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"Generally speaking, the whole initiative is about inspiring and engaging young people in the natural sciences. Remember that we can only solve this crucial problem for mankind through scientific and technical research and development," says Assistant Professor Thomas Tørring from Aarhus University. Photo: Melissa Yildirim, AU Foto.

2020.06.26 | AU Engineering

Massive grant brings upper secondary school students into the fight against antibiotic resistance

Danish upper-secondary school students can now try their hand at scientific research and perhaps even help in a discovery that could have a major impact on millions of people all over the world. A grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation has given Aarhus University the opportunity to let school students take part in important research to find new…

The project Drones4Safety has a total of nine partners from all over Europe. Associate Professor Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen (left) is participating from Aarhus University. Photo: Peer Klercke.

2020.06.16 | Department of Engineering

Drone swarms to inspect infrastructure throughout Europe

A new Danish-led research project will allow swarms of advanced, autonomous drones to keep a watchful eye on bridges and railways and report if something needs to be repaired.

"The entire world is eagerly scouting for ground-breaking new research within the enzymatic degradation of plastics. This means there’s massive motivation for this project," says Associate Professor Zheng Guo. Photo: AU Foto.

2020.06.11 | Department of Engineering

Danish researchers looking for rare enzyme that can break down plastics

Plastics really can be broken down, and a number of researchers at Aarhus University have started to hunt for the unique enzymes that can do the job. The project could be ground-breaking for the plastics issue, and it opens up for a completely new field of research.

Dean at Tech, Eskild Holm Nielsen is proposing a new organisation, with four new departments, to consolidate and strengthen the engineering area at AU around core disciplines and to raise engineering to the highest international level (Foto: Melissa Yildirim, AU)

2020.06.09 | AU Engineering

New organisation to strengthen engineering at Aarhus University

The dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences is proposing a new organisation, with four new departments, to consolidate and strengthen the engineering area at AU around core disciplines and to raise engineering to the highest international level. The consultation process for the new organisation will commence before the summer holidays.