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Aalborg University

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All degree programmes and research activities at Aalborg University are problem and project-based and have an interdisciplinary focus. Through strong interplay between staff and students and intense collaboration with public and private sectors, we offer degree programmes with a real-world approach and provide world-class research.


Aalborg University is a young university with only 40 years of history. Since its establishment in 1974, AAU has been characterised by a problem-based and project-oriented teaching method (PBL) – also called the Aalborg Model, and by extensive collaboration with the surrounding society. 


Aalborg 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 dimension.


  • Aalborg University (AAU) provides high-quality research within natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and engineering and health sciences and focuses on strong national and international world class research groups representing the academic areas of the University.AAU secures a high quality level within research and within the research based programmes e.g. by providing special support for the most promising researcher talents.

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University Ranking

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Student services

If you are a student at AAU and want help to create a better everyday life, our student guidance counselors can help with:

  • Wellbeing and a good study routine
  • Study techniques also during master thesis
  • Study doubts, change of studies and termination of studies
  • Guidance and rules on e.g. leave, maternity leave and sick leave

Housing services




Library services

  • Aalborg University Library's principal task is to support research and teaching at Aalborg University by providing relevant information and documentation. Aalborg University has over 3.000 employees and 18.500 students.
  • The library's services are primarily directed towards those subject areas that are of relevance to Aalborg University. 

Campus life

  • Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth biggest city and with its approximately 125,000 inhabitants, it is of a manageable size. As a student at Aalborg University, you can enjoy Aalborg’s many opportunities with regard to cultural experiences, sports and spare time activities.  
  • In recent years, Aalborg has undergone a transformation from an industrial city to a city of knowledge and culture. The city’s development is particularly apparent at the harbour promenade where a lively urban and cultural life comprises cafes; cultural event venues and sports facilities have replaced factories and smoking chimneys. As an international student at AAU, your chances of finding accommodation in Aalborg are also great.

Sports facilities

In Aalborg Studenternes Idrætsforening (AASI) you can practise e.g. aerobics, badminton, football and swimming together with other students. The sports club is closely affiliated with Aalborg University, although everyone regardless of their educational institution in Aalborg is welcome to take part in the great social aspects of sports.

Also, AAU has its own very modern fitness centre, UniFitness, at campus where you can enjoy yourself. In UniFitness you can practise cardio training, weight training and team training. 

Student clubs

  • Student bar "Slusen"
  • Coffee Spot.
  • AMPED.
  • Navigator.
  • Social life AAU CPH.
  • Gala planning commitee.
  • Study Environment Committee.

Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark

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