AU Summer University

At AU Summer University you can either take a course offered by your own study programme or a course offered by another study prgramme than your own.

If a course you are interested in is offered by your own programme you must apply for it in the stads self-service from 15/1-1/4 2019.

If it is offered by another programme you need to have the course pre-approved and then apply for it via our application system from 15/1-1/4 2019.

Some courses from another study programme than yours may already be pre-approved for your study and if this is the case you do not need to apply for a pre-approval before you apply for the course. 

Find out which courses you can take by finding your study programme  in the box below. Start by clicking on your faculty and then find your programme from the list. 

Which courses belong to my study programme?

Aarhus BSS

Law

Law students at AU can apply for these courses in STADS from November 1-5th: If you want to register for these courses after the 5th of November, then please send us as an e-mail at summeruniversity@au.dk

Course title Level ECTS Term  Dates
Animal Law MA 10 1 2/7-19/7
CISG MA 10 2 29/7-23/8
Civil Law in the Digital Single Market  MA 10 2 29/7-23/8
Legal Aspects of Corporate Governance MA 10 2 22/7-9/8
Arbitrating IP and Competition Policy Disputes in the age of Digitalisation MA 10 2 22/7-9/8

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.
It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first.
You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

Psychology

Psychology students can apply for the below bachelor course in STADS from January 15th – April 1st: 

Course title Level ECTS Term  Dates
Youth, Drugs and Alcohol - Social Sciences Approach BA 10 1 2/7-19/7

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.

It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first.
You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

MACC

The following course is offered to MA CC students: 

CourseECTSTermDates
Brand Management and Product Innovation by Design10222/7-9/8

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.
It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first. Once you have received the pre-approval you must apply for the course through the online application system and not STADS.

Bsc in Economics and Business Administration

The following Bachelor courses are offered to BSc(B) students

The Bachelor courses listed below are offered by the Department of Management:

Course

ECTS

Term

Dates

Strategic Management of Risk

5

1

2/7-12/7

Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding
Creativity and Innovation in Real Life

5

1

2/7-12/7

Creativity and Innovation

5

1

2/7-12/7

Sports marketing and Sponsorship

10

1

2/7-19/7

Global Entrepreneurship

10

1

2/7-19/7

Small Group Communication

10

1

2/7-19/7

Social Marketing

5

2

22/7-2/8

Management Information Systems in Global Business Environment

5

2

22/7-2/8

Entrepreneurial Venturing: An Introduction to Concepts and Tools for Success

5

2

22/7-2/8

Strategic Sales

5

2

22/7-2/8

Digital Business Innovation and Social Media

10

2

22/7-9/8

Retail Management

10

2

22/7-9/8


The Bachelor courses listed below is offered by the Department of Economics and Business Economics: 

Course

ECTS

Term

Dates

Economics of Networks

5

1

2/7-12/7

Money and Banking

5

1

2/7-12/7

Mergers and Acquisitions

5

1

2/7-12/7

Business Intelligence from Web Data Analytics and Data Mining

10

1

2/7-19/7

Financial Decision Making: A Simulation Approach

10

1

2/7-19/7

Data Visualization and Storytelling for Business

10

1

2/7-19/7

Economic and Financial Aspects of Sport

5

2

22/7-2/8

Data Analytics for Accounting: Case-based Approach

5

2

22/7-2/8

Data Science for Business Intelligence (DSBI)

5

2

22/7-2/8

Emerging Innovation in Finance

10

2

22/7-9/8

How behavioral economics can explain soccer

10

2

22/7-9/8


You must apply for these courses via mit.au. following the same procedure as when you register for regular electives. You can apply between January 15th - April 1st.

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.
It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first. 
You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

STADS self-service application guide

You can take a maximum of 20 ects points at Summer University, but only one course per term. Each term has its own registration form. You can prioritize up to three courses in each term. Remember to check for important notifications for some courses in the column "info" in the self-service. 

How to apply for one course: Prioritize minimum one and maximum ten courses in one term, or add a 1st priority in one term and another priority in another term (by using both forms).

How to apply for two courses: Add minimum one 1st priority in each term, by using both forms.

