"It is not a short term project, but a project that has a far-reaching vision and mission for Aarhus as a city involving the entire region as well. The year 2017 will serve as a beacon regarding the development of Aarhus as a city and not only on the cultural areas - because Aarhus 2017 encompasses culture not just in terms of music, performances and museums. The concept of culture also embrace the notions of where we live, which education we choose, how we travel in the city and how we use the nature around us - just to name a few."
Aarhus University and Aarhus 2017 has signed a strategic partnership agreement. The main focus of the partnership is to conduct research and evaluation connected to the European Capital of Culture project at all stages of the process from now until the end of 2018.
The partnership between Aarhus 2017 and Aarhus University is an opportunity to strengthen Aarhus as European Capital of Culture and to build new strong relations between the university, the city and the region that are sustainable even after 2017.