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Aalborg University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Aalborg University is a Danish university located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark, with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. It offers 76 undergraduate educations and 112 postgraduate educations, and several of those are conducted in English. The university is divided into five faculties:

  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences
  • The Faculty of Engineering and Science
  • The Faculty of Medicine
  • The Technical Faculty of IT and Design

With approximately 21,606 students, Aalborg University is Denmark’s fifth largest university based on student enrolment. The university is placed in the QS World University Ranking (2016–17) among the 300 best universities in the World. It is ranked 42th in the QS Top 50 Under 50, and it has a five stars' QS Star Rating. In addition, it is ranked 36th for engineering worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

When it comes to engineering, Aalborg University is very focused on developing engineers with experience from working with real companies in their semester projects. Also, focus is put on working in a team environment that develops the interpersonal skills, as well as team-working skills.

Aalborg University (AAU) was established in 1974 under Aalborg University Center (AUC), but changed its name to Aalborg University in 1994. The university is headquartered and located on the main campus in the eastern part of the Aalborg, but the university also has departments located downtown. In 2011, Aalborg University experienced the largest increase in applicants in Denmark, as the number of new students increased by 31%. 

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=356
2016
=374
2017
379
2018
  • 32.2
    Overall Score
  • 26.9
    Citations per Faculty
  • 47.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 31.9
    Faculty Student
  • 74.3
    International Faculty
  • 42.8
    International Students
51-100
2014
=41
2015
=37
2016
36
2017
  • 81.4
    Overall Score
  • 81.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 92.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 68.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 96.8
    H-index Citations
47
2016
201+
2017
42
2017
46
2018
301-500
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 13.8-27.8
    Overall Score
  • 31.6
    Employer Reputation
47
2016
201+
2017
42
2017
46
2018
301-500
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 32.2
    Overall Score
  • 1974
    Establishment Year
  • 379
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,722
International
461

Number of students

16,942
Postgraduate 43%
Undergraduate 57%

Number of international students

2,625
Postgraduate 71%
Undergraduate 29%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

10 Undergraduate Courses

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63 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.