Green Academy in Aarhus (Jordbrugets Uddannelsescenter Arhus), is a vocational education and training provider that was founded in 1889. The school is situated in the heart of Denmark – on the peninsula of Jutland just outside Denmark's second-largest city Aarhus. Green Academy offers a broad range of educations within all green areas: Landscaping, Gardening, Florist, Foresting, Farming, Farm Machinery Operating, Animal Care and Nursery, both for Danish and international students.
Besides offering different educations, by participating in different Erasmus+ projects (Key Action 1 and Key action 2) and Nordplus projects, we give the students and the staff the opportunity to spend a period abroad. This is to increase their skills and their future employability.
In the past few years, Green Academy has successfully secured Erasmus+ founding, each year sending more than 50 students for three weeks internships all over Europe.
The Landscape education is one of the biggest department at Green Academy, and prepares students for their professional work within this area.
The number of staff is around 100 (including 40 faculty/lecturers), and the annual student enrolment is app. 550 full-time study equivalents equalling some 2.000-2.500 individuals. Finally, we run a boarding school with 410 beds in single and double rooms, and a canteen offering full board meals.
In 2018, Green Academy was awarded the Erasmus+ Vocational Education and Training (VET) Charter as a result of this success. This Charter recognizes the school’s excellent performance, managing student and staff mobility projects.