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The Business Committee

Together with with the business committees, the university's central  business committees work to improve the framework for researcher and student collaboration with private and public sector businesses and organisations. Read more about how collaboration with business and industry is organised at AU

Aarhus University’s goal is to be the preferred partner for the business community and the public sector. This goal, which is included in Aarhus University's Strategy 2013-2020, was in part adopted in recognition of the fact that an increasing proportion of the university's graduates must find employment in the private sector. As one of several means to achieve this, students must be are offered more activities which bring them into direct contact with companies and public institutions in the course of their studies.

In relation to research, there is also great potential for intensified collaboration which the university wishes to pursue. Examples include concrete research projects, the use of research infrastructure and talent development,  including PhD and postdoc programmes.

The function of the Business Committee

The central business committee’s tasks include:

  • Concluding strategic framework agreements with major enterprises, public organisations, municipalities, regions and business regions
  • Strengthening the university's profile as an attractive partner
  • Promoting collaboration with small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Facilitating cross-faculty knowledge-sharing
  • Supporting student-oriented activities.

Terms of reference of Aarhus University's Business Committee

Members

Brian Bech Nielsen, Rector, Rector's Office

Berit Eika, Pro-Rector, Rector's Office

Arnold Boon, University Director, Director of Administration

Johnny Laursen, Dean, Dekanatet, Arts

Thomas Pallesen, Dean, Dean's Office, Aarhus BSS

Ole Steen Nielsen, Vice-Dean, Faculty Secretariat, The Faculty of Health Sciences

Niels Christian Nielsen, Dean, Dean's Office, Science and Technology

Meetings

 

The Business Committee meets about once a month and as needed 

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