Aarhus University (AU) has 38,000 students; about 1,800 PhD students – one in four of whom is a foreign national – and close to 700 postdoctoral scholars together with nearly 11,000 employees (2018). AU has five faculties which cover the entire research spectrum: basic research, applied research, strategic research and research based advice to the authorities.
In recent years AU has moved up the most important university ranking lists. In 2019 the university was ranked 60th in the Shanghai Rankings, 108th in the Leiden Rankings and 115th out of 17,000 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Its School of Communication and Culture offers a broad range of research and degree programmes across a variety of fields: literature(s), information and media studies, linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, Western European languages and cultures as well as the arts and aesthetics.