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Strategy 2016-2020

The Department of Computer Sciences conducts research, education and innovation of the highest international caliber. Through research-based education our highly skilled and acknowledged staff educates and mentors our extremely demanded bachelor’s, master’s and PhD students to be leaders of the next generation. Computer science is very important for the development of all sectors of society.

Indeed, the use of IT is a key factor for increasing productivity in Denmark, and the importance is reflected in the fact that our graduates enter into a, otherwise challenged, job market with no unemployment for them. The department will continue and improve our current work in order to be recognized as one of Europe’s leading departments in computer science.

Top education in computer science

The department offers research-based degrees at bachelor, master and PhD level that can compete internationally. Our two education programmes Computer Science and IT Product Development are central to Science and Technology at Aarhus University, as the department enrolled 14% of the entire faculty’s new bachelor students in 2015.

After graduating, our graduate students are guaranteed a job as the unemployment rate is zero. Many of our graduate students are employed in private companies. Graduate students from Department of Computer Science will all be able to contribute to solving some of society’s grand challenges in both private companies and public institutions, and some will be leading within academia.

The department has in 2016 chosen to limit the student intake, and will further introduce a grade average in 2017. Furthermore the two programmes have been thoroughly revised during 2016. These initiatives aim to better match the students with the academic requirements during the study.