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Aalborg University (AAU) has been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal development since its inception in 1974. It offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences.
AAU currently consolidates and further develops its profile as a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. Over the past three years the university has experienced a 50% increase in earnings from the university's cooperation with external partners. In 2013 Aalborg University received external funding well above 100,000,000 Euro, which was approx. 22% of the university's total income.
AAU is characterised by combining a keen engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration. With a persistent dedication to the pursuit of excellence, Aalborg University offers supreme educational experiences across a broad spectrum of academic fields.
Despite the fact that AAU is a fairly young university, it is already ranking amongst the best and most acknowledged international universities in the world. Aalborg University strives to better its position for the future by constantly raising the bar in order to maintain a strong learning curve. In recent years Aalborg University has risen up the international lists of university rankings. The great majority of ranking lists name Aalborg University, and AAU is thus in the top 2% the world's 17,000 universities.
STUDENT FACTS AND FIGURES
Aalborg University awards Bachelors, Master's, Ph.D. and Doctoral degrees in various fields within the different programmes, institutes and centres. In 2013 180 students received a Ph.D. degree.
More than 19.000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University, ranging from students at preparatory courses through doctoral-level candidates. Approximately 4.900 students are enrolled at the Faculty of Humanities, 5.577 students at the Faculty of Social Sciences and 8.600 at the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medicine.
13% of the total number of enrolled students are international students. 61,1 % are from European countries, 14,7 % from the Nordic countries and 9,4 % from Asia.
KEY FIGURES 2013
Academic staff (full-time)2.111
Academic staff (part-time)794
Administrative staff (full time)1.434
Administrative staff (part-time)343
Financing (DKK million)2.560,2