Aarhus University (AU) gives students an opportunity to do Master’s thesis in close collaboration with private and public companies/organisations because our goal is to help improve your career prospects. In order to reach this goal, we need to collect information on the companies/organisations that students collaborate with.
If you are registered for a Master’s thesis, you will receive a form in your AU mailbox. The form includes a few questions regarding your possible collaboration with any company/organisation.
Below, you can read more about the information we collect on Master’s thesis collaborations:
What does a Master’s thesis collaboration involve?
Master’s theses written in collaboration with business and industry and the public sector are defined as follows: You were in contact with the company/organisation and agreed on a research question for the Master’s thesis, and youmade an agreement with the company/organisation to write the thesis as a collaboraration.
What is the information used for?
Aarhus University uses the information regarding your collaboration with the company/organization to gain knowledge about how many students participate in collaborations with business and industry. The information will also give us an idea of which companies and organizations collaborate with students at AU.
To improve education quality, the company information can also be used in statistical surveys where the information can be linked to personal data collected via studies administration systems and digital course evaluation. In this way, we at AU can become even better at supporting collaborations between students and our many partners.
In the form, you are asked to fill in information about contact persons at the company/organization you work with. This information is used solely to ensure the quality of the other company information you enter in the form.
The total number of collaborations with companies/organisations each year will also be reported to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.
What if we are writing the thesis in a group?
If you are writing with other students, you will each have to fill out the form. This is necessary because AU has to report to the ministry how many students have collaborated with external companies and organisations each year.