Aalborg University (AAU)
Aalborg University offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. The university is situated in three cities in Denmark: Aalborg, Copenhagen and Esbjerg. Nationally as well as internationally AAU has developed a number of strong research environments through a combination of basic and applied research and is a front-runner within the area of information and communication technology. Aalborg University is currently strengthening its position as a network university. This entails collaborating with regional and national educational institutions in Denmark as well as the creation of consortia and collaboration networks with other national and international universities, with other educational institutions and business partners. A trademark of AAU is research based education and the unique pedagogical model of teaching based on problem-based learning (PBL). Through a problem and project-based approach the students from the first year of their studies engage in action learning projects and research in collaboration with supervisors and professors. ICT is systematically used to support teaching, learning and research and AAU has a national and an international leading position within the field of IT, learning and education.
ILD investigate, design and evaluate new processes for learning using IT, where the objective is to qualify and facilitate learning and to enhance creativity and innovation. The research focus on new forms of learning, multi-modality and interaction in technology-intensive learning environments, which are essential for innovation of education, business and other organizations. Research in the ILD Lab incorporates learning in and outside the educational system.
AAU-Cph 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. AAU-Cph offers 7 Bachelor programmes and 14 Master programmes covering the entire spectrum of the academic field from natural sciences to humanities. More than 2,300 students are enrolled at AAU-Cph working side by side with PhD students, researchers and approximately administrative employees.