Dean receives the Order of Dannebrog

Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at VIA University College, Aase Lydiksen
Aase Lydiksen, dean of VIA’s Faculty of Health Sciences.
The Danish Queen has awarded Aase Lydiksen, dean of VIA’s Faculty of Health Sciences, the prestigious Order of Dannebrog.

Dean of VIA Faculty of Health Sciences, Aase Lydiksen, has received the Order of Dannebrog (Ridder af Dannebrogordenen). The order is awarded by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe to “faithful service to the Danish state”. 

Aase Lydiksen receives the order on the basis of her work to develop the healthcare professions through high-quality educational programmes. 

"I am deeply grateful for the appointment, and I look forward to meeting Her Majesty at Christiansborg in September," says Aase Lydiksen. 

Since 2007, Aase Lydiksen has been director of VIA's degree programmes in nursing as well as VIA's activities in research, innovation and internationalization. Today, she is dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and a member of VIA's executive board. 

A health care system in transition

Aase Lydiksen continuously works to ensure that VIA's educational programmes are of the highest quality. 

"Healthcare is changing. More tasks are handled outside of hospitals. At the same time, more people live longer – and suffer from chronic disease. As a result, graduates in nursing, physiotherapy and medical laboratory technology, among others, need skills that match these challenges, "says Aase Lydiksen. 

Among those skills are innovation, cross-disciplinary cooperation and the use of health and welfare technologies. 

18 years in healthcare leadership

A nurse by training, Aase Lydiksen has spent 18 years in healthcare management and education. 

From 1997 to 2007, she was the director of nursing programmes in the cities of Viborg, Thisted and Holstebro. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at Silkeborg Central Hospital and as a lecturer at the Department of Nursing in Silkeborg. 

Aase Lydiksen has a master’s degree in Nursing (cand.cur) and a nursing diploma in educational training from Aarhus University. In addition, she is an assistant professor at Deakin University in Australia. 

Aase Lydiksen is currently taking a master's degree in public management. 

The 58-year-old dean lives in Silkeborg with her husband. She has two adult children. 

For more information please contact

Aase Lydiksen
T: +45 87 55 29 60
E: aal@via.dk

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