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University of Aarhus

Danish Aarhus Universitet (Universitas Aarhusiensis in Latin.)
Motto Solidum petit in profundis
Established 1927
School type Public university
Rector Assoc. Prof. Niels Chr. Sidenius
Location ┼rhus, Denmark
Students 20,000 (740 doctoral students) undergraduate, professional and
doctoral students
Staff 5,000 (2,800 teaching staff or researchers)
Member EUA
Homepage www.au.dk (http://www.au.dk/en)

The University of Aarhus is a university based in ┼rhus, Denmark.



It was founded in 1928 as University Teaching in Jutland in classrooms rented from the Technical College and a teaching corps consisting of one professor of philosophy and four Readers of Danish, English, German and French. Until then the University of Copenhagen was the only university in Denmark. Use of the name "The University of Aarhus" began in 1933.

The university is organised in five faculties:

The Faculty of Arts, recently renamed the Faculty of Humanities, has offered courses right from the beginning in 1928.

In 1933 the Faculty of Medicine began its courses in basic medical subjects. When the dental school was included in 1992 the name was changed to the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Faculty of Economics and Law was established in 1936. The name was changed to the Faculty of Social Sciences when Political Science and Psychology were added.

The Faculty of Theology was established in 1942. Courses in theology had been offered from 1932, being previously taught at the Faculty of Arts.

The Faculty of Science was established in 1954 by moving Physics and Chemistry from the Faculty of Medicine and Geography from the Faculty of Arts. Mathematics was established as a new subject, followed by Biology and Geology.

In 1997 professor Jens Christian Skou received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his discovery of the sodium_potassium pump.


In 1999 the number of students passed 20,000 students and is still growing. Each year more than 350 international exchange students come to the University of Aarhus to study for one or two semesters.


It has both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the following subjects:

  • Aesthetic Subjects
  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Philology
  • Comparative Religion
  • Computer Science
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Ethnography
  • Geology
  • Greek
  • History
  • History of Ideas
  • Indian Philology
  • Information Science
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Media Science
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages
  • Nanotechnology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Semitic Philology
  • Sports Science
  • Statistics
  • The Study of Religion
  • Theology

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External link

  • University of Aarhus (http://www.au.dk/en)

Coimbra Group
(of European research universities)
Aarhus | Barcelona | Bergen | Bologna | Bristol | Budapest | Cambridge | Coimbra | Dublin | Edinburgh | Galway | Geneva | G÷ttingen | Granada | Graz | Groningen | Heidelberg | Jena | Krakˇw | Leiden | Leuven | Louvain | Lyon | Montpellier | Oxford | Padua | Pavia | Poitiers | Prague | Salamanca | Siena | Tartu | Thessaloniki | Turku I | Turku II | Uppsala | WŘrzburg

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University of Aarhus: Information From Answers.com (525 words)
Aarhus Universitet or the University of Aarhus is a university based in ├ůrhus, Denmark.
It was founded in 1928 as Universitetsundervisningen i Jylland ("University Teaching in Jutland") in classrooms rented from the Technical College and a teaching corps consisting of one professor of philosophy and four Readers of Danish, English, German and French.
The Student Council (or "Studenterr├ądet" in Danish) at Aarhus University is the largest student organization in Aarhus, Denmark, and has existed since 1932, working to improve the university's environment and opportunities for its students.
Homepage of Jeppe Stig Nielsen (1554 words)
I am a Master of Science in mathematics and physics from the university in a little city called ├ůrhus.
This homepage used to be located at one of the university servers.
In 1995, my university friends made me make this page because they thought there were not enough links to their homepages.
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