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Classical plant and animal productions rely on modern biotechnology. So do the treatment of our wastewater and other waste streams that in some cases can be converted into energy or valuable products by the action of specialised enzymes or microorganisms. Biotechnology is bound to have a very strong influence on our future lives and development. Studying the Master's programme in Biotechnology, you get to immerse in subjects such as biological molecules, gene technologies, and microbial and cell cultures.

A combination of biology, chemistry, medicine and engineering sciences

The Biotechnology programme at Aalborg University combines biology, chemistry, medicine, and engineering sciences for the discovery, development, and production of an enormous variety of well-known or novel products, ranging from fuels and foods over complex proteins to specialised pharmaceuticals and whole organisms with novel abilities.

During the Master's programme in Biotechnology, you will work with biological molecules, gene technologies, and microbial and cell cultures. In the courses, you will learn about cell biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, protein chemistry and more.

Every semester, you will also carry out an experimental research project, where you will make use of the methods and the knowledge taught in the courses, and where you have time to acquire in-depth understanding of specific subjects of your own interest.

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Rated for exellence

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 ranked as number 76 in 2015/2016.


Aalborg University is famous for its 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”. This method is highly recognised internationally, and the university is host to a succesful UNESCO chair in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education and a Centre for PBL and Sustainability approved by UNESCO.

The problem based project work at Aalborg University gives you a unique opportunity to acquire new knowledge and competencies at a high academic level in an independent manner. You get to apply theory to practice, when you work to solve real-life problems, and you will be well-prepared for your future career.

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

The study method at AAU is called Problem Based Learning (PBL). Together with your fellow students you will work with real life problems by way of problem based project work.

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