AU Herning

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AU Herning
AU Herning
Established January 1, 1995
Type Business and Engineering University, part of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University
Director Jakob Kjær Eskildsen
Academic staff
225 (full-time and part-time)
Students 2.000
Location Herning, Denmark
56°7′46″N 9°1′39″E / 56.12944°N 9.02750°E / 56.12944; 9.02750Coordinates: 56°7′46″N 9°1′39″E / 56.12944°N 9.02750°E / 56.12944; 9.02750

AU Herning is a department-like centre for research and higher education under Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, and is located in Herning, Denmark.

AU Herning's focus is on education excellence and offers six undergraduate and two graduate study programmes as well as a number of part-time studies all within engineering, business economics, management and communication and multimedia.

AU Herning’s study programmes are based on interaction across professional boundaries as well as close interaction with students and the surrounding business community. However, AU Herning is developing distance- and e-learning to provide educational opportunities in evolving markets. Furthermore, all study programmes have an innovative and international perspective. For example, approximately 40% of their students spend at least six months of their period of study at a foreign engineering college, university or company.

Furthermore, AU Herning is home to a number of externally funded knowledge and research centres, including one Nordic Centre of Excellence. Research is anchored with four professorships and includes innovation and business development, entrepreneurship, energy technologies, IT development, climate adaptation and the wind energy industry.

AU Herning has more than 2,000 students (about one half are full-time students and the other part-time students). Approximately 20% come from other countries than Denmark. Around 125 full-time employees, including technical and administrative personnel. Additionally, AU Herning employs 100 part-time teachers.[1]


AU Herning was founded in 1995 as a merger between Engineering School Vestjysk Teknikum and the Business School Midtjysk Handelshøjskolecenter under the name Handels- og IngeniørHøjskolen (HIH), in English - Herning Institute of Business Administration and Technology (HIBAT).

A new residence, drawn by famous Danish architect Henning Larsen, was erected at Birk Centerpark 15 in Herning.

When, by January 1, 2006, HIBAT merged with Aarhus University the name was changed to Aarhus Universitet, Handels- og IngeniørHøjskolen (AU-HIH), in English - Aarhus University, Institute of Business and Technology (AU-IBT).

June 1, 2011, AU-IBT was changed once again - this time to AU Herning. Today, AU Herning is a centre at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at Aarhus University[2]

Degree courses at AU Herning[edit]

The following Bachelor and Master courses are offered in 2014:[3]

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration (HA int.)- taught in Danish
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration (HA) - taught in English
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM) - taught in English
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Design Engineering (EDE) - taught in English
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Development Engineering (BDE)- taught in Danish
  • Master of Science in Marketing and Business Innovation (cand.merc) - taught in English
  • Master of Science in Engineering in Technology Based Business Development (cand.polyt) - taught in English


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