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Aarhus University

Aarhus University

Top reasons to study here

  • Aarhus University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world.
  • AU stands out in particular in terms of research quality and the quality of degree programmes.
  • Regarding internationalization AU is ranked in the top as well as no. 45 on THE’s ranking “Most International Universities in the World”.

About

History

The first step in the history of Aarhus University was taken in hired premises on 11 September 1928, when “University Studies in Jutland” was inaugurated with 64 students enrolled. The combined staff consisted of one professor and four senior associate professors. In 2018, the entire Aarhus University had approximately 38,000 students and 8,000 members of staff (full-time equivalent).

Education

With more than half of its 40,000 students enrolled at Master’s or PhD level, Aarhus University is a graduate university. Today more than 12 per cent of our students are international. Among our students more than 120 nationalities are represented. 

Research

Aarhus University offers exciting career opportunities to researchers at every stage of their careers. Browse our PhD programmes and vacant junior and senior academic positions.

Career

Kick-off your future and career during your studies by learning Danish, getting a part time job or acquiring other skills relevant to the job market. As a student at Aarhus University you have access to both the local Career Service Centre at your faculty and to career programme for all international students at Aarhus University such as HEADSTART or Future Talent Denmark.  

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
69 2
2021
71 -2
2020
69
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
109 -6
2022
103 2
2021
105
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
117 -13
2022
104 2
2021
106
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
161 -6
2022
155 -8
2021
147
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Housing services

Student Housing Aarhus is not part of the university. It is an independent organisation from where most halls of residences are distributed.

In Aarhus you don't live on campus. The residences are situated all over the Aarhus area – also in the outskirts, but always with public busses nearby. In all residences you have to cook and clean for yourself, and doing the laundry etc. is also your own responsibility. Only a few residences provide furniture so be aware of this when you are applying for a room. If you choose an unfurnished room, you need to furnish your room after arrival. 

Library services

Located in the northwest end of the University Park, The State and University Library provide scientific books and articles for all the faculties at Aarhus University. At the library you’ll find reading rooms and rooms for study groups while the top floor offers areas for relaxing. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Aarhus Campus
  • Emdrup Campus
  • Herning Campus
  • AU Foulum
  • AU Silkeborg
  • AU Flakkebjerg
  • AU in Greenland

Aarhus, Central Jutland, Denmark

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