Aarhus University (AU) is a top ten university in the world among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world’s best research institutions and university networks. The university was founded in 1928 and in 2007 Aarhus University merged with the two large Danish governmental research institutes for agriculture and environment. With this merger Aarhus University is very strong in biological science, and AU are often represented in top five of European Universities within both agriculture and environmental sciences. AU has a strong commitment to the development of society that is realized through its many established collaboration with government agencies and institutions and the business community.
The university’s goal is to contribute towards solving the complex global challenges facing the world. The university therefore strives to combine the high level of academic standards of its researchers with collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to combine research in new ways. This takes place in close contact with the world around us and creates the basis for the university to be internationally competitive within the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. Within the field of Plant Biologicals AU’s research is taking place within primarily within the departments of Agroecology; Molecular Biology and Environmental Science.
At Aarhus University we have very strong research groups working in the area of Plant Biologicals, the University have a long tradition for both looking at how to optimize plant production using novel methods and at the same time being very careful in evaluation that the new methods and products applied result in sustainable solutions in balance with nature. The potential for Plant Biologicals to increase crop production and at the same time potentially reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers are really tempting and we are eager to increase our activities in this area