Adding a first priority in each term means that you want to take two courses and we will automatically sign you up for two courses, so do not do this unless you want two courses!

FAQ BSS registration forms
Why can I not prioritize more than 10 courses in each term, I desperately need one course because I am going on an internship/exchange!?

Don’t worry! We will contact you by the end of April if you don’t get any of your 10 priorities, with a list of vacant courses you can then choose from in stads from 1-5 May. We have never experienced that an MSc or BSc student has not been able to take the desired amount of ECTS points at Summer University and by far the most students are allocated their first, second or third priority.

Okay then, but just to be sure to get a course I will add 10 priorities in each term, this way I technically have 20 priorities and will get a course either way!?

No, this will not be a smart solution if you only need one course. If you have more than one first priority we will automatically assume that this is because you need two courses and we will then enroll you in two courses. Once enrolled in a course you will need to apply for an exemption from the study board, which can take several weeks and a heavy paper workload, in order to be able to cancel your registration for the course you don’t need.

My first priority is in one term, but my other priorities are in another term, what do I do?

No problem! The system can handle that. Just apply for your 1st priority by using the correct form for the term and then go to the next form and add other priorities (without stating a 1st priority in the same term as your 2nd priority).

How can I make sure that I will get a combination of courses that adds up to the ECTS amount that I need?

If you need two courses and it need to give a total of, 10,15 or 20 and you therefore have a mix of courses, priorities in different terms and with a different ECTS load we will take a loot at how many ECTS points your two first priorities are. If we cannot give you your two first priorities, we will then try to give you a combination of lower priority courses that gives the same total amount of ECTS points as your two first priorities. A larger part of the allocation is however handled automatically via a STADS script, so we cannot guarantee that it will add up, but if you are allocated two courses that gives an unwanted of ECTS in total then do not hesitate to contact us and then we will sort it out.    

Msc in Economics and Business administration

The Master courses listed below are offered by the Department of Management

Course

ECTS

Term

Dates

Systems Thinking and Growth Strategies

5

1

2/7-12/7

E-business, Open Collaboration, and New Economy Strategies

5

1

2/7-12/7

Managing China Cross-border Development

10

1

2/7-19/7

Strategic Management of Creativity and Innovation

10

1

2/7-19/7

Language and Marketing

10

1

2/7-19/7

Service Management and Marketing

10

1

22/7-9/8

Vision, Decision and Leadership

5

2

22/7-2/8

Developing Managerial Communication  Competencies:  A Cross Cultural Perspective

5

2

22/7-2/8

Organisational MisBehaviour

5

2

22/7-2/8

Managing the Family Business

5

2

22/7-2/8

Consulting Frameworks, International PMOs and Project Management

10

2

22/7-9/8

Management Information Systems

10

2

22/7-9/8

Leading and Designing Organisations

10

2

22/7-9/8

New Venture Creation

10

2

22/7-9/8

Leadership, Management Strategy and Business Ethics

10

2

22/7-9/8

Brand Management and Product Innovation by Design

10

2

22/7-9/8


The Master courses listed below are offered by the Department of Economics and Business Economics:

Course

ECTS

Term

Dates

Forensic Accounting Fraud Analytics

5

1

2/7-12/7

Introduction to Data Science in Python

5

1

2/7-12/7

Statistical Learning with Python

5

1

2/7-12/7

Behavioral Corporate Finance

10

1

2/7-19/7

Financial Capitalism: The Big Picture

10

1

2/7-19/7

Lean Management

10

1

2/7-19/7

Corporate Governance

5

2

22/7-2/8

Data science in insurance

5

2

22/7-2/8

Understanding Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds

5

2

22/7-2/8

International Risk Sharing and Financial Integration

5

2

22/7-2/8

Financial Analytics in R

5

2

22/7-2/8

Issues in Energy and Environmental Management 

5

2

22/7-2/8

Bank Stress Testing

10

2

22/7-9/8

Entrepreneurial Finance

10

2

22/7-9/8


You must apply for these courses via mit.au.dk following the same procedure as when you register for regular electives. You can apply between January 15th - April 1st. Remember to check in the course catalogue if a course has overlaps to other courses and if a course is not offered to your specific cand.merc programme before you sign up.

