International Evaluation of Graduate Schools at Aarhus University

During spring 2015, the four graduate schools at Aarhus University have been evaluated by international panels. As part of the international evaluation the evaluators were asked to “…comment and advice on the organisation of the graduate school and its PhD programmes” and to “…give recommendation to actions, which can contribute to the further development of the PhD programmes”. The panel received material documenting the organization and performance of the Graduate School, including a self-evaluation report. An on-site visit took place during which the panel met with PhD students, representatives of the PhD Association, supervisors, Program Chairs, Faculty Management Team, and the Head of the Graduate School. The main conclusions of the evaluation reports were:

  •  that the PhD degree programmes at AU are at a high international level
  •  that graduates from the PhD degree programmes at AU get good jobs
  •  that PhD students at AU publish at a high international level
  • that the PhD programmes should continue to focus on recruitment of International PhD students

You can read the four international evaluation reports by clicking the links below:

International Evaluation of the Graduate School of Arts

International Evaluation of the Graduate School of Aarhus BSS

International Evaluation of the Graduate School of Health Sciences

International Evaluation of the Graduate School of Science and Technology


The Ministry of Higher Education and Science has composed an inspection report concerning the PhD schools execution of the compulsury international evaluations. You can read the report by clicking the link below:

International evaluations of PhD Schools (only in Danish)