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VERSITET PETER DAMGAARD KRISTENSEN KOMMUNIKATIONSMEDARBEJDER AARHUS UNIVERSITY 16 AUGUST 2010 UNI Destination Europe: Washington DC, 11 April 2013 Ole.

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1 VERSITET PETER DAMGAARD KRISTENSEN KOMMUNIKATIONSMEDARBEJDER AARHUS UNIVERSITY 16 AUGUST 2010 UNI Destination Europe: Washington DC, 11 April 2013 Ole Steen Nielsen, Vice Dean for Research Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Denmark Opportunities in Denmark Focus on Aarhus University

2 AARHUS UNIVERSITY 2 Young, modern and international university Among the world top 100 universities (Leiden 51) Leading public research university Covers the entire research spectrum 4 faculties 43,000 students. 10% international 11,000 staff members. 79 different nationalities Arts Business and Social Sciences Science and technology Health

3 AARHUS UNIVERSITY 3 Our overall mission is to improve the populations health through: Research Talent development Education at an international competitive level Ensure the dissemination and knowledge exchange across the full range of fields in the health profession Mission of Health

4 AARHUS UNIVERSITY What makes AU Health special? Strong scientific environment Many international groups Well developed PhD program Unique campus Strong local support/infrastructure Close to city and surroundings A foreseeable city Buses on time

5 AARHUS UNIVERSITY Five strong institutes at Health BIOMEDICIN PUBLIC HEALTH (Sport) ODONTOLOGY FORENSIC MEDICINE CLINICAL MEDICINE 900 researchers. 670 PhD students Largest University Hospital in North Europe (2018)

6 AARHUS UNIVERSITY International interdisciplinary centres at Health EMBL Nano research Neuroresearch Psychiatry Molecular medicine Public health Diabetes Academy Cancer research and many more

7 AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University is an international university and therefore integration has a high priority!

8 AARHUS UNIVERSITY Online resource for internationals working/living in Denmark Helpdesk open daily. Welcome packages and guides International employee-seminars about staff related issues Free language courses on campus Everybody speaks English Integration means high services to international academic staff at Health

9 AARHUS UNIVERSITY Obtaining the necessary permits and documentation Individual job search planning for spouses Spouse community and family activities International kindergarten and school Free welfare (GP and hospitals) And many more Integration means high services to international spouse and family

10 AARHUS UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL SUPPORT? Mobility stipends Personal national scholarships Travel grants Support for networking Guest professorships Company supported stipends Tenure track (from 2013) Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (2013)

11 April 2013 AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies attractive fellowships (1-3 years) Freedom to pursue your own research full time Connect with world class research environments at AU Located on campus in state-of-the-art facilities

12 AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus is an attractive possibility Hope to see some of you!


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