Which students profiles can you find at Aalborg University?

Aalborg University (AAU) is a Danish university offering an innovative range of study and research programmes. The university is located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark, with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. It offers 76 bachelor programmes and 112 graduate programmes. As AAU is highly acknowledged for its international scope, several of the educations are conducted in English.

The university is divided into five faculties:


  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Technical Faculty of IT and Design
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences
  • The Faculty of Engineering and Science
  • The Faculty of Medicine


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.

AAU is known for educating students which create knowledge for the world based on following four key values: Problem orientation, collaboration, commitment and change.

This means that at AAU you will find students and graduates that have been educated in a strong and well founded problem-based approach to research. Since its establishment students and graduates from AAU apply their analytical skills as well as a holistic, problem and solution based approach to the problems and cases they are presented to. The problem oriented approach is strongly founded in the idea of creating knowledge that changes the world. A great deal of studying at AAU includes working in close contact with external organisations, why you will find candidates that have insights and experience on working on real world problems.

Over the past 40 years, AAU has developed from being recognized locally to becoming a leading actor in the broader international community. Though being a youngster, it is already ranking amongst the best and most acknowledged international universities in the world.

In recent years AAU has risen up the international lists of university rankings. AAU appears on the great majority of ranking lists, and is among the top two percent of the world’s 17.000 universities. According to Times Higher Education, AAU is placed as number 194 in the overall world university ranking and number 25 in the Top 100 Universities established within the past 50 years.

Especially in the field of engineering, you will find highly educated students and graduates at AAU.

According to Shanghai/ARWU World Rank, Aalborg University is no. 201-300, and no. 7 in the world within the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. According to US News World Ranking, Aalborg University ranks as no. 8 in the world within the field of engineering. According to the 2018 MIT report, Aalborg University is considered to have the best engineering programme in Europe - a programme that takes fourth place in the world.

A brief history of AAU

AAU was first established in 1974. With only 40 years of history, AAU is a young university. Since the first years the number of students have increased from 3.000 to the present 20.211. In 1995 AAU began its expansion by opening a department in Esbjerg - merging with Esbjerg Engineering College. In 2003 AAU opened a department in Copenhagen. In 2010 the School of Medicine was created.

Recruiting from AAU via Graduateland  

If you are looking to recruit students and graduates from Aalborg University, you can choose to post your job ad specifically on their job portal, the AAU Jobbank.

You can select the portal when you post a job on the network (as shown in the screenshot above). You will also be able to see how many registered candidates at Aalborg University match your previously defined requirements for the job.