City of Aalborg
Aalborg is the fourth largest city in Denmark. The city has nearly 130,000 inhabitants (the wider municipality has about 200,000). It is located in the northern part of the area Jutland on the south side of the strait Limfjorden. Over the 20th century, the city became highly industrialised, but like in so many other cities, the industries declined since the 1970s. The city had to find a new growth direction. The creation of Aalborg University in 1974 marked the transition from industry to knowledge. Many jobs disappeared in the (large) industrial companies, but at the same time new ones were created in the educational institutions and high-tech firms. While preserving and enhancing the distinctive character of the city and the region the focus of the city’s policy shifted towards increasing attractiveness and luring students, knowledge workers, and knowledge-based companies; making it an outstanding place to live, to work and to visit, where everyone enjoys a range of quality and efficient services in a progressive community.
Aalborg University (19,000 students enrolled) offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. Aalborg University currently consolidates and further develops its profile as a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. It is characterized by combining a keen engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration.
Aalborg University meets regional demands for academically educated staff, research, innovation and communication, while collaborating with other Danish universities to meet national demands. The international perspective is reflected in the university’s research and education activities through the employment of international teaching staff, the establishment of student exchange programmes and international research collaboration. Aalborg University is currently strengthening its position as a network university. This entails collaborating with regional and national educational institutions in Denmark as well as the creation of consortia and collaboration networks with other national and international universities.
City of Aalborg
Christina Folmand Knudsen
International Project Coordinator
+45 99 31 1531
Niels Jernes Vej 10
+45 99 40 99 40