This course is offered by BTECH and is pre-approved for all cand.merc. students.

Six Sigma Design and Innovation 10 ECTS

You cannot find this course on mit.au.dk. Instead you must apply via this link from January 15th - April 1st. 

NB! The application system will automatically ask for a pre-approval, but since this course is pre-approved already, you can just upload a transcript or confirmation of enrollment from mit.au.dk instead of the pre-approval.

STADS self-service application guide

You can take a maximum of 20 ects points at Summer University, but only one course per term. Each term has its own registration form. You can prioritize up to three courses in each term. Remember to check for important notifications for some courses in the column "info" in the self-service. 

How to apply for one course: Prioritize minimum one and maximum ten courses in one term, or add a 1st priority in one term and another priority in another term (by using both forms).

How to apply for two courses: Add minimum one 1st priority in each term, by using both forms.

Adding a first priority in each term means that you want to take two courses and we will automatically sign you up for two courses, so do not do this unless you want two courses!

FAQ BSS registration forms
Why can I not prioritize more than 10 courses in each term, I desperately need one course because I am going on an internship/exchange!?

Don’t worry! We will contact you by the end of April if you don’t get any of your 10 priorities, with a list of vacant courses you can then choose from in stads from 1-5 May. We have never experienced that an MSc or BSc student has not been able to take the desired amount of ECTS points at Summer University and by far the most students are allocated their first, second or third priority.

Okay then, but just to be sure to get a course I will add 10 priorities in each term, this way I technically have 20 priorities and will get a course either way!?

No, this will not be a smart solution if you only need one course. If you have more than one first priority we will automatically assume that this is because you need two courses and we will then enroll you in two courses. Once enrolled in a course you will need to apply for an exemption from the study board, which can take several weeks and a heavy paper workload, in order to be able to cancel your registration for the course you don’t need.

My first priority is in one term, but my other priorities are in another term, what do I do?

No problem! The system can handle that. Just apply for your 1st priority by using the correct form for the term and then go to the next form and add other priorities (without stating a 1st priority in the same term as your 2nd priority).

How can I make sure that I will get a combination of courses that adds up to the ECTS amount that I need?

If you need two courses and it need to give a total of, 10,15 or 20 and you therefore have a mix of courses, priorities in different terms and with a different ECTS load we will take a loot at how many ECTS points your two first priorities are. If we cannot give you your two first priorities, we will then try to give you a combination of lower priority courses that gives the same total amount of ECTS points as your two first priorities. A larger part of the allocation is however handled automatically via a STADS script, so we cannot guarantee that it will add up, but if you are allocated two courses that gives an unwanted of ECTS in total then do not hesitate to contact us and then we will sort it out.    

Arts

CourseTypeDep.ECTSDates
Viking Age ScandinaviaHUM fagIKS101/7-19/7
Visual Anthropology Today: Infrastructures for Seeing, Thinking and KnowingHUM fagIKS1029/7-10-8
Sex, Death, and Fiction: Evolutionary Literary and Film StudyHUM fagIKK102/7-19/7
Post-Creative Practices in Computational Art and CultureHUM fagIKK102/7-19/7
Global Fandom in the Digital AgeHUM fagIKK102/7-19/7
Visual Culture and Computational ThinkingHUM fagIKK102/7-19/7
Sustainable EntrepreneurshipHUM fagIKK1022/7-9/8
Visuel Media Production: Making Short Fiction FilmsHUM fagIKK1015/7-9/8
Reading Narratives of Slavery, Memory and Human RightsHUM fagIKK101/8-10/8
Children's and Young People's Texts and Media - Nordic and international perspectivesProfilfagIKK1027/7 -14/8
Game.Play.Design ProfilfagIKK1022/7-9/8
Managing language in international organizationsProfilfagIKK102/7-19/7

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.

