Current members Department of Education, Aarhus University

Department of Education, Aarhus University

Institut for Uddannelse og Pædagogik (DPU), Aarhus Universitet


Contact information

Associate Professor Lena Lindenskov;;


Aarhus University (AU) is a Top 100 university with the vision of being an elite university contributing to the development of national and global welfare via outstanding research and world-class degree programmes. The AU mission is to ensure and develop knowledge, welfare and culture through research and research-based education, knowledge dissemination and external service.

As a comprehensive university with more than 11000 full time employees AU is organized into 26 interdisciplinary departments and four faculties: Arts, Science & Technology, Health Sciences and Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences. The university is ranked as 77 on the 2013 Leiden ranking and 91 on the QS World University Ranking 2013. Founded in 1928 AU ranks in the top 20 among universities established after 1900. It has 38.000 students – of these approximately 15.000 Master’s degree students, and about 2.000 PhD students.

AU has collaboration with more than 400 international partners, is a member of several networks e.g. Utrecht-network & the Coimbra Group and has great experience with implementation of international projects under various funding programmes: Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, Lifelong Learning, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Marie Curie, Framework 7.

Department of Education (DPU) is the hub of education and pedagogic research in Denmark and constitutes with its 155 scholars and 80 PhD students one of the largest education research environments in Europe. Pre-schooling, primary school and lifelong learning make up the primary focus areas in the years to come.

National / international impact

DPU is actively engaged in international collaboration, for instance as a leading partner and secretariat for the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes (IALEI), and as coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus program ‘Master in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management’, in collaboration with the Institute of Education in London, Deusto in Spain and University of Melbourne in Australia.