Board of Studies at the Department of Culture and Society

The board of studies is an elected body that, in collaboration with the director of studies and the AU Studies administration, manages courses and exams. Among other things, your board of studies processes the case if you apply for exemption exemptions to rules, credit transfer, preliminary approval of courses in other places (including when studying abroad) or any other deviation from the academic regulations or the decisions concerning exams.

The board of studies also provides input and proposes changes to the academic regulations, ensures that the programs develops its course offerings and teaching, and follows up on course evaluations.

Members and election

The board of studies comprises an equal number of academic staff and student representatives, so this is also where you as student can influence the conditions of your studies.

Find information about nomination and election here: Elections at AU


The Board of Studies, Culture and Society
Aarhus University
Tåsingegade 3
8000 Århus C.

Enquiries to the board of studies about, for example: Agenda, invitations, etc. must be sent to

Applications to the board of studies must be submitted using the forms below.

Apply for funding for study activities

If you are a student at the Institute of Culture and Society (with the exception Theology) you can now apply The Board of Studies for money for collective activities. Please note that travel expenses of the teacher must either be part of the application or be covered by the section.

Members of the Board of studies

Staff representatives

Pr. 1. feb. 2023:

Student representatives

Pr. 1. feb. 2023:

  • Ane Kirstine Høgsbro Dybkjær
    Deputy chairman of the board of studies at the School Culture and Society
    History and Classical Studies
  • Ellen Harpøth Lauersen
    Anthropology and Human Security
  • Simone Lykke Skov
    Archaeology and Sustainable Heritage Management
  • Vakant
    Philosophy and History of ideas
  • Daniela Lange Andersen
    Global Studies
  • Jonas Østvand Matthiesen 
    Global Studies
  • Caroline Würtz Gammelmark
    Religious Studies and Arabic- and Islamic Studies