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Strategic partnerships and alliances

The Danish School of Education contributes to strategic partnerships and research alliances with a wide range of research institutions worldwide.

This also includes around 40 Erasmus+ Agreements with European universities, such as Universität Wien, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Universitat de Barcelona, Descartes University, Università di Bologna, University of Oslo, University of Helsinki, etc. It is possible to apply for both short visits and longer stays for staff and PhD students.

For more information contact international@edu.au.dk

International associations

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)

The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University is the Danish member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).The IEA is an independent, international umbrella organisation for national research institutions in more than 50 countries.


Beijing Normal University (BNU)

Beijing Normal University is consistently ranked as the top higher learning institution in mainland China. In addition to collaboration through the research network IALEI (now INEI), since 2013 the Danish School of Education has had a formal collaboration with emphasis on the development of joint research activities, including the exchange of faculty members and research staff. In addition, the ambition is to promote exchanges of PhD students.

Circle U.

Circle U. is a European University Alliance of nine partners. The alliance works to strengthen internationalization and create new connections between research, education and innovation. There are currently 41 alliances in Europe working towards a stronger European university sector.

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UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

University College London, Institute of Education (IOE) was founded in 1902, and for a number of years it has been ranked as the leading research institution within the field of education. The Danish School of Education and the IOE have a long history of intense collaboration and offer a joint degree in Lifelong Learning. Since 2012, this collaboration has been formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding, which emphasises the aim of the institutions to continue to develop strong collaboration in work-based learning, lifelong learning, citizenship education and university pedagogy. 

Exchanges of PhD students and staff are encouraged through an Erasmus+ Agreement.

Seoul National University (SNU)

Seoul National University (SNU) is widely considered to be the most prestigious university in Korea. The Danish School of Education has a long history of formalised collaboration with SNU’s College of Education, both within the ASEM and INEI (formerly IALEI) networks. The activities mentioned in the latest Letters of Intent (2015) include exchanges of professors, research staff and PhD students; and seeking and securing external research grants.