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The Aarhus Technical School started off in this building in 1915 (Photo: Aarhus University archives)
In 2012, the Engineering College of Aarhus amalgamated with Aarhus University (Photo: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University)
The school had some of the most advanced laboratory facilities of the time (Photo: Aarhus University archives)
Since the amalgamation with the Engineering College, Aarhus University has spent millions on new experimental facilities. In 2015, AU Engineering opened the Cardiovascular Experimental Lab, where researchers and students develop methods and implants for cardiac surgery (Photo: Maria Randima Brauer Sørensen, Aarhus University)

2015.11.05 | AU Engineering

Engineering in Aarhus celebrates its centenary

In November 2015, it is 100 years since the first engineering degree programme was established in Aarhus. Three generations of graduates have been a significant driving force in the industrialisation of the city and the region, and in developing the technology-based society we know today.

Martin Ravnkilde og Andreas Toft skal repræsentere Danmark ved World Robotic Olympiad 2015 i november måned. (Foto: Lars Kruse)
I universitetskonkurrencen skal verdens bedste robotbyggerteams dyste om, hvem der kan designe den mest effektive bowlerobot. Danmark stiller med en robot, hvis særlige kendetegn er laserøjne og avanceret mekanisk skydesystem. (Foto: Lars Kruse).

2015.10.30 | AU Engineering

Bowling robot ready for the World Robot Olympiad

The only Danish team to qualify for the World Robot Olympiad consists of two engineering students from Aarhus University. They have made a small bowling figure filled with advanced technology hardware. The olympiad takes place in Qatar in early November. Read more (in Danish only) here.

A new form of traffic control can predict the flow of cars via advanced computer simulations and direct each individual motorist in the most appropriate direction, thus avoiding traffic jams. The method can ultimately make the European road network intelligent without notable investments in technological hardware. (Photo: Colourbox)

2015.10.12 | AU Engineering

New technology can reduce traffic jams

Researchers are now taking a new step towards more intelligent traffic management. Individual motorists will reach their destination faster, cheaper and greener. The flow of traffic will be optimally distributed on the roads, and all the coordination will be automatic and wireless via GPS systems in the cars.

Coloured artificial light can regulate our circadian rhythm and provide us with a better sleep quality. But how should the light be combined and interact with daylight? How strong should it be? What colour composition and heat balance are optimal? Could it be thought that the good mix is individual? Researchers are in the process of studying the full potential of circadian rhythm lighting in a pilot study among nursing home residents. (Photo: Colourbox)
Professor Poul Henning Kirkegaard wants a closer understanding of how coloured circadian rhythm lighting and its interaction with the surroundings and daylight can be incorporated into the architecture. He hopes that in the future we will be able to live in buildings that provide better sleep quality. (Photo: Anders Trærup)

2015.08.31 | Public / media

Coloured light helps elderly people to sleep better

Researchers at Aarhus University are studying the effect on the elderly of a special form of circadian rhythm lighting. The light changes colour during the day, and the first tests indicate that it can provide a better quality of sleep.

150 students graduated from Aarhus University in summer 2015 with a Master of Science in Engineering (photo: Henrik Olsen)

2015.08.24 | AU Engineering

Congratulations to 150 new engineering graduates

On Friday 21 August, five and a half years of study came to an end for a group of graduate engineers.

Every year, Aarhus University organises an international summer school in collaboration with Siemens Wind Power and Vestas, which attracts talented students from abroad. (Photo: Henrik Olsen, Aarhus University School of Engineering archive)
Forty-four engineering students from thirteen different countries have been admitted to this year’s international Wind Power Summer School at Aarhus University. (Photo: Anders Trærup)
Joshua Smith from Australia would like to work in the energy sector. He came to Denmark to learn more about the production and distribution of wind energy. (Photo: Anders Trærup)

2015.08.12 | AU Engineering

Students from all over the world in Denmark to learn about wind energy

When the engineering students of the world want to learn about wind turbine technology, they turn to Denmark. Forty-four talented young students are attending Aarhus University to take part in the international Wind Power Summer School.

The corridors will be crowded at Navitas, Hangøvej, Katrinebjerg and Herning. A total of 991 young people ticked an engineering degree programme at Aarhus University as their first priority, of which 892 go to AU Engineering, Science and Technology, and 99 to Aarhus BSS. (Photo: Jesper Rais, Aarhus University)

2015.07.09 | Public / media, Staff

Engineering intake on the rise at Aarhus University

The deadline for applications for admission to higher education programmes in Denmark expired on 5 July. Never before have so many applied for admission to engineering degree programmes in Aarhus.

