Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with four faculties: Arts, Aarhus BSS, Health, and Science and Technology. The university wasestablished in 1928 and today has a solid platform and a strong impact, both in Denmark and internationally, thanks to its size and the research results it delivers. The university has high ambitions for the future, with a continued focus on excellence in education and research.With its four faculties, Aarhus University spans the entire research spectrum, and through its activities, the university reaches out to all sectors of society. The university combines an emphasis on depth of expertise within individual fields of inquiry with cross-disciplinary collaboration in research, education, talent development and partnerships with private and public businesses and institutions. Aarhus University offers 190 degree programs and has about 19,500 Bachelor’s and 13,500 Master’s degree students. In addition to the 33,000 fulltime students, there are 3,700 students enrolled in further and continuing education programs across the university. Aarhus University is an international university with more than 60 programs taught in English. Approximately 2,900 international full-degree students are enrolled and over 115 nationalities are represented among the students. The university has 7,900 employees (FTEs), of whom 1,870 of them are senior academic staff. Approximately 80 nationalities are represented among academic staff. Aarhus University generates and shares knowledge that contributes to solving complex social and global challenges. Increasingly, the university’s activities cross boundaries – national, sectoral and disciplinary – an interdisciplinary approach which helps bring research breakthroughs to new levels of achievement.The university's degree programs meet the highest international quality standard, and in 2018, Aarhus university gained a positive institutional accreditation, a confirmation of a wellfunctioning quality assurance system and vibrant quality assurance culture. Aarhus University has its natural center in Aarhus, but the university has locations all over Denmark, with research activities in several other cities and campuses in Emdrup and Herning in addition to Aarhus. The common denominator is a high standard of academic excellence and vibrant campus life with strong traditions. Through close relationships with industry and business, government, organisations and civil society, Aarhus University contributes to society’s ability to innovate and compete. This contribution is founded on the research the university brings into play in its interaction with the world – locally, nationally and globally.The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University is home to a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplinarities. On this basis, we seek to address the most urgent challenges facing society today. A commitment to interact with society and seek solutions to pressing social questions is balanced with an emphasis on contributing to basic research.The Faculty of Arts was established in 2011 when the former Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Theology and the Danish School of Education were merged. Arts is now the largest faculty for research and teaching on cultural and social practices in Northern Europe.The Faculty of Arts employs around 800 full-time members of academic staff and has around 9.550 students. Arts has around 300 enrolled PhD students.
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Research organisation, think tank
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Adult education provider