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Conference venue and location

Our 4th international conference on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering with the subtitle: Automation, Environment and Food Safety will take place in Aarhus, Denmark on 26 to 30 June 2016. The conference will be hosted by and take place at Aarhus University, Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Bartholins Allé 3, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark: Map of Aarhus

About Aarhus

Denmark is one of the world's leading destinations for international meetings. In the heart of Jutland, situated on the Eastern coast, you will find Aarhus, the capital of Jutland and Denmark's second largest city with a population of appoximately 285,000 inhabitants. The culture is lively and young mainly due to the city's large student population.

Aarhus is an old city but still young at heart! The city was founded in the Viking age as an open trading station at the mouth of the river. Today the café environment along the river is one of the most popular gathering places, and acts as a magnet on the city's residents and guests.

In short, Aarhus is an educational and cultural centre, and its very soul is a charming blend, combining the atmospheres of a provincial town and an active city, which will make you feel welcome and at home. Scattered around the city you will find many restaurants, bars and cafes, many of these are located at the river and suited for all kinds of budgets.

Aarhus is really a remarkable place and among greatest experiences it offers are such intangible qualities as atmosphere and spirit. These can be felt in the city's streets and lanes, at music venues, in the old part of the city, the "Latin Quarter", in the restaurants and cafés which connect the city to the sea, in which the most daring Vikings bathe all year round, while others are content to take a sailing trip around the bay. Discover its delights for yourself. Most things are within walking distance and the city of Aarhus is the place where every wish can be fulfilled in fascinating and inspiring surroundings.

Ideally situated in its bay, fringed by beach forests and lush scenery, yet bustling with life, Aarhus offers an inspiring setting for the MatchPoints Seminar.

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About Aarhus University

Aarhus University is situated in the heart of Aarhus. Students are taught in architecturally distinguished yellow-brick buildings surrounded by the beautiful University Park campus, which is also the setting for many social activities and concerts for students and city residents alike. Aarhus University is a leading European research university with education and research activities in all academic fields.

History of campus

The first step in the history of Aarhus University was taken in hired premises on 11 September 1928, when “University Studies in Jutland” was inaugurated with 64 students enrolled. The combined staff consisted of one professor and four senior associate professors. In 2013, the entire Aarhus University had approximately 44,500 students and 12,000 members of staff.

The characteristic yellow brick buildings in the University Park have a total floor area of 246,000 m2 . Beyond this, the University has at its disposal a series of buildings outside of the park with a total floor area of 59,000 m2 .

With only minor modifications, the building style in the University Park has remained consistent since the architects Kay Fisker, C.F. Møller and Povl Stegmann won the architectural competition in 1931. Since 1939, the architectural firm C.F. Møller has been responsible for building activities. In a harmonious interplay with the rolling hills of the park, the uniform buildings create an attractive campus, which has achieved international renown.

Academic excellence

Aarhus University is one of the most rapidly advancing institutions ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. One reason for this progress is the inclusion of research talent development as a core activity in the university’s strategy. Currently, over half of Aarhus University's more than 42,000 students are enrolled at the postgraduate level. Moreover, Aarhus University is well on its way to doubling enrolments in its doctoral programmes, and the university maintains a consistent focus on the recruitment of talented international students and early career researchers.

Aarhus University takes pride in its close connections with the business community and is committed to societal development.

International staff

Attracting and retaining international talent requires not only excellent research environments; a variety of practical services are also needed. Aarhus University accords high priority to the work of assisting international researchers and their families in their social and cultural integration into Danish society. To support these aims, the university has centralised relevant support functions and has established a close collaboration with the local business community and the municipal government to make the transition into the AU community as smooth as possible.

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