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BIOTECHNOLOGY, MASTER

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the combination of biology, chemistry and biochemical engineering for industrial production, design of bioactive molecules and metabolic pathway engineering of cells. Modern biotechnology is important to research and development in biomedicine, and to production of agricultural crops and animals. The Master's programme in Biotechnology at Aalborg University gives you a strong background and skills to contribute to solve the challenges regarding resources and energy, nutrition and human health, sustainability and climate issues.

A combination of biology, chemistry, medicine and engineering sciences

Waste water treatment and biorefinery production plants for recovery of valuable nutrients and biofuel production rely on biotechnology with regard to design and control of microbial and enzymatic processes. Inevitably, biotechnology is the key to a green and sustainable development of the World and our future lives.

Important theoretical and experimental areas of the Masters programme include microbial and cell cultures, bioactive molecules, experimental molecular biology and gene technology, genomics and bioinformatics.

The programme is a full time study and you will experience that you spend most working hours at the university occupied with course teaching and experimental laboratory project work in groups with fellow students. During your Thesis project you will be involved in ongoing research and be part of a research group with faculty staff at the section of biotechnology.

As a student, you have the possibility to specialice  Medical Biotechnology.

The Master’s programme entitles you to the designation Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biotechnology). The Master’s programme with specialisation in Medical Biotechnology entitles you to the designation Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biotechnology with specialisation in Medical Biotechnology). Aalborg University is one of the Worlds best within Engineering according to a study on ‘The global state of the art in engineering education’ conducted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
 


 

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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 successful 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. Learn more about PBL.

TEAMWORK

When doing project work, you work closely in groups with other students. This gives you the opportunity to cooperate, share knowledge and to explore larger and more complex academic problems than what you would have been able to do on your own. Furthermore, the groups serve a social purpose and make it easier for you to get to know your fellow students and feel more at home at the university. Learn more about teamwork at AAU.

COLLABORATION WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Aalborg University works closely with the business community. This means that as a student you will work with real issues from companies and organisations. Thus, while you are studying, you already have the opportunity to enhance your academic competences with a business-oriented and practical angle.

YOUR TEACHER DOES RESEARCH

At Aalborg University teaching is research based. This means that your lecturers are doing research within the same academic field as he or she is teaching. You thus have access to the latest knowledge and dedicated teachers who are passionate about what they teach. The teaching material not only includes books but may also consist of, for example, current academic articles from journals.

WORLD-CLASS LABORATORIES

The laboratories at Aalborg University are of the highest standard, and they play an important role in teaching. You will work under the best laboratory conditions with access to the latest technology, which is vital for your benefiting from the teaching.

studying in aalborg

As a university city Aalborg has many advantages. The city is Denmark's fourth largest, and a good 20 percent of the municipality's inhabitants are students. The city has much to offer when it comes to culture, sports and leisure, but at the same time, has a manageable size and safe environment. Compared to other major university cities, it is easy to find good student accommodations in Aalborg. Learn more about student life in Aalborg.

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.

 


 

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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.
 

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