Aalborg University

Fredrik Bajers Vej 5, Aalborg

  • #330 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 16,836Total Students
  • 1,520Faculty
  • 2,565Int'l Students

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Aalborg University is a Danish university located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark, with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. It offers 76 undergraduate educations and 112 postgraduate educations, and several of those 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


With approximately 20,000 students, Aalborg University is Denmark’s fifth largest university based on student enrollment. The university is placed in the QS World University Ranking (2016–17) among the 300 best universities in the World. It is ranked 46th in the QS Top 50 Under 50, and it has a five stars' QS Star Rating. In addition, it is ranked 40th for Electrical Engineering worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

When it comes to engineering, Aalborg University is very focused on developing engineers with experience from working with real companies in their semester projects. Also, focus is put on working in a team environment that develops the interpersonal skills, as well as team-working skills.

Aalborg University (AAU) was established in 1974 under Aalborg University Center (AUC), but changed its name to Aalborg University in 1994. The university is headquartered and located on the main campus in the eastern part of the Aalborg, but the university also has departments located downtown. In 2011, Aalborg University experienced the largest increase in applicants in Denmark, as the number of new students increased by 31%. 

About

Aalborg University is a Danish university located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark, with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. It offers 76 undergraduate educations and 112 postgraduate educations, and several of those 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


With approximately 20,000 students, Aalborg University is Denmark’s fifth largest university based on student enrollment. The university is placed in the QS World University Ranking (2016–17) among the 300 best universities in the World. It is ranked 46th in the QS Top 50 Under 50, and it has a five stars' QS Star Rating. In addition, it is ranked 40th for Electrical Engineering worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

When it comes to engineering, Aalborg University is very focused on developing engineers with experience from working with real companies in their semester projects. Also, focus is put on working in a team environment that develops the interpersonal skills, as well as team-working skills.

Aalborg University (AAU) was established in 1974 under Aalborg University Center (AUC), but changed its name to Aalborg University in 1994. The university is headquartered and located on the main campus in the eastern part of the Aalborg, but the university also has departments located downtown. In 2011, Aalborg University experienced the largest increase in applicants in Denmark, as the number of new students increased by 31%. 

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University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #=352
  • 2014
    #=334
  • 2015
    #=363
  • 2016
    #=356
  • 2017
    #=374
  • 2018
    #379
  • 2019
    #=343
  • 2020
    #=324
  • 2021
    #=305
  • 2022
    #=326
  • 2023
    #330

Ranking criteria

32.5
Overall
19.8
Academic Reputation
28.1
Employer Reputation
34.2
Faculty Student Ratio
47.8
Citations per Faculty
73.2
International Faculty Ratio
30
International Students Ratio
90.3
International Research Network
24.3
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
16,836

44%
56%

International students
2,565

76%
24%

Total faculty staff
1,520

420
1100

Total students
16,836

44%
56%

International students
2,565

76%
24%

Total faculty staff
1,520

1100
420
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Campus locations

Aalborg University, Aalborg,

Fredrik Bajers Vej 5 , Aalborg , Denmark , 9220

Aalborg University, Copenhagen,

A.C. Meyers Vænge 15 , Copenhagen SV , Copenhagen , Denmark , 2450

Aalborg University, Esbjerg,

Niels Bohrs Vej 8 , Esbjerg , Denmark , 6700

English language requirements