The methods and values underlying Danish pedagogy and education have been developed over more than a century within the framework of the Danish welfare state and culture.
VIA is Denmark’s largest educator of teachers and social educators. Our candidates work in primary and secondary schools as well as nurseries, day care centres, pre-schools, afterschool clubs and 24-hour service institutions.
We prepare students to work in welfare professions and with the weakest groups in society.
We develop and use new knowledge
Our faculty has four centres centres and a list of research programmes. Here, we develop and disseminate new knowledge for the benefit of professionals and educational programmes.
Our research focuses on the practice of professional. We work closely with public institutions, universities and other research institutions.
We cooperate with other programmes in VIA to teach our students how to work in interprofessional environments. Cooperation with other professions is important in order to support quality and innovation in welfare services.
We strive to have a global perspective on education.
We exchange teachers and students with international partners and have a large international network.
We prioritise international research and development.
Furthermore, we offer consultancy services and skills training to support clients and partners in developing staff and manage institutional change.