Aalborg University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2024
Young University Rankings 2024
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K, Aalborg East, Jutland Region, 9220, Denmark

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A well ranked university with a wide range of study programmes and hi-tech research facilities

Aalborg University (AAU), situated in three large cities in Denmark, offers a wide range of English-taught bachelor and master programs. AAU has provided students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal development since its inception in 1974, but despite being a fairly young university, AAU is already ranked amongst the best and most acknowledged international universities in the world.

AAU strives to better its position by constantly raising the bar in order to maintain a strong learning curve. In recent years, AAU has moved up the international lists of university rankings. The great majority of ranking lists name AAU, and AAU is thus in the top 2% of the world's 17,000 universities.

AAU study method gathers international acclaim

AAU is unique in many ways but one leading thing is the study method called “The Aalborg Model for Problem Based Learning (PBL)”. The method is highly respected both nationally and internationally, and the students obtain an important academic and social dimension in both group projects and research (http://www.en.aau.dk/education/problem-based-learning/).

AAU offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. All research and study programs have a heavy emphasis on sustainability and providing interdisciplinary solutions to the problems facing our world of today.

Build a large network by connecting with AAU

AAU’s main campus is in Aalborg, which has been named the happiest city in Europe by the Business Insider some years back. Next to being a great city to work and study in, AAU focuses on providing staff and students with a large network and through the PBL you will build a close relationship with students, researches and the industry both nationally and internationally.

State of the art laboratories and close co-operation with industry

AAU currently consolidates and further develops its profile as a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. It is characterized by combining a keen engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration. With a persistent dedication to the pursuit of excellence, AAU offers supreme educational experiences across a broad spectrum of academic fields. Interested in more details about AAU check out AAU’s webpage: http://www.en.aau.dk/about-aau/

To learn more about the study programs, please visit:

English-taught Bachelor programs: http://www.en.aau.dk/education/bachelor/

English-taught Master programs: http://www.en.aau.dk/education/master/

PHD Studies: https://www.en.aau.dk/research/phd

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Key statistics

  • 14.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 12%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 34%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 17,275
    Number of FTE Students
  • 49 : 51
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings and (2) 2018 World University Rankings


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