This summer school program for graduate students is offered by our partner institution, Aarhus University in Denmark. Graduate students in the Bumpers College can select to study from topics in plant disease, feed ration planning and/or integrated nutrient management. Currently, Aarhus University has 4,000 international students, so you will be able to meet other students from across the United States, Europe and beyond. Here is more about each of these three study options:
Diagnosis of Plant Disease
Feed Ration Planning in Dairy Cattle Herds
Integrated Nutrient Mgmt
Denmark is said to be the happiest place on Earth. With that as a larger backdrop, Aarhus is home to more than 30,000 people and is surrounded by cost line and beaches to the east, forests to the south and to the west beautiful hilly area with lakes and streams. The university is situated in a beautiful, yellow-brick campus in the centre of the city. With more than 80% of the Danish population able to speak English, this is an ideal setting for business students without the benefit of a foreign language. Public transportation is very reliable and you can cover a lot of ground over a weekend or holiday.
U of A graduate students from the Bumpers College will select one of the following areas of study. All courses are taught in English at the Master's level.
Diagnosis of Plant Disease:
The course will introduce you to common plant diseases in crop plants. It is based on short introductory sessions followed by practical exercises, in which you diagnose plant diseases under field conditions as well as in the laboratory. The exercises include diagnosis based on macroscopic symptoms as well as microscopy, ELISA and PCR methods and quantitative disease assessment under natural conditions. The influence of abiotic stresses and leaf senescence on macroscopic symptoms is considered as well. See more at http://kursuskatalog.au.dk/en/course/67010
Feed Ration Planning in Dairy Cattle Herds:
The overall aim of the course is to give you a theoretical background for feed ration planning, which enable you to plan, evaluate and discuss feeding rations in commercial dairy herds. The teaching, student forum and the teacher collegium will be international with a focus on a Scandinavian setting. The course will cover topics on feed supply, crop production, conservation and processing, feed evaluation, different systems for energy and protein evaluation, and nutrient requirements. Feed planning systems and evaluations tools will be compared and discussed. Feed planning in practice will be exercised using real life situations and data in the system NorFor, whereas other systems will be used in a comparative approach. See more at http://kursuskatalog.au.dk/en/course/66945
Integrated Nutrient Mgmt:
This course will give you insight into the roles of research, consultancy and legislation in the integrated nutrient management in Denmark and how they contributed to reduce the impact of agriculture on the water environment.You will be challenged to grasp complex issues dealing, not only with natural science, technology, and economics, but also their relationship to society. A series of environmental legislation called the Water Environment Plan (WEP) is used as a teaching tool to illustrate complex issues such as these. The WEP deals, among other things, with the leaching of nutrients from agricultural fields into the water environment. All important aspects of the WEP related to the course will be explored. You will meet people who are associated with the WEP in different ways. Also, a number of study excursions will be arranged so that you can visit the experimental fields and the places where the WEP is implemented in practice. See more at http://kursuskatalog.au.dk/en/course/66942
Students will be assessed a study abroad fee for the summer term while on this exchange. Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport, and personal expenses. Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. Students should apply for funding through the Bumpers College International Programs Office Scholarship
. And all students should read through our study abroad office scholarship page
for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines.
As an exchange student at ASB you are guaranteed housing within the housing program. As Aarhus is a university town, the competition among students as well as among other people for available rooms is very strong and especially at the start of each semester. In order to be certain of housing, it is strongly recommended that you accept the housing programme offered by the International Office.
Like most European Universities, ASB has no on-campus accommodation. Instead student residences are scattered all over Aarhus. Typically, the rooms offered in student residence halls and other accommodation facilities are shared rooms, as part of an apartment or a house. The room provided will always be furnished with at least a bed, a desk with a chair and a lamp. Most rooms have private bath, but some share bathroom with 1-4 other students. Most rooms share kitchen and living room with 1-15 other students. In the kitchen you will find refrigerator, freezer and oven. Usually you will also find the most necessary kitchen wear, but you might have to buy a few things yourself upon arrival. All rooms have laundry facilities available.