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Scanning tunnel microscope image and model of self-assembled graphene quantum dots. (Illustration: DTU/AU)

2017.06.30 | Public / media, Science and Technology

Carbon atoms assemble themselves on command

Using a new method that gets carbon atoms to assemble themselves, researchers open up for opportunities to create quantum dots that can revolutionise the information technology of the future.

2017.06.30 | Public / media

Particulate air pollution on the decline in Denmark

The content of harmful particles in the air is continuing to fall in Denmark. This is one of the conclusions in a new report from DCE – National Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University. To read the report in English, click on ‘Læs hele rapporten her’ on this link (download PDF file).

2017.06.28 | Public / media, Staff

Aarhus University surprised by ministry’s plan to subject public sector consultancy to competitive bidding

The research consultancy services performed by Aarhus University for government agencies and ministries are a good deal for society and give politicians a strong foundation of knowledge. The university finds it surprising that these services will now be subject to competitive bidding.

2017.06.28 | Public / media

Agriculture is possible in Greenland

Global warming is providing Greenland with longer and warmer summers, which means new opportunities for farming. However, there is a lack of knowledge about everything from optimal cultivation methods to good logistics solutions and the sustainable use of energy. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.06.27 | Public / media

New knowledge about the dynamics of proteins can shape the future in drug development

New research provides mechanistic insight into how protein dynamics control the activity of a group of enzymes called serine proteases. As serine proteases play pivotal roles in blood coagulation, the innate immune system and tissue remodeling, the results may be important for the development of new drugs for the treatment of various diseases.

2017.06.26 | Public / media

11 international Master’s degree students are coming to the Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University is happy to welcome 11 new Master’s degree students from all over the world, when a new academic year begins in August. The foreign IT talents come from countries such as Portugal, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic and China. The advent of international IT talents is supported by the IT industry…

2017.06.22 | Public / media

New insight into a central biological dogma on ion transport

New research results from Aarhus University and New York University show how active transport of potassium can be achieved by a membrane protein complex that has roots in both ion pump and ion channel super-families. The results, which have just been published in Nature, shed new light on what defines channels and pumps.

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2017.06.20 | Science and Technology, Public / media

Aarhus University will educate twice as many digitisation specialists

To meet the considerable needs of society, Aarhus University is now launching a strategic initiative to educate twice as many digitisation specialists within a few years. This will help ensure that we as a country can remain at the forefront.

2017.06.16 | Public / media

Two new targeted specialist degree programmes will keep Denmark in the lead

The Department of Engineering at Aarhus University is launching two new Bachelor’s degree programmes this summer, providing a direct route for young people to complete an MSc in Engineering and make a significant difference in a field where Denmark is at the forefront of the world.

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2017.06.19 | Public / media, Staff

Unorthodox research ideas awarded DKK 15.1 million

The VILLUM Experiment has been awarded for the first time to a number of researchers at Danish universities. Eight researchers at Science and Technology have received a total of DKK 15.1 million – earmarked for bold and radical research ideas.