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The Department of Mathematics opens a new English-language bachelor’s degree in Data Science

From 2025, the new degree in Data Science will attract international students to the Department of Mathematics and help fill the significant need the business community has for IT specialists.

”We are very excited that the minister has approved the opening of an English-language Bachelor’s program in Data Science. There is an incredible demand from the business community for students with Data Science skills, which we keenly feel in our existing Danish-language program in Data Science. By now being able to admit international students, we are in a much better position to meet the surrounding society’s demand for Data Science graduates."

– Jacob Schach Møller, Head of the Department of Mathematics

The business community welcomes three new IT programmes

In addition to a new English-language program in Data Science, Minister for Higher Education and Science Christina Egelund has approved two other English-language IT programs, bringing the total number of approved new programs at Aarhus University to three: Data Science, Computer Science, and IT Product Development. The news was welcomed in the business sector, including at Bankdata, which is constructing a new headquarters with space for 600 employees in Lisbjerg near Aarhus.

“We already have many IT graduates from Aarhus University working for us, but we need many more. We could actually hire entire year groups from the Department of computer Science if we were the only one’s vying for them. So we’re delighted to hear that even more international students will be able to attend AU. You can safely say that it’s be a godsend,”

says Esben Kolind Laustrup, CEO of Bankdata.

The City of Aarhus is working to attract more international IT talents to the city, and the news about the three new IT programmes was also welcomed by the mayor’s office.

“In Aarhus, the hunt for international talents to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our time is more important than ever. IT skills, e.g. in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, are in huge demand from companies looking to improve their competitiveness and to grow. Aarhus looks forward to welcoming the many new international students,”

says Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard.

The first students on the new degree programmes will start in the summer of 2025.