Aarhus University (AU) was established in 1928 as a public research university. Ever since then, it has grown into a major Danish university. The school has made a name for itself because of its strong international reputation. It is conveniently located in the heart of Aarhus, not far from the historic city centre and is Denmark’s second oldest university, as well as its largest. After a merger with Aarhus School of engineering in 2013, the total count of enrolled students was 44,500. Due to its excellent degree programmes, Aarhus University was ranked in the top 100 of the most prestigious ranking list of the world’s best universities. The university has strong ties with businesses and industries worldwide and is therefore able to offer its students a hand-on, real-life education which prepares them for a global career. The school is proud of its deep involvement in the development of the society that the school is part of. The campus is made up of yellow brick buildings, providing a vibrant learning environment. The university is constantly ranked in the top 100 of the best universities. It belongs to the Coimbra Group of European universities and courses are accredited by EFMD, AACSB and AMBA, making the business school of Aarhus University one of the few in the world to hold tripe-accreditation. It was also named one of the top 10 most beautiful universities in Europe by the Times Higher Education. The university aims to contribute towards solving the complex global challenges facing the world. In order to best prepare its students, the school combines high level academic teaching with the collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to combine research in new ways. To achieve this, the university is partly organized in departments that are distributed among four major academic areas, as well as partly being divided into basic research centres.
AU is a very welcoming university with different campuses around the city. Mine is located in the outskirts but very close by bicycle.
The professors are welcoming and always open to questions and discussions. The classes are very participatory and they try to create discussing spaces where everyone is welcome.
It is, as well, a very international university.
As an international student, I really enjoyed the atmosphere at the university. From the academic side, I have really enjoyed working in teams and solving practical business problems by applying theoretical frameworks. Therefore, the university has allowed me not only to grow academically but also be ready for business challenges.
I would highly recommend Aarhus University, not only because of great student life but also the possibilities that the university provides to collaborate with companies early-on in your studies.
The university itself is great, based on several factors. The buildings are new, and always fully equipped with up-to-date technology. The courses are generally good structured, and there are also tutorials where you can put the theory into practice. You have the possibility to work with real companies and solve real life cases. In addition, the exams do not require from you to memorize, but to argue for your choices, and to be creative in your solutions.View more
The university campus is great. The level of education is very high and as students, we are provided with the opportunity of putting the theory into practice with real-life examples, cases and working with big international companies.View more
The MSc in Finance programme is one of the toughest of the Business School, therefore, it is a high level programme due to the level of the admitted students and the work required. However, I think the course is way too academic-focused (theoretical rather than practical).
I like the competitiveness of the programme and of the students.
I would definitely recommend it to a European friend (it is free tuition for EU citizens) but perhaps not for a non-European friend.
The campus is small and rather old, but good enough to do all student-related tasks.
The night life in Aarhus can be quite nice, it is a very young city where 15% of the city are students or young adults.
I think the Career Services could play a bigger role and have more on campus recruiting as Aarhus is a leading university in Denmark.View more
Aarhus University has one of the best campi in Europe when it comes to facilities and green space. Education in the Arts Department has a high standard level with prestigious professors and demanding programs. However, due to the well-known Danish educational system, the courses are all based in group activities, cooperation and co-working, with high respect to personal limitations and adaptation to everyone standards.View more
While doing PhD at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (AU), I have found a lot of opportunities to improve my qualification (including the cleanroom experience and a variety of experimental facilities). I very much appreciate a possibility to broaden my overview because it is very easy here to communicate with everyone (Bsc/Msc/PhD students, postdocs, professors and other academic stuff). They are extremely helpful, positive and open.
I also taught a few courses to the undergraduate students, realized that they normally do lots of collective work (discussions, problem solving, etc.), and was very surprised on how effective and funny their approach is.
Otherwise (during Friday bars/Autumn schools/other social hangouts), it was my pleasure to communicate with energetic, curious and innovative students. If I had a chance to choose a university to study again, it would definitely be AU!
Amazing standards. I study Architectural Engineering there and I’m very pleased with the academic life as well as the social life in Aarhus! Beautiful campus as well. Great facilities. Also a large variety of activities to partake in, alongside the studies.View more