About the Danish School of Education

The Danish School of Education is one of the three departments at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University.

The school offers a number of postgraduate programmes within the fields of preschool, compulsory schooling and lifelong learning.

The Danish School of Education (known in Denmark as DPU) constitutes Denmark's largest and strongest university environment for basic and applied research within the field of education and educational theory (pedagogics). With its 155 scholars and 90 PhD students, it constitutes one of the largest education research environments in Europe.

The research at the school has an international foundation and is built around strong scientific perspectives on educational theory regarding:

  • Didactics (subject-based and general didactics)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology

In addition, we conduct interdisciplinary research aimed at specific educational fields of inquiry, with daycare and schools playing the largest and most central roles.

The Danish School of Education offers advanced degree programmes with vocational relevance as well as high academic quality for university graduates, teachers, childcare professionals, nurses, and graduates with other professional Bachelor’s degrees.