The Aarhus University Research Foundation invites everyone to a street party

Save the date: Saturday August 31st. AU’s research foundation invites you – and everyone else in town – to a huge street party on the grounds of the former municipal hospital on Nørrebrogade. The site that will be transformed in to a modern ‘university city’ by the foundation in coming years.

[Translate to English:] Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond sætter gang i gaden lørdag 31. august, hvor forskningsfonden fejrer sit 75 års jubilæum med en stor byfest ved den tidligere hospitalsgrund på Nørrebrogade 44. Illustrationer: Culture Works og Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond.

Translation: Lenore Messick.

The Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) is throwing a party to end all street parties on the last Saturday of this month, when the foundation will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. 

You’re invited

You’re invited to join in the festivities, which will include talks by AU researchers, and music by Hjalmer, Niklas Runge, Aksglæde and ESPICHICOQUE. You’ll also get what may be the last opportunity for a guided tour (45 minutes) of the tunnels under the former hospital at Nørrebrogade 44. You can also have a look at the old autopsy labs and let deputy state-appointed forensic pathologist Thiis Knudsen entertain you with grisly tidbits about what goes on in there...

Gourmet grilled sandwiches, fish and chips and shawarma

AUFF is also serving up a tempting spread at the party, including gourmet grilled sandwiches from Nabo Kiosk, fish and chips from Danyard, an umami burger from Spiselauget, pizza from Oles Gård and a special shawarma recipe from Kolo. 

There will also be various bars at the venue where you can quench your thirst. And everything at prices even a student on SU can afford, AUFF promises. Even at the end of the month.


The Aarhus University Research Foundation anniversary street party

WHAT The Aarhus University Research Foundation anniversary street party 

WHERE The grounds of the former hospital  at Nørrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C

WHEN Saturday August 31st from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

REGISTRATION Please note that you need to register in advance for some of the events. You’ll find links to the different events on

·       AUFF’s Facebook page

NOTE! Free parking.

According to AUFF, the program will be updated regularly, and there may be some changes – so follow the AUFF page on Facebook for the latest information.

11:30 AM-12:30 PM
The children’s band Æsken (music)

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
‘Set nature free’ – talk by Senior Scientist Rasmus Ejrnæs (in Danish)

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Historical walking tour of the former hospital 

1:00 PM -2:15 PM
Opening speech

1 PM - 1.40 PM
‘See the challenges of the future – and hope’ – talk by Mikkel Thorup, professor of the history of ideas (in Danish)

1 PM- 2:00 PM
Chemistry show 

2.00 PM- 2.30 PM
Crocodile dissection ( mentioned above, more information to follow from AUFF)
2:00 PM – 2:40 PM
‘Seek happiness’ – talk by Christina Bjørnskov, professor of economics (in Danish)

2:50 PM to 3:30 PM
‘Embrace the possibilities of biology’ – talk by Thomas G. Jensen, professor of medical genetics (in Danish)

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Soap bubble show

3:30 PM -4:15 PM
Hjalmer (music)

4:00 PM-4:40 PM
‘Release the brain’s creativity’ – talk by Ole Lauridsen, professor emeritus (in Danish) 

4:00 PM -8:00 PM
Historical walking tour of the former hospital  

4:30 PM- 5:00 PM
Chemistry show 

5:00 PM- 5:40 PM
‘Improve your mental health through mindfulness’ – talk by Lone Fjorback, consultant psychiatrist (in Danish)

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Niklas Runge (music)

5:00 PM - 7 PM
Historical walking tour of the former hospital

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dissection show

6:00 PM - 6:40 PM
‘Get a broader perspective on the world’ – talk by Hans Kjeldsen, professor of physics and astronomy (in Danish)

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Aksglæde (music)

8:00 PM - 8:45 PM