Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark is a young, internationally oriented research university with a special mission within problem based learning, interdisciplinarity and innovation.
Aalborg University was founded in 1974 and has departments in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen and is divided into four faculties, under which all research and educational activities take place: The Faculty of Humanities, The Faculty of Social Sciences, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, and The Faculty of Medicine.
More than 17.000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University of whom approximately 10% are international students hailing from different countries around the world. The university employs approximately 2000 faculty and 800 administrative and technical staff.
All study programmes at AAU are based on a unique model of teaching and learning: the problem-based, project-organized model also referred to as ´PBL-The Aalborg model´. The PBL-Aalborg Model has become both nationally and internationally recognised as an advanced and efficient learning model and is a trademark for Aalborg University. An evaluation from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has shown that the model is close to optimal for the learning process, and UNESCO has placed its only Danish Chair in PBL at Aalborg University. The PBL-Aalborg Model gives the students the possibility of learning independently and achieving knowledge and skills at a high academic level. Many students also have the possibility of working with the business community to solve real-life problems. In addition, the learning model helps the students learn how to analyse problems, how to work result-oriented, and finally, how to work successfully within a team.
Aalborg University focuses on strong national and international world class research groups representing the academic areas of the university. In addition, Aalborg University ensures a high quality level within research and within the research based programmes by e.g. providing special support to the most promising research talents.
Aalborg University is among the world's leading universities regarding research within health technology, wireless communication, energy, computer science, innovation economics and comparative welfare studies.
For a complete list of graduate programmes, visit Aalborg University's Studyguide
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• The Faculty of Humanities
• The Faculty of Social Sciences (only in Danish)
• The Faculty of Engineering and Science
•The Faculty of Medicine