Aarhus University (AU)

Explore Aarhus University, Denmark's premier research-intensive university, with five faculties ranked second in Denmark &150th in the world by EduRank for your Bachelors, Masters, and PhD studies.

Snow on the rooftops of the iconic AU yellow-brick buildings in the Aarhus University Park Nov 2022
Snow on the rooftops of the iconic AU yellow-brick buildings in the Aarhus University Park Nov 2022. Photo: Abhushan; Source: Facebook;


Aarhus University (Aarhus Universitet, abbreviated AU) is Denmark’s largest and second oldest research university. A top-ranked university offers more than 50 Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programs in English.

Create Value through Knowledge

Aarhus University’s (AU) main campus lies in the heart of the city. Researchers and students have been developing new knowledge here for nearly 90 years, rooted in strong fields. With 38,000 students, five faculties Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences, national research activities, and campuses in Aarhus, Herning, and Emdrup.

The mission is centered on research and teaching of the greatest international level, as well as strong collaborations with society. Aarhus University has a strong impact and influence throughout the full spectrum of disciplines, locally, nationally, and globally, due to its size and reputation as a premier research-intensive university. Take a look at Aarhus University’s ranking.

World University Rankings of Aarhus University

The world ranking of Aarhus University published by different ranking agencies are here:

EduRank best universities [14131]1502023EduRank
Academic Ranking of World Universities ARWU692022ShanghaiRanking
Best Global Universities1092023U.S.News
QS World University Rankings1612023QS Top Universities
THE World University Rankings1172023Times Higher Education

Subject Ranking

EduRank Rankings 2023

Aarhus University ranked 2nd in Denmark, 150th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 52 research topics. Aarhus University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank’s index has 89,633 publications and 3,437,734 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 89 notable alumni.

Environmental Science762
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences1002
Computer Science1973
Arts & Design1122

GRAS Subject Ranking 2022

Top 8 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by the Aarhus University published by ShanghaiRanking

Public Administration1
Political Sciences10
Agricultural Sciences19
Clinical Medicine23
Public Health29
Environmental Sciences & Engineering44

QS Subject Ranking [2022]

Top 5 subjects ranking of Uppsala University published by QS

Agriculture and Forestry39
Communication and Media studies47

U.S.News Subject Ranking [2023]

Top 7 Aarhus University Subject Ranking published by U.S. News

Environment/ Ecology30
Food Science and Technology37
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging38
Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems47
Public, Environmental and Occupational Health53
Agricultural Sciences55
Social Sciences and Public Health68