ECIU updates 24.11.2017

Aalborg University is ranked the best university in Europe and the eighth best university worldwide for engineering according to the Best Global Universities list published by U.S. News and World Report.

In the subject-specific rankings, Aalborg University (AAU) has risen to No. 8 among the world’s top universities for engineering. In this leap, AAU has overtaken both Stanford University and Georgia Tech. This ranks AAU as the best European university for engineering.

Dean Mogens Rysholt Poulsen, the Faculty of Engineering and Science at AAU, says that this is the result of AAU's continuing efforts to nourish strong research environments, a strong educational model - PBL - and strong collaboration partners. It is also the result of a long, hard slog of working towards creating a unique engineering profile for AAU. He believes that with this top ranking they will be able to attract even more strong international profiles to its research environments. 

U.S. World News & World Report’s ranking list of the best global universities is one of the oldest and most influential of its kind.

Bo Jeppesen,Strategic Advisor (
Mogens Rysholt Poulsen, Dean at the Faculty of Engineering and Science (
Sanne Holm Nielsen, Communications Officer (

Sist oppdatert av Shizuka Kamata Sydnes (24.11.2017)

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The ECIU is a consortium of research universities established in 1997. Today the foundation has eleven European members and a associate partner in Mexico. The University of Stavanger became a member of the consortium in 2012.

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