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Clubs and associations for PhD students and researchers

Aarhus University is a dynamic workplace with a variety of clubs and associations.
Below you can read more about some of the university’s cross-faculty clubs and associations.

Individual faculties and departments/schools may also have their own staff clubs, PhD associations, film clubs, choirs, etc.

International Staff Office - Events and Activities

The International Staff Office (ISO) organises a wide range of events to help create a professional and social community for AU’s international staff and their accompanying families. Danish AU employees are also very welcome to attend ISO events, which include social gatherings, informative seminars, workshops and orientation sessions to help newly arrived employees settle in Aarhus and in Danish society more generally.

Read more about International Staff Office - Events and Activities


PhD and Postdoc Activity Group

The PhD and Postdoc Activity Group is a volunteer group primarily aimed at PhD students and postdocs. The group organises events such as bowling, wine tasting and visits to Tivoli. The main purpose of the group is to so­cialise, network and have a good time. Read more about current PhD and postdoc activiti­es by joining their group on Facebook: PhD and Postdoc Activity Group at Aarhus University or visit the PhD and Postdoc Activity Group website.


Aarhus University PhD Association (AUPA)

AUPA is the coordinating body for all PhD associations at Aarhus University. The association works politically and strategically to improve conditions for PhDs across the five faculties at Aarhus University. 

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The Junior Researcher Association

The Junior Researcher Association works to improve the working conditions for junior researchers. The aim is to achieve the best possible environment for Junior Researchers in order to make Aarhus University a more attractive place for postdoctoral training.  

Read more about the Junior Researcher Association

AU Motion Fitness Centre

The AU Motion Fitness Centre offers a wide range of modern cardio machines, machine weights, free weights and fitness training. AU Motion also offers a large program of exercise classes (including spinning, yoga and karate). Finally, you can benefit from guidance and instructions from physiotherapists, which are included in the membership fee. 

Read more about the AU Motion Fitness Centre