Congress Venue:

Aarhus BSS

Aarhus University, Denmark


Where

The 20th Annual Euprera Congress will be held at:

Aarhus BSS,
Aarhus University

Fuglesangsallé 4
8210 Aarhus V
Denmark

on 27-29 September 2018.

How to find it:


About Aarhus and Aarhus BSS

Youthful energy and a living history

Denmark is one of the world's leading destinations for international meetings. In the heart of Jutland, situated on the Eastern coast, you will find Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city with a population of approximately 315,000 inhabitants in the city and 1.2 million inhabitants in the greater Aarhus Area. The vibrant mix of youthful energy and a living history is what makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat where everything is within easy walking distance. (Lars Kruse, AU Foto)

Fairy-tale city

Aarhus is home to award-winning modern architectural works as well as old historical landmarks, all blended together to form a cosy-yet-modern urban atmosphere. The ARoS Art Museum is particularly recognized for the museum’s exceptional architectural structure as well as for its art collections. Aarhus also has its own rainbow, which overhangs the city all year round. It sounds like a fairy-tale city, doesn’t it? (Lars Kruse, AU Foto)

Great city oases

Aarhus is surrounded by forests, beaches and water – all within walking distance. In the heart of the city, you will find parks and green oases everywhere, which are perfect spots for quiet relaxation. The Greenhouses in the Botanical Garden, Marselisborg Memorial Park, the University Park, or the Town Hall Park are just a few of the great city oases. (Lars Kruse, AU Foto)

Aarhus BSS

Aarhus BSS is a broad business school and one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. The school is home to six academic departments, all internationally recognised for their quality of educational and research activities, as well as a large number of internationally recognised research centres. The school holds the distinguished AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations. (Jesper Rais, AU Foto)


Visitors information

More about Aarhus

Aarhus Ø. Photo: Kim Wyon
ARoS - Your Rainbow Panorama
Aarhus - Sculptures by the Sea
Restaurant Gastromé
Aarhus - by activities by the harbor
Concert Hall Aarhus
Outdoor activities in Aarhus
Cafes in Aarhus
Aarhus - Rent a bike

 

Meet with Aarhus – The City of Smiles
Denmark is one of the world's leading destinations for international meetings. In the heart of Jutland, situated on the Eastern coast, you will find Aarhus, Denmark's second largest city with a population of approximately  340.000 inhabitants in the inner city and 1.3 million inhabitants in the greater Aarhus Area. The past few years Aarhus has become more popular as a host city for international scientific congresses in various sizes and Aarhus is now among top 75 destinations in the world on the International association meetings scale (International Congress and Convention Association’s “ICCA”.) Aarhus is often called The City of Smiles, and we are proud of this nickname. The ambience is unpretentious, easy-going, fresh, optimistic, ambitious and buzzing with life - a city on the move.

Being a university city, Aarhus is the youngest in Denmark measured by average age, but historically one of the oldest. The city was founded in the Viking age as an open trading station at the mouth of the river. The vibrant mix of youthful energy and a living history is what makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat where everything is within easy walking distance.

Built by the Vikings
More than 1200 years ago the Vikings founded Aarhus that was then named Aros. Some of the great battles of Viking history took place in the Aarhus bay and back then the Viking ships sailed all the way up the Aarhus canal. Since then the Aarhus canal has been closed and turned into a boulevard however in recent years, the area has been re-opened and the canal is once again visible and a central nerve running through the city of Aarhus. Today, the café environment along the canal is one of the most popular gathering places, and acts as a magnet on the city's residents and guests.

Historic Latin Quarter
The oldest part of town with its narrow, cobblestoned streets oozes with a creative and trendy atmosphere in cosy backyards and little, charming shops with squeaky wooden floors. The vibrant and cosy atmosphere of the Latin Quarter is often compared to the one you find in Paris. The perfect mix of artisans’ workshops, coffee shops, specialist shops and cafés and restaurants with appetizing menus completes the characteristic ambience of the Latin Quarter and offers the perfect setting for a cosy break.

