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Aalborg University

Country: Denmark

City: Aalborg


Type of school: Public Universities


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2014-08-12 | Admission to AAU in 2014 - you may still have a chance!

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About Aalborg University


Aalborg University offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. Aalborg University currently consolidates and further develops its profile as a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. It is characterised by combining a keen engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration. Aalborg University – regionally, nationally and internationally Aalborg University meets regional demands for academically educated staff, research, innovation and communication, while collaborating with other Danish universities to meet national demands. The international perspective is reflected in the university's research and education activities through the employment of international teaching staff, the establishment of student exchange programmes and international research collaboration.


Study programmes at Aalborg University

Aalborg University wishes to cover and develop a wide and varied range of high quality academic and professional programmes within all the main areas noted above. In turn, these programmes aim to fulfill the requirements of both the private and the public sectors of the labour market. While Aalborg University also provides elite programmes within selected areas, it is taking steps to expand its reputation as an internationally recognised leading university within problem based learning.

Research at Aalborg University


Aalborg University is currently expanding its strong research areas ranging from basic research and applied research within all the academic fields represented at the university to world class research areas within selected fields. The university is also expanding its multidisciplinary research activities and increasing its collaboration across different research and knowledge areas. Aalborg University’s ambition is to become one of the leading innovative universities in Europe.


The Network University


Aalborg University is currently strengthening its position as a network university. This entails collaborating with regional and national educational institutions in Denmark as well as the creation of consortia and collaboration networks with other national and international universities. In addition Aalborg University aims to collaborate constructively, and actively, with local educational institutions and business partners in order to enhance competence and business development in the various regions in which it is represented.


Aalborg University (AAU) is located in Denmark in Scandinavia. As a student at AAU you acquire knowledge and competences by way of AAU’s unique study method “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning (PBL)”.


The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning (PBL)


Students doing group work at Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark in ScandinaviaAalborg University’s study method, The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning (PBL) is highly respected both nationally and internationally. The study method is also known as problem based project work and, in brief, this means that in each semester you work closely together with a group of fellow students on a large written assignment. The group work at AAU equips you well for the labour market where skills in cooperation are popular. At the same time, group work also entails an important academic and social


No tuition for students from the EU/EEA and AAU partner universities


If you are a student from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland or a student from one of AAU’s partner universities outside of the EU/EEA, you will not be charged any tuition fee, which means that you can study at Aalborg University for free. As a student from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you are also exempt from paying an application fee. Students from outside the EU/EEA who are not enrolled at one of AAU’s partner universities are required to pay tuition. For more information, please see How to Apply.


Informal Student-Teacher Relationship


At AAU, students and professors are at a first-name basis and you will always be encouraged to speak your mind during lectures. If you have any academic or practical questions, you are always welcome to ask.


Friendships through Group Work


Working in groups gives you the opportunity of quickly getting to know your fellow students at AAU and thereby, you have the chance of building a network that you can use in your professional life and the chance of making friends.


Academic English at a High Level


Professors at AAU hail from all over the world, but all teach in English at a high level. Even outside of the university, you will find that the Danes’ English proficiency level is very high, just as some Danes speak a number of other languages including German, French and Spanish.


Danish/Scandinavian values


Individual freedom, freedom of speech, equal rights and possibilities for everyone, solidarity, respect and tolerance are central values in the democratic Scandinavian societies. Furthermore, Danish legislation ensures religious freedom for all citizens and prevents discrimination on the basis of gender, race or sexual orientation. The majority of Danes are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, which is supported by the State. However, religion has very little influence on the governance of the country, the educational system and everyday life in Denmark. AAU offers all international students a free Introduction to Scandinavia course, which will give you an understanding of Denmark in the context of Scandinavian history, culture and politics.


Free health insurance


As an international student at AAU with a residence permit for Denmark, you are eligible to free health care via the yellow national health service medical card - just like any Danish citizen. The card entitles you to free medical treatment and hospitalisation in Denmark.


  • Acoustics and Audio Technology (Aalborg)
  • Architecture (Architecture & Design) (Aalborg)


  • Biomedical Engineering & Informatics (Aalborg)
  • Biotechnology (Aalborg)


  • Chemical Engineering (Esbjerg)
  • Chemistry (Aalborg)
  • China and International Relations (Aalborg/Beijing)
  • Chinese Area Studies (Development and International Relations/European Studies) (Aalborg)
  • Computer Science (IT) (Aalborg)
  • Control and Automation (Aalborg)
  • Culture, Communication and Globalisation (Aalborg)


  • Data Engineering (Aalborg)
  • Design of Mechanical Systems (Aalborg)
  • Development and International Relations (Aalborg)


  • Electric Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering (Energy Engineering) (Aalborg)
  • Electro-Mechanical Systems Design (Aalborg)
  • Embedded Software Systems (Aalborg)
  • Energy Engineering (Aalborg)
  • Entrepreneurial Engineering (Aalborg)
  • Environmental Engineering (Aalborg)
  • Environmental Management and Sustainability Science (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning) (Aalborg)
  • European Studies (Aalborg)


  • Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology (Energy Engineering) (Aalborg)


  • Geoinformatics (Surveying, Planning and Land Management) (Copenhagen)
  • Global Innovation Management (joint programme) (Aalborg)
  • Global Management (Operations and Innovation Management) (Copenhagen)
  • Global Refugee Studies (Copenhagen)
  • Global Systems Design (Copenhagen)


  • Human Centered Informatics (Aalborg and Copenhagen)
  • Human Geography (Geography)(Aalborg)


