The university pursues the problem-based-learning approach, where a majority of the learning process consists of projects. (Usual distribution in a bachelor’s program: 15 ECTS project 3x 5-ECTS courses). That works for me, personally, great, because I learn the most during those large-scale projects. Almost all are also done in groups, so I learned to cooperate with others (more or less). Sometimes, however, this group work can be counter-productive, as it heavily depends on the specific mix of members. __The environment is dynamic and diverse, with many international students attending (this is going to change, as the new policies from the Danish government will soon shut down several English-language bachelor programs, including mine). __The teachers are mostly qualified and their methods and contents are relevant. There have been one or two exceptions in the two years, where I felt like the professor or a supervisor had no idea what they were talking about.__The building is beautiful, well placed near an S-train station. It’s modern, spacious, and has everything students need.__The canteen has a wide selection of meals, salads, and there’s always a vegetarian menu, too. It is a bit pricey, though, so you might be better of bringing your own food. There are many microwaves and kitchens throughout the buildings. __The university has a Friday bar (to which not so many students go to, even though the campus has ca 4000 students) with cheap beer, music and board games. __Overall, I am very satisfied with the education this university has provided me with, overlooking the minor criticism points. __(The program I am attending is called IT, Communication and New Media).View more
I studied my master degree at Aalborg University from 2008-2010. It was the first time my master degree was offered and as always; a new education can struggle to find its feet. So it was very broad topics with the notice; that you could become anything you liked. I had to find my own path in this, but I like the fact that you are able to impact and create your own expertise within a broad field through the semester Projects and problem-based learning.
It wasn’t as hard as I had imagined (coming from a different type of education). I liked the freedom and requirement of independence that the program offered. I had a good experience; I know that program I studied have developed a lot since then and I think it has been for the better; some of the structure and topics we lacked are now a part of the program.
The professors were qualified and very engaged in the sessions: co-creation and interaction and problem-based projects. If I should point out one thing they could work on it is the administration and that they don’t have PhD programme.View more
I did both my bachelor and masters at Aalborg University and have been very happy to attend Aalborg University. In my experience, the quality of the teaching at the master’s was much higher than the bachelor and I would, therefore, recommend everyone to do their master’s there. It is highly professional teaching going on and in a way that has qualified me for the life after university.
The university has a very good atmosphere and a great study environment – with a mix of Danish and international students adding to the atmosphere.