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2017.12.05 | Public / media

The soil needs carbon

For the sake of both the climate and soil fertility, it is necessary to maintain or increase the carbon content in the soil. Aarhus University researchers are taking part in a new international project to develop and disseminate knowledge in this area.

2017.11.29 | Public / media

DCE director appointed chair of PEER network

Denmark takes over the chair of the EU’s largest network for nature and environment research. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.11.29 | Public / media, Staff

Researchers account for criticism of nitrogen calculations

In a new report, Aarhus University researchers account for the criticism raised by the Danish Society for Nature Conservation in connection with calculations carried out in 2015 for the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark. Read more (in Danish only) here.

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2017.12.04 | Public / media

New understanding of the well-being of climate-stressed plants

As a result of climate change, there is an increasing need for more intelligent, efficient and safe farming. A soon-to-be completed EU project – ModCarboStress – might have taken an important step in this work: getting to understand the stressed plants better. The project indicates the work to be carried out at iClimate – the forthcoming research…

2017.11.29 | Public / media, Staff

Aarhus University takes criticism of public sector consultancy seriously

On Saturday 25 November, the Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende published an article in which a former employee criticised the calculations provided by the university in connection with the approval of the Danish Agricultural Package. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.11.28 | Public / media, Staff

New research continues to support figures for marginal leaching used in connection with the Danish Agricultural Package

For a number of years, more measurements have been requested and more knowledge wanted regarding the impact of fertilisers and crops on nitrogen leaching from cultivated soil. Read more (in Danish only) here.

2017.11.27 | Public / media

Zebrafish used to identify disease mechanism for heart disease

In a large collaborative study between the Department of Clinical Medicine, the Department of Biomedicine, and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, among others, the researchers have succeeded in identifying and characterising the consequences of a newly discovered mutation associated with cardiac arrhythmia.

2017.11.23 | Public / media, Staff, PhD Students

Sapere Aude grants awarded to five researchers at Science and Technology

Five of the seven grant recipients at Aarhus University are researchers at Science and Technology. The Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF) awards grants to excellent applicants with relevant and original research ideas and the ambition to be research leaders.

The new agreement was signed by (from left) Thomas Bjørnholm (University of Copenhagen), Katrine Krogh Andersen (Technical University of Denmark), Niels Christian Beier (Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education), John Womersley (European Spallation Source), Henrik Bindslev (University of Southern Denmark) and Niels Chr. Nielsen (Science and Technology, Aarhus University).

2017.11.22 | Public / media, Staff

More collaboration between ESS, the universities and the government

Aarhus University has entered into an agreement with six of the other Danish universities, the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, and the European Spallation Source (ESS) to strengthen collaboration and knowledge sharing between ESS and the research environments in Denmark.

2017.11.21 | Public / media

Super design for buildings based on artificial intelligence

Computing power is now so strong that it can design building constructions with such a degree of perfection that architects and engineers have to give up. Students are responsible for the super algorithm that controls everything, and can revolutionise building procedures when it is launched early next year. Read more (in Danish only) here.

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