About the fund

Photo: Anders Trærup

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AUHE Midtvest’s Support Fund is an independent institution which acts as a business catalyst whose purpose is to support cooperation between AUHE and local businesses in the Central and West Jutland area. This is done through providing support for various relationship-building activities. The activities will help attract students, engage students and companies in different solutions and motivate companies to employ graduates from AUHE. The goal is to increase the interaction between AUHE and the businesses within the area as a way to meet business needs for highly skilled labor.

The Fund’s coverage area:

The Foundation supports activities that are rooted in the 8 municipalities, as seen on the map.


AUHE MidtVest’s Støttefond’s vision is to create new growth opportunities for development in the Central and Western area of Jutland, by raising the level of competence through the use of highly trained graduates in the local companies.


AUHE MidtVest’s Støttefond’s mission is to attract more students to AU Herning and simultaneously ensure that more of the graduating students get jobs in the Central and Western area of Jutland. In addition, the mission is to also increase the cooperation between students at AU Herning in the form of internships and study assignments.

Et billede af tre mænd der snakker sammen til Markerfest 2023

Photo: Makerfest 2023

Board of directors

Per Hessellund Lauritsen
Research Director
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (Chairman of the board)
Mette Højborg
Board Member
(Vice Chairman)
Jens Agergaard
Board Member

Mads Mølbak
Group HR Director
Kyocera A/S
Albert Kusk
Partner and Lawyer
Dahl Advokatfirma
Palle Hoffmann
Regional Director
Vestjysk Bank
Søren Husted
KP Group
Erik Hattens
Municipal Director
Herning Kommune (observer)
Anders Frederiksen
Head of Department
Aarhus Universitet (observer)
Mikael Bergholz Knudsen
Head of Department
Aarhus Universitet (observer)
Mette Gottlib
OrgaNicer (administrator)