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The University City

The aim is to create an attractive and vibrant university city with student life and activities around the clock – an open and inviting meeting place where the boundaries between city and institution, between student life and everyday life merge. Read about specific building and development projects in the University City on this page.

Facts and background information

The first hospital buildings on Nørrebrogade were built in 1893 by architect Thomas Arboe. In 1935, the architects C.F. Møller and Kay Fisker, who also designed the buildings in the University Park, won the contract to expand the hospital buildings.
In January 2016, Forskningsfondens Ejendomsselskab A/S (FEAS) purchased the hospital buildings on Nørrebrogade and leased them to AU.
In May 2019, FEAS officially took over the buildings and preparations began for AU to take up residency in the buildings. The expansion is part of a vision to develop the campus in Aarhus into an even more attractive and future-oriented research and study environment.

FEAS is a subsidiary of the Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF), which has supported the university’s gradual development of its campus in Aarhus since the company’s establishment in 1987. With FEAS’ purchase of these buildings, Aarhus University has been given the opportunity to create a new and more modern campus that together with the existing campus can bring the overall area to new heights.