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The Master's programme in Nanobiotechnology is all about designing, fabricating and controlling materials and components with dimensions on the nanoscale, i.e. from 1 to 100 nm. Studying Nanobiotechnology, you will gain insight into the technological challenges that engineers within Nanobiotechnology are trying to solve.

Modelling of molecules

By constructing materials and devices atom by atom or molecule by molecule, it is possible to obtain decisive control over their properties and develop unique materials with new and unexpected properties for applications within communication, data storage and data processing, (bio)sensors, catalysis or medicine just to mention a few areas.

Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field of study, requiring expertise within physics, chemistry, biotechnology, mathematics, and materials science. Future engineers holding an interdisciplinary education are therefore invaluable with respect to solving the many challenging materials problems present on the nanoscale.

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biotechnological research and nanomedicine

The Master's programme in Nanobiotechnology gives you insight into biotechnological research and nanomedicine for diagnosis. You will work with the modelling of molecules, giving you detailed insight into the biochemical processes in proteines and their interactions.

Key subjects in the programme are:

  • gene technology and high throughput systems
  • self-organising systems
  • molecular simulation
  • organic molecules in nanomachines and nanoelectronics

You will study in an innovative, dynamic and challenging environment through a combination of research-based teaching, team-based project work and a high degree of interaction with industrial partners. You will experience state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including a class 100 clean room, holding modern equipment for micro and nanoscale fabrication and characterisation as well as a new, fully equipped biochemistry lab including a class 1 area and state-of-the-art biophysical investigation equipment.

For furher information about laboratoty facilities, please see nanolab.aau.dk

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 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.

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Admission Requirements

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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.

learn more about Pbl at aau