| Aarhus University |
|Motto||Solidum petit in profundis|
|Member of||Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis|
|The largest and second oldest research university in Denmark|
Aarhus University (Aarhus Universitet, abbreviated AU) is the largest and second oldest research university in Denmark.The word "university" is used here in the traditional sense of an actual university. Today, the word is commonly used about all institutions of higher learning, including highly specialized institutions such as DTU and CBS. Traditionally, a European university consisted of at least four faculties: theology, law, medicine and philosophy. The university belongs to 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 is ranked among the top 100 world's best universities. The business school within Aarhus University, called Aarhus BSS, holds the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Equis accreditation, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This makes the business school of Aarhus University one of the few in the world to hold the so-called Triple Crown accreditation. 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: Trygve Haavelmo (Economics, 1989) and Dale T. Mortensen (Economics, 2010). were affiliated with the university.
Notable Alumni, Faculty and Students
Former and Current Faculty
- Torben M. Andersen, professor, former Chairman of the Welfare Commission
- Ole Barndorff-Nielsen, Danish statistician
- Jørgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Danish astronomer
- Ivan Damgård, Danish cryptographer
- Tom Fenchel, Danish marine ecologist
- David Field, physicist
- Albert Gjedde, Danish-Canadian Neuroscientist
- David Gress, Danish-American historian
- Poul Jørgensen (chemist), Director of the qLEAP center for theoretical chemistry
- Kai Larsen, Danish botanist
- Knud Ejler Løgstrup, Danish philosopher and theologian, Pastor at Sandager-Holevad from 1936-1943, Professor at University of Aarhus from 1943-1975
- Birte Melsen, Danish Orthodontist
- Bertel Møhl, Danish marine zoologist and physiologist
- Helmuth Nyborg, Danish professor of developmental psychology
- Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian Computer Scientist (1975-1976), Turing Award
- Kjeld Philip, Danish economist and politician
- Rubina Raja, Professor of Classical Archaeology and leader of The Danish National Research Foundation's Center of Excellence for Urban Network Evolutions
- Katherine Richardson, Biological oceanographer
- Jens Christian Skou, Danish chemist and Nobel Prize laureate in Chemistry 1997
- Johannes Sløk, Danish philosopher and theologian
- Benjamin K. Sovacool, Director of the Center for Energy Technology at AU-Herning and a Professor of Social Sciences
- Harald Thamdrup, Danish zoologist
- Yildiz Akdogan, (MSc in Political Science 2006) Danish politician, Member of the Danish Parliament since 2007.
- Morten Albæk, (MA in History (minor in Philosophy) Former Group Senior Vice President i Vestas Wind Systems, named one of the 100 most innovative marketing leaders in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the magazine, The Internationalist.
- Nils Smedegaard Andersen, (MSc 1982 in Economics) CEO of Maersk
- Svend Auken, (MSc in Political Science 1969) Danish politician. Chairman of the Danish Social Democrats 1987-1992.
- Dorete Bloch, (MSc in Zoology 1970) Danish zoologist.
- Tim Bollerslev, (MSc in Economics and Mathematics 1983) Danish Econometrician. Inventor of the GARCH model.
- Jens-Peter Bonde, Danish journalist, author, politician and Member of the European Parliament 1979-2008.
- John Degnbol-Martinussen (PhD) political scientist.
- John Frandsen, (MA in Music 1982) Danish composer, organist and conductor.
- Aage Frandsen, Danish politician, Member of the Danish Parliament 1971-1975, 1987–1990 and 1994-2005.
- Crown Prince Frederik, (MSc in Political Science 1995) Crown Prince of Denmark.
- Søren Gade, (MSc in Economics 1990) Danish politician, Minister of Defence and Member of the Danish Parliament.
- Lene Hau, (MSc 1986, PhD 1991 in Physics) Danish physicist.
- Bertel Haarder, (MSc in Political Science 1971) Danish politician, Member of the Danish Parliament.
- Niels Jacobsen, (Msc in Economics 1983) CEO of William Demant
- Dan Jørgensen, (MSc in Political Science) Danish politician. Member of the European Parliament since 2004.
- Naser Khader, Danish-Syrian politician and Member of the Danish Parliament. Chairman of the Liberal Alliance 2007-2009.
- Lars Knudsen, (MSc 1992, PhD 1994) Danish cryptographer.
- Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, (MSc 1995, PhD in 1998 in Economics) CEO of the Lego Group
- Johannes Lebech (MA), Danish politician.
- Bjørn Lomborg, (MSc in Political Science 1991) Danish author, academic and environmentalist.
- Nils Malmros, (MD 1988) Danish film director and screenwriter.
- Madhavan Mukund, Dean of Studies, Chennai Mathematical Institute, India
- Ebbe Nielsen, (MSc in Zoology 1976) Danish entomologist.
- Mads Nipper, (Msc in Economics and Business Adm. - International Business 1991), CEO at [Grundfos].
- Kjeld Philip, (MSc in Economics) Danish economist and politician.
- Anders Fogh Rasmussen, (MSc in Economics 1978) Prime Minister of Denmark from 2001 until 2009. Secretary General of NATO from August 2009 until October 2014.
- Lars Rasmussen (software developer), (MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science 1990) Danish computer scientist, software developer, and co-founder of Google Maps.
- Høgni Reistrup, (BA in Media studies and Organisational Development 2008 from Aarhus University and MA in Media Studies 2010 from the University of Copenhagen), co-writer of the book Exit Føroyar which created debate about the declining population in the Faroe Islands.
- Jan Beyer Schmidt-Sørensen (Msc in Economics 1983 from Aarhus University and PhD in 1990 in Economics from Aarhus School of Business) former Rector of Aarhus School of Business (now Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences) and Director of Business Development at Aarhus Municipality.
- Tøger Seidenfaden, (MSc in Political Science 1983) Danish journalist. Editor-in-chief at Politiken 1993-2011.
- Bjarne Stroustrup, (MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science 1975) Danish inventor, designer and original implementer of the C++ programming language.
- Folmer Wisti founder of the Danish Institute
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Anders Eldrup||30 October 1948||Denmark||Deep politician|
|Danish member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee. With his wife, he is one half of Denmark's most powerful couple. Almost unknown to the public.|
|Niels Haagerup||21 October 1925||29 June 1986||Denmark||Politician|
|Journalist and close collaborator of Erik Seidenfaden, NATO press secretary, Daily leader of the Danish Foreign Policy Institute. Strong champion of "the need to limit national sovereignty in favor of supranational schemes that can ensure international freedom and stability".|
|Lars Hedegaard||19 September 1942||Author|
|Frederik Henriksen||26 May 1968||Denmark||Soldier|
|Heir to the Danish throne.|
|Bjørn Lomborg||6 January 1965||Denmark||Academic|
|Anders Fogh Rasmussen||26 January 1953||Denmark||Politician||Bilderberger, ex Danish PM, ex-Secretary General of NATO.|
|Lars Rohde||21 March 1954||Denmark||Economist|
|Danish central banker|
|Tøger Seidenfaden||28 April 1957||27 January 2011||Denmark||Journalist|
|10 time Bilderberger Danish editor. Bilderberg Steering committee|
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