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The education committee

Strategic focus areas

In April 2013, the Danish government entered into an agreement with the Liberal Party, the Conservative People's Party, the Danish People's Party and Liberal Alliance on an SU reform, with the purpose of getting students through the educational system more quickly and more successfully.

The study progress reform is being phased in over a transitional two-year period. This means that the implementation of the study progress reform will take place in two stages. The study progress reform will enter into force for new undergraduate student from the next intake in the summer of 2014. For students who are already enrolled at the university, the enrolment requirement (60 ECTS annually) will not come into force until 2015.

The Education Committee is currently working with the boards of studies to develop a framework for the implementation of the reform.

Read more about current developments

Duties and responsibilities

  • National and international research policy issues
  • Inter-faculty collaboration on study programmes, including allocation of funds from the university management's strategic management pool.
  • The university’s educational profile, including ensuring internationalisation initiatives
  • Quality policy in the area of education. 
  • Strategic partnerships 

Read the terms of reference for the committee

Inspiration Day

See the English presentations from the inspiration day 14 September 2017.   


  • Berit Eika (Chair), Pro-rector for Education
  • Niels Overgaard Lehmann (Vice-chair), Vice-dean for Education at Arts
  • Per Andersen, Vice-dean for Education at Aarhus BSS
  • Tom Vindbæk Madsen, Vice-dean for Education at Science and Technology
  • Charlotte Ringsted, Vice-dean for Education at Health
  • Other regular participants include the deputy director for the administrative division Education, the head of quality and a special consultant from Education, and a special consultant from the Rector’s Office.

More information

Meeting schedule, agendas and minutes. Translations available in February 2015.

Terms of reference

The Rector's Officwe and AU Research and External Collaboration provide administrative support for the committee.

Contact: Jette Riis

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