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2017.08.16 | Antropologi

Harmandeep Gill - new PhD at the department of Anthropology

Harmandeep Gill joins CAS in September with the project: 'Ageing in Exile. Experience of Good Old Age among Elderly Tibetans in India and Nepal'

2017.08.16 | Antropologi

Sara Lei Sparre – new postdoc at the Department of Anthropology

Sara joins CAS as a postdoctoral researcher at the interdisciplinary project ‘Aging Immigrants and Self-appointed Helpers Arrangement’ from September 2017.

2017.08.09 | Globale Studier

Welcome to Alexander Romantovskiy

Alexander Romantovskiy is a visiting Research Fellow from Moldova who will be affilated to Russian Studies from August 15, 2017 until May 15, 2018. Romantovskiy Alexander – Master of Philology, speciality “Russian as a Foreign Language”, lecturer at the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, Moscow State Linguistic University. Academic…

2017.07.03 | Research

It takes two to lie

New research shows that deception is a more complex social phenomenon than we thought. Deceiver and deceived show higher levels of speech and movement coordination than in truthful conversations. Instead of just focussing on the deceiver future research should include the social life of deception: the way deceiving behaviors resonates and spread…

The Borgring fortress had four gateways, oriented towards the principal points of the compass. The North Gateway, which was destroyed in a violent conflagration, is currently being excavated (Photo: The Museum of South East Denmark / bo47nielsen).
The carved oak timber object recently found in peat layers just outside the south gateway of the fortress. The piece has been cut and sampled for dendrochronological sampling (left). The function of the piece is unknown, but it may be a part of a door or building (Photo: The Museum of South East Denmark / Nanna Holm).

2017.07.04 | Arkæologi

Breakthrough in Dating Viking Fortress

In 2014, archaeologists from the Museum of South East Denmark and Aarhus University discovered the previously unknown Viking fortess at Borgring south of Copenhagen. Since then, a search has been taking place to uncover the life, function, destruction and, not least, the precise dating of the Viking fortress. Now, a new find has resulted in a…

Professor Eve-Marie Becker

2017.07.03 | Teologi

Eve-Marie Becker appointed fellow at The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies

From September until January 2017 Professor Eve-Marie Becker has received a fellowship at The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. During this period, she will be part of an interdisciplinary research group working on “The Subject of Antiquity: Contours and Expressions of the Self in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures”.

Excavation at Vasagård on Bornholm, examining the remains of a circular temple structure from around 2900 BC. Photo: Michael Thorsen, Bornholms Museum.

2017.06.16 | Research

Great potential in combining archaeological data with DNA analysis

Closer collaboration between archaeologists and genetic scientists will generate more knowledge – and more detailed knowledge – about human prehistory. This is the conclusion drawn by Assistant Professor Niels Nørkjær Johannsen from the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies and the Interacting Minds Centre, in an article which has just…

2017.06.15 | Antropologi

Centre for Environmental Humanities receives interdisciplinary network funding

The Centre for Environmental Humanities (CEH) has been awarded a total of DKK 274.135 by the Committee for Research and External Cooperation at Aarhus University to grow its scope and scale. This expansion will be led by CEH Deputy Director Heather Swanson.

2017.06.07 | Lingvistik, Kognitionsvidenskab og Semiotik, Awards

Associate Professor Peter Bakker wins award for his work for the deaf

For the past three years, deaf and hearing students from all over the world have been able to attend an international summer school at Aarhus University which is conducted in sign language. The man behind the summer school is Peter Bakker, an associate professor of linguistics, and the Danish Deaf Association has presented him with an award in…

Dream Banking: The challenge: Lots of people have dreams, but not everyone bothers to find out whether they have enough money to achieve them. Solution: An app which shows people their dreams and how much money they have saved – how close are they to achieving their target? As a bonus, the bank gains invaluable insight into its clients and can improve the advice it provides.
The Charitable Micro Donation: The challenge: People rarely have any cash in their pockets these days, and this is a challenge for charities. How can you collect money from people under such circumstances? Solution: An app that allows you to donate a small amount of money each time you perform a transaction in Mobile Pay. You can choose between various charities, and you can change the amount donated as well. 

Albert: The challenge: How can we teach our children the value of money when they never see any actual notes and coins? Solution: A digital piggy bank called Albert – a joint piggy bank for the entire family. Parents can access it via their smartphones and identify shared targets for which the family can save up. Children have a contactless card so they can see how much money the family has saved so far.

THE ONE-STOP ECONOMY EXPERIENCE: The challenge: Financial decisions often give rise to anxiety and doubt. Have you made the right decision or not? Lots of bank clients do their own research – or hesitate to make investments they are uncertain about. Solution: A web app which gives users a clear view of the whole process, teaching them when to think with their hearts – and when to think with their brains.     

SAVE IT BY CASH: The challenge: Lots of young people have a savings account, but they don’t necessarily make regular deposits. How can we develop a healthy attitude to saving money among young people? Solution: A digital piggy bank which can only be accessed by the user’s fingerprint. Owners can set targets for how much they want to save. They can keep an eye on developments visually in the box.

2017.06.08 | Students, Afd. for Informationsvidenskab og Digital Design

Students designing the digital payment systems of the future

Students of digital design from Aarhus University presented a panel of developers from Danske Bank with their ideas about the digital payment systems of the future and how the Danes perceive money. Increasing digitalisation means that our banks need new skills to rethink the payment systems of the future.

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