Every three years, Aarhus University conducts a large-scale survey of the students' well-being.
Since the introduction of the Education Environment Act in 2004, all Danish universities are legally committed to make this type of study. At Aarhus University, the study environment has been mapped in 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2016.
The survey consists of a questionnaire, which in autum 2016 was sent out to the more than 30,000 Danish and international full-time students at the university. The questionnaire contains questions on, among other things, well-being, course organization, contact with fellow students, the physical conditions, as well as questions about stress and bullying.
Last time the survey was made, in 2016, more than 15,000 students participated. The purpose of the survey is to provide a clear picture of the level of well-being at Aarhus University, both from an overall point of view, but even more importantly on the individual degree programmes and courses where actions towards improvement are possible, if needed.
In the wake of the 2014 study environment survey, a number of initiatives were introduced, both at university level and on individual degree programmes.