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AAU's strategy: Knowledge for the World 2016-2021

AAU's strategy Knowledge for the World 2016-2021 describes AAU's mission, vision and actions in the following areas: research, problem based learning, education, knowledge collaboration and our organisation.

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AAU's strategy: Knowledge for the World 2016-2021

AAU's strategy Knowledge for the World 2016-2021 describes AAU's mission, vision and actions in the following areas: research, problem based learning, education, knowledge collaboration and our organisation.

See Knowledge for the World 2016-21

Aalborg University’s new strategy, "Knowledge for the world", was approved by the University Board in October 2015. The strategy process was divided into four phases, and throughout the process staff, students and other resource personnel were involved. 

In September 2015, the Executive Management appointed five action plan groups; these were given the task of translating the overall initiatives outlined in the strategy into concrete action plans which are to support the implementation of the strategy. The Executive Management requested for this process to be propelled by and deeply rooted in the overall management system. The action plan groups include members from across the University and are all headed by members of the Executive Management.

Action plan groups

Research
Responsible executive manager: Dean Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen, the Faculty of Medicine

Education and PBL
Responsible executive manager: Pro-rector Inger Askehave and Dean Rasmus Antoft, Faculty of Social Sciences

Knowledge collaboration
Responsible executive manager: Dean Eskild Holm Nielsen, Faculty of Engineering and Science

Identity, culture and communication
Responsible executive manager: Director Thorkild Ærø, Danish Building Research Institute

Competence, organisation and management
Responsible executive manager: Rector Per Michael Johansen

Vision 2021

  • We act and are recognised as a university with a distinct profile and well-documented quality in all of our activities.
  • We are internationally recognised for excellence in research with a problem and solution oriented perspective.
  • We educate students for the society of the future.
  • We implement our basic principles of problem and project based learning, and the University is internationally  acclaimed for the documented results of this learning method.
  • We are an attractive collaboration partner for private companies and public authorities and institutions, and our carefully selected knowledge-sharing partnerships are based on mutuality and a shared focus.