It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first.
You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

ST

ST (% engineering)

The below courses are offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology and you can apply for them in the stads self-service from January 15th – April 1st:

Course title Level ECTS Term  Dates
Identity and Privacy M.Sc 5 2 29/7-16/8
Risk Assessment of Xenobiotics M.Sc 5 TBA TBA
Advanced Water Cycle Management M.Sc 5 TBA TBA
Integrated Nutrient Management  M.Sc. 5 TBA TBA
Diagnosis of Plant Disease M.Sc. 5 TBA TBA
Advanced Soil Physics M.Sc. 5 TBA TBA
Feed Ration Planning in Dairy Cattle Herds M.SC 5 2 5/8-15/8
Bioactive Molecules in Agroecology M.SC 5 2 29/7-9/8
Food and Ingredients M.Sc 5 2 22/7-9/8

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.

It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first.
You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

ST Engineering

The following bachelor courses are offered by the department of engineering:

Course title Level ECTS Term  Dates
Wind Power Summer School 2019 - In Cooperation with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S and Vestas Wind Systems A/S B.Sc 5 2 11/8-23/8
Health Tech Innovation (Danish) B.Sc 5 TBA TBA
International Construction Law M.Sc 10 2 22/7-2/8

If you want to apply for either of these courses you have to do it through AU Summer University's application system and not at mit.au.dk.

In the application system you have to pick 'AU Student' as Student Type, and please remember that you have to upload a motivated application and a CV/resume. Instead of a pre-approval that the system will ask for, you can upload a confirmation of enrollment from mit.au.dk.

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.

It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first.
You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

Health

Health students can choose from the following courses in STADS from 1-5 November 2018 and again from January 15th – April 1st: 

Course title Level ECTS Term  Dates
Experimental telemetry and cardiovascular phenotyping BA 5 2 29/7-2/8
Immunotherapy​ BA 5 2 12/8-23/8
Genetic Engineering using CRISPR/Cas BA 5 2 12/8-23/8
Clinical Global Infectious Disease MA 5 2 5/8-23/8
Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation  MA 5 2 30/7-9/8
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Neuroimaging (ISSN)  MA 5 2 16/7-26/7
Cognitive Neuroscience MA 5 1 2/7-12/7
Mother-Child-Health: from fecundity to puberty MA 5 2 22/7-9/8

 

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes
Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.

It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first.
You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

Application FAQ

Are the courses first come - first served?/How are the seats allocated?

No! None of the courses are first come first served.

Unless otherwise announced in the course description found in the course catalogue, seats in any given course will be distributed to the following groups in descending order: 

  • Aarhus University students from primary program or related education (see course catalogue)
  • Aarhus University students from any other study program
  • Students from other Danish universities applying to take the course as a credit module as well as students  nominated through an exchange agreement or other partnership agreement
  • Free movers and other Danish applicants (Tomplads)

Within these groups the seats will distributed as described in the course description.

This also means that technically it does not matter if you apply by January 15th or April 1st as long as you apply within the deadline <April 1st at 23.59.

Can I change/cancel my registration?

You are free to change and cancel your STADS registrations as long as the registration is still open in STADS. After the deadline April 1st it is only possible to cancel/change a course registration according to the rules at your board of studies, which are the same rules as for semester courses.

Is it possible to take a course and not have the ECTS inserted into my study programme?

No, it is unfortunately not possible to take a course as extra-curricular activity. This is also why you can only register for a course if you have the space in your study programme and within the group of courses that the course belongs to. 

My STADS registration is rejected, what should I do?

This is most likely due to the fact that you don’t have enough space in your study programme for the course you are trying to register for. But please send us an e-mail at summeruniversity@au.dk then we will check it for you and guide you to what you can do. 

I can’t find the course I am interested in in STADS?

First of all you need to check if the course you are interested in, is in fact offered by your study programme, if not, you cannot find the course in STADS but must apply via AU Summer University's online application system.

Remember that in this case the course needs to be pre-approved by your board of studies before you can be registered for a course not offered by your study programme.

What if I want to apply for a course offered by my own study programme and a course that is pre-approved?

In that case you have to make two different applications. One in STADS for the course offered by your own study programme and one in AU Summer University's application system, for the one you have gotten pre-approved.   

Can I take a master level Summer University course before I start my master’s degree?

If you are a bachelor student who graduates this summer and will start on your master degree right after it is a possibility to take a master course during the summer, before you actually start your degree, to get a head start on your master degree.

