The university was chartered by an Act of Congress on February 24, 1893 as “The American University,” when the bill was approved by President Benjamin Harrison.
AU was named the most politically active school in the nation in The Princeton Review’s annual survey of college students in 2008, 2010, and 2012. The university has six schools, including the School of International Service (SIS), currently ranked 8th in the world for its graduate programs and 9th in the world for its undergraduate program in International Affairs by Foreign Policy, and the Washington College of Law. As of 2016, roughly 7,710 undergraduate students and 5,230 graduate students are currently enrolled. The school has grown increasingly competitive in recent years, with a 35.1% acceptance rate for the Class of 2019 which itself was 11% lower than the year previous. The overall acceptance rate for the class of 2020 was 25%.
Aarhus University (Danish: Aarhus Universitet, abbreviated AU) is a public university located in Aarhus, Denmark..
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
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- 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