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about the faculty

Research and education at the Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENGINEERING) is wide-ranging, spanning disciplines like mathematics, physics and chemistry, as well as areas such as sustainable energy technology, nanotechnology and global business systems.


At ENGINEERING our research revolves around the major global societal challenges. Areas include: converting to green energy, ensuring clean water for the world's population, and smart and innovative methods of production. Research at the faculty is conducted by five departments, each within their core area as well as in cross-cutting collaboration, in order to achieve the best results.


The faculty has approximately 3,600 students (2019). We work continuously to ensure that our palette of programs meets the need for graduates in the labor market of the future. A total of 92 percent (2016) of ENGINEERING graduates are in jobs 1-2 years after graduation, which testifies to the fact that an engineering or science degree from Aalborg University makes you a valuable employee for businesses and organizations.

World's fourth best engineering university

Internationally, the faculty distinguishes itself with high placement on a number of reputable rankings of the world’s universities. These include AAU being fourth best engineering university according to U.S. News and World Report "Best Global Universities" 2020.

Regarding education, Aalborg University is also ranked as one of the World's best universities to educate within the field of engineering. According to the MIT report "The Global state of the art in engineering education, 2018", Aalborg University ranks ad best in Europe and fourth best ind the world for engineering programs.


At ENGINEERING, both researchers and students consider collaboration with the business community and the wider society a high priority.

A study by the Danish Confederation of Industry (2018) shows that Danish companies rank Aalborg University as Denmark's best university to partner with.

Geographically, the faculty spans the country with campuses in Esbjerg, Copenhagen and Aalborg.

The dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science is Mogens Rysholt Poulsen.

 Learn more about research, education and collaboration at ENGINEERING.