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VIA Faculty of Continuing Education

VIA Faculty of Continuing Education offers skills development, adult learning as well as development projects. We train professionals for private companies and public organisations.

About the faculty

  • Profile

    We work with public and private companies on skills development for employees and managers. 

    Our faculty offers diploma programmes, tailor-made courses, project and consultancy work in areas such as health, education, social sciences and management. 

    We are a preferred educational partner in the Central Denmark Region with more than 20,000 yearly participants for our activities. 

    Matching the needs of employers 

    We work closely with employers to match their needs for professional development. Our courses and training are offered in Danish and English. 

    We develop and apply new knowledge

    We carry out research in a number of fields. Our goal is to help develop new solutions to the challenges facing public and private professions in Denmark and around the world. 

  • Facts

    We offer continuing education, courses, conferences and tailor-made programmes plus advisory services about skill development and organisational development.
    VIA Faculty of Continuing Education offers:
    • Continuing education
    • Courses, conferences and seminars
    • Projects and development activities
    • Consultancy on organisational development 

    We offer 36 diploma programmes and eight associate profession programmes in Danish. 

    Key figures 

    • Employees 175 
    • Full-time students: 1.811 
    • Students plus course-takers: 19,533 


    Dean of VIA Faculty of Continuing Education
    Louise Gade
    E: loug@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 00 00

  • Research and development

    We develop and share knowledge.

    We develop and share new knowledge with companies, institutions and public authorities in Denmark and abroad. 

    About 90% of our employees have research experience and we run a number of PhD projects, ensuring that our students get the most up-to-date knowledge. 

    We have the following center of applied research and development:


    Director of Research and Development
    Helle Munkholm Davidsen 
    T: +45 87 55 29 67
    E: hmda@via.dk 

    Project Support Office 

    The project support office provides professional support to identify, apply for and participate in externally funded research and development projects. 

    We assist the faculty with Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 among others. 

    The unit helps to strengthen the quantity and quality of VIA's research at a national and international level. 


    Director of Secretariat
    Mette Villekær
    T: +45 87 55 18 30
    E: meos@via.dk 

    Read more about VIA's research.

  • Academic partnerships

    We cooperate with international universities and companies on projects and staff exchange. 

    Our international partnerships strengthen the professional skill development at VIA and in our region. 

    We encourage faculty and staff to take professorships, study visits or ”job-shadowing” at foreign partner institutions. 

    International cooperation projects 

    We work closely with international partners, primarily in Europe, on projects within lifelong learning, evaluation and recognition of skills as well as e-learning and media. 

    We have regular exchanges with Ontario, Canada, to strengthen and develop our academic environment within primary school development. 

    We have a public/private partnership with Iris Connect, England, to strengthen our professional development in Denmark with the help of video-based observation methods. 

    Read more about VIA's academic partnerships.

  • Consultancy services

    We offer consultancy services in Denmark and abroad.

    VIA Continuing Education offers tailor-made courses and consultancy services for public and private companies. 

    Through a close cooperation between VIA faculty and professional practice, we stay on top of the latest developments in our field. 

    VIA is a preferred partner for continuing education in Denmark, with more than 20,000 annual participants. 

    We take care of our international guests

    For international participants, we offer complete course packages that include accommodation, social events and guided excursions in Denmark and Europe. 

    Read more about VIA's consultancy services and tailor-made courses.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us.

    VIA Faculty of Continuing Education
    Hedeager 2
    DK – 8200 Aarhus N
    T: +45 87 55 19 00
    E: evu@via.dk 

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    Dean of VIA Faculty of Continuing Education
    Louise Gade
    T: +45 87 55 00 00
    E: loug@via.dk 

    Director of Studies
    Mette Villekær
    T: +45 87 55 18 30
    E: meos@via.dk 

    Director of Research and Development
    Helle Munkholm Davidsen 
    T: +45 87 55 29 67
    E: hmda@via.dk