The building of the university campus began in the 1930's, and to a large extent was financed by private donations. The uniform yellow brick buildings, designed by the local architects Kay Fisker, C.F. Møller and Povl Stegmann, are gathered in and around the picturesque University Park. The hills, ponds and old trees of the park provide a very atmospheric backdrop to academic work. (Click on the pictures for larger size.)
Currently the university has 35 000 students and 8500 staff, and its annual budget is 4,5 milliard DKK. Among its students were Queen Margrethe II, who studied political science and archaeology, and her son, crown prince Frederik, who got his MA here in political science.
I work at the Linguistics department in one of the old buildings at the northern edge of the park:
Our department in the evening:
My office, which I share with a young Polish linguist. My desk is the one in the foreground:
My 'roommate' Kamila:
The university's central building, with the Main Hall. Our building is right behind, on the right:
The Main Hall:
The view from my window, overlooking the University Park:
In the first picture: the University's logo. For further details on the history of Århus University see here.