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Accreditations and rankings

 

Aarhus BSS holds the distinguished international AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditation, the latter applying specifically to the school's Department of Management, and Department of Economics and Business Economics.

AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS are the leading international quality systems for assessing, improving and accrediting institutions of higher education within the field of management and business administration. In order to live up to these accreditations, an institution must not only demonstrate that it is capable of high-quality performance, but also that its activities have an international focus. The accreditations also prove  that the institution has achieved a sound balance between high academic quality and professional relevance through close collaboration with the national and international business communities. They are vital for the institution’s ability to maintain and strengthen its position in an increasingly competitive sector and significant for the institution’s brand and ability to attract the right students, researchers and business partners. The accreditations are renewed every three to five years, ensuring that the institution continually works to develop itself and to improve the quality of everything in which it engages.

Find more detailed information about the three accreditations in the links to the right.

Contact

International AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS accreditations: Lone Sanneman Jacobsen Head of International Accreditation

Quality assurance

Aarhus BSS has a long tradition of working proactively with quality assurance related to all of its activities. Quality assurance of research and teaching conducted at the school is inherent in the school’s strategic objectives and is, therefore, continually in focus through annual strategic follow-ups as well as through university-wide quality assurance requirements and, not least, the governmental and ministerial standards for quality that need to be met. The school also considers the national and international accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) processes as important elements in ensuring internal quality assurance.

Different external mechanisms are implemented by law to guarantee the necessary level of quality assurance in the Danish university sector. Firstly, the University Act under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science figures as an important framework for the university’s activities, funding, organisation, etc. It, therefore, serves to assure that all universities in Denmark fulfil the demands for research and provide research-based education at the highest international level – from bachelor’s to PhD degrees.

The national institution of censorship provides the foundation for objective examinations nationwide. Finally, the Danish Accreditation System, consisting of the Accreditation Council and the accreditation operator the Danish Accreditation Institution (DAI), must accredit all academic programmes offered at Danish educational institutions, including universities, based on an academic assessment of a set of criteria: e.g. quality assurance, the knowledge-base and the relevance of the programme. Furthermore, DAI aims to ensure a clear focus on the research competence of the core faculty to make sure that only programmes solidly based on an existing research competence are launched at Danish universities.

Read more about the current changes in the national accreditation processes and the school's contribution.

Contact:

National accreditation: Line Fristrup, Advisor (Education)

Rankings

In recent years, Aarhus University has moved up in the most important international rankings. Among over 17,000 universities world-wide, Aarhus University is ranked in the top 100 by several influential rankings. A high ranking is an important competitive advantage for a university which seeks to attract and retain the best students, researchers and partners.

Aarhus University's ranking

 

Shanghai Ranking (ARWU)

65 (2017)

National Taiwan University Ranking

86 (2016)

Leiden Ranking

101 (2017)*

Times Higher Education World University Ranking

109 (2017-18)

QS World University Ranking

119 (2017-18)

*among the largest universities in the world

Contact person:
Questions about rankings: Søren Klit Lindegaard