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Aarhus University

Anders Frolund Aarhus University

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Anders Frølund
Head of Events and Communication Support

Anders has 30 years of worklife at the University of Aarhus, with 20 of these in  communications. He has been Head of the Nordic Universities Communications Group for eight years and frequently contributes to national and international conferences. He was responsible for building the university’s web presence in the 1990s and dealt with most communications tasks, including press, crisis communication, marketing, social media and research communication. Currently, he is Head of Events and Communications Support with special focus on major events, supporting researchers in attracting and planning major conferences and marketing the university in other areas.

Aarhus University (AU) is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. AU has a strong commitment to the development of society that is realised through its collaboration with government agencies and institutions and the business community.

The university’s goal is to contribute towards solving the complex global challenges facing the world. The university therefore strives to combine the high level of academic standards of its researchers with collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to combine research in new ways. This takes place in close contact with the world around us and creates the basis for the university to be internationally competitive within the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

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The mission of Aarhus University is to create and share knowledge on the foundation of its academic comprehensiveness and diversity as well as through outstanding research, the education of graduates with the competencies society demands and innovative engagement with society. By putting the latest knowledge to work, Aarhus University assumes co-responsibility for the development of society, meets society’s justifiable demands and contributes to society’s continued growth and welfare.

Aarhus University is a nationwide university. In addition to the main campus in Aarhus, Aarhus University has campuses in Herning and Emdrup, as well as research activities in 18 different locations in Denmark, Greenland and Tenerife.

Aarhus University has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world’s best research institutions and university networks. Aarhus University is a member of the Coimbra Group.

Commitment to diversity

  • Aarhus University is an academically diverse and strongly research-oriented institution that creates and shares knowledge
  • Aarhus University is a signatory of the European universities' Magna Carta.
  • Aarhus University is an academically diverse and strongly research-oriented institution that creates and shares knowledge

Ranked in the top 100 universities for life and social sciences


Active researchers


PhD Students

Aarhus University is a comprehensive university with four faculties: Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.

Research at Aarhus University is partly organised in departments and partly in basic research centres. Aarhus University also comprises a number of interdisciplinary centres.

Two researchers from the university have received the Nobel Prize, firstly in Chemistry (1997), and subsequently in economics (2010) respectively. There are more than 6,000 researchers (4,300 full-time equivalents) at the university, including approximately 2,000 PhD students.

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