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"Evolution has come up with some quite inspiring solutions during the ages, and there's a lot to be gained in a geotechnical perspective," says Assistant Professor Hans Henning Stutz, one of the scientists behind the new research. Photo: Colourbox.

New research: Snakeskin can inspire to safer buildings

2021.05.05 | AU Engineering

It might be a good idea to look for inspiration in nature when designing load-bearing foundations for buildings. Researchers from Aarhus University and University of California Davis have found a significantly increased load-bearing capacity for piles when using snakeskin as surface inspiration.

Congratulations to Bartlomiej Kotula, who won the best student award for his master’s thesis. Private photo.

Best Student Award

2021.04.07 | AU Engineering

MSc in Civil Engineering Bartlomiej Kotula recently won the best student award for his master’s thesis on the development of a BIM-based tool to support sustainable building design.

AU Engineering has received 489 first-choice applications in quota 2. (PHOTO: Lars Kruse, AU Archive)

Slight fall in quota 2 applicants for the engineering degree programmes

2021.03.19 | AU Engineering

Nearly 500 applicants have Aarhus University as their first choice. The programmes with winter admission are particularly popular.


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