Located on Scandinavia’s southern edge, Denmark is Europe’s gateway to the Nordic region. Denmark is a safe and secure country with a very low crime rate. The Danes are relaxed, informal, and often ironic. ‘Hygge’ – making people feel at home – is an essential part of life. Maybe that is why the Danes have so often been named as the world’s happiest people. Most Danes also have a good command of English, so you can communicate easily even if you don’t speak Danish.
The university’s main campus is located in the city of Aarhus, a dynamic city on Denmark’s Jutland peninsula. From here, beach, harbour and forest are all within a 15-minute bike ride.
With a Top 100 university right in the heart of town, Aarhus is swarming with students eager to study and live life to the full. The city is ripe with opportunities aimed at young people. Concerts, museums, nightlife and shopping (as well as dormitories) are all within walking distance.
Every year the celebrated Spot Festival showcases more than 100 upcoming bands, while the three-day Northside Festival displays the most popular acts in alternative music. ARoS, the city’s groundbreaking art museum, showcases work by some of the world’s most progressive artists. And the shopping is rated the best in Scandinavia.
The city’s new urban waterfront project has created stunning new housing and vibrant multi-purpose urban spaces in the old harbour area, while Northern Europe’s biggest hospital is nearing completion in the northern part of town.
And Aarhus is European Capital of Culture in 2017!
Welcome to Denmark’s student city No. 1
Aarhus: Young and well-educated
• 30 per cent of the city’s residents are aged between 20 and 34
• 33 per cent are university-educated
• 50,000 of the city’s 300.000 inhabitants are students
A few of AU’s degree programmes within education are based at the university’s campus in Copenhagen (Emdrup).
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and the country’s largest city. Copenhagen is a major regional centre of culture, business, media and science. Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure, including the largest airport in Scandinavia located just fourteen minutes by train from the city centre, has made it a regional hub and a popular location for many major companies.
At a glance: Copenhagen itself has a population of about 1,000,000. It is near the water and close to Sweden, which was linked with Copenhagen in 2008 by the Øresund Bridge.
Some of the university’s degree programmes within business development and engineering are based at the university’s campus in Herning.
Herning is known for its interesting mixture of culture, education and industry. The city’s entrepreneurial spirit is also acknowledged, and it has a history and culture that supports close ties between business life and education.
The city also has a busy night life, many museums, lots of cafés and various sports activities.
At a glance: Herning has a population of 45,000. It is located in the heart of Jutland approximately one hour from Aarhus by car and 1.5 hours by train.