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THE FOURTH BEST IN THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

If you enrol in an engineering programme at Aalborg University, you will receive a world-class education. In fact, our engineering programmes have been named the fourth best in the world in a recently published report on the quality of all universities of engineering. And the report was even commissioned by one of the universities we look up to ourselves.

AAU engineering study programmes 4th best in the world.

WHY THE EXPERTS SINGLE OUT AALBORG UNIVERSITY

The report was published in March 2018 and was commissioned by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – one of the best universities of technology worldwide. They asked 178 leading experts in engineering education to rate study programmes from all over the world – not based on a list, but on their own experience and knowledge. And a large number of them unsolicitedly singled out Aalborg University. So many, in fact, that the people behind the report name us as one of the universities you should use as a model for creating good engineering programmes.

The reasons for AAU’s high ranking may be of particular interest to you as a future student. It gives you an indication of what to expect from your studies. The praise for our engineering programmes includes:

  • Problem-based teaching using real-life cases
  • Constant focus on equipping the students with the best possible tools for success
  • Graduates with a high level of personal and professional skills and capabilities
  • Teaching that meets labour market requirements
  • High-quality research that has inspired other universities

The report from MIT ranks us as number 1 in Europe. And correcting for the home-ground advantage of American universities in the survey, we are number 3 in the world.

Read the report

You can read more about the result on MIT’s own website, where you will also find a link to the report itself, ‘The global state of the art in engineering education’ (Graham, Ruth for MIT, 2018)

Report (graphic)

QUOTES FROM THE REPORT

In the MIT report, Aalborg University is praised by experts from all over the world. Their praise includes that AAU:
 

  • “IS A REALLY MATURE (EDUCATIONAL) MODEL THAT IS POWERFUL AND TRANSFORMATIONAL. THEY SHOULD BE ON EVERYONE’S LISTS OF PLACES TO BENCHMARK.”‚Äč

 

  • “[USES] REAL OR REALISTIC INDUSTRY PROBLEMS IN THEIR PROJECTS.”

 

  • “[GETS] STUDENTS INTO ACTION MODE RATHER THAN TRANSMISSION MODE [REGARDING KNOWLEDGE].”

 

What does the ranking mean for you?

Students from AAU EsbjergYou will be doing problem-oriented work – at one of the universities that does this best

One of the crucial factors for AAU’s ranking on the list is our problem-based learning approach. This means that – in addition to learning important theory – you will also be working with practical and business-oriented cases during your studies.

Problem-based learning is used for both group work and individual assignments, where, each semester, you are to solve a specific realistic problem and develop your capabilities and knowledge during the solution process. This is how we have worked since 1974.

Read more about problem-based learning, PBL
 

You can become more attractive to a future employer

Studying at a highly ranked university offers you the right opportunities during your studies. This can be anything from good facilities and competent lecturers to innovative research and an entrepreneurial approach. But it can also make you even more attractive to a future employer who knows what Aalborg University stands for – and who may have worked with us before.

And who knows – maybe you will already meet your future employer during your studies.

Here AAU is also among the best

AAU engineering study programmes are among the best in Europe.BEST UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING IN EUROPE

The report by MIT is just one of several that rank AAU as one of the best universities of engineering in the world. U.S. News & World Report  has ranked us as the best university of engineering in Europe – and number 4 in the world – for three years running (most recently in October 2019).

The ranking list, known as Best Global Universities, is one of the oldest and most important of its kind. The list is based on research conducted by the universities as well as their global and regional reputation, and it can help students worldwide to navigate among the universities.
 

BEST DANISH UNIVERSITY AT CORPORATE COLLABORATION

In an analysis from 2018, Aalborg University was also named the Danish University which is best at corporate collaboration(link in danish). The Confederation of Danish Industry is behind the analysis, which is based on companies’ assessment of their collaboration with Danish universities. 

87% of the respondent companies rated their collaboration with AAU as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

This was not the first time AAU was named the best university for collaboration with the business sector. In 2016, we also ranked as number 1 on the list(link in danish), when the Confederation of Danish Industry asked 51 research-intensive companies about their collaboration with Danish universities.