Aarhus University is a member of the Danish Association of Open Universities, which was formed in 1995 as a prolongation of Jutland Open University, established 1982. In 2011 Aarhus University was reorganized, going from 9 faculties to 4 faculties. The Faculty of Arts contains several institutes, one of them is the Center for Teaching Development and Digital Media. Aarhus University is a dual mode research university with both campus-based student and students in open learning degree programmes. Per year about 7.000 students participate in lifelong open and flexible learning courses. In Denmark open and distance learning is an integrated part of all Danish universities.
Currently the “The Danish Association of Open Universities (DAOU) is under reorganization.”