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Aalborg University profile → The International environment → more direct routes

Dear Partners,  

Just want to share this information about Aalborg University – with all the foreign teachers / students.

It clearly shows the International environment Aalborg has, and why the development of the route network is important to keep up the momentum – and with the growth of our International traffic is also shows that AAL region has the potential for even more business.

Aalborg University Profile

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.

*below is top list of students per country  – see attached list for all countries (totally 2.477 foreign students at AAU).

1. Germany

2. Norway

3. Romania

4. Hungary

5. Poland

6. Spain

7. Italy

8. Slovakia

9. Lithuania

10. Bulgaria

Researchers facts and figures

Aalborg University is an internationally oriented workplace that attracts researchers from around the world. The university has a high percentage of foreign researchers. The university has 3.362 permanent staff employed and 17 % are foreign academic staff.

*below is numbers of foreign staff per country  – see attached list (totally 608 foreign staff at AAU).

1. China

2. Iran

3. Germany

4. Italy

5. Spain

6. Romania

7. UK

8. Poland

9. Norway

10. Sweden

We hope this will give You a good impression of the International city Aalborg is and why more and more are coming to our region which will require even more direct routes in the future.

AAU is working closely with AAL airport and it is important for them to be even stronger on the International market

Pls feel free to reach out to me if you should have any more questions.


Head Of Route & Business Development

Andreas Mathisen