Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Arts Strategy 2013-2020


The highest level of quality with regard to education, research, talent development and knowledge exchange enables the Faculty of Arts to contribute to the understanding of human, cultural and social forms of expression and practice.


Aarhus University wishes to be a globally focused university, and the Faculty of Arts contributes to this vision by maintaining a strong commitment to social development with a view to attaining the highest level of quality in its core activities.

To achieve this goal, the faculty will strengthen the internationalisation of all its activities. Based on its strong subject environments, the faculty will exploit the interdisciplinary potentials of Aarhus University as a whole to create innovative research of great social significance in cooperation with international partners.

The faculty will develop existing degree programmes and offer new ones in a truly international study environment which will attract talented students from Denmark and abroad, providing all the students with the competences they need to play their part on the national and global labour market – as well as acting as global citizens.

The faculty will exploit its outstanding expertise, its academic scope and its experience of digital forms of learning to create new, interdisciplinary degree programmes that contribute to critical, constructive and innovative interaction with society as a whole.

The internationalisation of its research and education activities will enable the faculty to strengthen mobility and attract talent at all levels. And the faculty will share responsibility for social development through a consistent focus on social commitment and interaction with society in its research, education and knowledge exchange activities.

The Arts Strategy 2013-2020 (PDF)

Department strategies

Danish School of Education

School of Communication and Culture (f. Department of Aesthetics and Communication)

School of Culture and Society

Centre of Teaching Development and Digital Media