PhD Courses in Denmark

Introduction to University Teaching (IUT)

Centre for Educational Development


This is an introductory course to university teaching at AU.

The purpose is to make PhD students acquainted with requirements and expectations for teaching at AU, connected to the participants' own teaching practice. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the participants should be able to plan, prepare and evaluate their teaching in accordance with university expectations and requirements, including choosing relevant pedagogical strategies for student-centered learning.    

Content and format

The course includes the following topics and themes:

  • Teaching vs. learning 
  • Inclusion
  • Student-centered learning
  • Alignment
  • Taxonomies
  • Learning activities
  • Formative & summative assesment

The course starts online with individual and group activities.

The students meet face-to-face (F2F) in two classroom sessions. Between the two classroom sessions, the participants will continue working online individually and in groups.

The participants will work on improving their own teaching in relation to the topics and principles covered during the course.


The course will be held at:

  • Aarhus University, Aarhus (Spring and Fall)
  • Campus Emdrup (Spring)


  • Register for course: See up under Link
  • Before you sign up make sure that you can attend both the face-to-face classroom sessions and participate in the out-of-class activities. Attendance at both F2F classroom sessions is mandatory
  • Course sessions times: 9:00-14:00
  • Number of participants: Maximum 25
  • Refreshments: Morning coffee/tea, water, and rolls. Lunch, water, coffee/tea