Living and studying in Aarhus

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a modern research-intensive university with more than 44,500 students. Since its establishment in 1928, the University has rapidly developed into a leading public research university with nationwide and international clout across the entire research spectrum. Recently, it has consolidated its position in the top 100 rankings of the most influential universities worldwide. 

At Aarhus University teaching takes place at both the School of Communication and Culture and at the Department of Political Science.

Within the Media and Journalism department at the School of Communication and Culture, there is a special focus on journalism's social significance and its various forms and media-related conditions. 

The Department of Political Science teaches and carries out research on all the most significant subject areas of political science and public administration.

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The Danish School of Media and Journalism

The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) is the oldest and largest of the higher educational institutions in Denmark offering journalism education. DMJX functions as a training and knowledge center for the media and communications sector with a focus on talent, lifelong learning and innovation. 

DMJX has strong strategical partnerships with media industries, organisations and universities both nationally and internationally. Network activities cover areas like analytical journalism, environmental journalism, world politics journalism, photojournalism and visual communication. Special centres have been created to cover master's courses and further education and research.

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Aarhus, the City of Smiles

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, and it has a lot to offer journalism students.

Aarhus is situated right on the waterfront – close to the beaches – and offers a variety of city comforts, such as restaurants, cafés, parks and gardens, theatres, art galleries, shopping centres and night clubs. You can stroll through the streets of the cosy Latin Quarter or through Danish history in 'Den Gamle By' (the Old Town). The city also has a variety of facilities for sports enthusiasts at all levels. Aarhus was the European Capital of Culture in 2017, one of the most prestigious and prominent cultural events in Europe, and it has an international reputation as a live music venue. Cultural events take place all year round - with the Aarhus Festival in the first week of September each year being one of the highlights.

Take a look at our Mundusian Guide to living, studying and working in Aarhus for insight from our students, alumni and staff based in the city. The guide covers topics like where to eat, shop and socialise. We also provide helpful information about housing, working, living costs, visa, banks and health insurance.

For all kinds of information about Denmark and Aarhus - what to do, see, how to live, what to expect - please check:

 Visit Denmark | Visit Aarhus Aarhus Kommune


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