Why choose Aarhus

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Your Rainbow Panorama, Photo: ARoS Willy Grauby, Visit Aarhus

Aarhus is the fastest-growing city in Denmark with plenty of exciting career opportunities.

In Aarhus you have easy access to beautiful nature, an exciting culture and city life as well as a safe environment for children - a great place for the whole family


Innovative and international

Aarhus is home to the youngest population in Denmark: One citizen in five is a student at one of the city’s numerous education institutions. This imbues the city with strong drive and extraordinary vitality. The University is located in the heart of the city, and fully 33% of the local residents have completed a course of higher education, making Aarhus the city with the best-educated population in Denmark. 

Home to an international container port and some of the world’s leading companies, Aarhus is prominently positioned on the international map of attractive places to work.

No less than 87% of Denmark’s total turnover in the field of wind energy is generated in the Aarhus region. In addition, an impressive 20,000 IT jobs within a radius of 10 km make Aarhus a veritable hotbed of IT innovation. Creativity flourishes in Aarhus as well, with 492 design-related enterprises and 330 firms of architects based in the city

Highly professional services

The city has an overall aim of supporting the internationalisation in Aarhus and a range of services provide expert multilingual advice and support for internationals. International Citizen Service offers a one-stop shop to start life in Denmark, and the university offers a Getting Started in Denmark event to help all international staff with settling down in Denmark. 

The municipality supports internationals with English portals, service functions in English, information materials in English and in general a strong focus on services in English.

Big city feel but in walking distance

Aarhus has everything you need within a surprisingly small area: exciting national and international jobs, delightful residential areas, a rich cultural life, and beautiful surrounding landscape of woods and coastline that make Aarhus a wonderful place to live and work.

Everywhere in Aarhus, you can feel the pulse-beat of a big city. The student culture, the entertainment, the shopping, the attractions and sights, and the wide selection of places to eat provide excitement and pleasure by day and by night - all year round. The promenade along the Aarhus Å (river) is packed with cafés, and in the "Latin Quarter”, you find a range of unique shops. Aarhus is just the right size: a vibrant city, yet full of intimacy

Surrounded by forests, parks and sea

On top of all this, Aarhus is surrounded by a beautiful landscape. The city has many wonderful green areas and is surrounded by sandy beaches and woods, which makes it perfect for pleasant and easy trips into the beautiful surrounding landscape

Aarhus Ø, Photo: RUNI Photopop, Visit Aarhus
MOMU - Moesgaard Museum, Photo: AU Photo, Maria Randima
Risskov Aarhus, Photo: RUNI Photopop, Visit Aarhus