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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.

2017.05.11 | Arkæologi

Helle Vandkilde awarded the Europa Prize 2017

Professor Helle Vandkilde is awarded for her contribution to European prehistory

Troels Myrup Kristensen

2017.04.21 | People, Historie og Klassiske Studier

Classical archaeologist from Aarhus receives prestigious American lectureship

The Archaeological Institute of America has selected Troels Myrup Kristensen for a Samuel H. Kress Lectureship in Ancient Art.

2017.04.04 | Arkæologi

Nick Shepherd – New Associate Professor in Archaeology and Heritage Studies

As of March 1st, we are happy to welcome Nick Shepherd as a member of staff at CAS, Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies

2017.03.29 | Historie og Klassiske Studier

Postdoc Haakon A. Ikonomou recives a prize

Postdoc Haakon A. Ikonomou has received the prize for “Best thesis in EU integration 2015-2016 awarded on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome” for his PhD ‘Europeans: Norwegian diplomats and the enlargement of the European Community, 1960-1972​defended at the European University Institute…

2017.03.29 | Teologi

Sasja Emilie Mathiasen Stopa – New Postdoc at CAS

Since February 1, 2017, Sasja Emilie Mathiasen Stopa has been a postdoctoral researcher in the field of systematic theology at CAS.

2017.03.16 | Knowledge exchange, Religionsvidenskab

Peaceful co-existence between religions: how can this be achieved?

The experiences gained in both Indonesia and Denmark with regard to tolerance and co-existence between various religious and ethnic groups are to be discussed at a public round-table debate at Aarhus University on Monday 20 March.

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