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Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus

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Aarhus University (Danish: Aarhus Universitet, abbreviated AU) is a public research university with its main campus located in Aarhus, Denmark. It is the second largest and second oldest university in Denmark. The university is part of the Coimbra Group, the Guild, and Utrecht Network of European universities and is a member of the European University Association.
The university was founded in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1928 and comprises five faculties in Arts, Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Health, and Business and Social Sciences and has a total of twenty-seven departments. It is home to over thirty internationally recognised research centres, including fifteen centres of excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The university has been ranked among the top 100 world's best universities. Times Higher Education ranks Aarhus University in the top 10 of the most beautiful universities in Europe (2018).
The university's alumni include Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of programming language C++; Queen Margrethe II of Denmark; Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark; and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former prime minister of Denmark and a secretary general of NATO.

Nobel Laureate Jens Christian Skou (Chemistry, 1997) conducted his groundbreaking work on the Na/K-ATPase in Aarhus and remained employed at the university until his retirement. Two other nobel laureates, namely Trygve Haavelmo (Economics, 1989) and Dale T. Mortensen (Economics, 2010), were affiliated with the university.
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  • Denmark offers free higher education and very good study conditions, where every student can develop their personal skills! 
    Denmark offers free higher education and very good study conditions, where every student can develop their personal skills!  more »
  • Aarhus University, the second largest in Denmark, is built on a hill and can be seen from almost everywhere in Aarhus. The buildings are all yellow, which helps them stand out. Driving onto the... 
    Aarhus University, the second largest in Denmark, is built on a hill and can be seen from almost everywhere in Aarhus. The buildings are all yellow, which helps them stand out. Driving onto the...  more »
  • Beautiful architecture and professional staff both scientists and students who are dedicated to their field of work. 
    Beautiful architecture and professional staff both scientists and students who are dedicated to their field of work.  more »
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  • really bad communication during admission process...I had a delay in IB diploma because of an administrative problems in my high school (during corona), and they rejected my application just because of this (I was missing only a grade from English and even without that I had more points than they requested). I cannot imagine their standpoint in cases of countries where the diploma is generally awarded later than their deadline. Definitely do not recommend to apply here...
  • Many facts. Lacks color. Much 😎
  • Beautiful campus. A great university that offers a broad range of courses. A lot of fun on the weekends too. Always something going on and students are very welcoming.
  • The university prepares their students for real world applications and is also a beautiful spot to visit. Lots of green space to relax.
  • Excellent teachers and researchers. If you're here for leisure there is a small amazing park and several museums to visit.

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