Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

Today I received the formal letter from Århus University concerning the fusion of our research institute with the university per January the first. They wrote, that I will receive another letter in the near future from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries concerning the formal details about my reassignment. There are still almost 2 weeks until I receive my salary ;-) from the University.

In Danish the name of the new faculty is Det Jordbrugsvidenskabelige Fakultet, which means that we are able to maintain the three letter acronym DJF. I don't know the new acronym in English, it seems that the old one DIAS will have to be changed.

Based on new name there seems to be some interesting possibilities:-)

I still the recall when we moved from Copenhagen to Foulum. An officiel postcard was designed, which was meant to make it easy to send information to our international collaborators. The postcard showed a map of Denmark with a marker for Copenhagen and Foulum, and the title:

We have mowed

Since then I always imagine an army of researchers walking across Denmark, each with his own lawn mower...

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