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Five new AIAS Associates from Aarhus University appointed

Five new AIAS Associates from Aarhus University have been appointed for a 3-year period, from August 2021. They will join the 23 Associates that started on 1 April, and together with the AIAS Fellows they form the large multidisciplinary, talented research group of AIAS.

Photo: 5-minute lunch talk in the AIAS Hall by Former Fellow Michael V. Clausen. Credit: Ida Marie Jensen.

In April 2021, a new AIAS Associate Fellowship programme was launched with the commencement of the first 23 AIAS Associates – a scheme for both young international researchers and established researchers employed at Aarhus University. The programme has as its aim to connect leading talent across disciplines and across research environments to foster new ideas and directions. Now five more Associates will join this group from 1 August 2021.

The AIAS Associates from 1 August 2021 – 31 July 2024 are:

  • Professor Anja-Verena Mudring, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
  • Associate Professor Christoph Mathys, School of Culture and Society, Interacting Minds Center, Aarhus University
  • Associate Professor Elisa Uusimäki, School of Culture and Society - Biblical Studies, Aarhus University
  • Assistant Professor Elizabeth le Roux, Department of Biology - Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Aarhus University
  • Associate Professor Lili Zhang, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University


The new Associates have been nominated through the department heads at Aarhus University, and a final selection of the nominations was undertaken by the AIAS Board of Directors. All Associates are employed at Aarhus University, and will be offered a range of opportunities at AIAS, such as short-term office space for research group applications, meetings or the like, invitations to give talks, possibilities for funding for AIAS related activities and much more. 

Dual talks – new angles

Among other initiatives, the Associates are invited to give talks at AIAS at the Monday Lunches and Friday Breakfasts, and from the forthcoming semester, they will join the AIAS Seminar Series with dual talks, given jointly with a current or former AIAS fellow to further new collaborations and angles on a topic.

More about the AIAS Associate fellowships



Søren Rud Keiding, Executive director and Professor

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