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AIAS welcomes six new fellows

Today, 3 February 2020, it is commencement day at AIAS. Six new research fellows will begin their AIAS fellowship and collaboration with Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on fellowships that will last from half a year up to three years.


The group of six new AIAS Fellows is a part of a group of 20 researchers selected in an open, international triple peer-review process in the Spring/Summer of 2019. The first 14 of this group have already started, in October 2019.

Via the links below, you can read more about the research area and project of the six new fellows that will start at AIAS today, 3 February 2020.

The new fellows and their research projects at AIAS


  • Assistant Professor, Niels Chr. Hansen, MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Postdoc, Jeffrey Kerby, Dartmouth College, Department of Biology, USA
  • Associate Professor, Ruben Pauwels, Catholic University of Leuven, Mechanical Engineering, Belgium
  • Professor, Herman Schwartz, University of Virginia, Department of Politics, USA
  • Postdoc, Tijen Tunali, University of Tours, CITERES, France

Jens Christian Skou Fellow (internal AU employee)

Meet the new fellows

On Wednesday 5 February at 10:30am-ca 3.30pm, both the current and the six new fellows will present their research question, and why this question is of importance, in 6-minute talks given at the ‘Extended Fellows’ Seminar: Joint Research Presentation’. This seminar, as goes for the rest of the AIAS Fellows’ Seminars, is open to all, and AIAS encourages researchers and students to join the one-hour seminars to meet and get in dialogue with the new and current fellows.  

Novel projects, AIAS diversity and Aarhus University collaboration

While at AIAS, the new AIAS fellows will have time to concentrate on and develop their research projects, but the infrastructure of AIAS also strongly supports and encourages collaboration and networking across disciplines with Aarhus University faculty members and research environments at Aarhus University and between the new, current and ‘former’ AIAS fellows.


Søren Rud Keiding, AIAS Executive director and Professor, keiding@aias.au.dk

Lena Bering, Communications Officer, lber@aias.au.dk

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