Would you like to relay your research results at the Festival of Research 2013 at Aarhus University?

We need your research, your experience and your ideas when the Festival of Research kicks off on Friday 3 May 2013 with the theme SMART ENERGY.

The Festival of Research is held every year at Aarhus University as part of a nationwide initiative. Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education Morten Østergaard visited the Festival of Research 2012, when the theme was EUROPE (photo: Jesper Rais/AU Communication)

Aarhus University is holding the Festival of Research at Campus Aarhus on Friday 3 May 2013 at 13.00–18.00. The theme is SMART ENERGY and the event will take place this time in Building S (building 2610), Vestre Ringgade 51 (the former School of Business).

We are converting the foyer area in Building S and the surrounding lecture theatres into a place for learning via fun, alternative and interesting presentations of research at Aarhus University. In the midst of all the happenings, you can spice up the experience and take a break in the nearby café area.

We would like to invite you to present your field of research at eye level for the general public in and around Aarhus, and make the day a fun, interesting and informative experience.

We need your research, your experience and your ideas!

The main heading for this year’s Festival of Research at Aarhus University is global challenges. The theme SMART ENERGY should be interpreted in a wider context, and we encourage a comprehensive range of research fields – preferably innovative and interdisciplinary – from all the main academic areas. Examples of such fields are bioenergy, sustainable energy, environmental law, climate communication, fuel cell technology, solar cell energy, hydrogen cars, smart grid technology, climate adaptation, environmental education, sustainability and much more. In other words, these are topics of research into developing sustainable energy forms, as well as more peripheral and somewhat offbeat topics related to energy.

As a researcher, you are only expected to take part with your own academic contribution on the day itself – 3 May – in an activity such as a speed lecture, experiment, workshop, exhibition or other initiative. As mentioned above, you are welcome to think in an interdisciplinary way, which includes activities such as setting up a panel debate or workshop cutting across the fields of research. If you also have any good ideas regarding other forms of activities, these are most welcome.

Would you like to find out more?

To take charge of planning the event, we have appointed a working group consisting of representatives from all the main academic areas at Aarhus University. The contact person for School of Business and Social Sciences is Tine Bagger Christiansen, AU Communication, BSS, +45 3045 2117,

Registration for the Festival of Research 2013

If you are interested in presenting your research on 3 May, please fill in this form and send it to Charlotte Boel, AU Communication,, by Monday 4 March 2013 at the latest. PLEASE include a heading for your activity.

Festival of Research at other Aarhus University locations

As in previous years, there will be events at some of Aarhus University’s other locations, such as Roskilde, Årslev, Foulum and Emdrup, in addition to the event at Campus Aarhus.

About the Festival of Research

The Festival of Research is a nationwide initiative launched by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation in 2005. The event will be held throughout Denmark on 2–4 May 2013.

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