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University of Aarhus
Aarhus Universitet
Seal of the University of Aarhus
Latin: Universitas Aarhusiensis
Motto Solidum petit in profundis (Seek a firm footing in the depths)
Established 1927
Type Public university
Rector Lauritz Broder Holm-Nielsen
Staff 5,000 (2,800 teaching staff and researchers)
Students 20,000
Doctoral students 740
Location Århus, Denmark
Affiliations EUA
Website www.au.dk

Aarhus Universitet or the University of Aarhus is a university based in Århus, Denmark. Image File history File links Seal of the University of Aarhus. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... The cityhall of Ã…rhus. ... The European University Association (EUA) is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. ... Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The cityhall of Ã…rhus. ...

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History

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. Until then the University of Copenhagen was the only university in Denmark. The use of the name Aarhus Universitet began in 1933. Even though the name of the city, Århus' has been spelled with Å since the reform of Danish orthography in 1948, the name of the university insists on the old spelling with Aa. The official English translation of the name is The University of Aarhus. 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The University of Copenhagen (Danish: Københavns Universitet) is the oldest and largest university and research institution in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ã…, or Ã¥, is a letter, representing a vowel, in the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Walloon, Chamorro and Istro-Romanian language alphabets. ...


The entire campus was designed by the late C.F. Møller, whose architectural practice C.F. Møller Architects has been in charge of its further development up until its most recent addition; 5 new auditoria, which was completed in 2001.


The university is organised in five faculties:


The Faculty of Arts, recently renamed the Faculty of Humanities (in accordance with the Danish equivalent Det Humanistiske Fakultet), 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.


From 1938 - 1940 Theodor Geiger was professor of sociology at the university -- Denmark's first ever professor of sociology. 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Theodor Julius Geiger (9 November 1891 in Munich, Germany - 16 June 1952 at sea between Canada and Denmark) was a German socialist lawyer and sociologist. ... Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ...


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. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jens Christian Skou (born October 8, 1918) is a Danish chemist and Nobel laureate. ... Sir Edward Appletons medal Photographs of Nobel Prize Medals. ... Chemistry (derived from alchemy) is the science of matter at or near the atomic scale. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


Enrollment

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In 1999 the number of students passed 20,000 students and is still growing. Enrollment as of October 1 2004 was 20,547. Each year more than 500 international exchange students come to the University of Aarhus to study for one or two semesters. Image File history File links Aarhus-Universitet-1998. ... Image File history File links Aarhus-Universitet-1998. ...


Student unions

There are four student unions at the University of Aarhus. The largest and oldest of the unions is the Student Council (Studenterrådet) which is also the only non-partisan. The partisan unions are: Social-Democratic Students (Frit Forum), Conservative Students (Konservative Studenter) and Liberal Students (Liberale Studerende). A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... Liberal Students of Denmark (Danish: Danmarks Liberale Studerende, often: DLS) is a political student organization, with chapters in the major Danish university cities of Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense. ...


All student unions work to improve the university's environment and opportunities for its students.


The unions represents the students in the various councils and committees, however the Student Council is the only union represented on the Board of the University. The Student Council arranges annual concerts and seminars and publishes the student magazine "Delfinen" (The Dolphin). Conservative Students publish the student magazine Critique.


Courses

It has both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the following subjects: In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ...

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

Partner Universities

Greifswald in Germany Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald is located in Greifswald, Germany, between the Islands Rügen and Usedom, and is the second oldest university in Northern Europe. ... Greifswald (German Greif=griffin, Wald=forest) is a city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. ... Founded in 1985 and formally constituted by Charter in 1987, the Coimbra Group is a network of European universities which gathers 39 of the older universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Salamanca, Bristol, Leuven/Louvain, Montpellier, Uppsala, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Jagiellonian, Dublin, Bologna, Siena, Leiden, Coimbra, Barcelona and Granada. ...

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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 Århus, 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 "Studenterrådet" 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 Århus.
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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