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Why study at SES?


Mathematics, physics and engineering sciences are disciplines which put the world in motion. They create prosperity and influence our perception of the possible.

Engineers, mathematicians and physicists made it possible to send a man to the moon, and today, they help us tackle the great challenges of our times such as climate change and a lack of resources.

At Aalborg University, you may challenge the challenges! Our study method enables you and your fellow students to work on concrete problems often in co-operation with a company or an institution.

Instead of merely describing the theory behind a new type of vehicle, a new sort of super cement, a new philosophy of production or a new kind of solar cell system, you get the opportunity to work practically with your ideas. Because of the group work, you have the chance to make your ideas come to life.

More brains work better than one. Therefore, AAU is able to show examples of students who - during their studies - have made an invention or solved a significant problem in society.

UNESCO chair

Aalborg University is famous for its teaching model, problem based learning, where you work in a team on a large written assignment often collaborating with an industrial partner.

This study method is also called “The Aalborg Model for problem based learning”. The method is highly recognised internationally, and UNESCO has placed its only professorial chair in PBL at Aalborg University.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competences at a high academic level in an independent manner.  

Rated for excellence

Aalborg University is rated for excellence in the QS-ranking system.

Aalborg University has received five stars certifying the world-class position of the university based on cutting-edge facilities and internationally renowned research and teaching faculty.

Within Engineering and Technology, Aalborg University ranks as number 79 in the world.

The QS Stars system is a detailed comparative tool focusing on the performance of the institution based on a broad set of criteria, such as employability, facilities, innovation, research, teaching, and internationalisation.


At AAU, you are taught by active researchers, many of whom are leaders in their field.

Therefore, you are at all study programmes ensured a state-of-the-art education of excellent academic quality.

You will work closely connected to state-of-the-art research and technology, and the university's various educational programmes and research environments provides you with great opportunities.

This applies to both the manner in which you design your education and to the equipment and laboratories to which you are given access.

World class wave pools, robots, 3D-cinema, super computers and advanced nano laboratory ...

These are merely some of the exciting facilities you may find at Aalborg University.

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Move the world

Study programmes at School of Engineering and Science gives you the qualifications to understand, develop and influence the word.

With a degree from our school you will be able to make a difference in the world - you will be able to move the world.

An education from School of Engineering and Science is a choice for life - and for your future, also internationally. You may use your skills in Europe, Asia, USA or anywhere else in the world.

There are no limits!

Excellent career opportunities

Be sure to get a fantastic job! 

No matter which of our educational programmes you choose, your job opportunities will be excellent.

Over the ages, engineers, mathematicians and physicists have always been in great demand.

Even during financial hard times, their unemployment is lower than that of other university graduates and vastly lower than that of society in general.

Furthermore, their salaries are also higher than that of most other fellow graduates.