Guide: Events at AU in October

During October you can see young researchers compete in three-minute lectures, get into your running gear for a good cause and take part in the Beat Cancer Run, or get a more varied view of the otherwise much-maligned Gellerup district as the cultural festival “A View” takes a closer look at Aarhus West.

Amongst other things, you can experience young researchers giving lectures lasting only three minutes, using only three slides. Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Communication.

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2-6 October: Cultural festival will give a more varied picture of Gellerup

Gellerup is often mentioned in connection with gangland wars and ugly concrete tower blocks. But Studenterhus Aarhus aims to provide a different view with its cultural festival. The “A View Festival” will focus on Gellerup’s art and culture over a five-day period. The festival comprises different events focusing on dance, music, literature, architecture, food and much more from the small neighbourhood in Aarhus West, and you can take part in all of them independently of each other.

  • Time and venue: Varies from event to event but you can see them all in the link to the event.
  • Price: Some events are free of charge, while others cost DKK 20-75.
  • Organiser: Studenterhus Aarhus and A View Festival
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3 October: Lectures only lasting three minutes with only three slides

Photo: Lars Kruse/AU Kommunikation

Tired of sitting through three hour lectures with 300 power point slides? Then this event is perfect for you. Young researchers at AU have accepted the challenge of presenting their research in only three minutes – using only three slides. The participants have not yet been announced.

  • Time and venue: 16.00-18.00, Stakladen, Nordre Ringgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C
  • Organiser: Aarhus University
  • Price: Free
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21 October: Beat Cancer Run

Photo: Jesper Rais/AU Communication

For the third year in a row you can get into your running gear and trainers for a good cause when the Beat Cancer Run takes place in the University Park. You can walk or run 2.5 or 5 km, and the whole of the DKK 75 registration fee will be donated to the Danish Cancer Society. The run is part of the national Beat Cancer Week and last year the run contributed with DKK 65,000 to the fundraising campaign.

  • Time and venue: 13:00: The University Park
  • Price: DKK 75
  • Organiser: The Oncology Society for Medical Students
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26 October: The first female professors at AU

Even though Aarhus University was founded in 1928, the university did not get its first female professor until 1954. In this lecture, professor at the Danish School of Education Ning De Convinck-Smith takes a closer look at AU's first female researchers, and how they were received by academia. After the lecture, there will be an opportunity for questions and debate between researchers and students.