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Teaching@AU – an introduction to the Danish university education system


The objective of the online self-paced course is to familiarize new international teaching staff with the background, rules and regulations that are behind the Danish education system. 

Learning outcome

  • Be able to use the web resources containing course information regarding i.e. rules and regulations for the course description, grading and assessment at AU.
  • Become familiar with differences in Danish culture and student learning.


The content is based on 5 themes

  1. Background and structure of the Danish education system
  2. Rules and regulations
  3. Final assessments and ECTS
  4. Grading structure
  5. Meeting your students

There is a pre-course quiz to test prior knowledge and a post-course quiz to follow up on what knowledge has been gained and what is still missing. Integral to each theme there are activities that should be completed by the participant. A certificate can be awarded on completion of the course.


The course is completed in Brightspace at your own pace.

Click on the 'Content' menu item to access the course content.


  • Target group: PhD students, part-time teaching staff, assistant professors, postdocs, and senior VIP
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 3-5 hours
  • Format: Online, self-paced
  • Course certificate: Issued upon satisfactory completion

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