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The Aarhus Experience

Photo: Poul Ib Henriksen.

Aarhus University is the second oldest and second largest university in Denmark. Most of the university's yellow-brick buildings are located on our picturesque campus which is situated in a hilly area, with a moraine valley full of large oak trees and a stream that flows into two small lakes.

We believe that attractive, friendly surroundings promote inspiration, industry, and efficiency, helping students and teachers to have a sense of well-being here. We know that the many researchers and students who have spent time at Aarhus University over the years have taken warm, living memories home with them and that the bonds they have developed here are strong and durable.

Aarhus University is a centre of tradition and innovation, discussion and debate, co-operation and concentration, and we are pleased to be able to share these with others. We value the contributions which international students and researchers make to this tradition and to the cultural and social diversity which enhances the academic experience.

The university has connections with all corners of the world and it is our policy to welcome guests from abroad with open arms. Spending a period of time at the University of Aarhus naturally involves much more than the academic challenges. The social life with other students, lecturers and colleagues, and the numerous cultural experiences the city has to offer, are all vitally important factors in ensuring a successful stay in Aarhus.

Photo: Lars Kruse/AU-Foto

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Revised 2010.02.09