An active city by the sea
Aarhus is surrounded by forests, beaches and water – all within walking distance. In the heart of the city, you will find parks and green oases everywhere, which are perfect spots for quiet relaxation. The Greenhouses in the Botanical Garden, Marselisborg Memorial Park, the University Park, or the Town Hall Park are just a few of the great city oases, which are definitely worth a visit, and where the people of Aarhus go to relax as well.

Aarhus’ location by the sea and forest areas opens up a wide range of possibilities for an active lifestyle. Easy access to bike paths, running paths, outdoor gyms, and all sorts of water sports makes it obvious that there is a very active pulse in Aarhus. Within the past few years, Aarhus’ new quarter, Aarhus Ø, has seen the light of day on the harbour waterfront, and this modern part of town is rapidly expanding. Urban art, urban gardens, beach bar, beach volleyball, basketball courts, and a lounge area are just some of the initiatives that characterize the hip and unique atmosphere in the Aarhus Ø quarter. During the summer, the people of Aarhus head for the water and visit the beaches surrounding the city, for instance The Harbor Bath, Ballehage or The Permanent, the marinas or the sea swimming lane North of Aarhus Ø.

Modern architecture
A mix of old, historic buildings and modern architecture characterizes Aarhus, which is undergoing a rapid development right now. Building projects worth more than 4 billion Euros are underway, creating among other things Northern Europe's biggest hospital and the new harbor quarter, Aarhus Ø, with room for 7000 new Aarhusians.

Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, are the masterminds behind parts of Aarhus Ø, rethinking urban space and landscape. Especially Aarhus Ø is an architectural playground with modern structures rising from the ground, and despite its young age, the distinctive “Iceberg” is already a city icon. The Moesgaard Museum designed by Henning Larsen Architects is also truly an architectonic attraction in its own right.

Historically, particularly architect Hack Kampmann has left his architectonic mark on the city in the form of historic buildings central to the tale of Aarhus. Town hall, which was designed by the Danish design icon Arne Jacobsen, has been one of the city’s famous landmarks ever since.

Restaurant and café scene in Aarhus
You will find many cosy and great cafés in the old charming streets and along the atmosphere-filled strip along the Aarhus canal also known as “Vadestedet”. At the core of Aarhus, you will also find specialist shops, freshly baked bread from organic bakeries, gourmet take-away places, new Nordic “smørrebrød” and café burgers. The area around the Latin Quarter and Mejlgade is known for its hip urban environment and the area’s green initiatives. Here, take-away places and new restaurants frequently shoot up. Here you will find a modern luxury version of the traditional Danish grill bar where you can grab a gourmet hot dog or hand-cut chips with homemade mayonnaise. The atmosphere is informal and the prices are reasonable.

What truly makes the restaurant and café scene unique in Aarhus, is the vibrant, informal and charming atmosphere. 

Aarhus –a Michelin city
The gastronomic standards are high and the city’s creative gourmet chefs never compromise on quality. With  four Michelin restaurants, Aarhus  is in the prestigious company of the world’s gastronomic elite. 2015 was the first year in which the Guide Michelin Nordic Cities awarded Michelin stars to restaurants in a Danish city outside Copenhagen, making Aarhus a Michelin city.
 
The multiplicity of the city is one of the reasons why Aarhus is awarded two stars in the acclaimed and renowned Michelin Travel Guide. The guide also awards stars to exceptional attractions, churches and hotels – and Aarhus has its impressive share of stars in those categories as well. The Old Town is awarded all of three stars in the guide, which refers to the popular attraction as one of Denmark’s most beautiful open-air museums. The ARoS Art Museum receives two stars in the guide and is particularly recognized for the museum’s exceptional architectural structure as well as for its art collections. The Moesgaard Museum is awarded two stars as well for its unique focus on and illustration of Danish history. Several hotels in Aarhus receive mention in the guide and thereby contribute to making Aarhus a star-studded experience.

The city of opportunities
Aarhus is a city undergoing rapid development, expanding in size as well as importance - a city which high ambitions and many opportunities are also appreciated and awarded in the rest of the world. In 2017 the city was internationally known and recognized as a “must-visit” destination by power-house publications such as Vogue, Lonely Planet, CNN and National Geographic. As European Capital of Culture also in 2017, the Danish city of Aarhus offered its visitors a spectacular programme stretching across the breadth of culture, sports, gastronomy, events and exhibitions during the entire year.

