Herning is a centre for fashion and lifestyle

Campus Herning is home to VIA Design, the largest design and business academy in Scandinavia within the furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors. More than 1400 students participate in a vocational or higher education here.

About Campus Herning

  • Facts

    Campus Herning has great facilities for you to use. There is a distinct international environment, with students from all over the world. 
  • Facilities

    Campus Herning has great facilities. Students from all over the world make the environment very international. 


    The name of our canteen is "LunchBox". It serves food with organic ingredients and offers a large salad bar every day along with homemade soups and delicious dishes. The food is available at student-friendly prices.  


    Our Campus has a wide range of workshops based on the latest technology. You will for example have access to a material laboratory, dye-works, knitting workshop and sewing machines.  

    The Boutique 

    In our Boutique, you can buy or order everything you need for your projects and assignments as well as academic books.  

    The Boutique offers everything from Pantone ink, design rulers, sewing articles to office supplies and much more. Our extensive network of Danish and international suppliers makes it possible to obtain special materials at student-friendly prices. 


    Thanks to our close cooperation with Dansk Fashion & Textile (DMT), their TrendStudio (trend library) just across the street is open to our students.

    The European fashion magazines and leading trend agencies (Kjaer Global, Promostyl, Trend Union and others) that students have access to at the studio are great sources of inspiration for course and project assignments. 

    The TrendStudio has inspiration material for coming seasons in both womenswear and menswear, childrenswear, lingerie and accessories, etc.  

    Career Service Centre

    The primary task of Career Service Centre is to establish and strengthen cooperation between VIA students and businesses in a wide range of industries.

    Read more about Career Service Centre.


    Students have free access to the library service at Birk Centerpark. The library is located at the Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH), Aarhus University, Birk Centerpark 15 right next to the school.  
    Here you can search for information in books, article databases, statistical databases and much more. You can find the library's online service and opening hours at hihb.au.dk


    At our Boutique, you can order books about the fashion and lifestyle industry. You can buy other relevant books for your course programmes at the Birk student bookshop located at Aarhus University. 

  • Activities

    A number of activities are available at Campus Herning, and students are free to join in as often as they like. We offer different activities each semester. 

    We offer a number of activities where you can get to know your fellow students. 

    • Introduction programme – Every year we welcome our new students with an introduction programme 
    • Family Dinners – Have dinner with a Danish family. This concept is a great way to get to know the Danish family culture and make new contacts outside school. 
    • "LÆR DANSK" – A team of language centres offers Danish lessons. Learn to speak and write together with other international students. 
    • Joint party committee - Help plan and arrange joint parties at VIA Design and BTECH.  

    With your student ID card, you have access to the Campus outside normal teaching hours.

  • VIA Student Incubator

    VIA students learn to develop and implement new ideas and projects. 

    At VIA Student Incubator, students work with innovation and entrepreneurship. They learn to develop and generate new ideas and projects.

    This may be the student’s own ideas or external projects carried out in co-operation with local institutions and companies, municipalities or regions.  

    Coaching and advisory services offered 

    We offer coaching and professional advisory services to students. A mentor programme brings in experienced entrepreneurs to share advice and input.  

    Office space

    Students can get access to office space together with other entrepreneurs. 


    Thomas Østergaard
    T:  +45 30 62 86 70
    E: thos@via.dk

    Read more about VIA Student Incubator

  • Housing

    As a student at VIA in Herning, you can find housing at a variety of price ranges.

    Go to our housing page to read more about the specific options in Herning.

  • Transportation

    There are many ways to get to Campus Herning, and the parking conditions are good. 

    There is fee-free parking on Campus Herning, but you will have to get a parking permit. 

    Send an e-mail to design.parkering@via.dk with your name and the car’s registration number. 

    Your car is registered when you have received an e-mail confirmation. The car’s license plate will be scanned by parking control. 

    Find your way to Campus Herning

    If you bring a car to Denmark with foreign number plates, please pay attention to the tax rules. Read more about bringing a car to Denmark.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us at Campus Herning.

    VIA University College
    Campus Herning
    Birk Centerpark 5
    DK-7400 Herning 

    T: +45 87 55 05 00
    E: herning@via.dk 

    Phone hours 

    Monday-Thursday 07:30-15:30
    Friday 07:30-14:30 

    Opening hours 

    Monday-Friday 07:00-18:00 

    From 18:00-23:00 campus facilities are open to people with key cards.

    Find us on Google Maps

Get inspired

Pattern from VIA Design


Students share pictures from the campus, classes and projects on Instagram.

VIA icon of buildings

Herning: Art and culture 

Art, culture, education and industry are all a vital part of this modern, energetic city.

Dialogue and teaching

Teaching style in Denmark

At VIA, we use dialogue-based teaching and active student participation.

From TEKO to VIA Design

Campus Herning began welcoming students in 1944.

See pictures from Campus Herning

See an image gallery with pictures from campus. Classrooms, canteen and study environment.