Aarhus University


Continente:
Europe
Country:
Denmark Denmark
Address:
Nordre Ringgade 1 8000 Aarhus C, DK - Denmark, Denmark
Web Site:
www.au.dk
Aarhus University


About Aarhus University:

Aarhus University in Denmark, founded in 1928, is among the world’s leading research-intensive universities. With over 44,000 students, it is the second largest university in the country and comprises four faculties in Arts, Science and Technology, Health, and Business and Social Sciences. Globally orientated, the university has exchange programmes in place with over 50 institutions worldwide including the University of the Arctic, the Utrecht Network, the Nordic Centre Fudan and the Nordic Centre India. More than 60 degree programmes are taught in English and 12% of its students are international, representing more than 100 nationalities between them. While its main campus is located in Aarhus – Denmark’s second largest city, in the centre of the country – it has other campuses in Emdrup, near Copenhagen, and Herning on the Jutland peninsula. The university also lays claim to leading research facilities: the Aurora, a shipping vessel that serves as a floating lab for biologists, geologists and ocean researchers, the supercomputer GenomeDK, used to develop medical therapies, a robotic telescope in Tenerife and various stations throughout Greenland. It is also home to the Museum of Ancient Art, a planetarium, parkland, an outdoor amphitheatre, botanical gardens, an annual boat race, and distinctive architecture. In keeping with its collaborative emphasis, Aarhus has research partnerships with a multitude of industrial and governmental organisations, including Smart Cities, the Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and institutions that work to address issues surrounding energy, the environment, food, agriculture, health and education. The university’s alumni include Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, the CEO of Lego, Prince Frederik of Denmark and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Prime Minister of Denmark and a Secretary General of NATO. It has associations with two Nobel Laureates: Jens Christian Skou in Chemistry (1997) and Dale T Mortensen in Economics (2010). On the site of a former Viking settlement, Aarhus itself constitutes one of Denmark’s fastest growing cities with a young population and a renowned musical heritage. Concert halls and live music venues are in plentiful supply and each year the city plays host to the eight-day SPOT music festival.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 132 118 101 105 96 81 86 87 88 86 88 89 89 87 93

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 113 47 38 20 15 16 16 18 15 18 20 22 22 22
Engineering 252 269 200 243 233 262 257 267 293 287 283 273 273 279
Life Sciences 148 133 112 102 98 103 105 100 101 96 96 92 85 89
Medicine 94 83 78 66 67 70 70 70 69 66 67 66 68 85
Natural Sciences 120 142 148 130 107 145 156 161 173 184 194 206 198 212
Social Sciences 145 127 96 115 114 106 77 76 75 68 57 61 63 62

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 16 15 12 11 12 10 10 19 19 19 21
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 65 62 60
Chemistry 84 88 103 134 148 142 177 185 209 201 231
Chemical Engineering - 283 280 - 297 283 266 243 221 183 219
Civil Engineering 113 91 63 90 103 131 129 101 114 141 205
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 70 64 87
Computer Science 300 - 235 265 289 - 301-350 401-450 401-450 351-400 401-450
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 94 107 94
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500 401-450 401-450
Environment / Ecology 26 22 18 12 20 17 15 16 18 17 18
Geosciences 124 109 88 72 100 80 90 97 104 89 97
Immunology - - - - - - - - 141 156 136
Materials Science 195 166 215 223 220 229 231 234 231 261 282
Mathematics - 231 220 261 - 271 252 281 301-350 301-350 351-400
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 301-350 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 110 106 122
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 103 94 102
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 68 70 71
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 131 87 106 153 120 102 113 145 139 125
Physics 179 133 195 209 200 229 230 249 351-400 351-400 401-450
Plant & Animal Science 43 44 40 42 49 58 47 57 50 57 52
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 55 61 63
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 53 55 56
Space Science - - - - - - - - 74 88 131
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 156
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 33
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -