Aalborg University – Copenhagen

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Aalborg University Copenhagen
Motto Viis Novis
Established 2005
Type Public university
Rector Finn Kjærsdam
Admin. staff 288 (150 researchers)
Students 2300
Doctoral students 50
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Nickname AAU-Cph
Affiliations BSU, ECIU, Ilisimatusarfik, NC, NUAS, OECD, SDC,
Website www.aau-cph.dk

Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU-Cph) is a campus of Aalborg University in Copenhagen, located at A. C. Meyers Vænge 15 in southwest Copenhagen. It constitutes Aalborg University’s educational and research activities in the Greater Copenhagen area. All activities are gathered in a new integrated research campus with several innovative start-up-businesses at Sydhavnen close to central Copenhagen.[1]

Since AAU-Cph was established in Copenhagen it has experienced a tremendous growth. Today, AAU-Cph offers 7 undergraduate programmes (bachelor degrees) and 14 graduate programmes (master degrees) covering the entire spectrum of the academic field from natural sciences to humanities. The programmes are largely taught in English.[2] Aalborg University Copenhagen has approximately 2300 students and employs approximately 150 scientists.


Research activities at AAU-Cph are an integrated part of Aalborg University’s activities at the three campuses in Aalborg, Copenhagen and Esbjerg and are carried out in collaboration with a wide variety of research institutions as well as public and private corporations. Researchers and PhD fellows from Aalborg Universities departments are represented at AAU-Cph and contributes with research and knowledge production within as varied areas as virtual reality, sound and music computing, mobile communication, sustainable energy sources, organisational communications and processes of democracy in Latin America.[citation needed]

A unique study and work method[edit]

A trademark of Aalborg University is its unique pedagogic model of teaching:[3] the problem-based, project-organized model. With this method a great part of the semester teaching and student work revolves around complex real-life problems that the students wonder about and try to find answers to in scientific manners while working together in groups. The more traditional forms of teaching are of course also used, e.g. lectures, courses, seminars, classroom training, laboratory work and workshops.

Research based educations[edit]

At AAU-Cph the study programs are research based. Teaching materials at AAU-Cph come not only from books but also from, for example, articles in current journals.

The Danish Building Research Institute[edit]

On January 1, 2007 Aalborg University and the Danish Building Research Institute merged. The merger initiated a comprehensive centre for knowledge about the built environment. The goal of the centre is to become the leading place of its kind in Denmark and to be considered on par with similar centres internationally.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Innovation and entrepreneurship at AAU-Cph
  2. ^ International student at Aalborg University Copenhagen
  3. ^ Problem-Based Project Work at AAU-Cph