Discover and model new scientific phenomena
Studying Chemistry, you gain solid knowledge and expertise in chemistry. The programme provides you with the opportunity to:
- resolve practical problems related to chemical engineering
- innovate, design and optimise production processes of chemicals and materials
- develop new materials and new processes
The programme focuses on the following main areas of specialisation:
- Inorganic materials
- Controlled release
- Functional polymers
- Biosolid separation
The field Inorganic Materials concerns studies of structure and properties of inorganic materials. Emphasis is placed on glassy or amorphous materials. The relationships between structure, dynamics and properties of glasses and liquids are studied by using the knowledge of materials chemistry and physics. The development of both new structural and functional materials and nano-materials is another essential part.
The field Controlled Release concerns the study and development of the group of molecules called cyclodextrins and their inclusion complexes. The interest in cyclodextrin applications includes development of novel drug delivery systems and pesticide formulations, which are more environmentally friendly than those used today.
The area Functional Polymers treats the molecular design of target macromolecules, synthesis and the separation, purification and characterisation of the polymers. The principles of polymerisation dynamics and kinetics are other important aspects.
The field Biosolid Separation revolves around the physical chemistry of process- and waste-water treatment with special emphasis on membrane technology and its application in cleaner technology.
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.
PROBLEM BASED LEARNING (PBL)
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”. The 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 competences 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.