Presentation from the 2013 York conference, given by Mette Thunø, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Dean for Education, Aarhus University.

The presentation was entitled ‘Global connections. An international policy to support Danish excellence’. Modern universities need to be global players. Thunø shared her perspectives on how – through internationalization and student and academic mobility – to nurture excellence in a world where research and knowledge transcend national borders.

York 2013 Conference Presentation: Global connections. An international policy to support Danish excellence

Mette Thunø has held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Dean for Education at Aarhus University since 2011. Prior to this she was vice-dean for research and head of the graduate school at the Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen University. Mette Thunø holds a PhD in modern Chinese studies from the University of Copenhagen.

Mette Thunø is responsible for spearheading the development of a university-wide strategy for education at Aarhus University. She is tasked with developing and implementing strategies and action plans through the development of common guidelines and policies. In her work, Dean Thunø is particularly focused on educational and teaching development, with an emphasis on actively involving students in the learning process, integration of entrepreneurship and innovation – and the possibilities offered by digital learning spaces.

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