VIA University College

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VIA University College
VIA University College
Established 2008
Type Public university
Endowment DKK 1.2 billion
Rector Harald Mikkelsen
Admin. staff 2,000
Students 20,000
Location Aarhus, Horsens, Denmark Denmark
Logo of VIA University College

VIA University College is the largest university college in Denmark[citation needed].


VIA University College is one of eight new regional organizations of different study sites in Denmark (Danish: professionshøjskoler) offering bachelor courses of all kinds in all of Central Denmark Region.[1]

It was established in January 2008. From January 2008 all VIA medium higher education in the Central Region, which previously came under CVU'erne (Center for Higher Education). VIA University College is Denmark's third largest educational institution after Copenhagen University and Aarhus University[citation needed].

VIA has approximately 2,000 employees and 20,000 students. VIA operates within the pedagogical and social professional, the health professional and the technical-commercial area.[1]

Overall VIA offers over 50 higher education in Danish or sometimes in English, with vocational education and participating in various research and development projects.

VIA is headquartered in Aarhus, but the activities anchored on seven campuses spread over 39 locations throughout the region.[1]

VIA's annual turnover is 1.2 billion DKK.

Campus Horsens[edit]

VBI Park

Campus Horsens is one of seven campuses in Region Midtjylland, which is the area VIA University College covers.

The Campus in Horsens holds most of the engineering, the technical and the business programmes of VIA University College, but soon Danish programmes in nursing and in pedagogy will also be present at Campus adding to the professional multiplicity.

The increasing campus population is now around 4000 students – of whom approx. half are international students coming from more than 40 different countries.[1]

The new student housing placed directly on Campus contributes to the pulse here, as does the Student Bar, social activities and group work after classes.

Above Campus Horsens towers the newly built 8,000 m2 Vitus Bering Innovation Park. The VBI Park also plays an important role in the interaction between the programmes and the companies that employ the students after graduation.

Another facilitator of contact between students and companies is the Career Service Centre, also based on Campus.


VIA University College is organised in four faculties and two divisions.

  • Faculty of Education and Social Studies
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Technology and Business
  • Faculty of Performing Arts.

The two divisions are:

  • Continuing Education
  • Research and Development

Degree Programmes[edit]

VIA University College offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes in the following fields, IN ENGLISH:

2-year programmes

  • AP Degree in Marketing Management
  • AP Degree in Design and Business

1½-year programmes

  • BA Top-Up Degree in Design and Business

3-4 year programmes

  • Architectural Technology and Construction Management
  • Character Animation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Graphics Artist
  • Global Business Engineering
  • Global Nutrition and Health
  • ICT Engineering
  • International Sales and Marketing Management
  • Mechanical Engineering, Horsens
  • Value Chain Management[2]
  • Master Degrees
  • Master in European Construction Engineering

VIA Summer School[edit]

Every year, VIA offers a variety of summer schools at Campus Horsens. The courses are taught in English.

Partners universities and programmes[edit]

VIA University College is engaged in various international research and development projects as the leading institution or as a partner. Projects are initiated under a variety of funding programmes and are often interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial yet always rooted within the educational fields of VIA's Faculties and Schools.

Partners universities:

Some of the programmes VIA is participating in:

  • Erasmus (Life Long Learning Programme)
  • Erasmus Mundus
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • EU – Australia
  • DK – USA/Canada
  • Tempus


  1. ^ a b c d About VIA (in English)
  2. ^ Bachelors degree in value chain management

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°52′18″N 9°53′10″E / 55.8717°N 9.8862°E / 55.8717; 9.8862