VIA University College - VIA • Horsens, Denmark

VIA University College is Denmark’s largest university college which specializes in applied science. The internationally oriented higher education establishment was founded in 2008 as the result of mergers between numerous institutions of higher education. Today, VIA is the largest of the seven university colleges in the Central Denmark Region. The renowned institution stands for excellent education in the fields of Business, Design, Education and Social Studies, Film and Animation, Health, and Technology and Construction. Prospective students can choose to study at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. VIA means “by way of” in Latin and that’s how VIA University College see itself- as a station on life’s journey, which helps students learn and grow before becoming highly qualified industry professionals, eager to make a difference in the world. Even though the programmes are interactive and dynamic, some of the programmes’ ( including teaching, nursing and social education) roots can be traced back to more than 100 years ago. The curriculum is strongly built on Danish traditions for teaching students in partnership with professional practice. The school is very multicultural, and thus offers an international learning environment that takes on a global approach to education and research. About 50% of the programmes are therefore taught in English and the school is also able to offer international double degrees, as well as student and staff exchange, summer schools and research projects. Since its official status as a research institution in 2013, the Danish university college has been education tomorrow’s leaders, with the goal of having 30 per cent of PhD employees by 2020. Students get to gain valuable experience with research, innovation and development during the duration of their studies. The school is particularly proud of being able to work with public and private organisations in Denmark and abroad, thus enabling its students to network.

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