The Danish School of Media and Journalism

About the University


The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) is the oldest and largest of the higher educational institutions offering journalism education in Denmark, and has well-established contacts and strategical partnerships both nationally and internationally.

The Danish School of Media and Journalism

The school includes various centres for analytical journalism, sports journalism and for further education and research.

The school runs a number of international teaching programmes: the Europe in the World programme for students wishing to specialize in European affairs; an international TV journalism programme; and an international photojournalism programme. A semester programme on Journalism, Multimedia and World Politics is also offered in English. Foreign reporting is one of the strong areas of both teaching and research at the DMJX.

DMJX participates in projects to support the development of a professional and independent media, and journalism education and mid-career training in a number of countries around the world.

DMJX and Aarhus University (AU) have had close teaching and research cooperation since the first Danish journalism course was established as part of the university in 1946. In 1971, DMJX was established as a freestanding institution doing research and teaching at the undergraduate level with its own law under the Ministry of Education. It has more than 1700 students. In 2004, DMJX and AU established a new centre (Centre for University studies in Journalism), which formalized cooperation to offer master’s courses in journalism with AU as the degree awarding body.

About the City

Exploring Aarhus

With a population of about 300,000 inhabitants, Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, and the capital of Jutland. It has a lot to offer journalism students.

Aarhus was founded around the year 900 by an unknown King of Denmark, at the time when the Vikings ruled the country. Today Aarhus is a thriving business and commercial sector and many schools and educational institutions are located in the area. The city hosts more than 30,000 students of higher education, making Aarhus a young and vibrant city.

Aarhus is situated right on the waterfront – close to the beaches – and offers all the usual city comforts, such as restaurants, cafés, parks and gardens, theatres, art galleries, shopping centres and night clubs. It also has a variety of facilities for sports enthusiasts at all levels. Foreign films are subtitled and cultural events take place all year round. The city has an international reputation as a live music venue, with the Aarhus Festival in the first week of September each year being one of the highlights.

For all kinds of information on what to do, see, how to live, what to expect, please check Visit Denmark | Web Walk | Visit Aarhus


Hans-Henrik Holm and Inger Munk
The Danish School of Media and Journalism
Olof Palmes allé 11
DK-8200 Aarhus N

Phone: +45 89 440440
Fax: +45 86 168910