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INside Health

8 MARCH 2018


Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infections
Whereas severe infections with long-term hospitalisations can make it more difficult for a child to pass the 9th grade exam, recurring less serious severe infections do not affect children's learning. This is shown by the hitherto largest study of almost 600,000 Danish children.

Internal focus

Academic Council to the management: Forge closer ties with the foundations
The faculty management team’s wish to forge closer ties to strategically important foundations has the support of the Academic Council. “This has been needed for a long time” was one of the comments when the council discussed the different elements in the Action Plan for external financing.

"The administration shouldn’t be afraid to challenge the departments”
We have a duty to use our expertise in the administration and bring ourselves into play, says Nikolaj Harbjerg. On 1 April, he will begin work as administrative centre manager at Health following six years in a corresponding position at Aarhus BSS.

Stricter rules on personal data use
The coming data protection regulation (GDPR) tightens the rules regarding the handling and storage of personal data. Targeted efforts are underway to ensure that AU is in compliance with the rules and is able answer all questions. Regular updates on the stricter rules concerning the use of personal data will be provided.

Elections to the departmental forums: Make your influence count
Do you want to influence what happens at your department? Then now is the time to stand for election in the spring elections to the department forums at Health.

AU employees to get free access to articles in Science Report
The independent web-based research media Science Report can now be read by all employees at Aarhus University, as long as they are located on the university campus.

Information on possible strike action at AU
It appears that the likelihood of a general strike is increasing –a strike which might apply to some employees at Aarhus University.

The mentor programme Empower Talent! provides you with an opportunity to receive or give feedback and expand your professional network. The programme matches members of academic staff at assistant professor level with more senior colleagues at associate professor or professor level. Sign up to become a mentor or mentee by 3 April 2018.


Important changes to the Forum for Education at Health
The Forum for Education at Health is changing its terms of reference to create better coherence between management and education. This means new participants in the forum and more clearly defined tasks.

people news

The Elite Researcher Prize goes to one of AU's top researchers
Robert Fenton from Aarhus University is one of the recipients of this year's Elite Researcher Prize. The prize, which is awarded by the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, is given to younger, exceptional researchers who demonstrate international excellence.

Travel grant sends two PhD students from AU and AUH on their travels
With an Elite Researcher Travel Grant of DKK 200,000, a research stay in the USA and another in the Netherlands became a reality for two young health science researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.

New professor will explore the mysteries of the immune system
Bent Deleuran has just been appointed as new professor of inflammatory diseases at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. Here he will conduct research into how the immune system works, and how knowledge about it can be used to slow the development of chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer and asthma.

AU and AUH get a new professor with blood donation as his speciality
Christian Erikstrup has just been appointed professor at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. He conducts research into understanding the effect of blood donations on the body.

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