[lg policy] Denmark: Language policy for Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 23 20:26:38 UTC 2011

Language policy for Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University

Aarhus School of Business wants to be among the best business schools
in the world!

Aarhus School of Business wants to develop and transform knowledge and
ideas about growth, innovation and sustainability for the benefit of
students, companies, organisations and society.

To read the language policy in its entirety (pdf),click here.

Study programmes and students

It is essential that ASB graduates are able to conduct themselves in
an ever more globalised labour market. In the view of ASB, our
students must develop and strengthen their foreign language
proficiencies as well as their intercultural communication skills as
generic competences in the course of their studies at ASB. ASB thus
emphasises foreign languages and intercultural communication as an
interdisciplinary competency to be acquired as part of the study

Researchers and communicating research
It is an objective in the overall strategy of ASB to ensure that the
results of our research are published internationally and by the best
publishing houses and the best journals. In this context, it is
essential that the quality of the academic content is matched by a
similarly high quality of the written language (Danish and foreign

This must be seen in light of our desire to continue to attract the
most competent national and international researchers.

ASB's administration
The fundamental principle underlying the language policy is that ASB's
first language is Danish, and that English is our second language. ASB
is managed and administered in Danish, internationally and in relation
to the Danish authorities. However, ASB is at the same time obliged to
communicate in English with students and members of staff who do not
(yet) master Danish.

The overall objective of ASB's language policy is thus to be an
international university whose staff and students are able to conduct
themselves in the global labour market.


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