In order to be able to do it you will however need a temporary/early enrollment from the board of studies, usually this requires that you have legal right of admission to the master degree you are applying for.

So, the first step is to apply for an early enrollment via. the mit.au.dk exemption form. Once you have it you can apply for the courses via our application system from May 1st - May 5th. Remember to upload the exemption for early enrollment to your application. 

Practical Information

Where does the summer university teaching take place?

Teaching in Aarhus takes place, with very few exceptions, in the Nobel Park. Please make sure to allocate a little extra time the first day to locate your classroom. And keep in mind that there is no academic quarter unless it is explicitly stated by the lecturer in advance.

The canteen in the Nobel Park is open throughout AU Summer University: 
Mon - Thu: 08:30 - 15:00
Friday: 08:30 - 13:30

Dale's Café by the International Centre is open from 8:30 – 15:30.

Schedules, teaching and classrooms

On Blackboard you will find curriculum and list of literature for your course. Blackboard will be updated with this info from early June. Expect teaching to be daily from 9-13. However, some courses may have longer days, so check out the curriculum on Blackboard. Unfortuntalely Summer University courses are not displayed in normal AU timetables. In general, summer courses are very intensive and the workload may be quite heavy, so you cannot count on having too much free time during the course.

You cannot expect the academic quarter to be standard, unless stated explicitly. If the syllabus says that teaching starts at 9.00, please come at 9.00! At least on the first day of classes.

Since some subjects are taught by international guest teachers, you should expect things to be a bit different from the usual AU model. The break structure, teaching methods, etc. may be different. Take it for what it is - a bonus experience and talk to the professor, if you think there is too little or too much of something.

Literature and other course materials (on Blackboard)

The syllabus will be posted on Blackboard as soon as we receive them from the lecturers. It will be at the end of May at the earliest, and the end of June at the latest.

Bookstore and library

Books can be purchased either in Stakbogladen or BSS Books:

AU Bookstore - Stakbogladen 
Aarhus Student House 
Ndr. Ringgade 3 
8000 Aarhus C 
www.stakbogladen.dk

BSS Books
For students following courses offered within Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) most books have been pre-ordered and can be bought at BSS Books. You can view the book list here (will be updated from May).

Please order no later than 12 June, if you want to be sure to have your books by the start of your course.

BSS Books
Fuglesangs Allé 4
8210 Aarhus V 
Tel. 8615 5777 
www.bssbooks.dk/en/

 

Library in Nobelparken
AU Library, Nobelparken is open daily at AU Summer University 10:00 to 14:00 from July 2 to August 10. You have access 24/7 if your student card is activated for this library/building.

For courses in Economics and Business Administration, all compulsory text books for the courses are purchased and made available on a "semester shelf" at the Nobel Library.

Exam

Exam information will be posted on Blackboard, but you can already find the exam dates for most courses on the course page (or in the course catalog).

Be aware that the exam flow is activated later than you may be used to. You can expect to see your exam in Wiseflow or Digital Exam approx. 1 week before the exam starts.

Remember to check if your exam appears in either Wiseflow (BSS) or in Digital Exam (ARTS, ST, HE) well before the exam starts, so we have the opportunity to help you in case of any problems.

The exact same rules apply for uploads of exam papers as for all other exams. If an exam paper is not uploaded on time, you must apply for an exemption in order get your exam assessed. Please note that exemption is rarely given and only if special circumstances applies. So be sure to upload your exam on time.

All exams in Wiseflow end at 12 o'clock and all exams in the Digital Exam end at 14 o'clock.

Contact information

You can always contact us if you have any questions. 
email: Summeruniversity@au.dk 
phone: +45 87 15 02 20

During the event, in July and August, you can also contact our helpdesk, located in building 1453 in the Nobel Park, where most of the teaching takes place.

At the helpdesk, our very nice and talented student assistants will do their best to help you. The helpdesk in Nobelparken is open from 9:00 -14:00.

Outside the Summer University period you are also welcome to drop by for counselling and general information on Summer University related matters. You do not have to book us but can just ask for us in the reception at the International Center, Høegh Guldbergs Gade 4A (14-15.30).

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