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About the academies

The business academies offers academy profession programmes and further education related to regional areas of the country.

The eight business academies are independent institutions regulated by the Act on Academies of professional higher education. The eight business academies in Denmark are:

The organisation of the business academies is based on a vertical management structure with a board. The board has the general and strategic responsibility for the quality and development of programmes at the institution. The management of the institution also includes the responsibility for educational activities, efficiency and economy.

Aim and task of the institutions

The main aim of the business academies is to offer and develop higher education with a strong relation to practice, especially in the area of technical and mercantile educations. They are to ensure a broad geographic coverage of educational programmes throughout the country. 

The aim of the business academies is to offer academy profession programmes and continuing and further education and training in the region where the academy of professional higher education is located.

Besides academy profession programmes, a business academy can provide professional bachelor degree programmes in the area of technical and mercantile education.

Business academies maintain a function as regional knowledge institutions in close dialogue with regional stakeholders. These stakeholders could be companies or regional growth forums. Other collaborations could include institutions such as university colleges and universities. 

last modified Jun 12, 2020