.06 | Public / media

Researchers map death trap genes

Genes from a plant that lures insect pests to their deaths can be used to breed resistant crops.

2017.02.03 | Public / media, Science and Technology, Staff

Lars Arge new chairman of the Danish Council for Independent Research, Natural Sciences

As of 1 January 2017, Lars Arge is the new chairman of the Danish Council for Independent Research, Natural Sciences. Lars Arge has been a member of the council since January 2013 and vice-chair since January 2015.

2017.02.02 | Public / media

The genes behind the different human height

GIANT study finds rare, influential genetic changes related to height. Research findings in this area may help to develop new types of drugs.

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