Dale T. Mortensen Building
Aarhus University is working to strengthen its position as a leading international university.
As a link in this process, the Dale T. Mortensen Building has been made the central hub
for all international and PhD activities as of 1 February 2011.
The building, which is named after Aarhus University’s 2010 Nobel Laureate in Economic
Sciences, will help the university reach a number of the goals set out in its internationalisation
strategy. For example, the new building will allow AU to offer an even more professional reception
service for the increasing number of students and researchers coming to Aarhus University from
For many international employees and students, the Dale T. Mortensen Building will become
their point of access to Aarhus University – both when it comes to practical aspects such as
accommodation and introductory courses, as well as in connection with international seminars
As described in the university’s 2009–2013 internationalisation strategy, Aarhus University
aspires to create a dynamic academic and social environment for young research talent .
The Dale T. Mortensen Building is an important step in that direction.
The PhD House
In addition, the facility offers a professional and social meeting place for PhD students from
Denmark and abroad. The new PhD House includes conference facilities for PhD courses in
transferable skills and a café where young Aarhus University researchers and international
scholars can meet to exchange ideas and socialise.
The building also contains the IC Dormitory, which offers introductory housing for newly arrived
PhD students from abroad. This affordable, conveniently located accommodation will help make
AU even more attractive to international researcher talent.
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