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AAU Europe's best engineering university
For the fourth year in a row, an internationally recognized ranking rates Aalborg University as the best engineering university in Europe
AALBORG UNIVERSITY'S NEW DIRECTOR IS SØREN LIND CHRISTIANSEN
He wants to create an organization where it is clear to staff members how important they are and what is required of them to make Aalborg University (AAU) even better. He will draw on his experience as director of University College Absalon in Sorø and an MBA to meet this challenge.
IT CRIMINALS HAD ACCESS TO A FEW USERS’ SENSITIVE INFORMATION
A quick reaction from Aalborg University (AAU) meant that only a few employees' sensitive personal data was compromised when IT criminals hacked into Aalborg University's IT system. This is the result of the investigation initiated by AAU immediately after the shutdown on August 4th. The compromised data concerns salary information of 28 employees or former employees, and passwords of 15 students and employees. Those affected are now being informed in a letter.
PRESS RELEASE: NO CONFIDENTIAL, SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA OR RESEARCH DATA LEAKED
Do robotic lawn mowers hurt hedgehogs?
Robotic lawn mowers running at night have been declared a great threat to the population of European hedgehogs. However, it has yet to be documented scientifically whether the robotic lawn mowers can harm hedgehogs. Hedgehog researcher Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen from Aalborg University in Denmark has decided to put it to the test.
NEW POLITICAL AGREEMENT PUTS 370 ADDITIONAL STUDY PLACES AT AAU
A unanimous parliament is allocating DKK 165 million to create 4,500 more study places in 2020 and 2021.
AAU Honorary Doctorates 2020
The official award of five honorary doctorates at AAU in 2020 is postponed to next year due to the coronavirus situation, but the names are in place. See the five women who are the 2020 honorary doctorate recipients here.
ESBJERG BUSINESS COMMUNITY GUARANTEES JOBS FOR NEW ENGINEERING GRADS
More students for Esbjerg and more access to a qualified labour force is the goal of a new agreement between Aalborg University (AAU) and Business Esbjerg. The business community has agreed to guarantee engineering graduates from AAU Esbjerg a job for a minimum of six months after the end of their education. The agreement is intended to help ensure growth in Southwest Jutland once it gets past the coronavirus crisis.
NEW MODEL is a giant leap for RECYCLED PLASTICS
Plastics could be recycled to a far greater degree than they are today if we could develop better methods to test the quality of recycled plastic. That is why AAU is teaming up with industrial companies like Grundfos (water technology) and Logstor (district heating and cooling) among others to make one giant leap for plastic recycling.
Researchers will design cognitive power electronics
Researchers from Aalborg University combine expertise in energy research and AI to develop power electronics that can adapt to dynamic operations and extend service life.