The theme for Aarhus2017 was RETHINK. However, RETHINK was not only a theme but also a mindset – a mindset that still is incorporated in the DNA of Aarhus living today. The European Capital of Culture was a free space to experiment and rethink the way we live. RETHINK means that we build on what currently exists, while also exploring whether and how things could be done differently in more innovative and alternative solutions. As European Capital of Culture in 2017 the growth, good vibes and cultural events in Aarhus reached a new high, making 2018 another eventful year to come. In 2018, Aarhus is “The European Volunteer Capital”, and the city has recently been recognized as European Region of Gastronomy.

Aarhus by bike
The people of Aarhus love their bikes! The bike is a means of transportation that is good for you, it supports a sustainable environment, and it helps to reduce traffic congestion in the city. Aarhus is a fabulous bike city, and it is an ambition for the city that more and more of its residents will use their bikes as their main means of transportation. Creative methods have been used to ensure a safe and easy passage of the city center for cyclists, such as turning one of the oldest streets in the city, Mejlgade, into a bicycle street. Around town you will find a system of self-service city bikes available for a symbolic deposit. Read more about the city bikes here (https://www.donkey.bike/cities/bike-rental-aarhus/

Among the places you need to visit while in Aarhus
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
The Old Town - A Danish Open Air Museum
MOMU - Moesgaard Museum

For more information on attractions in Aarhus go to www.visitaarhus.com/ln-int/Node/29745

About Aarhus University

Aarhus University in brief

Aarhus University is a world-class university with an international reputation for excellent research, outstanding research-based degree programmes and value-adding cooperation with both private businesses and public government agencies and institutions. Established in 1928, Aarhus University has developed rapidly, and is now a major Danish university with a strong national and international reputation across the entire research spectrum. Aarhus University is committed to close collaboration with business and industry, and takes pride in its contributions to the development and welfare of society. Aarhus University consists of four faculties:

·         Faculty of Arts (the humanities, theology and education)

·         Aarhus BSS (business and social sciences)

·         Faculty of Health

·         Faculty of Science and Technology

The university has a total of 28 departments/schools and more than 30 internationally recognised research centres, including 14 basic research centres which are funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. The university receives one fourth of total government research grants.

Nearly half of the university’s 39,000 students are enrolled at Master’s degree or PhD level. Ten per cent of these are international students representing more than 100 nationalities. Aarhus University has approximately 8,000 academic and administrative staff members.

One of the world’s leading research institutions

Research is the foundation for all of Aarhus University's activities. This is not least true for the university's most important task: to educate students and impart new knowledge and insight to them through research-based degree programmes. In the eyes of the university, graduates are the most important bearers of the university's knowledge. At the same time, the university encourages students, graduates and not least researchers to assume a responsibility for bringing their knowledge into play.

The quality of Aarhus University’s research activities is internationally recognised results, and its research programmes are  among the world elite.  During the last ten years, the university has firmly established its position in the top 100 on the leading rankings of the world’s universities, and two researchers from Aarhus University have received Nobel Prizes within their fields.

Award-winning campus

 Its distinctive yellow brick buildings, designed by renowned architect C.F. Møller, provide an inspiring framework for the university’s academic and social life, set in the hills and tranquil lakes of the University Park, which is enjoyed by employees, students and the people of the city alike. The buildings of Aarhus University and the University Park are registered in the Ministry of Culture’s cultural canon (published 2007), which includes a list of the twelve most significant architectural icons in Denmark.
Aarhus University’s main campus is located in the heart of Aarhus near the historic city centre. In addition to the large campus in Aarhus, the university has 15 other locations, including three unique research stations in Greenland.

Over the coming decade, Aarhus University will expand the main campus in Aarhus. The university has acquired the buildings of the former municipal hospital in Nørrebrogade and will gradually be moving parts of the university into the area. The area is located just opposite the University Park, which gives the university a unique opportunity to consolidate and strengthen a number of educational and research activities.

