Academic Council to Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences

The Academic Council ensures collaboration and interdisciplinary development both within the faculty and across faculties, and thereby contribute to the overall development of the university.

The Academic Council ensures the continuous involvement of staff and students in order to make sure that these groups have influence on the management and development of the faculty. The council's task is to ensure transparency and legitimacy in all decisions on academic issues, and through regular discussions about the faculty's core activities, the council is a guarantor for academically responsible management of such issues, particularly with regard to research and education. Members of the Academic Council help secure quality assurance and stimulate new ideas and proposals.

The Academic Council will serve both Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences for a transitional period until February 2021, and has a sub-committee for each faculty. An election will be held in November 2020 for the two new academic councils.

Members of Natural Sciences

The Dean: Kristian Pedersen


Department of Bioscience: Professor Tobias Wang

Department of Computer Science: Associate Professor Olav W. Bertelsen

Department of Physics and Astronomy: Professor Peter Balling

Department of Geoscience: Professor Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz (chair)

Department of Mathematics: Associate Professor Kristian Hvidtfeldt Nielsen

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics: Associate Professor Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen

Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO) and Bioinformatics Research Centre (BiRC): Associate Professor Rikke Louise Meyer


Department of Physics and Astronomy: Head of Secretariat Manager Katrine Vasegaard

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics: Laboratory Technician Noor de Jong


Biology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine: Sofie Agerbæk

Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Computer Science, IT Product Development: BSc: Data Science. MSc: Statistics, Science Studies, Bioinformatics: Rune Naujokat Troelsgaard Thorsen

Physics, Nanoscience, Chemistry, Medical Chemistry. BSc: Geoscience. MSc: Astronomy, Geophysics, Geology: Kasper Larsen

Members from Technical Sciences

Dean: Eskild Holm Nielsen


Department of Agroecology: Associate Professor Inge S. Fomsgaard

Department of Bioscience: Senior Researcher Annette Baatrup-Pedersen

Department of Food Science: Associate Professor Hanne Lakkenborg Kristensen

Department of Animal Science: Senior Researcher Jens Malmkvist

Department of Engineering: Senior Professor of Engineering Henrik Karstoft

Aarhus University School of Engineering (academic and teaching staff at the School of Engineering): Senior Professor of Engineering Björn Andresen

Environmental Science and the Danish Centre for Environment and Energy: Senior Researcher Anne Jensen (vice-chair)


Department of Environmental Science: Laboratory Technician Lizzi Stausgaard


Agrobiology. MSc: Agro Environmental Management, Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding, Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology: Stine Munkholm Jespersen

BSc in Engineering: Civil and Structural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Aarhus, Mechanical Engineering Herning. MSc in Engineering: Civil and Architectural Engineering MSc: Mechanical Engineering: Niklas Stoyan Hornbæk Knoth

BSc in Engineering: Electronic Engineering Aarhus, Electronic Engineering Herning/EDE, Electrical Power Technology Aarhus, Electrical Power Technology Herning, Healthcare Technology, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology. BSc: Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology MSc in Engineering: Computer Engineering, Electrical Power Technology MSc: Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering: Frederik Kronvang Gade