AU Summer University

2021 information

The list of courses you can take at AU Summer University 2021 is now ready.

You can find the list of approved courses for your study programme in the boxes below, start by selecting your faculty, then study programme.

Applications are open now and deadline is April 8th. 

Which courses belong to my study programme?

Aarhus BSS

Law

Law students at AU can apply for the following Summer University courses in STADS from November 1st to 5th and again from January 15th to April 8th. These courses do not require a pre-approval, if you are studying the master degree in Law.

 

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Animal Law Online 10 5/7-23/7
Current issues in international Human Rights Law  Online 10 26/7-13/8

Psychology

If you are a Bachelor's student in Psychology you can apply for the following Summer University course between January 15th and April 8th. You need to apply for the course in STADS as you do when applying for electives. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

 

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Youth, Drugs and Alcohol: Social Science Approaches Online 10 5/7-23/7
Substance Use Disorders: Critical Views on Interventions and Recovery Online 10 26/7-13/8

If you are studying at the master degree in Psychology there are no courses offered at Summer University. It is however possible to attend courses from other departments. This require a pre-approval, which you can apply for at mit.au.dk. Then you'll have to apply for a seat at AU Summer University at this page.

BA MMC

The Board of Studies for Business Communication and IT has pre-approved the below courses for BA MMC-students. Students can apply for the following Summer University courses in STADS from January 15th to April 8th. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Social Marketing Online 5 5/7-16/7
Positive Organisational Behaviour (POB) Online 5 5/7-16/7
Strategic Management of Risk Online 5 5/7-16/7
Designing Survey Research Online 5 5/7-16/7
Managing Information Security Online 5 5/7-16/7
Place-Making in Tourism, Real Estate, Urban Policy and Retail  Online 5 5/7-16/7
Digital Business Innovation & Social Media Online 10 26/7-13/8

It is not possible to sign up for the course Social Marketing if you choose the elective Social Marketing offered in the BA MMC-programme.

MA CC

The Board of Studies for Business Communication and IT has pre-approved the below courses as MA CC electives. You cannot find the courses at the Self-service (mit.au.dk). Instead you must apply via this link from January 15th to April 8th.

The application system will automatically ask for a pre-approval, however since the courses have already been pre-approved, you must upload a transcript from mit.au.dk instead.

 

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Designing and Managing a Salesforce Online 5 5/7-16/7
Vision, Decision, and Leadership Online 5 26/7-6/8
Language and Marketing Online 10 5/7-23/7
Leadership, Management Strategy and Business Ethics Online 10 5/7-23/7
Strategic Management of Creativity and Innovation  Online 10 5/7-23/7
Blockchain and Supply management Online 10 5/7-23/7
Managing China Cross-Border Development Online 10 5/7-23/7
Advanced Nonverbal Communication Online 10 26/7-13/8
Management information systems (MIS) Online 10 26/7-13/8
Service Management and Marketing Online 10 26/7-13/8
Organisational Misbehaviour Online 10 26/7-13/8
New Venture Creation Online 10 26/7-13/8
Consulting Frameworks, International PMOs and Project Management Online 10 26/7-13/8

The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge.

Bsc in Economics and Business Administration

BSc(B) students can apply for the following Summer University courses in STADS from January 15th to April 8th. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

 

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in Real Life  Online 5 5/7-16/7
Social Marketing Online 5 5/7-16/7
Positive Organisational Behaviour (POB) Online 5 5/7-16/7
Strategic Management of Risk Online 5 5/7-16/7
Financial Analysis and Decision Making-A Simulation Approach Online 5 5/7-16/7
Global Logistics & International Trade Online 5 5/7-16/7
Designing Survey Research Online 5 5/7-16/7
Managing Information Security Online 5 5/7-16/7
Place-Making in Tourism, Real Estate, Urban Policy and Retail  Online 5 5/7-16/7
International Corporate Governance Online 5 26/7-6/8
Mergers and Acquisitions Online 5 26/7-6/8
Google Analytics and Web Traffic Acquisition Online 5 26/7-6/8
Money and Banking Online 5 26/7-6/8
International Trade and Policy in the Era of Nationalism Online 10 5/7-23/7
Business Intelligence from Web Data Analytics and Data Mining Online 10 5/7-23/7
Emerging Innovation in Finance Online 10 26/7-13/8
Economics of Football: How Behavioural Economics can Explain Soccer Online 10 26/7-13/8
Business Analytics - Tools for Analyzing Big Data Online 10 26/7-13/8
Digital Business Innovation & Social Media Online 10 26/7-13/8

