The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world class research fields. AU has a strong commitment to the development of society that is realised through its collaboration with government agencies and institutions and the business community. The university’s goal is to contribute towards solving the complex global challenges facing the world.
The university therefore strives to combine the high level of academic standards of its researchers with collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to combine research in new ways.
This takes place in close contact with the world around us and creates the basis for the university to be internationally competitive within the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.
The study programmes at AU are based on and integrated with the research activities. They are developed in a close collaboration between employers, academic staff and students. Aarhus University's most important contribution to society are its graduates.
AU Career PhD offers career services for PhD students from all 4 main areas and on all stages during their studies.
Our main services are:
The service is for you who want to know more about career options outside of the university, and focus is on your possibilities in both the private and the public sector. You are offered career advice on competences, CV and cover letter writing, do’s and don’ts at job interviews and much more in order to make the transition from university to your next job as smooth as possible.
The International Academic Staff (IAS) website is a place where you can get information about practical and administrative matters arising in connection with your studies and work at Aarhus University and your residence in Denmark.
In addition to the International Academic Staff website and help desk in Aarhus, it is possible to receive guidance by visiting our help desks at campus Foulum and campus Roskilde. These help desks can assist PhD students in Roskilde and Foulum in all practical matters relating to their stay in Denmark.
AU Housing helps international students, PhD-students and staff with finding accommodation in relation with enrollment or employment at AU.
AU Housing has access to about 900 rooms/flats in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup. Apart from single rooms with/without private bathroom at dormitories and rooms in shared facility houses, the housing office runs the IC Dormitory - a PhD dormitory at campus, allocates rooms at the Teknolog and Vennelyst Dormitories and conveys all types of accommodation to sublet via the Housing Site.
In Aarhus residences are NOT located at campus. Most Danish students bike, but you can of course also walk or take the bus.
You can access the wireless network from all service locations at AU.
Aarhus University has its own sports club, Aarhus Universitets-Sport (Aarhus University Sport). The club is an umbrella organisation with 18 independent clubs offering a wide range of different sports - from e.g. football, handball, gymnastics, and rowing to bridge, kenikan, fenching, and chess.
The Exercise Centre at Aarhus University (for AU-employees only) offers a wide variety of modern equipment for weight and fitness training, a sauna, scales and bathing and changing facilities.
Before you start your training it is advisable to receive guidance from an instructor or a physiotherapist and get a trial lesson.
AU has the exclusive ECTS accreditation and the School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus BSS) holds the distinguished international AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditation (Triple Crown).
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
My experience has been great so far. I use the BSS campus. The university made sure international newcomers got to know each other and all the facilities when we arrived. The information systems work very smooth. Teachers are very good, they all have a dynamic approach and encourage students to participate and ask or answer questions. The buildings have very nice and...
Considering the social life at Aarhus University, I had an outstanding experience. The university engages students into a variety of social activities what creates a good study environment. There is a big emphaisis on the work in teams what results in a development of critical thinking, constructive feedback and fruitful cooperation. Nevertheless, I decided to take a...
The location is old, uninspiring, but the teachers are competent and the friday bar's great.