Aalborg University has now had the ok to take over Nokia’s former headquarter in the harbour area in the Southern part of Copenhagen · 20. January 2012
Today the finance committee in the Danish parliament has approved that Aalborg University can move into the building of Nokia’s former headquarter in Denmark, at Frederikskaj in the Southwestern part of Copenhagen, which is owned by PFA. The aim is to establish the future’s innovative university where education, research and businesses interact closely. The first 70 students will start their studies as from 1st of February.
As a result of the takeover, the Danish innovation environment will be strengthened and more foreign investments will be drawn to the Danish capital. Agreements about leasing have already been established with several international companies from Sweden, Norway, China and the USA. Moreover, a series of new established high tech companies are to be added to the list.
AAU activities in the capital will be gathered
All students and staff from other departments of Aalborg University in the capital will relocate to the harbour area over the coming spring and summer. AAU rents three buildings with a total of more than 42.500 m2. The buildings are owned by the company PFA-Ejendomme.
- We are very satisfied that we are able to gather our activities in the Eastern part of Denmark at Frederikskaj in Copenhagen and at the same time contribute to the development of a new model for how universities and companies collaborate. This corresponds with AAU’s aim of letting research contribute to solve current problems faced by private companies and public institutions.
- At the same time we are happy to offer Copenhagen a new university campus. Aalborg University has shown that we are able to attract students from non-academic families , not least because of our problem based learning and focus on group work. By using these forms of learning and teaching we can contribute to raising the educational level for a new group of young people, Finn Kjærsdam, rector at Aalborg University, says.
Contact: Rector Finn Kjærsdam, phone: 4055 8522.
Phone: 9940 9491