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Life in Denmark and Aarhus

Welcome to Denmark – one of the happiest countries in the world. We hope you will be happy here too. Get the information you need to start your new life in Denmark.


You may have heard of the famous Danish concept of hygge. Hygge is about creating a warm, informal atmosphere and enjoying life’s simple pleasures with family and friends.

For Danes, hygge really is a way of life. There are many bars, cafes and restaurants here in Aarhus where you can experience hygge for yourself. And you will find that AU is an informal, welcoming place to work where people call each other by their first names.

Just as importantly, Denmark is safe and secure, with a low crime rate. Social trust is high, which is one of the major reasons Denmark consistently ranks among the happiest countries in the world.