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
Am I guaranteed a seat at AU Summer University, I desperately need one course because I am going on an internship/exchange?

If you do not get a seat at your chosen courses during the first round due to i.e. overbooking or cancellation you are able to apply for courses with vacant seats in STADS from April 24th-26th. Most students get their first or second 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

Cand.merc student can apply for the following Summer University courses in STADS from January 15th to April 8th. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Designing and Managing a Salesforce Online 5 5/7-16/7
Vision, Decision, and Leadership Online 5 26/7-6/8
Issues in Energy and Environmental Management Online 5 26/7-6/8
Managing Sustainability in Supply Chains Online 5 26/7-6/8
Financial Analytics in R Online 5 26/7-6/8
Fixed Income Derivatives TBA 5 2/8-13/8
Language and Marketing Online 10 5/7-23/7
Financial Capitalism: The Big Picture Online 10 5/7-23/7
Lean Management Online 10 5/7-23/7
Leadership, Management Strategy and Business Ethics Online 10 5/7-23/7
Strategic Management of Creativity and Innovation  Online 10 5/7-23/7
Forensic Accounting Fraud Analytics Online 10 5/7-23/7
Blockchain and Supply management Online 10 5/7-23/7
Corporate Governance Online 10 5/7-23/7
Managing China Cross-Border Development Online 10 5/7-23/7
Intensive Introduction to Data Science in Python On-Campus 10 5/7-23/7
Interactive Service Marketing Online 10 26/7-13/8
Advanced Nonverbal Communication Online 10 26/7-13/8
Management information systems (MIS) Online 10 26/7-13/8
Online reputation management Online 10 26/7-13/8
Entrepreneurial Finance Online 10 26/7-13/8
Service Management and Marketing Online 10 26/7-13/8
Organisational Misbehaviour Online 10 26/7-13/8
New Venture Creation Online 10 26/7-13/8
Consulting Frameworks, International PMOs and Project Management Online 10 26/7-13/8

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

Am I guaranteed a seat at AU Summer University, I desperately need one course because I am going on an internship/exchange?

If you do not get a seat at your chosen courses during the first round due to i.e. overbooking or cancellation you are able to apply for courses with vacant seats in STADS from April 24th-26th. Most students get their first or second 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 must 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 look 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 amount of ECTS in total then do not hesitate to contact us and then we'll fix it manually. 

GMM

The Board of Studies for Business Development and Technology has pre-approved all below listed courses for GMM-students:

 

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in Real Life  Online 5 5/7-16/7
Mergers and Acquisitions Online 5 26/7-6/8
Business Intelligence from Web Data Analytics and Data Mining Online 10 5/7-23/7
Business Analytics - Tools for Analyzing Big Data Online 10 26/7-13/8
Digital Business Innovation & Social Media Online 10 26/7-13/8


The application system will automatically ask for a pre-approval, however since the courses have already been pre-approved, you must upload a confirmation of enrollment from mit.au.dk instead. 
You cannot find the courses at the Self-service (mit.au.dk). Instead you must apply via this link from January 15th to April 8th.

The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge. 

Msc Technology Based Business Development (cand.polyt)

The Board of Studies for Business Development and Technology has pre-approved all below listed courses for students at Technology Based Business Development:

 

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Python Fundamentals for Machine Learning  Online 10 5/7-23/7
Six Sigma Design & Innovation Online 10 26/7-13/8

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 and April 8th. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Please be aware that a maximum of 10 ECTS within traditional areas of social science can be inserted in your study programme.

