Aarhus University was established in 1928 as a small private initiative. It has since grown to become a leading public research university with international reach covering the entire research spectrum. The university offers unique opportunities to conduct research and provide education in an environment that promotes creativity and autonomy, and where interdisciplinary collaboration is a natural part of the activities.
International collaboration is an integrated part of all activities at Aarhus University. We have a longstanding tradition of partnering with some of the world’s best research institutions and university networks. The university has seen a considerable rise in the level of international mobility among researchers and students – a trend we are committed to supporting and which we would like to see continuing.
During the last decade, the university has consolidated its position as one of the world’s top-ranked universities with a very high research impact and several research areas belonging to the absolute world elite. Aarhus University is among the world’s 100 best universities, and in the top ten among the youngest of these. This gives the university a strong position from which to tackle the increasing competition for research funding and the brightest young talents.
The university has the potential to achieve an even stronger position among the world’s top 50 universities. Since 2006, the university has approximately doubled its total number of students, its number of PhD students and its turnover.