Aarhus University (Danish: Aarhus Universitet) (abbr.: AU), located in the city of Aarhus, Denmark, is Denmark's second oldest and largest university. The university was founded in 1928 and has 43,600 students. Denmark's first professor of sociology was a member of the faculty of Aarhus University (Theodor Geiger, from 1938–1952), and in 1997 Professor Jens Christian Skou received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the sodium-potassium pump. In 2010 Dale T. Mortensen, a Niels Bohr Visiting Professor at Aarhus University, received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences together with his colleagues Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides. Aarhus University was founded on September 11, 1928 as Universitetsundervisningen i Jylland ('University Teaching in Jutland') with an enrollment of 64 students. Classrooms were rented from the Technical College and the teaching corps consisted of one professor of philosophy and four associate professors of Danish, English, German, and French. Until then the University of Copenhagen was the only university in Denmark.
Four cells turn seabed microbiology upside down
With DNA from just four cells, researchers reveal how some of the world's most abundant organisms play a key role in carbon cycling in the seabed.
Extreme weather decides distribution of insects
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Live cables explain enigmatic electric currents
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Important mutation discovered in dairy cattle
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Best for bees to be stay-at-homes
Honey bees with roots in the local environment manage much better in the struggle for survival than imported honey bees from foreign environments.
Researchers reveal the dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems
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Big data project reveals where carbon-stocking projects in Africa provide the greatest benefits
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Climate change: Polar bears change to diet with higher contaminant loads
Researchers expect the climate to become warmer in the future and predict that climate change will have a significant impact on the Arctic. How will a warming Arctic affect the polar bears?
Micro-gels from tiny ice algae play an important role in polar ocean carbon budgets
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Global change: Stowaways threaten fisheries in the Arctic
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