The Aalborg model for problem based learning (PBL)

Since Aalborg University was first established in 1974, all university programmes have been based on a unique model of teaching and learning: the problem-based, project-organized model also referred to as “PBL - The Aalborg model”. The PBL - Aalborg Model, has become both nationally and internationally recognised as an advanced and efficient learning model and a trademark for Aalborg University. Thus, UNESCO has placed its only Danish Chair in PBL at Aalborg University.

The PBL-Aalborg Model gives the students the possibility for independent learning to achieve knowledge and skills at a high academic level. Many students also have the possibility of working with the business community to solve real-life problems. The learning model also helps the students learn, how to analyse problems, how to work result-oriented and finally how to do successful work within a team.

Through research in PBL – The Aalborg Model, Aalborg University will continue to develop and adapt the PBL-model as a learning model for students as well as teaching staff, and ensure that the model responds well to the demands and changes posed by the surrounding society and changes in the education area.

Download folder about PBL-The Aalborg Model

The folder describes the nine principles, that defines the main features in PBL- The Aalborg Model.
Principles of Problem and Project Based Learning - The Aalborg PBL Model" (size: 1,85MB)

Problem Based Learning Litterature list

See the list of litterature for further information.