Partner Profile: Aarhus University

NC State’s partnership with the Aarhus University is grounded in the complementary academic and research strengths of the two institutions, notably in agriculture, biosciences, and environmental science.  With funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, research teams are undertaking cutting edge research in the area of improvements in crop production and efficiency.

The Collaborative Crop Resilience Program (CCRP) brings together investigators from NC State and three Danish institutions (Aarhus University, The Technical University of Denmark, and University of Copenhagen) to discover ways to help farmers raise yields with less reliance on chemical treatments and irrigation.  Over the course of the six-year initiative, CCRP researchers are seeking to find ways to harness microbes that live on, in or near plants to protect crops from diseases, insects and other stressors.

Established in 1928, Aarhus University (AU) has developed into a major Danish university with a strong international reputation across a range of disciplines. As Denmark’s second-largest university, AU has 38,000 students and five faculties: Arts, Health, Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences and Business and Social Sciences (BSS). The main campus is located in the middle of Aarhus. Although, its educational and research activities span the country on its campuses in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup as well as 18 different locations in Denmark, Greenland and Tenerife. Today, Aarhus ranks among the top 100 universities in the world in several international rankings – out of over 17,000 universities worldwide.