[Translate to English:] Mobilteknologien kan gøre det her til fortid. En gruppe ingeniørstuderende på Aarhus Universitet har udviklet et funktionsdygtigt, fuldautomatisk fadølsanlæg og en tilhørende app, som både registrerer bestilling, skænker op og tager imod betaling. (Foto: Colourbox).

2016.04.05 | Public / media

[Translate to English:] Højteknologisk fadølsanlæg får premiere i Aarhus

[Translate to English:] En gruppe ingeniørstuderende har opfundet et højteknologisk fadølsanlæg, der kan skænke i nøjagtige mængder og tage imod betaling helt uden betjening.

A group of engineering students at Aarhus University will provide the driving school sector with a digital boost. Using a tested web application, they can transfer all administrative work to simple online functions and make it virtually impossible to cheat with training modules and the taxation authorities. (Photo: Colourbox)
Kasper Nissen runs a company called Drivelogger at the same time as studying for an MSc in Computer Technology. What started as an experiment in connection with a study project is now a start-up with promising commercial potential on several European markets. (Photo: Kasper Nissen)

2015.07.01 | AU Engineering, Students

Engineering students can stop driving instructors from cheating

A new software system can ensure the quality of driving lessons in Denmark. Engineering students at Aarhus University are responsible for a finished and tested product that can put an end to document fraud in the branch.

PhD student Kristina Wedege is the winner of the Magneto Poster Award 2015 together with EUR 500. She received the award for her illustration of a new solar cell technology that converts light into chemical energy. (Photo: Essee2015.org)
PhD student Mette Birch Kristensen received a poster award for her research in electro membranes. (Photo: EMS Summer School)

2015.06.25 | Department of Engineering, Staff

PhD students win poster awards

Two PhD students have been declared as poster winners in summer schools for young researchers.

Two Danish engineering students have qualified for the finals of the global university competition in developing underwater robots. They are responsible for the electronic and mechanical design of The Little Mermaid – Aarhus University’s entrant. The robot will make it easier to study impassable areas of the Arctic below sea level. Pictured here are Poul Brix and Dennik Ringgaard with The Little Mermaid. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2015.06.18 | School of Engineering Aarhus University

Underwater robot can provide new knowledge about the North Pole

Two engineering students are responsible for a new robot that can investigate what is hidden beneath the ice in the most impassable areas of the Arctic. They have reached the finals of the global university competition in underwater robotics being held soon in Canada.

An arm from an industrial robot, a scanning head produced in a 3D printer, and a small amount of new robotic technology. These are the main ingredients in the invention made by two students in connection with their now completed MSc project. The patent is in the bag and they will launch an ultrasound robot on the global market in a few months. (Photo: Johannes Hollensberg)

2015.05.20 | School of Engineering Aarhus University, Department of Engineering, Public / media

Smart robot can send ultrasound scans across the Internet

Two students have built a robotic ultrasound scanner that makes it possible for doctors to carry out image-diagnostic procedures on patients located at a distance from hospitals. The invention will be launched on the global market in the course of a few months.

Allan Madsen (seated) with a prototype of the bag that can be pumped up with saline around the electronic suppository. He is surrounded (from left) by Simon Elefsen, Jeppe Blixenkrone-Møller, Tine Sole and Astrid Dahl Fem. All five are going to China to help finish making the artificial faeces. (Photo: Peter F. Gammelby)

2015.05.21 | Department of Engineering, School of Engineering Aarhus University, Public / media

High-technological faeces will detect bowel problems

A new measurement method will make life easier for people with defecation problems. A group of engineering students in Aarhus is collaborating with Chinese researchers to develop intelligent artificial faeces that can reveal what causes bowel problems in people who go to the toilet too infrequently, too often or too late.

Professor Poul Henning Kirkegaard

2015.05.18 | Public / media

Carpenter Prize 2015 awarded to Professor Poul Henning Kirkegaard

Professor Poul Henning Kirkegaard, Department of Engineering, has been awarded the Danish Carpenter Prize (Tømrerpris) for his work with wood as a building material.

Stine Pedersen won this year’s European university competition in indoor environment technology. She built a small machine that registers indoor environment conditions for the first time, as well as providing feedback from people in the room. Her initial empirical study indicates that the way we experience indoor comfort is much more subjective than researchers previously thought. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2015.05.19 | Public / media, Department of Engineering

MSc Eng student achieves victory for Denmark at the European indoor environment championship

A graduate engineering student from Aarhus University won the REHVA Student Competition 2015 in Latvia. Students from all over Europe competed for the prize for the best invention in the field of indoor environment technology.

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