Aalborg University

Aalborg & Copenhagen, Denmark

Aalborg University (AAU) was inaugurated in 1974 and is thus a young and modern university which, over the years, has grown to become a large, well-established research and teaching institution in Denmark offering quite an untraditional range of educational programmes and research in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering, Science and Medicine. Additionally, new opportunities for cooperation between the various academic fields, both in research and teaching, are continuously developed. In this way Aalborg University differentiates itself from the older and more traditional Danish universities with its focus on interdisciplinary, inter-faculty studies; an experimental curriculum based on an interdisciplinary basic course with subsequent specialization; a pedagogical structure based on problem-centred, real-life projects of educational and research relevance – which internationally has become known and recognized as ‘The Aalborg Experiment’ or ‘The Aalborg Model’. Furthermore, Aalborg University also greatly emphasizes international relations and cooperation.

Aalborg University is a dynamic institution, which continuously works at being at the cutting edge – regionally, nationally and internationally – in the original range of fields as well as in new like e.g. the fields of information technology and the health sciences. By doing so, Northern Jutland has e.g. become the Danish centre of telecommunications. In order to meet the demands and needs of the surrounding community for continuing education, Aalborg University additionally has started to develop its programmes within the area of life-long learning

Postgraduate Degree Courses Available Through English

The university has a wide range of Masters programmes taught through English,including programmes in:
Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Enviromental Technology
Information Technology
International Marketing
Mobile Communication

Overview of the Town or City
Aalborg has close to 200,000 inhabitants and is located at the Liim Fiord (Limfjorden) in the northern part of the Jutland peninsula in the region of Northern Jutland.

The history of Aalborg goes back to the Viking age. Throughout history, the city has played a major role in the Danish history. Because of its central location, Aalborg has always been a regional centre of commerce, which it still is. Aalborg was formerly a typical industrial city with industries like ship yards and cement and fibre cement industries, but today the knowledge industry has gained ground. Aalborg holds an important position within the mobile phone industry and not surprisingly, Aalborg University has played a significant role in this accomplishment. And through close cooperation with the University, a new corporate field, the medical technology, is gradually gaining a foothold. All in all, the close cooperation between the region’s players and the University has provided for significant growth for all parties involved

No fees for EU students