The AU Herning External Council consists of politicians and business people from Central and Western Jutland. The purpose of the external council is to strengthen BTECH’s collaboration with both public institutions and private companies in the local area. Chairman of the council is Helge Sander, former Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation. Other members of the council are:
The aim of the External Council is to contribute to the development of BTECH into a powerhouse for knowledge and innovation in Central and Western Jutland. The council will focus on making BTECH an even more attractive place of study by strengthening the department’s relation with the business community.
Also, the External Council will provide inspiration for how the students can bring their knowledge into play and contribute to growth and prosperity in the area. BTECH aims to be in tune with the demands of the students and their future employers, and so the external council must also contribute with knowledge about which research areas and study programmes are relevant and in demand in the region.
The work of the External Council supplements the work of the employer panels and other of the department’s councils.