Aarhus University

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Group.png Aarhus University  
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MottoSolidum petit in profundis
TypePublic university
Member ofSocial Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis
Sponsored byHewlett Foundation
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.[1][2]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.[3] Traditionally, a European university consisted of at least four faculties: theology, law, medicine and philosophy.[4] The university belongs to the Coimbra Group, the Guild, and Utrecht Network of European universities and is a member of the European University Association.[5]

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.[6][7][8] The business school within Aarhus University, called Aarhus BSS, holds the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Equis accreditation,[9] the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)[10] 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).[11]

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),[12] 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)[13] and Dale T. Mortensen (Economics, 2010).[14] were affiliated with the university.

Notable Alumni, Faculty and Students

Former and Current Faculty




Hewlett FoundationHuge foundation setting the agenda by funding lots of deep state projects.


Alumni on Wikispooks

Flemming Besenbacher4 October 1952DenmarkAcademicDanish researcher into self-organizing nanostructures and biocompatible materials who attended the 2014 Bilderberg in Copenhagen. Carlsberg Foundation.
Anders Eldrup30 October 1948DenmarkDeep 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 Haagerup21 October 192529 June 1986DenmarkPolitician
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 Hedegaard19 September 1942Author
Danish historian, author and journalist
Frederik Henriksen26 May 1968DenmarkSoldier
Heir to the Danish throne.
Karel KullamaaEstoniaAcademicEstonian academic who was listed as a member of the Institute for Statecraft until the group took its website down.
Bjørn Lomborg6 January 1965DenmarkAcademic
Climate change/Dissident?
Anders Fogh Rasmussen26 January 1953DenmarkPoliticianBilderberger, ex Danish PM, ex-Secretary General of NATO.
Lars Rohde21 March 1954DenmarkEconomist
Central banker
Danish central banker
Tøger Seidenfaden28 April 195727 January 2011DenmarkJournalist
10 time Bilderberger Danish editor. Bilderberg Steering committee
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  1. https://international.au.dk/about/profile/keystatistics/%7Ctitle=Key statistics for Aarhus University|website=international.au.dk|language=en|access-date=2019-02-24}}
  2. https://about.ku.dk/facts-figures/students/%7Ctitle=Students - facts and figures|last=Koncern-økonomi|date=2016-08-23|website=about.ku.dk|language=en|access-date=2019-02-24}}
  3. http://www.denstoredanske.dk/Erhverv,_karriere_og_ledelse/P%C3%A6dagogik_og_uddannelse/Universiteter_og_h%C3%B8jere_l%C3%A6reanstalter/universitet/universitet_%28Danmark%29?highlight=aarhus%20universitet | access-date = 2012-07-12 | publisher = Gyldendal}}
  4. Albeck 1978, p. 293
  5. http://www.coimbra-group.eu/home/map%7Ctitle =Coimbra group web page|archive-url =https://web.archive.org/web/20160605170448/http://www.coimbra-group.eu/home/map%7Carchive-date =2016-06-05|url-status =dead}}
  6. http://www.shanghairanking.com/ARWU2017.html
  7. QS Top Universities, ", Aarhus University, 5 August 2013
  8. http://www.au.dk/en/about/profile/rankings/%7Ctitle=Rankings%7Clast=118956@au.dk%7Cdate=2018-07-12%7Cwebsite=www.au.dk%7Clanguage=en%7Caccess-date=2018-07-22}}
  9. http://bss.au.dk/profile/accreditations/ |title=Accreditations |publisher=Bss.au.dk |date=2013-02-15 |access-date=2013-02-19 |url-status=dead |archive-url=https://archive.is/20130412110130/http://bss.au.dk/profile/accreditations/ |archive-date=2013-04-12 }}
  10. http://bss.au.dk/currently/news/news-item/artikel/bss-recieves-aacsb-accreditation/ |title=BSS receives AACSB accreditation |author=136057@au.dk |url-status=dead |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20150723002332/http://bss.au.dk/currently/news/news-item/artikel/bss-recieves-aacsb-accreditation/ |archive-date=2015-07-23 }}
  11. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/10-most-beautiful-universities-europe%7Ctitle=The 10 most beautiful universities in Europe|date=2018-01-22|work=Times Higher Education (THE)|access-date=2018-01-27|language=en}}
  12. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/1997/skou/biographical/%7Ctitle=The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1997|website=NobelPrize.org|language=en-US|access-date=2019-02-24}}
  13. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/1989/haavelmo/cv/%7Ctitle=The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1989|website=NobelPrize.org|language=en-US|access-date=2019-02-24}}
  14. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/economic-sciences/2010/mortensen/facts/%7Ctitle=The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2010|website=NobelPrize.org|language=en-US|access-date=2019-02-24}}
  15. https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/aarhus-university#survey- answer
  16. https://www.linkedin.com/in/hognireistrup%7Ctitle=Høgni Reistrup
  17. http://www.ft.dk/folketinget/udvalg_delegationer_kommissioner/udvalg/faeroeudvalget/nyheder/2013/03/temamoede%20fraflytning%20fra%20faeroerne.aspx%7Ctitle=Folketingets Færøudvalg holder temamøde om den voksende fraflytning fra Færøerne|last=Bohlbro|first=Peter|date=13 March 2013
  18. http://www.au.dk/om/profil/historie/showroom/web-udstillinger/prinsesse-margrethe-paa-aarhus-universitet-19611962/%7Ctitle=Prinsesse Margrethe på Aarhus Universitet 1961/1962 [Princess Margrethe at Aarhus University 1961/1992] |language=da|publisher=Aarhus University|access-date=26 August 2016}}