Aalborg University (AAU) is an ever-changing and progressive independent research and education institution under the watch of the Minister for Science, Technology, and Innovation within the field of public administration. AAU is proud to offer students research and programs in the sectors of engineering, health, nature, social, and humanities. These programs are held with objectives for the public and private sector. AAU takes part in local, regional, and national problems and are making strides for international cooperation. The university was created in 1974 and has campuses located in Aalborg, Esbjerg, and Copenhagen and boasts over 17,000 students. AAU ranks in the top 3% of universities in the world, out of about 18,000. Also among the world's leading 100 universities founded in the last 50 years, Aalborg ranks 71st.
AAU focuses on making sure that they provide only the highest quality and relevant education, combined with the continuous development of all programs. This quality assurance system is ongoing to provide information and outlines procedures for processing information and document requirements for AAUs programs. This process ensures that the training management is able to make informed and correct educated decisions regarding the development of the university's educational offerings. Additionally, the university is self-evaluated for training every 3 years through an assessment that encompasses the quality and relevance, as well as evaluating all of the relevant development initiatives for the programs that are offered. AAU is known nationally and internationally for its problem-based learning (PBL) style that produces some of the world's best graduates.
In this program, students will be focusing on user-driven designs of all different types of information systems such as corporate websites, mobile applications, and communication platforms. Students will learn how to develop, design, analyze, and evaluate different information systems while understanding the user, the context, and the limitations of technology. Students will learn that making information accessible to all people is a critical part of modern life for users in a multitude of contexts. Because it is problem-based, the program has students working with theoretical and practical approaches focusing on human based technologies. Students can expect to complete the program in 4 semesters, 2 years, when taking courses full time. Courses will teach about search technology, content management systems, information processing, project managing, and information strategies so that they can implement their talents to plan, develop, and implement an information architecture in many different contexts.
To be considered for admission, a student must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant program as outlined by AAU. Admission is extremely limited, and only 30 students are admitted into the program at a time. When admitted, students may have access to a study placement overseas, generally in one of the last semesters. This traineeship requires students to solve a problem in cooperation with a company not affiliated with AAU. Alternatively, it may be carried out with a research project at AAU within the Information Architecture sector. Each option lasts around 3 to 4 weeks with a one-week reflection to follow, requiring a reflection report.