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Aalborg University

4.2 out of 5 (111 ratings / 68 reviews) Aalborg, Denmark
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

About

History

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.

Education

  • Aalborg University offers bachelor's programmes within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and technical sciences.
  • AAU offers master's programmes within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. Some of AAU's master's programmes have specialisations.
  • Aalborg University offers a number of guest and exchange programmes (incl. Erasmus) at bachelor's and master’s levels which are open to international students.
  • Aalborg University offers PhD studies and part-time, continuing adult education (studies following the completion of a university degree).

Research

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.

Career

The careers centre bridges the gap between students and the business world.

  • We develop and strengthen the contact between students and the business world through career counseling, seminars, company visits, internship etc.
  • We assist the business world in getting in contact with future employees, student workers, interns and students for project cooperation.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
201 -7
2019
194 7
2018
201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201
2018
201
2017
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
244 16
2019
260 30
2018
290
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
324 19
2019
343 36
2018
379
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

International Staff Office (ISO) wish to provide you with information on how to make your way to Aalborg University as smooth as possible, as well as your stay.

As an international employee, International Staff Office is your partner. We can help you before arrival, during your stay and if you want to leave the university again. If you have any questions regarding your stay in Denmark, please do not hesitate to contact or visit us.

International Staff Office is responsible for applying for residence and work permits for international employees and PhD students.

Housing services

There are many practical matters related to accommodation, such as signing a lease, location, rent, deposit, furniture, conditions for reimbursement of deposit, etc.

Your administrative contact person at the department at Aalborg University will try to help you with matters regarding accommodation for you and, if you bring spouse and children, your family.

In order to find the best possible accommodation for you, Aalborg University has a specialized office to help our administrative staff at the departments in matters regarding accommodation. But, due to housing shortage the Accommodation Office unfortunately must reject lots of requests for accommodation.

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.

All branches are open to the public, and all permanent residents in Denmark canobtain a library card. You can borrow, pick up and request books and journals at all branches.

Medical services

Denmark has a comprehensive public health service, including doctors, medical specialists, hospitals, health service, home care, health visitor services and paediatric dental care.

Most health insurance services and hospitalizations are free of charge, financed by the Danish welfare system.

The Danish health service is based on the principle of equal access to the health services for all citizens.

Student Life

Campus life

Aalborg University (AAU) has campus areas in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. AAU's main campus is in Aalborg.

  • Aalborg University Esbjerg (AAU-Esbjerg) is a section of Aalborg University located in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark. Aalborg University Esbjerg is a research department with a range of research activities and study programmes.
  • AAU CPH conducts Aalborg University’s research and teaching activities in the Copenhagen area. We offer an innovative study and learning environment, an international focus and we engage in close cooperation with companies.

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