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Aarhus University

History

Aarhus University will soon be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Since its foundation in 1928, the university has evolved from 78 students to approx. 38,000 students today.

On 11 September 1933, King Christian X inaugurated the first university building. The building was designed by Kay Fisker and C. F. Møller, and its design became the template for the buildings in the University Park.

Education

At Aarhus University, classes are taught by active researchers in an informal, stimulating atmosphere. All degree programmes are deeply rooted in the latest research and are subject to a rigorous quality assurance programme to ensure they meet the highest global quality standards.

Research

More than 100 research centres across 5 faculties at AU.

Aarhus BSS is on of Europe's largest business school and is housing the country's largest business and social science units at university level.

Tech features research of the highest quality within the fields of engineering, environmental science, agricultural science, animal science and food science.

The interdisciplinary centres includes researchers from two or more faculties and includes atleast two of the university's three main activities.

Career

For many students and researchers it is difficult to envision the possible career paths and options available. To make this slightly easier, you can find a description of the key pathways that are the typical for young researchers. This will provide you with an overview of possibilities and ideas about how to plan your own career. The four tracks are meant as guidelines that can inspire you to reflect on which path that matches your skills, interests and values the most. 

  • Track 1: Stay in Academia
  • Track 2: Research in Industry and Public Sector
  • Track 3: Careers using generic academic skills
  • Track 4: Becoming an Entrepreneur

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
144 -1
2024
143 18
2023
161
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
109 8
2023
117
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
78 -9
2022
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
2025
-
2024
-
2023
109
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.

Housing services

Please note that AU Housing doesn't offer on-campus accommodation. In Denmark, on-campus housing is rare, and most students and staff live off-campus and commute to and from campus. The majority of the rooms allocated by AU Housing are situated within a 30-minute travel distance from campus.

AU Housing has access to around 700 rooms located in various dormitories and shared facilities houses. However, it's important to note that AU does not own these housing facilities; instead, it collaborates with different landlords and housing organizations. 

Library services

The AU Library, Aarhus BSSThe common room on the second floor provides a well-used opportunity for students to store and prepare their own food and enjoy a break from the books. Since students are allowed to use the facilities of the library 24/7, students can be spotted between the bookshelves even at night time and early in the morning.

ICT services

As a student at BTECH you have access to email, Brightspace, different programmes etc. On Campus you can use wireless network.

On the IT and Support pages of the Study Portal you can find information common to all students at AU.

At Aarhus University all students at AU get their own e-mail. We use this e-mail to communicate with the students.

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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