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Clubs and associations for PhD's 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, etc.

University International Club

The Aarhus University International Club (UIC) provides a social and cultural meeting place and networking opportunity for international staff members, guest researchers, visitors and accompanying partners. The club was established in 1998 to welcome international staff members and their partners to the university and the city. Today it also includes internationally minded Danish staff members and their partners. Besides a semester programme of talks and events, the UIC also organises a UIC Book Club, UIC Nights’ Out and a UIC Playgroup.

Read more about University International Club


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. AUPA works politically and strategically to improve talent development across all four faculties—Arts, Health, Science and Technology, and Aarhus BSS.

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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

The AU Exercise Centre

The AU Exercise Centre is located on the Aarhus campus at Katrinebjergvej 89B. The centre has a full range of weightlifting equipment and exercise machines, a sauna, changing facilities and showers. The centre also offers exercise classes taught by instructors and physiotherapists, which are included in the membership fee. 

Read more about the AU Exercise Centre