Aarhus University is a prestigious research university located in Aarhus, Denmark. Founded in 1928, it is Denmark's second oldest university and the largest, with a total of 44,500 enrolled students as of 1 January 2013, after a merger with Aarhus School of Engineering. In most prestigious ranking lists of the world's best universities, Aarhus University is placed in the top 100. The university belongs to the Coimbra Group of European universities.
The business school within Aarhus University, called Aarhus BSS, holds the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) Equisaccreditation, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This makes the business school of Aarhus University one of the few in the world to have the so-called Triple Crown accreditations.
Denmark's first professor of sociology was a member of the faculty of Aarhus University (Theodor Geiger, from 1938–1952), and in 1997 Professor Jens Christian Skou received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the sodium-potassium pump. In 2010, Dale T. Mortensen, a Niels Bohr Visiting Professor at Aarhus University, received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciencestogether with his colleagues Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides.