Aalborg University

Aalborg University

Aalborg University was founded in 1974, and since then it has evolved into a dynamic, innovative and internationally oriented institution of research and education with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. Aalborg University is committed to problem based learning, interdisciplinarity and research based innovation.
Aalborg University’s ambition is to contribute to the solution of the large challenges faced by society today. Our knowledge must engage with contemporary issues, it must challenge existing paradigms, inspire new discoveries and make a difference.

Aalborg University’s problem based approach to research and education is strong and well founded. Our researchers, students and graduates are well trained in analytical, holistic and problem and solution oriented methods.
Aalborg University conducts research in close collaboration between staff, students and partners in the business world and in public institutions. Working with authentic issues implies that the University maintains close contacts with external partners. Aalborg University is characterized by combining a keen engagement in local, regional and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration.
Aalborg University currently consolidates and further develops its profile as a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world, which is the focal point of the university’s 2016-2021 strategy: Knowledge for the World.

The University has five faculties: the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Science, the Technical Faculty of IT and Design and the Faculty of Medicine, which conducts research in Health Science and Technology (HST).
Aalborg University has approximately 23,000 students and approximately 3,000 academic employees. The University is an internationally oriented workplace that attracts researchers and students from around the world. 17% of the employed staff are foreign academic staff and 13% of the total number of enrolled students are international students. 61% are from European countries, 14 % are from the Nordic countries and 9% are from Asia.
In total Aalborg University offers about 147 master’s programmes and about 87 bachelor’s programmes. Among those the University offers 124 programmes taught in English at either bachelor’s or master’s level.

About Aalborg University’s Brussels Office

Aalborg University’s Brussels Office is part of The Fundraising and Project Management Office at Aalborg University. The Fundraising and Project Management Office draws on many years of experience with national and European research funding. The Fundraising and Project Management office provides support to the University’s researchers at all levels to target external funding for research and innovation activities at Aalborg University and handles the administrative management of projects.
The services of The Fundraising and Project Management Office have evolved over the years offering a “cradle-to-cradle” approach where the team is able to offer strategic and proactive research policy support services at the pre-call level, qualified support in the proposal writing phase and professional project management once the researcher is awarded with a grant. This integrated approach enables the university to pursue its strategic objectives leading to successful, sustainable and complementary results for the different research environments at Aalborg University.

Services of the Brussels office:

  • Coordinating strategic initiatives to further AAU positions for fundraising together with the AAU management and the AAU research community
  • Support in coordinating and writing policy and position papers
  • Targeting information about future research programmes and funds
  • Support in coordinating and prepar­ing research policy consultations
  • Promotion of AAU research expertise and outcomes to enable evidence-based policy formulation and implementation