The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge. 

Arts

The following IV-courses are apporved til all Arts degrees with either HIM or IV courses in their studyprogramme. You can apply for the courses in STADS from January 15th to April 8th. All IV-courses are preapproved as HUM-courses, so if you have HUM-courses in you studyprogramme you can take IV courses at Summer University 2021. Thus you do not need to apply for an preapproval from the studyboard but can apply directly in STADS at mit.au.dk. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Artificial Intelligence and Cinema Online 10 5/7-16/7
Cross-cultural negotiation  On-Campus 10 5/7-16/7
Global fandom in the digital age Online 10 12/7-30/7
Histories and Languages of the Viking Age: Old Norse & Medieval Latin On-Campus 10 5/7-23/7
Houses and Human Beings –Approaches to material culture in European Buildings Archaeology On-Campus 10 5/7-23/7
How do we think about animals? An introduction to human-animal studies across disciplines On-Campus 10 5/7-23/7
Introduction to Feminism: Theory, Art, Activism Online 10 5/7-23/7
Managing language i international organisations  Online 10 5/7-16/7
Reading Women: Contemporary Feminist Literature from Latin America and Spain  Online 10 5/7-23/7
Serial(ized) crime on TV across Europe Online 10 5/7-23/7
Game.Play.Design On-Campus 10 26/7-13/8
In the Fields of Anthropocene Art Online 10 26/7-13/8
Interdisciplinary Viking Studies: Religion, reception, mythology and material culture Online  10 26/7-13/8
Maritime Archaeology Online 10 26/7-13/8
Radical Imaginations: Race, Representation and Diversity in Theatre and the Arts Online 10 26/7-13/8
Site-specific audiodrama  On-Campus 10 26/7-13/8
Sounding city - sonic interventions and storytelling for liveable urban spaces On-Campus 10 9/8-20/8
Temporality in Art, Culture and Technology Online 10 26/7-13/8
The Humanities and the Global Environmental Crisis Online 10 26/7-13/8
The making of the Viking Age – The archaeology of Maritime Scandinavia and Europe On-Campus 10 26/7-13/8
Visual media production: Making short fiction films  On-Campus 10 19/7-6/8
Talk at Work  Online 10 26/7-13/8
Reading Narratives of Slavery, Memory and Human Rights Online 10 2/8-13/8

Health

HE students can apply to AU Summer University courses in STADS during the following periods:

1-5 November 2020

15/1-8/4 2021 12 noon CET

1-5 May 2021 (still seats available at all courses)

If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

All of the courses take place in Aarhus.

Click on your HE program below to see which Summer University courses you can apply for.

Optometry and Visual Science

Nat-Tech

Nat-Tech (% 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 to April 8th. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

 

Course Online/On campus Level ECTS Dates
Wind Power Summer School - In Cooperation with Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S On-Campus BA 5 15/8-27/8
Health Tech Innovation (dansk) On-Campus BA 5 3/8-21/8
Next-Generation Sequencing  Online MA 5 5/7-9/7
Integrated Nutrient Management On-Campus MA 5 27/6-5/7
Diagnosis of Plant Disease On-Campus MA 5 28/6-9/7
Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions  On-Campus MA 5 2/8-13/8
Faroe Islands field course: a window to the geology of the Northeast Atlantic On-Campus MA 5 2/8-11/8
Advanced Water Cycle Management  On-Campus MA 5 15/8-27/8
Hands-on advanced methods and techniques in plant science and biotechnology  On-Campus MA 5 16/8-27/8
Gene Mapping Online MA 5 2/8-6/8
Genomic prediction in animals and plants Online MA 5 9/8-13/8
Bioactive Molecules in Agroecology On-Campus MA 5 27/7-7/8
Feed Ration Planning in Dairy Cattle Herds On-Campus MA 5 9/8-19/8
Food & Ingredients On-Campus MA 5 27/7-7/8
International Construction Law Online MA 10 19/7-30/7



ST Engineering

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.

