Study method

Problem-Based Learning

AAU is known for its study form of problem-based learning (PBL). This means that during your studies at AAU, we can offer you the opportunity to work with issues of social relevance in an environment characterised by teamwork and close contact with fellow students, academically as well as socially. Find further information on AAU’s study form below.


Project work

As a student at AAU, you will work closely together with your fellow students by way of problem-based project work. Together you will examine real-life problems.

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Teaching methods

At AAU, a large part of your knowledge is acquired through project work with your group, but also through more traditional teaching methods. The relationship between teachers and students is dialogue-based and very informal, so do ask if in doubt about anything. 

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Group work

At AAU, students usually do their problem-based project work in groups. Typically, you will be part of a group consisting of 4-5 students. Each semester, the group completes a large assignment called a project.

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Problem-based learning

Read the folder about problem-based learning (PBL) and learn more about the unique study method at AAU.

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