Aarhus University is the largest and second oldest research university in Denmark. The University is ranked among the top 100 world's best universities, belongs to the Coimbra Group, the Guild, Utrecht Network of European universities and is a member of the European University Association; the university was founded in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1928 and comprises four faculties in Arts and Technology, Business and Social Sciences and has a total of twenty-seven departments. It is home to over thirty internationally recognised research centres, including fifteen Centres of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation; the business school within Aarhus University, called Aarhus BSS, holds the EFMD Equis accreditation, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the Association of MBAs. This makes the business school of Aarhus University one of the few in the world to hold the so-called Triple Crown accreditation. Times Higher Education ranks Aarhus University in the top 10 of the most beautiful universities in Europe.
The university's alumni include Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of programming language C++, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Prime Minister of Denmark and a Secretary General of NATO. It has affiliations with three Nobel Laureates: Jens Christian Skou in Chemistry, Trygve Haavelmo in Economics and Dale T. Mortensen in Economics. Aarhus University was founded on 11 September 1928 as Universitetsundervisningen i Jylland with a budget of 33,000 Dkr and an enrollment of 64 students, which rose to 78 during the first semester; the university was founded as a response to the increasing number of students at the University of Copenhagen after World War I. Classrooms were rented from the Technical College and the teaching corps consisted of one professor of philosophy and four associate professors of Danish, English and French. Along with Universitets-Samvirket which consisted of representatives of Aarhus' businesses and institutions, the municipality of Aarhus had fought since 1921 to have Denmark's next university located in the city.
In 1929, the municipality of Aarhus gave the university land with a landscape of rolling hills. The design of the university buildings and 12 ha campus area was assigned to architects C. F. Møller, Kay Fisker and Povl Stegmann, who won the architectural competition in 1931. Construction of the first buildings began a year but the campus was developed in stages and is still under development as of 2017. Since 1939, C. F. Møller Architects has been responsible for the architectural design of Aarhus University in accordance with the original functionalist design key best exemplified by the characteristic yellow brick and tile; the first buildings was finished in 1933 and housed the Departments of Chemistry and Anatomy. These departments moved to newer buildings at the campus and the original building complex now house Department of Psychology and Department of Political Science; the construction of the first stage was funded by donations which totaled 935,000 Dkr and the buildings covered an area of 4,190m2.
One of the most generous contributors to the first stage was De Forenede Teglværker i Aarhus led by director K. Nymark. Forenede Teglværker decided to donate 1 million yellow bricks and tiles worth c. 50,000 Dkr and decided to extend the donation to all bricks needed. The inauguration on 11 September 1933, marked the first official use of the name Aarhus University and was celebrated in a tent on campus, attended by King Christian X, Queen Alexandrine, their son Crown Prince Frederick and Prime Minister Stauning together with 1000 invited guests. On 23 April 1934, Aarhus University was given permission to hold examinations by the king and on 10 October 1935, Professor Dr. phil. Ernst Frandsen was appointed the first rector of the university. Shortages of materials and a stressed economy and delayed further development of Aarhus University. In 1941, construction of The Main Building commenced, a complex to house the university aula and canteen among academic and administrative purposes; the stringent minimalist and uncompromising functionalistic design of the first university buildings from 1933 had stirred some local dissatisfaction and it was decided that The Main Building should possess more traditional romantic and classical architectural inspirations - although in agreement with the original architectural plan -, make use of more lavish and expensive materials.
The Main Building was finished in 1946 and still stands out from the rest of the University campus as somewhat different in its architectural design. In comparison with the original 4,190m2 floor space of the first buildings, Aarhus University now holds a floor space of 246,000m2 in the University Park alone. A series of buildings outside the main campus adds an additional floor space of 59,000m2. From 1928, Aarhus University offered courses in languages and philosophy, but the students were unable to finish their studies without going to the University of Copenhagen for their final examinations. By request of the Ministry of Education, the Teachers' Association made a draft of how to conduct the final examinations in the humanistic subjects in Aarhus and in the draft, the Association proposed that the faculty was named the Faculty of Humanities by analogy with the corresponding faculties in Uppsala and Turku. After negotiations between the faculties in Aarhus and Copenhagen, the King declared on 8 May 1935 that the fin
Adrián Cortés Valdovino is a former Mexican professional footballer, who last played as a defender for Puebla F. C. on loan from Guadalajara in the Liga MX. He made his debut April 6, 2003, against Deportivo Toluca, a game which resulted in a 3-1 victory for Cruz Azul. Adrián Cortés was on Cruz Azul's bench for 4 years, only being able to participate in 23 games in his entire stay at Cruz Azul. Primera División Apertura 2003 was his most active season in Cruz Azul, but the Mexican defender could not find a permanent spot in the team that had brought him up. Juan Reinoso, former Cruz Azul player, took Adrian Cortes to Coronel Bolognesi. Adrian Cortes did not let the opportunity slip, which gave him the possibility to play in Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious CONMEBOL club-based tournament, his visit to Peru lasted only a semester, Adrian Cortes played for Tecos UAG in 2008. He played for Cruz Azul Hidalgo in 2009. Adrián Cortés – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com https://web.archive.org/web/20080709054339/http://www.mediotiempo.com/noticia.php?id_noticia=60004
David Kerr is a retired Scottish professional association football Midfielder. He played at the senior level for Mansfield Town and Chester City. Kerr joined Manchester City as a trainee from his local youth team Maxweltown Thistle in his home town of Dumfries. At Manchester City he played in the youth team that won the Lancashire F. A professional youth cup in May 1992, he went on to be a regular in the reserve team which he captained on many occasions. He progressed to make his debut in May 1993 against Crystal Palace and was an unused substitute on the final game of the season against Everton, he went on to play against Everton two more times as well as Arsenal and West ham and was an unused substitute against Nottingham Forrest in the 4th round of the Coca-Cola cup. During his time at Maine Road he was an unused substitute twice. Kerr joined Mansfield Town on loan in September 1995 playing six games including five league fixtures. Kerr transferred between the two clubs in close season of 1996 for a fee of £20,000.
In his first year at Mansfield he sustained a double fracture and dislocation of his right ankle whilst playing against carlisle and this kept him out of the game for over 12 months. He was at Mansfield for four seasons, he scored all in league matches. In the 2000 close season Kerr transferred to Chester City, he was there until December 2001. He moved into non league football with Droylesden before retiring in 2003. David Kerr at Soccerbase Since 1888... The Searchable Premiership and Football League Player Database