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2011.12.01 | Students

How does AU Hernings director Michael Evan Goodsite see student life at AU Herning?

We've asked AU Hernings centre director Michael Evan Goodsite 10 questions about the study environment.

Photographer Imal Hashimi moved from Afghanistan to Aarhus to study – and to escape the dangers of Taliban.Photo: Najib Khilwatgar
The sounds of gunfire penetrated the air, and Imal Hashimi was caught in the middle. “There was no escape,” he says.Photos: Imal Hashimi
Photos: Imal Hashimi
Photos: Imal Hashimi

2011.11.22 | Students

Capturing chaos

Afghan photo journalist becomes a student in Denmark

2011.11.22 | Students

What are you doing on Christmas Eve?

Is your family far away – in another country perhaps? Are you going to be studying or working over the Christmas holiday? Or would you just like some company on Christmas Eve? Then why not spend Christmas Eve with the student congregation?

2011.11.22 | Students

Election of AU representatives

In a couple of weeks’ time all the AU staff and students will be electing next year’s representatives for the University’s board, councils and committees.

2011.11.15 | Students

International students happy with Denmark

4 out of 5 international students would recommend studying in Denmark.

2011.11.14 | Research

iNANO students win biodesign competition at Harvard University

Five Bachelor’s degree students from the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO), Aarhus University, won the BIOMOD Grand Prize in the international BIOMOD Design Competition at Harvard University with their design of a new type of nanomedicine.

2011.11.13 | Students

Final proposal for the strategy of Business and Social Sciences in open consultation

[Translate to English:] Alle medarbejdere, studerende og aftagere har nu mulighed for at kommentere på fakultetsledelsens oplæg om ny strategi for hovedområdet

2011.11.13 | Students

J Day at AU Herning

[Translate to English:] Red-cheeked Santa Clauses, blue Christmas hats and costumes, jolly songs, beer and happiness filled Friday bar on the 4th of November.

Three-year-old Elena Fischer was very pleased with the preschool's smart board. Like all the other children at the preschool, she will also receive an iPad when she begins. Foto: Martin Gravgaard
There are Danish children attending the preschool as well. Morten Rindsig has chosen to send his son Matti to the international pre-school. "We want to have the option of moving our children to another country. The academy follows a standardised education from the preschool level and up, which will be easy for our children to take with them if we move from Denmark at some point in the future. My wife is British, so it's quite possible we will move to another part of the world one day." Foto: Martin Gravgaard

2011.11.10 | Students

English-speaking preschool

With the opening of a new international preschool in Højbjerg, it is now finally possible for AU employees to send their children to an English-speaking childcare institution.

2011.11.10 | Students

New social PhD association

The work in the PhD building is off to a good start, but now a special group will be responsible for the activities.

2011.11.10 | Students

Students are lonely and stressed

Statistics from the Danish Association of Lawyers and Economists (DJØF) show that a large number of students are lonely and stressed during their time of study.

2011.11.10 | Students

University election

Votes may be cast in the university election between 29 November and 2 December. Full-time international students have the same voting entitlements as Danish students, and are therefore eligible to vote on the boards of studies, PhD committees, academic councils and the university board. You can read much more about the University election, in…

2011.11.10 | Students

English to be official language of new PhD Association

The general meeting of the new Aarhus University PhD Association has decided that all notifications, meetings and minutes will be in English.

2011.11.08 | Students

New job website for Denmark

Tendea is Denmark's newest platform for advertising services such as cleaning, care-service, gardening and more. If you are looking for work in Denmark and can offer any of these services, perhaps you should consider posting a profile.

2011.11.08 | Students

Focus Group for Studenterrådet: November 15 and 16

Discrimination of international students was highlighted as one of the main problems in Studimiljøundersøgelse 2011, a study looking at the study environment at Aarhus University.

2011.11.08 | Students

6 December 17:00-19:00 - Christmas Hygge at Studenterhus

The IC and Studenterhus are inviting all international students for our annual holiday farewell: Julehygge! Celebrate the end of the semester the traditional Danish way with æbleskiver, gløgg, good company and of course, hygge! Spaces are limited, so sign-up here by November 14.

2011.11.04 | Students

Christmas in Aarhus

Christmas in Aarhus is a very special experience, with a whole variety of activities and extra hygge from the middle of November. The official tourist site of Aarhus is a great place to see what's happening: check it out by clicking on the picture.

2011.11.04 | Students

November 23 and 24: exam workshop for full-degree international students

The International Centre in conjunction with academics from AU, is providing a workshop for international students on how to prepare for different types of examinations at AU. The same workshop will be held twice, on November 23 and 24 from 15:00-18:00.

2011.11.04 | Students

Bus Timetable changes from January 2012

From January 2, the bus routes 1A, 2A, 6A, 15, 17, 18, ??19 and 20 will be adjusted to improve the service. Although in Danish, information regarding the changes can be found on the midttrafik website (click the photo for more information).

2011.11.04 | Students

Christiania goes Wall Street

Three representatives from Christiania are in New York City to support the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests. However, they also have another agenda: to convince investors that they’d be better off putting their money into ‘social’ shares, similar to the Christiania Shares that were introduced in September. Read the article from the Copenhagen…

2011.11.04 | Students

International students needed for research project

A research project at AU is being conducted with both international students at AU and Danish students who have studied abroad and are now studying with foreign students. The project is concerned with how international students at AU integrate at the University and with Danish students.

2011.11.04 | Students

Study Metro

Study Metro is a service from AU to help both Danish and international students with a variety of academic issues, from writing exam papers to overall organisation of their studies. Not only should you check out their site if you haven't already yet, but if you are from the faculty of ARTS then Study Metro want your help!

2011.11.03 | Students

17 November - Qualifications workshop for international students at ARTS

Are you about to apply for an internship or a full-time job and would you like some guidance on how to explain your qualifications and personal skills to a potential employer? Do you know how to efficiently present yourself and your qualifications when asked about your master’s degree?

2011.11.03 | Students

November 10 - Workshop on Danish workplace culture

Who are those "weird" Danes? How is it to work and interact with them in the workplace? Join InterResource at a Danish Workplace Workshop and learn things that you can't find in a manual.

2011.11.01 | Students

4 November is J-Day!

It might seem hard to believe, but Christmas is now less than two months away. And as ever in Denmark, this is celebrated by the official release of Christmas beer (Jule øl) on Friday 4 November at 20:59 exactly.

2011.11.01 | Students

The full degree blog has a new look, new posts and new features!

It's been a busy month for the International Extraordinaire. We have updated our site to make it more user friendler than ever, added a plethora of new posts and pages (including a Halloween theme) and most importantly, set up a 'Talk to us!' forum. Check it out now!

2011.11.01 | Students

Spotify comes to Denmark, but with a catch

After an agonising wait, Spotify was finally launched in Denmark this October. As a free online music provider, Spotifty is a godsend to internationals who do not have access to their personal music collections whilst in Denmark. However, the launch comes with a catch: new users can only sign up using Facebook. Click the picture to read more.