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The node at Aarhus University comprises two departments:

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is one of 12 departments at Science and Technology, Aarhus University. The department houses a number of the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centres of Excellence, and carries out teaching tasks for many of the degree programmes at the faculty. Made up of a wide range of scientific areas, the department is expected to be a very strong partner in interdisciplinary initiatives in the future, especially regarding the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO).

The department’s success is also evident in an analysis recently published by NordForsk. This study measured scientific impact by using a citation index to analyse the scientific articles published in the Nordic countries, and the Department of Chemistry was the strongest chemistry institution in the region. The citation rate was more than 50 per cent above average for Denmark and 80 per cent above the Nordic average.

The Department of Chemistry also educates the majority of chemists in Denmark, with well over 200 active BSc students, a considerable number of MSc students and more than 100 PhD students.

There are 28 permanent members of the academic staff, as well as a strong support organisation and a considerable number of affiliated researchers.

Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of 12 departments at Science and Technology, Aarhus University. The main objectives of the Department are to carry out research at the highest international level, to offer research based teaching at Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD levels, and to exchange knowledge with other areas of society.

The Department dates back to 1933 when ‘Det fysiske Institut’ (the Institute of Physics) was established as a supporting institution to the medical science studies. In 1992, the Institute of Physics joined forces with the Institute of Astronomy and became the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The Department is characterized both by its wide range of covered academic subjects and by its research at an international level. In several disciplines the Department is conducting international cutting-edge research, both in theoretical and experimental disciplines.

Research Training Modules (RTMs)

  1. Adiabatic and non-adiabatic alignment techniques (see PDF below for details)
  2. Introduction to Monte Carlo wave packet techniques (see PDF below for details)
  3. Lectures in Ultrafast Science (see PDF below for details)


Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Langelandsgade 140
DK-8000 Aarhus C – Denmark

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Ny Munkegade 120
DK-8000 Aarhus C – Denmark

Scientists in charge

Henrik Stapelfeldt
+45 871 55974

Lars Bojer Madsen
+45 871 55636



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