Aalborg University offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. Aalborg University currently consolidates and further develops its profile as a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. There are approx. 16.000 students enrolled at Aalborg University.
The university is placed in three campus areas across Denmark: Aalborg Campus in the North of Denmark: Esbjerg Campus in the south-west of Denmark, and Copenhagen Campus based in Sydhavnen, the southern part of Copenhagen. Aalborg University is a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. It is characterized by combining a keen engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration.
Aalborg University was created through a merger of a number of well-established institutions, combined with the establishment of a number of new faculties in 1974. Actually Aalborg University’s oldest study program dates back to 1768.
From the beginning, Aalborg University was characterized by its unique education form of Problem Based Project work – also known as the ‘Aalborg model’. This pedagogic model of teaching is based on the problem-based, project-organized model. With this method a great part of the semester teaching and student work revolves around complex real-life problems that the students wonder about and try to find answers to in scientific manners while working together in groups. More traditional forms of teaching are also used, like lectures, seminars, classroom training, laboratory work, etc.
Aalborg University is a comprehensive university, and covers the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. The technical and natural sciences are the biggest research fields at AAU, including technology research, wireless communication, energy, computer science, innovation economics etc. Aalborg University encompasses four faculties: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Science and the Faculty of Medicine. All university programs have been based on the unique model, Problem Based Learning. Through problem based learning the university wishes to secure flexible interaction between theory and practice in the programs.
Aalborg University is currently strengthening its position as a network university. This entails collaborating with regional and national educational institutions in Denmark as well as the creation of consortia and collaboration networks with other national and international universities.
The international perspective is reflected in the university's research and education activities through the employment of international teaching staff, the establishment of student exchange programmes and international research collaboration.
Among the 16.000 students at Aalborg University currently 12,5% are international students coming from more than 100 different countries around the world, and 30% of the 1500 researchers and teachers employed at the university are international researchers. More than 80 MSc programs are taught in English for international students to choose from plus seven BA programs.
Aalborg University has established exchange agreements with the following Chinese universities:
If you are a former student at Aalborg University join the AAU Alumni Network, 'Kandidatnet', and connect to former classmates and professors.