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"You can't use conservative estimates from old energy systems when you have to model an entirely different future. We have to realize that photovoltaic technology has undergone dramatic developments in recent years which make it a very important player in the future," says Assistant Professor Marta Victoria (picture). Photo: Ida Jensen, AU Foto.

2021.03.30 | Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Sustainability

New research: Photovoltaics can make the world fossil-free faster than expected

Limitations in models used by the IPCC in its calculations of possible pathways to climate-neutral energy production suggests that the potentials of solar photovoltaics as a powerhouse in the green transition have been drastically underestimated. This is the conclusion of new research from an international team of scientists and experts in…

"With this technology, we can address the huge societal problems that electronics already present, and which will only get more pressing in the future," says Assistant Professor Shweta Agarwala. Photo: Shweta Agarwala.

2021.03.29 | Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Deciphering the secrets of Printed Electronics

We live in a world where we want our electronics to be flexible, bendable and stretchable apart from being intelligent. Printed electronics technology has emerged as the main route to enable this vision. A team of researchers from Aarhus University has now published a comprehensive review of its development that will enable researchers to address…

Nobel Laureate Peter C. Agre will begin with a presentation on his path to the Nobel Prize before taking questions from participants as he kicks off Health’s new initiative, The Nobel Laureate Talks, on 21 April. Photo: Keith Weller, JHM.

2021.03.25 | News

Meet nobel laureate Peter C. Agre

This April, anyone with an interest in health and natural science research of the very highest calibre will have the opportunity to meet a Nobel Laureate when Professor Peter C. Agre visits Aarhus University via Zoom.

Photo: Jesper Rais

2021.03.23 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Freedom of research and publishing rights must be protected with respect to special interest organisations

An article in the Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information, criticises Aarhus University for being unwilling to disclose unpublished research data to a special interest organisation. However, the university believes that researchers must be guaranteed freedom to publish their results before their research is made available to the general public.

The entrepreneurs Christian Møller (on the left) and Mads Krogh Kristensen supply both restaurants and takeaways, and they produce packaging with the respective customers' logos. Photo: GS Supply

2021.03.23 | DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, Sustainability

AU Entrepreneurship course boosts student business of sustainable packaging

A Vietnamese, sustainable straw was the inspiration for two AU students' thriving business of sustainable packaging for restaurants and takeaways in corona times. Aarhus University's open entrepreneurship office, Food eHub, assisted in applying for the first initiating capital.

Photo: Aarhus University

2021.03.20 | Department of Agroecology

PhD student from Agroecology win the annual Three Minute Thesis competition

Peat soils, paludiculture, and greenhouse gas emissions were the topics when Claudia Kalla Nielsen on 18 March won the annual Three Minute Thesis competition at Aarhus University, which this year was held digitally.

A female porpoise with her calf. Photo: Jeppe Balle Dalgaard.

2021.03.18 | Department of Bioscience

Harbour porpoises attracted to oil platforms when searching for food

A large gathering of fish tempts harbour porpoises to search for food around oil and gas platforms, even though the noise from these industrial plants normally to scare the whales away. Decommissioned platforms may therefore serve as artificial reefs in the North Sea.

BettaSensing is developing a flavour fingerprint technology. Photo: Mathilde Kræmer.

2021.03.18 | DCA - Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture

Flavour recognition technology on its way to the market. Is your startup company next?

How do we know, if our food tastes good, or if it has already gone bad? The startup BettaSensing has created an innovative flavour recognition technology for the food industry. Last year, the company took part in the EIT Food entrepreneurship program Seedbed, which in Denmark is based at the Department of Food Science (AU FOOD) at Aarhus…

Even minor changes in natural and climate conditions are quickly reflected in the insect population, and it is therefore vital to monitor developments.Researchers from Aarhus University have developed an intelligent counter to help automated nature monitoring. (Photo:Colourbox)

2021.03.18 | AU Engineering, Sustainability

Intelligent insect counter opens new opportunities for nature monitoring

Engineers and biologists from Aarhus University have developed an intelligent light trap that can count insects and determine their species as they fly past. This could significantly boost nature monitoring.

Photo: Melissa Bach Yildirim - AU Foto

2021.03.17 | Faculty of Technical Sciences

Slight fall in quota 2 applicants for the Tech degree programmes

Technical Sciences has received 500 first-choice applications. This is fewer than last year. More people have applied for the new BScEng programmes in civil and architectural engineering and mechanical engineering, for example, while fewer people have applied for biotechnology and for food technology, for example.

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