Getting to Aarhus and Aarhus University

By air:

Travelling to/from Aarhus airport

The Aarhus airport Tirstrup is located 40 km north of the city and offers direct international flights to Gothenburg, Helsinki, London (Stansted), Oslo and Stockholm. Please visit their website for information on flight arrival/departure times.

There is an airport shuttle bus from Aarhus airport with frequent departures (every 20 minutes after each flight arrival with departures from just outside the main entrance). The fare is about DKK 100 and it takes about 50 minutes to reach downtown Aarhus. The bus stops at the Aarhus University campus (at Nobelparken). Click on link below for more information on airport bus information or call (+45) 8612 8622.

Bus fare can be paid cash (DKK, NOK, SEK, USD, GBP, EUR). The following credit cards are also accepted on the Airport bus: Dankort, VISA, MasterCard or JCB. 

There are direct flights between Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup and Copenhagen International Airport with many daily departures on weekdays and some departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals.

Aarhus airport Tirstrup
Airport bus information
Copenhagen International Airport

Travelling to/from Billund airport

Billund airport is located 100 km south of Arhus and has direct international flight connections to many European destinations, including Barcelona (Girona), Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Rome, and Stavanger. Please visit the airport website for more information on arrivals and departures.

There is an airport shuttle bus between Aarhus and Billund airport with several daily departures – please click airport link down below to find more information. The travel time from Billund Airport to downtown Aarhus is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tickets are sold on the bus for about 140 DKK. The following credit cards are also accepted on the Airport bus: Dankort, VISA, MasterCard, Visa Electron, V Pay, China Union Pay, American Express or JCB. 

Billund airport

Travelling to/from Copenhagen airport

Please visit the website for more information on arrivals and departures by plane. For connecting trains to Aarhus, please click DSB-link down below . Copenhagen airport is connected to Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup with many daily departures on weekdays and some departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals. Copenhagen airport has direct flight connections to a large number of international destinations.

Copenhagen airport
DSB
Aarhus airport Tirstrup

By train:

Aarhus lies at one of the most important railway junctions in Denmark. There are hourly departures to the north, south and west. From Southern and Central Europe, the connections are via Hamburg/Flensburg. Travel time from Hamburg to Aarhus is approximately five hours. From Eastern European countries train connections to Aarhus go via Poland and Copenhagen. Aarhus has hourly services to and from Copenhagen. The opening of the Tunnel under the Great Belt has shortened the journey by one hour, so now the trip takes three and a half hours. There are several daily connections to Sweden, Germany and the rest of Europe.

Please visit DSB or DSB Journey planner to find all your connection route options.

Trains bound for Aarhus railway station leave Copenhagen Airport hourly. The price is about DKK 410 for a one-way ticket (including seat reservation). To buy a ticket at the Copenhagen airport, you should go to the DSB Ticket Sales booth in Terminal 3 just above a rolling sidewalk which takes you down to the train.

By ferry:

Check the Molslinjen website for current timetables for ferries to Zealand (Aarhus-Odden).

By car:

Aarhus has direct connections to the great European network of motorways, making it easy to get to most European cities. Hamburg can be reached within roughly four hours. There are also excellent roads to most places in Denmark. For more information, please check location on the map

By taxi:

Individual taxi services are available - approx. DKK 600 from Aarhus Airport to Aarhus and DKK 1500 from Billund Airport to Aarhus.

Getting around in Aarhus

In Aarhus we say that everything is within walking distance and when you arrive to the city it is obvious to see why. If you arrive at the train station it is only a few minutes’ walk before arriving at your hotel or conference venue. From here, within minutes, you have the opportunity to experience a vibrant city life with restaurants, shopping, museums and cultural experiences - just waiting for you to explore.

By walking:

The entire city is clean, compact and well-organised, which makes walking an excellent and enjoyable way to get around.

To walk from the centre of the city to the university takes approximately 30 minutes.

By taxi:

To book a taxi, please call this telephone number (+45) 8948 4848 or ask your hotel receptionist. There is also a taxi stand right outside the main exit of the train station and conveniently located taxi stands all over the city.

