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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 four faculties:

  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences
  • The Faculty of Engineering and Science
  • The Faculty of Medicine

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
=363
2014
=356
2015
=374
2016
  • 31.50
    Overall Score
  • 48.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 27.3
    Citations per Faculty
  • 72.2
    International Faculty
  • 47.3
    International Students
51-100
2014
=41
2015
=37
2016
36
2017
  • 81.40
    Overall Score
  • 81.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 92.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 68.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 96.8
    H-index Citations
47
2015
42
2016
201+
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
47
2015
42
2016
201+
2016
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 31.50
    Overall Score
  • 1974
    Establishment Year
  • 374
    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
1,627
International
414

Number of students

21,945
Postgraduate 44%
Undergraduate 56%

Number of international students

3,470
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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66 Postgraduate Courses

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