VIA University College

VIA University College was established in 2008 as a result of a number of mergers of institutions of higher education.

Danish university colleges are universities of applied sciences and offer the majority of the country’s professional bachelor degree programmes. VIA’s programmes combine research-based teaching with practical training in public and private companies.

Today, VIA is the largest of the country’s seven university colleges, covering the Central Denmark Region.

VIA has seven campuses in the Central Denmark Region and is headquartered in Aarhus.


  • 18,500 students, of which about 2,500 are international
  • 20,000 participants in continuing education
  • 2,000 faculty and staff
  • 18 research and development centres and programmes
  • Exchange of students and faculty
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Consultancy services and export of knowhow


AP Degree Programme in Marketing Management

AP Degree Programme in Building Techniques

AP degree in Design, Technology and Business

Bachelor Programme in Architectural Technology and Construction Management

Bachelor Programme in Value Chain Management

Bachelor Programme in Information Technology Engineering

Bachelor Programme in Global Business Engineering

Bachelor Programme in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor Programme in Civil Engineering

Bachelor Programme in International Sales and Marketing

Bachelor Programme in Supply Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Product Design

BA Top-Up Degree in International Sales and Marketing

BA Top-Up Degree in Design and Business

Our name

VIA is not an abbreviation. It’s Latin meaning is “by way of”. We see VIA as a station on life’s journey, where students learn and grow before travelling on as professionals ready to contribute to society and make a difference. .

Research and collaboration

In 2013, the Danish university colleges gained official status as research institutions. We follow the same scientific standards as traditional universities but focus on applied research.

Our goal is that by 2020, 30 percent of our employees will hold a PhD. Already, most students gain experience with research, innovation and development during their studies.

We take particular pride in our close collaboration with professional practice. As a result, the knowledge we produce helps solve real challenges for public and private organisations – in Denmark and internationally.

As Denmark’s largest university of applied sciences, we are an internationally oriented institution of higher education and help develop the future of public and private professions.