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Aalborg University
English Name: Aalborg University
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: Denmark
Found Year: 1974
Address: Fredrik Bajers Vej 5

Brief description of Aalborg University, Denmark

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 20,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University at present, ranging from preparatory courses to master level and CPD master programmes. Of these, 12 percent are international students.

Mission statement

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:


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.


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.


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.


For a complete list of programmes taught in English, please visit:


Doctoral Schools and PhD courses are available at:


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IT and Design:



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• The Faculty of Social Sciences:


•The Faculty of Engineering and Science:


• The Faculty of Medicine:



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• Culture and Global Studies:


Social Sciences:

• Sociology and Social Work:


• Political Science:


• Law: (only in Danish)


• Business and Management:

• Leaning and Philosophy: (only in Danish)


Engineering and science:

• Materials and Production:


• Energy Technology:


• Civil Engineering:


• Danish Building Research Institute:


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IT and Design:

• Architecture, Design and Media Technology:


• Computer Science:

• Planning:

• Electronic Systems:



• Health Science and Technology:


• Clinical Medicine: (only in Danish)

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