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Departments at Aalborg University

Aalborg University’s academic environments are organised in departments. Each department is led by a head of department and is responsible for the research and research based teaching at AAU. The departments belong under the faculties, and some departments belong under several faculties (cross-faculty departments).

The table below provides an overview of all departments at AAU.

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If you have general questions about Aalborg University's organisation, please contact:

Rector's Office
E-mail: rektorsekretariatet@adm.aau.dk

AAU Department Councils

The Department Councils at AAU are the advisory boards at department level. The Councils advise among others in matters pertaining to the strategy and budget of the department, quality assurance and quality development of study environment and other general affairs pertaining to the Department.

The Head of Department determines the number of members up to 13. The Head of Department is an ex-officio member of the Council, whereas remaining members shall be elected by and among the academic staff, including PhD fellows, by and among the technical and administrative staff, and by and among the students in the ratio 2:1:1.

Representatives of the academic and the technical and administrative staff shall be elected for four-year terms, whereas representatives for the students shall be elected for one-year terms.

Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology

Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology

Head of Department: Hans Jørgen Andersen
Danish name: Institut for Arkitektur og Medieteknologi

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Department of Business and Management

Department of Business and Management

Head of Department: Birgitte Gregersen
Danish name: Institut for Økonomi og Ledelse


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Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Head of Department: Henriette Giese
Danish name: Institut for Kemi og Biovidenskab


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Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Head of Department: Peter B. Frigaard
Danish name: Institut for Byggeri og Anlæg


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Department of Clinical Medicine

Department of Clinical Medicine

Head of Department: Søren Pihlkjær Hjortshøj
Danish name: Klinisk Institut

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Department of Communication and Psychology

Department of Communication and Psychology

Head of Department: Mikael Vetner
Danish name: Institut for kommunikation

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Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Head of Department: Kristian G. Olesen
Danish name: Institut for Datalogi


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Department of Culture and Global Studies

Department of Culture and Global Studies

(Cross-faculty department)
Head of Department: Marianne Rostgaard 
Danish name: Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier

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Department of Planning

Department of Planning

Head of Department: Tine Herreborg Jørgensen
Danish name: Institut for Planlægning

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Department of Electronic Systems

Department of Electronic Systems

Head of Department: Børge Lindberg
Danish name: Institut for Elektroniske Systemer

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Department of Energy Technology

Department of Energy Technology

Head of Department: John K. Pedersen
Danish name: Institut for Energiteknik 

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Department of Health Science and Technology

Department of Health Science and Technology

Head of Department: Kim Dremstrup
Danish name: Institut for Medicin og Sundhedsteknologi


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Department of Law

Department of Law

Head of Department: Ulla Steen
Danish name: Juridisk Institut


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Department of Learning and Philosophy

Department of Learning and Philosophy

(Cross-faculty department)
Head of Department: Annette Lorentsen
Danish name: Institut for Læring og Filosofi

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Head of Department: Søren Højsgaard
Danish name: Institut for Matematiske Fag

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Department of Materials and Production

Department of Materials and Production

This department is created by a recent merger between Department of Physics and the Department of Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering on the 1st of april 2017.
Head of Department: Kjeld Pedersen
Danish name: Institut for Materialer og Produktion

 

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Department of Political Science

Department of Political Science

Head of Department: Anette Borchorst
Danish name: Institut for Statskundskab
 

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Department of Sociology and Social Work

Department of Sociology and Social Work

Head of Department: Trond Beldo Klausen
Danish name: Institut for Sociologi og Socialt Arbejde

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The Danish Building Research Institute (SBi)

The Danish Building Research Institute (SBi)

Head of Department: Thorkild Ærø
Danish name: Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut
 

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