In recent years, Denmark’s fourth biggest city has undergone a transformation from an industrial city to a city of knowledge and culture. The city’s development is particularly apparent at the harbour promenade where a lively urban and cultural life comprises cafes, cultural event venues and sports facilities has replaced factories and smoking chimneys.
High quality education at all levels is essential to ensure competitiveness in today’s globalised world. This is why education is a key priority in Denmark. With their high academic standards combined with innovative learning approaches, the Danish institutions are preparing their students to play an active role in a globalised, knowledgebased society.
With a long list of world-renowned universities, the city of Aalborg will definitely be your best option if you’re considering to study in Denmark.
The major university in Aalborg is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974. It has more than 17,000 students and more than 3,000 employees. In 2012, 3,000 new students started at the university. In 1995 it merged with Esbjerg Engineering College. The university has attempted from the outset to “develop a more “relevant” form of education than was then being offered by the established universities”. It has sought to develop what is known as “contextual knowledge”, a form of problem-based learning based around the project work conducted by students, rather than the curriculum focusing on traditional academic disciplines. (Learn more about Aalborg University)
Aalborg University offers an innovative range of study and research programmes within the fields of Natural Science, Social Sciences, the Humanities, Life Sciences and Engineering. According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Aalborg University is among the top 3 percent in the world (excluding college-universities), and holds the UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning. (Join free informative webinar to learn more about Aalborg University)
Another University that worth to be mentioned is the University College of Northern Denmark, which is one of seven new regional organisations (professionshøjskoler) of different study sites in Denmark offering courses normally at the bachelor level.
The Royal School of Library and Information Science, provides higher education in library and information science; one of its two departments is in Aalborg. With about 4,500 students a year and 700 employees-
Tech College Aalborg is one of the largest business schools in Denmark. Tech College Aalborg approximately has 3,600 full-time students and 600 employees. It offers a wide spectrum of vocational training and runs Aalborg Tekniske Gymnasium.
Aalborg Business College provides basic training in retail and trading for private enterprises and the public sector, with courses which cover information technology, economics, sales and communication, and languages.
Skipper Clement International School is a private school for children between 6 and 16. The international department conducts its classes in English, the first to be established in the Jutland peninsula, but it does have department which educates in Danish, like the public schools in Denmark.