As a network university, AAU is a member of international networks and international collaborations that extend around the world. An overview of the international associations in which Aalborg University participates is provided below.
AAU's international networks and alliances
The Danish universities have engaged in cooperation with China (UCAS) in the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC).
The goal of the SDC is to strengthen cooperation between Danish and Chinese research environments. SDC offers master's degree and doctoral degree programmes for Chinese and Danish students.
Since its inception in 1997, AAU has been part of the ECIU network together with a number of European universities.
ECIU aims to strengthen the international position of its members through strategic cooperation in research, education and regional development.
AAU cooperates with Nordic Centre, which is a collaboration between the Nordic countries and Fudan University in Shanghai. The focus of this cooperation is research and education.
The purpose of the Nordic Centre is to forge understanding and closer ties between the Nordic countries and China.
The University of Greenland
AAU and the University of Greenland (Ilisimatusarfik) have developed a close cooperation in the fields of education and research.
The two universities are committed to a five-year cooperation framework agreement.
Aalborg University (AAU) is joining forces with the other universities in Denmark in the Nordic cooperation for university administrators known as NUAS.
The objective of NUAS is to strengthen contacts between the Nordic universities and to establish networks between them at all administrative levels.
Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries (BSU) is a partnership between universities in Denmark and in developing countries.
The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen universities in developing countries so that they are better equipped to fulfil their role in society.
OECD and IMHE
Aalborg University is a member of OECD’s programme Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE); this is a forum where educational institutions can exchange knowledge and ideas with policy makers through networks, studies and research.
AAU takes part in the EU’s educational programme Erasmus+ enabling us to apply for financial support for student and staff mobility as well as to participate in international projects in Europa and beyond.
The purpose of the programme is to strengthen the development of Europe’s population, to contribute to the development of a cohesive and inclusive society and to secure lifelong learning for individuals. This is done primarily by supporting innovation and the development of each member state’s educational system and by supporting exchanges and mobility for individuals.