By bus:

Midttrafik, the municipal bus company, runs the yellow buses in the city. The bus route number is indicated at the front and the back of the bus and the destination is displayed at the front and above the rear door. Aarhus is the only city in Denmark where passengers enter through the back door and exit through the front. Every bus is equipped with a ticket machine and a validation machine at the back of the bus. You can purchase single and multi-ride tickets.

Bus tickets for travel within the city limits (Municipality of Aarhus limits) cost 20 DKK. Ten-ride tickets are also available which vary in price depending on how far you want to go. Please check the Midttrafik website for more information on busses and city links.

By Letbanen

Getting around in Aarhus is also easy with Denmark’s first light rail, Letbanen, operated by the company Midttrafik. Stops are located throughout Aarhus, making it easy to experience the city. The area around the Central Station and Dokk1 is the main junction point. Tickets for travel within the city limits (Municipality of Aarhus limits) cost 20 DKK. Remember to buy your ticket before entering Letbanen because you cannot buy tickets in the light rail train.

By cycling:

Denmark is an ideal country for cycling. There are not many (very) steep hills and there are many safe cycling paths. Urban conditions for cyclists are one of the best in the world and constantly being improved. Look out for the special cyclists’ routes (cykelruter) and cycle paths (cykelstier).

Rent a bike

Free transport with AarhusCARD

If you consider experiencing some of the many recommended museums, attractions and activities while staying in Aarhus, an AarhusCARD may be an affordable solution. Besides giving you free admission to more than 25 museums, attractions and activities in and around Aarhus and discount on shopping, AarhusCARD also gives you free transport by the light rail, Letbanen, and busses all over Aarhus and the entire Central Denmark Region – including the airport shuttle to Billund and Aarhus Airport.

Read more about the AarhusCARD here.

Practical Information

Banks and currency Exchange

Bank and exchange offices are located in the city centre close to the hotels. The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone. While some shops do accept euros, we recommend that you exchange to the local currency. Most shops also accept major credit cards.

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10.00-16.00
Thursday: 10.00-17.30
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Currency exchange at Forex
The exchange rates are better and you do not pay a fee when buying foreign currency at Forex.
Address: Forex, Banegårdspladsen 20, 8000 Aarhus C, (+45) 8680 0340.

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10.00-18.00
Saturday: 10.00-15.00

Credit card/cash points
Cash points accepting major credit cards are conveniently located all over the city.

Emergency phone numbers

(+45 only when calling from outside Denmark)

Police, fire, ambulance (+45) 112
Falck rescue services (+45) 70 10 20 30
Police (+45) 87 31 14 48

Emergency room at Aarhus Hospital, Skejby (+45) 70 11 31 31. Always remember to call in beforehand, Address: Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 161, Entrance 33, 8200 Aarhus N

Doctor, outside normal working hours (16-08) - Lægevagten (+45) 70 11 31 31. Always remember to call in beforehand, Address: Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 161, Entrance 33, 8200 Aarhus N

Dentist, outside normal working hours: Valdemarsgade 1 D, stuen th., 8000 Aarhus C (+45) 40 51 51 62. Opening hours are Friday 18-21 and Saturday/Sunday 10-13.

Chemists, outside normal hours: Aarhus Løve Apotek, Store Torv 5, 8000 Aarhus C (+45) 86 12 00 22. Opening hours 06-24.

Voltage

Electricity in Denmark is 230V AC. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

Postal service

The nearest post office is a 10-20-minute walk from the university (located at Storcenter Nord, Finlandsgade 17, DK-8200 Aarhus N). 

Opening hours:
08.00-21.00

Shopping

Shops in Aarhus are usually open from Monday to Friday, from 10.00-17.30 (Saturdays 10.00-14.00). Supermarkets and department stores are open till 19.00 on weekdays and some are closed on Sundays.
Most shops accept all major credit cards.

Dining out in Aarhus and tipping

Most restaurants in Aarhus are open from 11.30 until midnight. However, hot meals are not normally served after 22.00. Gratuities are automatically included in the bills for service, meals etc. Tipping is optional.