Aarhus University’s professional and geographical position, as well as its academic depth, provides it with strength in a world characterized by rapid change and conditions that lead to increased competition, both nationally and internationally, for the best students, staff and research resources. The main campus is located in Aarhus and, over the years, close and productive collaboration has been developed between the city and its educational institutions’ a collaboration that is supported by the entire region. Combined, the nine faculties, schools and national institutes cover the entire research spectrum of basic research, applied research, strategic research and research-based advice to the authorities. In all degree programmes, research and teaching are closely connected, and the research-based instruction, including teaching that spans the main academic areas, ensures the depth of the degree programmes. With its great emphasis on research, it is no surprise that one of the key areas for the University of Aarhus is the development of research talent for the benefit of all sectors of society.
The Department of Engineering is constituted by amalgamating the existing subject-related groupings at the Aarhus School of Engineering (ASE), as well as the groupings at the current Department of Biosystems Engineering at DJF. ASE also takes over responsibility for all the technical science degree programmes offered at the university – including electronics at AU Herning and the Master’s degree programme in biomedical engineering.