Practical Information (2020)

Where does the summer university teaching take place?

The majority of teaching in 2020 will take place online.

A few courses will take place with physical attendance. Teaching in Aarhus takes place, with very few exceptions, in the Nobel Park. Please 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 but with limited assortment and opening hours.

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.

On Blackborad you will find a link to your zoom classroom if your summer course takes place online.

Expect teaching on the online courses to vary, as there will be lecturers and students from other time zones.

The courses that take place with physical attendance you can assume that the teaching is daily from 9-13. However, some courses may have longer days, so check out the curriculum on Blackboard. Unfortunately 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.

Attendance in class
At some courses, there is a requirement for 80% attendance as a prerequisite for the exam. The requirement for 80% attendance applies to the live part of the online teaching. This is stated in the course description if there is a requirement for attendance.

Courses on Campus Aarhus

There are small number of courses that are held on Campus, you can see where your course is held.

Overview of rooms (updated 160620)

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.

Library

Due to Covid-19 the librarys will not be open as usual.

You will find information here: https://library.au.dk/en/

Social Programme

The social programme will take place online in 2020 and is for all students at Summer Uni, also for you from AU. Please sign up if you think an event looks exciting! It is a great opportunity for a fun or cozy event with your fellow students from other countries

Blackboard and Zoom

On Blackboard information from the lecturer will be shared and the system can be used during your course to share information related to your course with the lecturer and the other students. Please remember to check your course(s) on Blackboard right away, as some courses might have preparations you need to do before the course starts.  

The website for blackboard is http://bb.au.dk

Teaching

 

The online teaching will take place via Zoom. 

On Blackboard you'll find a link to the Zoom-teaching room.

Syllabus

You will be able to see the syllabus, literature and day to day readings for your course on Blackboard. Please read it carefully. Lecturers expect students to be prepared for the course. 

 

 

Facebook

Make the most of your AU Summer University experience by joining our Facebook group, "AU Summer University 2020".

The group is used for practical information from the Summer University team, and for the exchange of information, academic as well as social stuff, between students.

Remember that this group is not only for international students, but also just as much AU students! 

Contact information

You can always contact us if you have any questions.

Email: Summeruniversity@au.dk

During the event, in July and August, you can contact our helpdesk at this email adress.

At the helpdesk, our very nice and talented student assistants will do their best to help you. The helpdesk in  is open from 8:00 -18:00. 

Application FAQ (2020)

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 11.59.

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's student who graduates this summer and will start on your master's 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's degree. However, this does not apply if you are applying for any of the following master degrees:

- ITKO

- Cand.merc. (all tracks)

- Cand.soc.

- Cand.merc.aud.

To get a seat in a summer course, you need to do the following. 

1. Apply for regular admission to the master's degree you wish to take if you have not already done so. Remember that the application deadline is at midnight between March 1st and March 2nd. 

2. Sign up for the AU Summer University before April 1st in our application system through this link. Choose Aarhus University student as student type and when the system asks you for a preapproval, you should upload the receipt you got upon applying for the master's degree. 

In mid-April you will receive an answer from AU Summer University letting you know which course you got a seat in. After this you will be able to see the course in STADS. 

You will receive notice by June 1st at the latest whether or not you were accepted to the master's program. You have until June 15th to confirm your seat in the program. (NB! If you have applied to master's degree program where you do not have legal right of admission, this of course only holds if you get accepted to the program.)

Around June 22nd you will get a message saying that you have been enrolled in the master's degree program. After this, your registration for AU Summer University will fall into place. 

Until you are officially enrolled, the registration is STADS will say 'denied' even though you have received notice that you have a seat in the course. But there is no need to worry. This does not mean that you are not signed up for the course.

Please bear in mind that students who are already enrolled in a master's program have priority right for courses with limited seats as opposed to students with a temporary enrollment.