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Aarhus University - Ulla Gjørling

  1. 1. AARHUS AARHUS UNIVERSITY 16 AUGUST 2010Aarhus University and international events UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Ulla Gjørling, International Director, Aarhus UniversityPETER DAMGAARD KRISTENSENKOMMUNIKATIONSMEDARBEJDER Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  2. 2. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Aarhus University – some facts Main campus in Aarhus, Denmark Top 100 university 43,000 students 4,400 international students 80 Bachelor and 120 Master degree programmes Graduate university 60 % of Master degree programmes are taught in English 6,600 academic staff (incl. PhD students) More than 800 exchange agreements with universities all over the world. Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  3. 3. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Factors of change Aarhus University Budget, in millions of euros› New University Act, 2003 1,000 920 900 830 860 790.0 800 740.0› Globalisation Act 660.0 700.0 700 610.0 600› The big mergers, 2006/2007 500 400 400 300› ”Period of Grace”, 2007-2012 200 100› Merger, Engineering School, 2012 0 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 … 2016› Academic Development Proces, 2012› Complete reorganisation of administration, 2012 3 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  4. 4. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Strong academic position Aarhus Lund Ranking Helsinki Uppsala University university QS Ranking 79 71 78 81 Academic Ranking of World Universities 86 101-150 73 73 (Shanghai) Taiwan HEEACT 96 Times Higher 125 82 109 106 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  5. 5. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Research Excellence Relative citation impact for Nordic Universities, 2005-2008Citations relative to world average No. ISI publications Source: Comparing the Nordic Universities with Bibliometric Indicators, Noria-NET, Nordforsk, 2011 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  6. 6. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Two contemporary Nobel Prizes Jens Chr. Skou Chemistry, 1997 Dale T. Mortensen Economics, 2010 Dale T. Mortensen, Niels Bohr Professor at Aarhus University/Professor at Northwestern University and Nobel Laureate, 2010 6 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  7. 7. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013ACADEMIC PROFILE Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  8. 8. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013International university Aarhus University aims to be a trendsetting globally oriented university with a strong commitment to the development of society. Aarhus University Strategy 2013-2020 8 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  9. 9. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013The Edge ?Why would anybody select Aarhus University? › Not the most famous university in the world › Not the richest university in the world › Not the coolest city in the world› The Edge › BE MORE AT AU › High quality in everything we do › Excellence through internationalisation › Talent development Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  10. 10. AARHUSUNIVERSITETUNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  11. 11. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Aarhus UniversityMotivation for creating the International Centre› Internationalisation as a way to develop and grow› Need somebody to be the ambassadors of internationalisation› Need to professionalise to keep up with our peers› Denmark is a small country – need to look abroad for talentMost important agents of change for us› Internationalisation strategy, 2009-2013› Rector’s undivided attention› Key ambassadors among highly influential researchers› International Centre as watch dogs – internationalisation 11 and internationals are ”included” Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  12. 12. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 20132009 – New organisation for internationalisation Aarhus University Professionalise support functions for International Centre international students and staff Professionalising and broadening the approach to internationalisation Harmonising entry points and external communication Support services to university top management in international matters 12 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  13. 13. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013International students at Aarhus University Number of international students at AU Proportion of int. PhD students 4000 30% 3500 25% 3000 20% 2500 2000 15% 1500 10% 1000 5% 500 0% 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Exchange Full degree Source: Aarhus University 2012 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  14. 14. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013International students 14 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  15. 15. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013 Mobility of researchers International staff relative to total staff per faculty (2012 = 86925% international staff members)20%15% Students = 103 nationalities10%5% Staff = 79 nationalities0% ST BS HE AR Ulla Gjørling, International Director Source: AU 2011
  16. 16. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013The QUADRUPLE HELIX Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  17. 17. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Focus on talent development8 = 5+3 or 4+4 or 3+5 Results › Almost 30 % internationals at PhD level Years Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  18. 18. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 20132011- New house on campus for international talent Dale T. Mortensen Building The IC Dorm for newly arrived international PhD students and staff Café and social activities for international students and staff Provision of support services for international students and staff Teaching facilities for courses than run across graduate schools Ulla Gjørling, International Director 18
  19. 19. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 20132011- New house on campus for international talent Dale T. Mortensen Building The IC Dorm for newly arrived international PhD students and staff Café and social activities for international students and staff Provision of support services for international students and staff Teaching facilities for courses than run across graduate schools Ulla Gjørling, International Director 19
  20. 20. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 20132012 – Two additional initiativesAU Ideas Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies› AU researchers › International exclusively fellows only› Allocated 10 mio. › International super Euros x 2 junior researchers› New ideas › 30-40 fellowships› Potential for research › Inauguration in break-through April 2013› ERC pipeline 20 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  21. 21. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Aarhus Institute of Research Support UnitAdvanced Studies Talent Development Unit Dale’s Cafe – meeting place, social activities IC Dorm for International PhD students International Centre and 21 PhD House Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  22. 22. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Major international events – why?› Because we can!!› Position Aarhus University on ”the map of international universities”› Show off our capability to organize major events› Trendsetting in university development, in university politics› Attract major players to Aarhus University› Prove that there is life outside Copenhagen 22 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  23. 23. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Major international events – how?› Scouting - Awareness of opportunities › Excellence conference 2012 in the context of Danish Presidency of EU › Marie Curie Fellows conference 2014 in the context of Euroscience Open Forum› Management decision to host at least one major international event every year› Invest capital in events› Professional administrative organisation that can handle it› Collaboration with city actors – Visit Aarhus, Congress Company, ARoS, City of Aarhus etc. 23 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  24. 24. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Irish President Ms. Mary McAleese› October 2010 24 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  25. 25. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 201310th Anniversary of European UniversityAssociation, 2011 25 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  26. 26. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Excellence Conference 2012 26 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  27. 27. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013World Cultural Council Award 2012Edmond Fischer Michael Grätzel 27Gumbrecht Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  28. 28. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Matchpoint,2011 + 2012 28 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  29. 29. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013And many, many more 29 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  30. 30. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013What is in it for Aarhus University?› Increased awareness and knowledge of Aarhus University› Hopefully rub-off effect on peer review that Aarhus University is well-known› Influential policy makers have visited Aarhus University› Speak with a stronger voice in international fora› Access to positions of trust both in academic and policy circles by offering to host events 30 Ulla Gjørling, International Director
  31. 31. AARHUS UNIVERSITY Aarhus University March 2013Thank you!Ulla Gjørling, International Director, ug@adm.au.dk Ulla Gjørling, International Director 31

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