Management and strategy

This page contains an overview of the news communicated from the management at Technical Sciences. It also contains information about strategy and special initiatives.

In 2020, the management of Technical Sciences, in close cooperation with the institutes, will devise a new strategy for the faculty. See the previous Science and Technology Strategy Plan 2016-2020.


News from the management at Technical Sciences

2021.07.01 |

The dean's summer greeting 2021

The last semester was characterised by coronavirus restrictions but also by the beginning of a slow and safe return to something resembling normal life. The last six months were also characterised by a difficult cost-saving process, all the while Technical Sciences was establishing itself as a new faculty. The summer holiday is just around the…

2021.06.30 |

Tech collaboration on creating green, digital and technological impacts on society

The Faculty of Technical Sciences is a young and innovative faculty. We develop ourselves continuously and are working on establishing ourselves as a strong and collaborative faculty. Developing our Tech strategy will give us direction and will put AU’s overall strategy into action.

2021.06.17 |

The financial adjustments at Technical Sciences have now been completed

The financial process initiated at Technical Sciences by dean Eskild Holm Nielsen on 1 March 2021 has now been concluded, and it is expected that the savings made will mean that faculty can meet its framework conditions for the 2022 budget.

2021.05.19 |

Status regarding cutbacks at Technical Sciences

On Monday 17 May, consultation letters regarding planned dismissal were issued to 30 employees, corresponding to almost 27 full-time positions. A total of approx. 80 employees have been affected by the cutbacks to varying degrees.

2021.04.29 |

Status for financial adjustments at Tech

On 26 April, relevant departments at Tech informed employees about the remaining cutbacks and the number of jobs to be lost after implementation of the preventive measures.

2021.03.18 |

Financial challenges at Tech

The process for the financial cutbacks at Tech has started, and the departments and the administrative centre have now briefed their employees about the expected savings including the number of jobs expected to be lost. There have been good talks in the liaison committees (LSU) which despite the difficult situation underline that dialogue is very…

2021.03.01 |

Financial challenges at Tech

Tech currently has an impending financial economic imbalance that we will have to deal with in the coming months. We have to forge long-lasting solutions so that we continue to have a competitive organisation with healthy and sustainable finances.

2021.02.04 |

Focus groups submit recommendations for further strategy work

At the end of last year, four focus groups toiled intensively to contribute input to work on a common ambition and strategic direction for the faculty. This article is about the many ideas and other input the focus groups have passed on for an overall strategy for Tech.

2021.02.01 |

New heads of department at AU Engineering

Aarhus University now has its new management for the engineering area in place, and on 1 March 2021, four heads of department will take up their positions.

2020.12.16 |

The dean take stock of 2020

Dean Eskild Holm Nielsen takes stock of the past year. 2020 has been a year that has called for readiness to change to an extreme degree, but it has been handled with great professionalism and creativity by all Tech's employees. In the years to come we will be facing financial challenges that also require us to work together and find solutions so…

2020.11.16 |

Launch of strategy process for Tech

The Faculty of Technical Sciences has been up and running for almost a year now, and after a tour of all the faculty's departments, Dean Eskild Holm Nielsen and the Dean's Office have launched a strategy process. This will be a three-pronged process, with focus groups for the most important strategic priority themes.

2020.11.11 |

New engineering departments: acting managers now in place

When the four new engineering departments open on 1 January 2021, they will have a transitional management until the appointment process for the new heads of department has been completed. The acting heads of department and deputy heads of department are now in place to ensure that the new departments get off to a good start.

2020.10.09 |

AU board adopts new organisation for the engineering area

At a board meeting on 8 October, the AU board gave the green light to establish four new engineering departments at the university. The purpose of the new organisation is to consolidate the academic environments across Aarhus University School of Engineering and the Department of Engineering. The new departments will open on 1 January 2021.

2020.08.31 |

Dean to visit departments at the Faculty of Technical Sciences

Dean Eskild Holm Nielsen has started his round of visits to all departments and units at Tech. His aim is to greet the staff and introduce the new strategy process. There will be ample opportunity to take part in the dialogue and ask questions.

2020.08.28 |

Greeting from the dean

We’ve got off to a good start after the holidays, although unfortunately with a number of employees who have to work from home, but luckily you will be returning this week. COVID-19 is clearly still here, and we have to be ready to live with it for some time to come. This places demands on the individual and on us as a community, and we must all…

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