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Welcome to AU Herning

AU Herning is Aarhus University's department for research and higher education located in Herning, Denmark. AU Herning is part of School of Business and Social Sciences which holds the distinguished AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

The department's focus is on education excellence and offers six undergraduate and two graduate study programmes as well as a number of part-time studies all within engineering, business economics, management and communication and multimedia.

AU Herning’s study programmes are based on interaction across professional boundaries as well as close interaction with students and the surrounding business community. However, AU Herning is developing distance- and e-learning to provide educational opportunities in evolving markets. Furthermore, all study programmes have an innovative and international perspective. For example approximately 40% of our students spend at least six months of their period of study at a foreign engineering college, university or company.

Furthermore, AU Herning is home to a number of externally funded knowledge and research centres, including one Nordic Centre of Excellence. Research is anchored with four professorships and includes innovation and business development, entrepreneurship, energy technologies, IT development, climate adaptation and the wind energy industry.

AU Herning has approximately 2,000 students (about 1,500 are full-time students and 500 part-time students). Approximately 20% of the full-time students come from other countries than Denmark. AU Hernings has around 100 full time employees, including technical and administrative personnel. Additionally, AU Herning employs 100 part-time teachers.

AU Herning has an annual budget close to DKK 100 mio. plus DKK 50 mio. in external funding. Unique in the Danish university system, AU Herning receives funding from five surrounding municipalities supporting entrepreneurial studies and business mentor programmes of its students.

AU Herning was originally founded in 1995 as a result of a merger between The Engineering College of Western Jutland and The Central Jutland Business School. The merger with Aarhus University in 2006 resulted in an even higher academic level and an increased focus on research and development.

AU Herning offers full-time courses leading to the following degrees:

In addition, AU Herning offers a full-time 1 year course leading to access to tertiary education and a number of bachelor-level part-time studies leading to diplomas in:

  • Business Administration - taught in Danish.
  • Leadership

Besides offering degree courses, AU Herning is also home to a number of R&D centres and projects. Read more about the R&D centres.

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AU Herning
DK-Birk Centerpark 15
DK-7400 Herning

Tel.: +45 8716 4700
Fax: +45 8716 4701

CVR no: 31119103
P no: 1003403307
Budget code: 38111

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School of Business and Social Sciences is a broad business school and one of the four main academic areas at Aarhus University.

With approx. 14,000 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, almost 225 PhD students and more than 500 academic staff members, School of Business and Social Sciences ranks among the largest business schools in Europe. Furthermore, it is the largest business and social sciences unit in Denmark at university level with a broad academic base.

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Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Tel: +45 8715 0000
Fax: +45 8715 0201

CVR no: 31119103

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