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Currently the number of livestock transports is increasing and animals are transported longer distances. Photo: Kirstin Dahl-Pedersen, Aarhus University

2017.10.02 | Anis

Study focuses on the role of livestock drivers

Aarhus University has carried out the most extensive study so far of the role of livestock drivers in relation to assessing dairy cow fitness for transport.

Ole Green will give his inaugural lecture on October 24, 2017 at AU Foulum and October 31, 2017 at AU Flakkebjerg. Photo: Agrointelli

2017.09.18 | Agro

Technology and the agriculture of the future on the agenda

Sustainability, technology and intelligent solutions go hand in hand in the agriculture of the future. The newly appointed honorary professor at the Department of Agroecology will speak about this in his inaugural lecture in October 2017.

Intensive cereal farming depletes soil carbon, degrades soil fertility, reduces biodiversity, and negatively affects climate and the environment. Photo: Colourbox

2017.09.14 | Agro

More carbon in the soil, please

Conventional and organic crop farming can both reap the benefits of managing the soil in a more sustainable fashion, so that more carbon is added. Researchers from Aarhus University are part of a team that is developing new cropping systems to address these issues.

School meals may improve social relations. Photo: Colourbox

2017.10.26 | Food

Well-functioning framework for school meals equals healthier children

The availability of healthy and appetizing food is a prerequisite for ensuring that children eat healthy food at school; but the social environment also plays an important role. A recent report from Aarhus University investigates what it takes to introduce healthier food habits to school classes.

Photo: Colourbox

2017.09.12 | Food

New Centre for Innovative Food Research is opening

Aarhus University opens a new centre to bring together leading competences within food research. The centre is iFOOD and the opening event will take place on 25 September in Agro Food Park.

The number 8 ranking in agricultural research is the most impressive university ranking ever achieved by Aarhus University. Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Communication

2017.09.08 | DCA

Agricultural science at Aarhus University in the world elite

Aarhus University performs among the best according to the most recent ”Academic Ranking of World Universities”, and ranks as an impressive number 8 within agricultural research.

Danish hygge. Potted plants looking pretty in the windowsill. Researchers from Aarhus University are investigating why some potted plants are injured on their journey from the nursery to the consumer and how this can be prevented (Photo: Colourbox)

2017.09.01 | Food

We hope your potted plant had a safe journey

Every year Danish nurseries produce 600 million potted plants. However, some of them are injured on their journey between the producer’s greenhouse and the consumers’ windowsill. Some of the culprits responsible for this loss of quality are known, others not; and the research project Minimal Waste (MinimalSpild) at Aarhus University looks further…

In the grass-clover ley at the farmer Henning Madsen.

2017.09.08 | Anis

Many attended the AU summer course in feed ration planning in dairy cattle herds

Scientists from the Department of Animal Science, AU-Foulum, recently concluded the international AU Summer University course: “Feed ration planning in dairy cattle herds”. Students and teachers from many different countries including the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, Uruguay, USA and Pakistan participated.

2017.09.13 | Anis

Experience animal science and farm animals at eye level at AU-Foulum

A world full of exciting experiences is waiting for you at Aarhus University Foulum when we open our doors, welcoming you to Open Farm Sunday on 17 September from 10.00 to 16.00. Do not hesitate to bring your children and parents and get unique insights into the world of farm animals and researchers.

The main theme of this year’s ISAE conference was “Understanding animal behaviour”. In total, three hundred researchers and other interested parties participated from 41 countries. Photo: Linda S. Sørensen.

2017.09.20 | Anis

Animal behaviour and welfare scrutinised in Aarhus

From 7-10 August, Aarhus University hosted the yearly conference in International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE). Therefore, researchers from all over the world gathered in Aarhus to share and discuss new knowledge of animal behaviour.

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