The Centre for Educational Development (CED) offers help and competent feedback on university education for all academic environments at Aarhus University. All AU teaching staff and coordinators, directors, and executives can find help with their current development work and ongoing competency development at our centre.
We contribute to the development of an excellent transition from upper secondary education to the university, engaging study environments, high-quality activating teaching, innovation based on digitalisation, better feedback on students’ learning outcomes, curriculum development, and a good transition from the university to the work-life.
The CED is one of the largest university educational units in The Nordic countries. We collaborate locally, nationally, and internationally with other innovative environments to ensure that the educational, didactic, and technical choices made by all of us at the universities are based on solid and up-to-date research.
The CED's task to continuously support AU’s strategy for research-based degree programmes of the highest international quality as well as supporting the 2025 strategy’s efforts in the areas of a better commencement of studies, an attractive study and learning environment, engaging educational IT, digital competencies, entrepreneurship and research in the programmes, and graduates for the labour market of the future.
The Centre for Educational Development (CED) is directed by Anne Mette Mørcke, who refers to Pro-rector Berit Eika. The centre is organised into three departments and a secretariat:
The unit for Digital Development led by Division Manager Anders Hyldig handles tasks such as AU Studypedia and AU Educate, educational technology, user support, system implementation, and technology development.
The unit for Teaching Development headed by Division Manager Liza Strandgaard carries out tasks within university didactics, methodology, test formats and feedback, teaching environment and assessment, and collegial communities.
The unit for Programme Development, headed by Division Manager Tina Bering Keiding handles tasks within transitions in the education system, educational design, academic regulations, quality assurance, and accreditation.
The secretariat led by Bente Jønshøj works with management and research support, communication, course administration, HR, and finance.