  • Indoor Environmental and Energy Engineering (Aalborg)
  • Industrial Design (Architecture & Design) (Aalborg)
  • Information Architecture (Aalborg)
  • Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics (Economics) (Aalborg)
  • Innovation, Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Dynamics (Economics and Business Administration) (Aalborg)
  • Innovation Management (Economics and Business Administration) (Beijing)
  • Innovative Communication Technologies and Entrepreneurship (Aalborg)
  • Innovative Communication Technologies and Entrepreneurship (Copenhagen)
  • Integrated Food Studies (Copenhagen)
  • Intelligent Reliable Systems (Esbjerg)
  • International Business Economics (Economics and Business Administration) (Aalborg)
  • International Marketing (Economics and Business Administration) (Aalborg)


  • Land Management (Surveying, Planning and Land Management) (Aalborg)
  • Latin American Studies (Development and International Relations/European Studies) (Aalborg)
  • Lighting Design (Copenhagen)


  • Machine Intelligence (Aalborg)
  • Management in the Building Industry (From 2014) (Aalborg)
  • Manufacturing Technology (Aalborg)
  • Materials Technology (Aalborg)
  • Mathematics (Aalborg)
  • Mechanical Design (Esbjerg)
  • Mechatronic Control Engineering (Energy Engineering) (Aalborg)
  • [+] Medialogy (Copenhagen, Aalborg, Esbjerg)
  • Media Management (Operations and Innovation Management) (Copenhagen)
  • Medical Biotechnology (Aalborg) (From 2014)
  • Medicine with Industrial Specialisation


  • Nanobiotechnology (Aalborg)
  • Nanomaterials and Nanophysics (Aalborg)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networks and Distributed Systems (Aalborg)


  • Offshore Energy Systems (Sustainable Energy Engineering) (Esbjerg)
  • Oil and Gas Technology (Esbjerg)
  • Operations and Innovation Management (Aalborg)
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management (Aalborg)


  • Physical Geography (Geography) (Aalborg)
  • Power Electronics and Drives (Energy Engineering) (Aalborg)
  • Process Engineering and Combustion Technology (Sustainable Energy Engineering) (Esbjerg)


  • Risk and Safety Management (Esbjerg) (intake from february 2014)


  • Service Systems Design (Copenhagen)
  • Signal Processing and Computing (Aalborg)
  • Software Development (Aalborg)
  • Sound and Music Computing (Aalborg & Copenhagen)
  • Sports Technology (Aalborg)
  • Structural and Civil Engineering (Aalborg)
  • Structural and Civil Engineering (Esbjerg)
  • Surveying and Mapping (Surveying, Planning and Land Management) (Aalborg)
  • Sustainable Biotechnology (Copenhagen)
  • Sustainable Cities (Copenhagen)
  • Sustainable Design (Copenhagen)
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering (Esbjerg)
  • Sustainable Energy Planning and Management (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning) (Aalborg)


  • Techno-Anthropology (Copenhagen, Aalborg)
  • Thermal Energy and Process Engineering (Energy Engineering) (Aalborg)
  • Tourism (Aalborg & Copenhagen)


  • Urban Design (Architecture & Design) (Aalborg)
  • Urban Planning and Management (Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning) (Aalborg)


  • Vision, Graphics and Interactive Systems (Aalborg)


  • Water and Environment (Aalborg)
  • Wind Power Systems (Energy Engineering) (Aalborg)
  • Wireless Communication Systems (Aalborg)

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About City

Aalborg (or Ålborg) (Danish pronunciation: is an industrial and university city in the North of Jutland, Denmark. As of 2013, it has 106,916 inhabitants[2] (128,644 including Nørresundby), making it the fourth most populous city in Denmark. With 203,448 inhabitants (2013),[3] the Municipality of Aalborg is the third most populous in the country after Copenhagen and Aarhus. By road Aalborg is 64 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Frederikshavn, and 118 kilometres (73 mi) north of Aarhus.


The earliest settlements date to around AD 700. Aalborg's position at the narrowest point on the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages, and later a large industrial centre. Architecturally, the city is known for its half-timbered mansions built by its prosperous merchants. Budolfi Church, now a cathedral, dates from the end of the 14th century and Aalborghus Castle, a royal residence, was built in 1550. Today, Aalborg is a city in transition from a working-class industrial area to a knowledge-based community. A major exporter of grain, cement, and spirits, its thriving business interests include Siemens Wind Power, De Danske Spritfabrikker (Danish Distillers), Aalborg Industries, and Aalborg Portland. These companies have become global producers of wind turbine rotors, akvavit, marine boilers and cement.


With its theatres, symphony orchestra, opera company, performance venues, and museums such as Aalborg Historical Museum and the Aalborg Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg is an important cultural hub. The Aalborg Carnival, held at the end of May, is one of the largest festivals in Scandinavia, attracting some 100,000 people annually. The major university is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974, which has more than 17,000 students. The University College of Northern Denmark is one of seven new regional organisations while the Royal School of Library and Information Science (RSLIS) provides higher education in library and information science. Trænregimentet, the Danish regiment for army supply and emergency medical personnel, is also in Aalborg. Aalborg University Hospital, the largest in the north of Jutland, was founded in 1881.


The football club Aalborg BK, established in 1885 and based at Nordjyske Arena, won the Danish Superliga in the 1994–95 season, the 1998–99 season and the 2007–08 seasons. Other sports associations include the women's handball club Aalborg DH, the rugby club Aalborg RK, and Aalborg Cricket Club. Aalborg Railway Station, on John F. Kennedys Plads has connected the city to Randers and the south since 1869. Aalborg Airport is just 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest of the city centre, and the E45, a European route from Karesuando, Sweden, to Gela, Italy, passes through Aalborg.


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Contact details:

Address:Fredrik Bajers Vej 5, P.O. Box 159

DK - 9100 Aalborg


Phone:(45) 9940 9940

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