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Clubs and associations

Clubs and associations in and around Aarhus

Denmark has a long tradition for involvement in leisure activities, and to engage in some kind of club or asociation is therefore a good way to get to know Danish people. There are very many different kinds of associations and clubs, and some of them have specific offers for English speaking participants. 

Are you interested in joining a club or association in your neighbourhood?

Aarhus University and International Community would like to help you find a club or association matching your interests. Fill out this short questionnaire and International Community will forward information on relevant clubs and associations.

Visit the International Community website to read about:

  • 10 reasons to join a club
  • Fun facts and helpful hints
  • Testimonials
  • A list of clubs and associations in the Aarhus area

 

 

Clubs and associations, Campus Emdrup

The Exercise Club, Campus Emdrup

The Exercise Club has a full range of body-building and fitness machines and changing facilities. Anyone, including guests, working at Aarhus University can join. Membership costs DKK 40 per month. For more information or to sign up, please email one of the contacts on the Danish School of Education website (in Danish only).

The choir at Campus Emdrup

The choir is open to employees and guests as well students at the Danish School of Education (participation is free). Please see contact on the Danish School of Education website (in Danish only).

Other associations and clubs at Campus Emdrup

Campus Emdrup also has a bridge club, a staff club and a wine club. However, knowledge of Danish might be required. For more information, please see the Danish School of Education website (in Danish only) or ask a colleague.

Friendship Associations

Friendship associations, or friendship societies, are communities that seek to strengthen the friendship and cultural relations between one country and another. International Community has gathered a number of friendship associations that aim to improve the friendship between Denmark and other countries. The associations typically arrange social meetings, events, lectures, etc. for their members.They are a good starting point for you to meet other people from your home country or Danes with an interest in your home country.

Read more on the International Community website

International Club, Campus Foulum

The aim of the International Club at AU Foulum is to promote a social environment for both internationals and Danes. The club plans, organises and initiates English language activities for the benefit of foreign and Danish staff and PhD students. On the agenda are plans for talks, walks, parties, and excursions.

The International Club was established at AU Foulum in November 2007 and is supported by the Foulum Staff Club and the Graduate School of Science and Technology GSST.

Read more about International Club, Campus Foulum

PhD House Activity Group

The PhD House Activity Group organises events of interest for PhDs and postdocs at Aarhus University and serves as a social hub across academic disciplines.

The events primarily take place in Dale's Café in the PhD House in Aarhus. 

Learn more about the group

University International Club

University International Club (UIC) is an association at Aarhus University that offers a social meeting place for internationals. At the club you can gain information about the Danish way of life, share experiences with fellow internationals and create a social network. Besides the events planned by the International Club, you can also sign up for the UIC Newsletter. If you are interested in joining UIC events, you can do so by contacting organiser Gitte Haahr-Andersen via email: gha@au.dk.

Cultural offers

Cultural offers in Aarhus

Aarhus University has a number of exciting museums on its grounds, exhibiting everything from the solar system, to the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean, from explosive greenery to the gladiators.

A number of other cultural experiences are to be discovered in the areas in and around Aarhus.

We have gathered some of our favourite cultural offers on the UIC website

Dining

Dining in Aarhus

There are many canteens on the AU campus where you can buy sandwiches, a hot lunch and snacks. Prices vary from canteen to canteen because they are managed by individual institutes.

Dining out in Denmark can be expensive compared to your home country, but if you feel like splurging, you won't be disappointed! Aarhus's selection of restaurants, cafés, food festivals, and supermarkets increase every year - by number, quality, and diversity.

On the UIC website you can get an overview of selected canteens, food markets and specialty food restaurants 

Family activities

Family activities in and around Aarhus

Are you and your family living in or close to Aarhus? International Community has gathered some tips for keeping yourselves involved in social activities in the area. 

Read more on the International Community website

Also see their list of family friendly activities in the Aarhus area

Outdoors

Outdoor activities in and around Aarhus

There are numerous opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and gorgeous greenery of Aarhus.

On the UIC website you can see activities to do on land, by the coast and on the water

Sports and exercise

Sports and exercise, Campus Aarhus

The university has a number of offers to play sports socially and competitively, as well as its own gym, open for AU employees only. Off campus clubs and associations play an important role in Denmark. Many Danes are members of one or more sports or recreational clubs or associations.

Read more about Sports on the UIC website