Founded in 1928, it is Denmark’s second oldest university and the largest, with a total of 43,600 enrolled students as of 1 January 2012, after a merger with Aarhus School of Engineering.
A young university with high aspirations, it belongs to the international elite. In most prestigious ranking lists of the world´s best universities, Aarhus University is placed in the top 100.
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 research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Nanorobot for Transporting Drugs in the Body
- Blood pressure cuff may save lives in patients with acute heart attack
- Breakthrough in cryptography could result in more secure computing
- Climate change: Diseqilibrium will become the norm in the plant communities of the future
- Danish scientists ‘close’ to HIV cure
- Promising path to a sustainable bio-oil production
- Vitamin D With Calcium Shown to Reduce Mortality in Elderly
- Folding Our Way to a Revolution