About AAU-Esbjerg

Aalborg University Esbjerg (AAU-Esbjerg) is a section of Aalborg University located in the city of Esbjerg, Denmark. Aalborg University Esbjerg is a research department with a range of research activities and study programmes.

Highly rated in industry and an active community

With approximately 700 students and a number of study programmes comprising Energy, Chemistry and Biotechnology, Oil and Gas, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Medialogy and 110 employees, the campus is relatively small. This results in a relaxed atmosphere and interaction between students as well as between researchers.

Graduates from Aalborg University are highly rated in industry as being the most skilled in project management and skilled in central competences.

The study programmes in Esbjerg include both bachelor and master degrees.

The Aalborg-model in Esbjerg

Aalborg University and therefore also Aalborg University Esbjerg, are known for their unique learning model – the problem-based, project-organized model – also called “PBL – The Aalborg model”. Therefore, AAU-Esbjerg offers a unique study environment, where teamwork and project management are rated highly, and where you interact socially and professionally. Therefore you will acquire experience and practice in project management and an ability to self-pace your learning – skills asked for in industry.

Since Aalborg University was first established in 1974, all university programmes have been based on a unique model of teaching and learning: the problem-based, project-organized model also referred to as “PBL - The Aalborg model”. The PBL - Aalborg Model, has become both nationally and internationally recognised as an advanced and efficient learning model and a trademark for Aalborg University. Thus, UNESCO has placed its only Danish Chair in PBL at Aalborg University.

The PBL-Aalborg Model gives the students the possibility of independent learning to achieve knowledge and skills at a high academic level. Many students also have the possibility of working with the business community to solve real-life problems. The learning model also helps the students learn how to analyse problems, how to work in a result-oriented manner and finally how to carry out successful work within a team.

Through research in PBL – The Aalborg Model, Aalborg University, will continue to develop and adapt the PBL-model as a learning model for students as well as teaching staff, and ensure that the model responds well to the demands and changes posed by the surrounding society and to changes in the educational sector.

Educations in Esbjerg



Aalborg University Esbjerg is directed by the Dean Mogens Rysholt Poulsen of the Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG). The Campus Aalborg University Esbjerg is administered by the Head of Campus, Anders S. Kristensen.

Departments at Aalborg University Esbjerg

School & Study Boards in Esbjerg

School & Study Boards in Esbjerg

All study programmes at Aalborg University Esbjerg are controlled and developed by Schools and Study boards. The School organizes the study programmes and assigns a Study Board to define and to approve each specific study programme.

Furthermore, the Study board handles complaints, grading policies, examination regulations, and quality control of the study programme. The Study Board handles accreditation, merits and dispensations.


Study Boards related to Aalborg University Esbjerg

School of Engineering and Science

Head of Study: Henrik Brohus


Schools of Information and Communication Technology

Head of Study: Uffe Kjærulff


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