Aalborg University

Aalborg University, founded in 1974, is Denmark’s fifth largest university with 20.200 students. A young and international university with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen, offering 76 undergraduate and 112 postgraduate studies with a real-world approach and provide world-class research.

Is divided into four faculties a) Technical Faculty of IT and Design, b) Faculty of Engineering and Science, c) Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, d) Faculty of Medicine. Additionally, has a cross-cutting unit, AAU Innovation, tasked with strengthening entrepreneurship and innovation, and promoting the university’s knowledge cooperation with society.

In 2018 an analysis by the elite US University MIT placed the AAU engineering programmes as the best in Europe and fourth best in the world. Respectively, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, it is ranked 58th for Electrical Engineering and 25th in Petroleum Engineering worldwide. 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.

Additionally, in 2019 the Times Higher Education World University Rankins placed AAU at number 207, while among younger universities (under 50 years) AAU is number 18 in the world.

Common to all three campuses is AAU’s strong focus on problem-based learning as well as interdisciplinarity and research-based innovation. Through strong interplay between staff and students and intense collaboration with public and private sectors, offers degree programmes with a real-world approach and provide world-class research.

Aalborg University campus in Copenhagen

Aalborg University campus in Copenhagen hosts 2.750 students offering 9 bachelor and 19 master programmes in an innovative study and learning environment.

Stands out for its continuous development and innovative activities. Among others:

  • In 2017 established a collaboration with Samsung which led to SMILE lab (Samsung Media Innovation lab) establishment on campus
  • In 2020 closed a number of programmes focusing in particular on educating students in areas that are in high demand on the Copenhagen education market. New education programmes with a special focus on sustainability and IT are being established.
  • In 2021 a new basic research center, PREDICT, with a focus on chronic bowel disorders is established
  • In 2022 the education portfolio is further strengthened in connection with the government’s regionalization plan. From 2030 onwards, AAU in Copenhagen will primarily be a specialized STEM campus with a particular focus on sustainability and IT.

Campus is located in the attractive Copenhagen harbour area, gathering all of its activities in the capital city, students and staff in the former Nokia research & development center, covering a total of 42.500 m2.

Reach Campus by public transportation

From Copenhagen Airport “Københavns Lufthavn” you take the regional train “Øresundstoget” to the central station and then change for S-Trains or bus.

You can reach the campus by train in 15 minutes using S-Train lines A and E or by bus 7A in 20 minutes.

The closest train station to the university’s campus is Sydhavnen.

More information about the different public transportation alternatives you can read here.

Parking at Campus

A parking disc grants one hour of free parking.

Campus guests can obtain day parking permits and season parking permits (up to a maximum period of 3 months) from the information desk.

For large events and conferences, it is possible to pre-order a number of day or season parking permits by sending an email to Conferences and Information Desk at, Specify which dates the parking permit is needed for, and you will receive a pre-filled parking permit in an email – ready to send to your guests.

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