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Mathematics plays an essential role in our everyday lives. Whether you are paying with your credit card online, playing a DVD, or using your smartphone, advanced mathematical concepts and calculations have contributed to making this possible. Mathematical optimisation tasks are at the heart of many industrial work flows. By studying Mathematics at Aalborg University you will have the opportunity to immerse in both practical and theoretical issues and use mathematical theories and calculations in order to systematise, analyse, and solve complex tasks.

Learn Mathematics through problem based project work

Have you ever felt it unsatisfactory just to follow courses in Mathematics and to read textbooks without ever really feeling the subject under your skin? There are a few universities around the world where different ways of teaching Mathematics can be experienced; among them is Aalborg University. At Aalborg University, an important part of the training of future mathematicians is pursued in groups of students; usually 5-7 students at first, and fewer later on. 

Within that specific framework, a group of students and their supervisor from the academic staff choose a topic to study. Key concepts and methods are provided during a synchronized course, while the group finds literature and other material relevant for its topic. During the semester, the group undergoes a research-like process and documents its results in a report. The final examination is oral and individual with this report as point of departure. 


  • Independent work on mathematical subjects early on – motivating and engaging!
  • Collaboration with fellow students – rewarding both socially and professionally
  • Close contact with dedicated academic teachers
  • Possibilities for projects including application aspects (engineering, economics, computer science, etc.)

Besides working on projects, students participate in three courses every semester ranging over a variety of mathematical subject areas and providing them with important mathematical skills and an overview over many of the most important concepts and results.

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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”. 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 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

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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