Welcome to the Nobel Park Information Event 24. august 14.00
Programme for the afternoon • Introduction - chairman of CommunicationCouncil Gitte Hansen. • Whyarewemoving? - Vice Dean for Education Peder Østergaard. • Facts about the department and practical information - Head of Department Christa Thomsen. • Changes and improvement of Nobel – Head of TechnicalAdministration Eigil Jensen (in Danish!). • Tour of Nobel. • Music, drinks and snacks.
Whyarewemoving? Vice dean for educationpederøstergaard
Relocation of Department of Business Communication Educational Programmes: • BA in International Business Communication (English, German, French or Spanish combined with European Studies or Communication) • MA in Corporate Communication • MA in Corporate Communication (English) • MA in International Business Communication (English, German, French or Spanish)
Other BSS locations Fuglesangs Allé: • Department of Economics and Business North-eastcorner (University Park) • Department of Business Administration • Department of Political Science and Government • Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences • Department of Law BSS students arewelcome at all locations!
Language and Communication in Nobel Why? • Cooperation and synergies between cultural language and business language creates opportunity to continue offering courses/education in ”small” languages • Opportunity to create more and new electives for students. • Business Communication is still a great part of the bachelor programmes and as the department has moved it is most natural for these educational programmes to move as well. • Moving the educational programmes has in general been planned to secure a close connection between the academic environment and students.
Quality in Education and Student Environment • Increased political focus on education and quality • Mobility • Flexibility • Internationalisation • Focus on quality • Increased and improved supply of courses • Increased research coverage of teaching • Close connection between students and the academic environment • Student environment • Physical improvements – more space for students • Academic integration
Language in a national perspective • Language as the key to the world! • During spring 2011 a working group discussed language on a national level to give inspiration to creating a strategy for education in foreign languages. • The work finished in June 2011 and concluded through a report 42 recommendations on how to focus on foreign language in the Danish educational system.
Recommendations for the universities • That universities strengthen language education through increased cooperation both internally at the university and across universities • That universities in cooperation with relevant employers sharpen the work profiles of educational programmes in cultural language. • That Universities – in connection with educating language teachers for high school and other institutions – create a clear teacher profile at relevant master’s programmes. • That universities organise language programmes to ensure that the teaching takes place in countries in which the language is spoken for a duration of one or two semesters • That universities use the opportunity to demand upon admission that language courses from previous education, have been passed with a certain grade level.
Recommendations for the universities • That an examination of the translation and interpretation area is initiated, including specifically a focus of the future demand for translators and interpreters. • That educational programmes at university level gradually include literature in other languages than English, wherever relevant. • That educational programmes at university level offer and are open towards teaching in foreign languages to all students • That educational programmes at university level continue to strive towards a goal of having as many students as possible to study abroad. • That universities in cooperation with relevant employers consider the need for new interdisciplinary educational programmes, in which language is combined with other disciplines outside the traditional faculties of arts.
Department of Business Communication Head of department Christa thomsen The department: - New organization, new location, new (og old) facilities - Facilitiesin the Nobel Park and elsewhere in Campus Aarhus - Academic and social events at the department
New organisation, new location, new (and old) facilities • ”New” organisation • BCOM = one out of sevendepartmentswithin ”Business and Social Sciences” (BSS). • Profile unchanged: International Business Communication & Corporate Communication, cooperation with otherdepartments at BSS & departments at ARTS • Student representation: studyboard, department forum (new!) & associations • New location • ”Nobelparken” – but alsoactivitieselsewhereon Campus Aarhus, e.g. Fuglesangs Allé • New (and old) facilities • Facilities at departmentlevel • General BSS (and AU) facilities
Department facilities New buildings: 1481 &1483 • 1481 (Language secretariat in room 533-539) • 1483 (Communication secretariat in room 524-528) • Department management at 6. floor, building 1483
Teaching facilities • Nobel Park • 1453 • 1455 • 1481 • 1483 • Main campus • 1252: Lakeside lecture Theatres • 1323: Twin auditoriums • 1325: Classrooms • FuglesangsAllé
Facilities in the Nobel Park Where do we find: • teachers:1481 & 1483 • secretaries: 1481 (5th floorsouth); 1483 (5th floorsouth) • student councellors: 1384, office 127 • student associations: 1483 (5th floornorth, office 543) • library: 1461(and http://www.asb.dk/bibliotek/) • helpdesk: ”in the Nobel Park” • copymachines and printers: ”in the Nobel Park” • AU Alumni & AU Career: Nordre Ringgade 1 & S building, Fuglesangs Allé • information about relevant events and activities: http://studerende.au.dk/en/studies/subject-portals/business-communication/ & http://bcom.au.dk/
Facilities in the Nobel Park (2) Where do we find: • bookstore: ”HVB” this semester • lockers: 1481 (hall) … and: • how do weget on the net: Eduroam • wherecanwestudy: study lounge, study ”areas” • canwe book studyrooms (e.g. for thesiswriting): soon! • wherecanwerelaxbetween the lessons: stairs (pillows), sofa groups, outdoorareas • wherecanwe have lunch? Canteen (1481), Stakladen, etc. • wherecanwe have our Friday nightbeer? Friday night bar (2013)
Events and activitiesat the department • Academic events and activities: • Teachinggroups: international business communication, corporatecommunication • Research groups/units, e.g. PhD-program (NB: information meetings!) • Social events and activities • Semester meetings • Events and activitiesorganized by teachinggroups • Useful links: • The department http://bcom.au.dk/ • Students: http://studerende.au.dk/en/studies/subject-portals/business-communication/
Questions? Youarealwayswelcome to addressyourquestions at ”the right person”! Counsellors/guidance: http://studerende.au.dk/en/guidance/ ChristaThomsen email@example.com
Changes and Improvement of the nobel parc (in danish) Head of Technical Administration Eigil Jensen