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Only a third of the working hours in construction are spent on value-adding work a major new study from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University shows. Photo: Colourbox.

2018.08.22 | AU Engineering

Research project identifies huge productivity potential in construction

A major new study from the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University shows that only one-third of the working hours in construction are spent on value-adding work. This means that there are many opportunities for optimisation in most builders’ working day. However, it's not that builders aren’t working hard, say the researchers.

Master of science in engineering student Buster Skyum has contributed to the University's first steps towards growing human cell heart valves. Photo: Jesper Bruun.

2018.08.20 | AU Engineering

Engineering student develops bioreactor to grow heart valves from human cells

This could be the end artificial heart valves. That’s the goal of Aarhus University, and in a Master’s thesis project, Buster Skyum, an MSc in Engineering student from Department of Engineering, has helped the university take its first step towards growing biologically active heart valves made of human cells. Such valves will never need to be…

In collaboration with Vestas and Siemens, Aarhus University organises an international summer school, which every year attracts both Danish and foreign talents. (Photo: AU Engineering, Jesper Bruun)
Participants at the summer school learn about wind as a sustainable energy supply and they work on some of the most current technological issues facing the companies. (Photo: AU Engineering, Jesper Bruun)

2018.08.23 | AU Engineering

Engineering talents want to come to Denmark to learn about wind

When engineering students want to learn about wind technology, they look to Denmark. Over recent weeks, some of the world's sharpest minds have gathered at Aarhus University to take part in the International Wind Power Summer School.

Illustration of a Laser Terahertz Emission Microscope where a laser photo-excites the sample under a sharp metal probe, and the emitted terahertz beam gives a signature of the sample’s electrical conductivity.

2018.08.06 | AU Engineering

Terahertz: New researcher paves the way for special light technology at Aarhus University

Pernille Klarskov Pedersen is a new assistant professor on the photonics line at the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University where, among other things, she will conduct research into the solar cells of the future.

The number of places offered to women has risen 41 per cent in the recent year. Women now account for about one third of the total of more than 1,000 new engineering students who will be starting their studies at Aarhus University in late August. Photo: Lars Kruse.

2018.08.07 | AU Engineering

Number of women on engineering programmes surges

Aarhus University is currently experiencing a veritable boom in the number of female applicants for engineering programmes. According to the business community, this is a positive trend in several ways.

New associate professor at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Erdal Kayacan (center).

2018.08.02 | AU Engineering

New associate professor will raise Danish drone research to new heights

Erdal Kayacan – Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul – is a new associate professor at the Department of Engineering in Aarhus University. The main focus of Dr. Kayacan’s research is guidance, navigation and control of aerial robots.