Geography is more than making maps. The role of a geographer is to understand, explain and predict both human and physical environments.

A sustainable future

By studying the physical forces that shape the earth and the political, economic, social and environmental matters that happen as a consequence of human interactions with the earth, geographers are able to find solutions for complex problems at local, regional and global scale. No doubt that geography skills are very important: climate change, urbanization, pollution, mobility, energy supply, geographers will help to understand and plan for a sustainable future.

Field work is very important for geographers. Data, which geographers need to solve the complex problems we face today, has often to be found in the field: sampling, measurements, observations or interviews. A geographer definitely does not sit in the office all day!

In an era of ‘big data’ geographers can provide the skills and tools to support decision-making and planning across government and industry. Geographic Information System (GIS) is the most used software for geographers. GIS helps to display (new) geographical contexts.


As a student at AAU you encounter...


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.


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.


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.

the city of 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.

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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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