Aalborg University

Aalborg University was founded in 1974. It is a modern state university that over the years has grown to become a large and well-established research and teaching institution. The University offers a broad range of study programmes and research in the fields of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Aalborg University is synonymous with problem based learning and project work; a pedagogical approach that ensures the development of specific competencies within problem solving, in both theory and practice. Furthermore, the University encourages interdisciplinarity and co-operation across academic fields, and places great importance on the continuous development of international relations and co-operation. Approximately 19,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University at present, ranging from preparatory courses to master level and CPD master programmes. Of these, 14 per cent are international students.

Aalborg University will contribute to the pool of knowledge of the global society as well as the prosperity, welfare, and cultural development of the Danish society. This will be achieved through research, research-based education, and the exchange of knowledge with our surrounding society and always up to the highest international standard. Aalborg University perceives itself as an internationally oriented network university based in Aalborg and with campuses in Copenhagen and Esbjerg. Aalborg University has a special mission within: PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING. Aalborg University will secure close interaction between theory and practice, thus bridging the gap between the university and the surrounding society. We will achieve this through further developing and implementing the problem-based project model. INTERDISCPLINARITY Aalborg University will generate new knowledge and understanding through interaction across professional and academic fields as well as across the fields of basic and applied research. INNOVATION The university will function as a knowledge-generating and culture-bearing institution that contributes to technological, economic, social, and cultural innovation in our surrounding society through entrepreneurship and the communication and exchange of knowledge.

Foundation year: 1974
Short name: AAU
Type: Public
Students: 16020
Faculty: 1170
Faculty/Students Ratio: 14:1
Region: Europe
Location: Aalborg