Aarhus has the highest concentration of students in Denmark in relation to the size of its population, a position the city wants to maintain and strengthen. As part of national Danish policy, Aarhus has been earmarked as a centre for education and research, and the number of students is expected to increase by more than 10,000 in the coming years. This will result in the greatest concentration of students in Scandinavia.
Highly qualified labour
With more than 30,000 bachelor and masters students, a world top 100 ranking by several influential rankings, Aarhus University is heading Aarhus’s educational sector. VIA University College is Denmark’s biggest university college with the most popular welfare programmes in the country. Moreover, there is a wide range of other institutions of higher education with an extensive choice of study programmes and courses.
The wide choice of study programmes in Aarhus ensures excellent recruitment possibilities for businesses in the city, while the depth of programmes allows businesses to take on employees with a high degree of specialisation. At the same time, the close relations between the different institutions help to produce strong, interdisciplinary graduates for the business community.
“We are a growth company, so we need a lot of brains. Therefore it is crucial that we are situated in a university town” says Peter Wenzel Kruse, Vice President of Vestas’s communications department.