Aarhus University Department of Engineering

Organization and Business

Aarhus University was founded in 1928. It has 34,000 students (approximately 15,000 Master’s degree students, and about 1,600 Ph.D. students), about 550 postdoctoral scholars, and 6000 employees (2009/2010). AU has four faculties which cover the entire spectrum of basic research, applied research, strategic research, and research-based advice to the authorities: Aarhus Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus Faculty of Arts, Aarhus Faculty of Health Sciences & Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences.

In 2011, AU was number 79 at the QS World University Ranking (the second highest Scandinavian ranking) and number 125 on the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

Internationalisation is part of the University mission and it is continuously strengthened through a series of initiatives which increase the international research partnerships and the number of international students. The Department of Engineering (ENG) is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology and will contribute to the research undertaken in SEMIAH.

Key skills, knowledge, and experience

The department of Engineering at Aarhus University (AU) is responsible for all research and development activities and talent development in the technical science field. The communication systems group focuses on wireless communication networks and technologies for wireless communication units. This includes research topics like wireless sensor networks, cognitive radios, Internet of things and smart grids.

AU is a leading actor within communication technology, electronics and systems engineering, with excellent facilities and resources to perform R&D activities in these areas.

Role in the project

AU will be the coordinator of the project. In addition, AU will contribute to the overall system architecture and specification of SEMIAH.

Aarhus University will take responsibility for the technical design, implementation of the backend system including integration with the front-end system. This includes responsibility for the operation of the backend system during the course of the project and the transition of the ICT system for future large implementation.