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ARC Official Opening

A new, interdisciplinary research center opens, joining the world's leading scientists in Arctic research. Performance by Julie Berthelsen.

Foto: Søren Rysgaard

Info about event


Friday 21 September 2012,  at 14:00 - 17:10


Aula (Main Hall), Ndr. Ringgade 4, 8000 Aarhus C, bldg. 1412


Foto: Peter Bondo Christensen

Arctic Research Centre (ARC) has been established as an interdisciplinary centre across the main academic areas, Science & Technology and Health. The Centre is a partner in the Arctic Science Partnership (ASP) and has strong collaborative ties with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk and University of Manitoba, Canada.

The ARC Official Opening will take place Friday 21 September 2012 at 2pm.

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The event will take place in the Aula, The Main Hall Ndr. Ringgade 4, bldg. 1412), followed by a reception in Vandrehallen (bldg. 1413) - just around the corner from the Main Hall.


The event is open to all (deadline: Friday 7 September 2012). Registration is closed.




Programme (download as PDF):

2:00pm - 2:50pm Opening addresses
Welcome Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Rector of Aarhus University
The concept of interdisciplinary centres at Aarhus University Brian Bech Nielsen, Dean, Science and Technology, Aarhus University
ARC – an introduction Søren Rysgaard, Centre leader, Professor
The international linkage – Arctic Science Partnership Martin Fortier, Executive Director of ArcticNet, Canada
Collaboration with Greenland Klaus Nygaard, Director of Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

2:50pm - 3:00pm

Pictures from Greenland by photographer, Carsten Egevang

3:00pm - 3:50pm
Appetizers of Arctic Research Centre research themes and education plans 
Changing cryosphere and bio-geochemical cycling Professor David Thomas
Long-range transport of contaminants to the Arctic Professor Henrik Skov
What does paleo-climate inform about current climate change? Associate Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
Effects of climate change on ecosystems and their services Professor Erik Jeppesen
Effects of contaminants on Arctic wildlife Professor Rune Dietz
Human health in a changing Arctic Professor Eva Bonefeld-Jørgensen
Climate change and development in the Arctic Senior researcher Anders Mosbech
Feedbacks from the Arctic to the global climate system Professor Torben Røjle Christensen
3:50pm - 4:00pm Sangindslag v/Julie Berthelsen
 4:10pm - 5:10pm Reception


Finding a place to park close to the Aula (Main Hall) is difficult! If you plan to arrive by car, we therefore recommend that you come early


Frederik Nielsens Vej


Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous Vej (all the way around the Nobel Park + underground parking facility)


For those of you who are participating in one or more of the related events (see below), it may be convenient for you to stay in town for a few days. Here are a couple of suggestions for accommodation:

AU Guesthouse (Single: 360 DKK/night); directions to the Aula (Main Hall).

Hotel Cabinn (Single: from 495 DKK/night); directions to the Aula (Main Hall).

First Hotel Atlantic (Standard: from 686 DKK/night); directions to the Aula (Main Hall).

Hotel Ritz (Standard: from 795 DKK/night); directions to the Aula (Main Hall).

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel (Standard: from 1035 DKK/night); directions to the Aula (Main Hall).