Student Handbook 2021 2022
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Greetings from Rector, Per Michael Johansen
University life - a part of you
Knowledge For The World
PBL: Sovling problems in real life
Campus in green transition
Greetings from the student-political spokesman
Understand the different layers of the univeristy
Influence your education
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The Student Activity-model
When difference become the strength
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Congratulations on being accepted yourautumn new line of study, and some exciting, difficult This year is something special. Evenonto though rapidly approaches, spring is bubbling and memorable ahead. We know thereeverywhere, is a lot to get a grip you are new, so around campus. years New exciting life is blooming and newon andwhen intriguing initiatives with The Student Handbook by your side you don’t have to keep track of everything weevdo are appearing everywhere. As a new student, you are placed in the eye of the storm- of erything it for you.we have missed this past year, and you really have something to look forward to.
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Welcome to Aalborg University Welcome to Aalborg University I am happy and proud to welcome you at Aalborg University. We will do our very best so that you may Dear new student, have a pleasant study time. I am happy and proud to welcome you at to Aalborg University. University (AAU). ourbest verysobest ensure We willWe dowill ourdo very thattoyou may Ihave myself studied Aalborg you have a greatat time studying here! and it was some of the best years of my life. It is my hope that a pleasant study time.University you too will look back at your years here as some of the best of your life. I myself studied at Aalborg University and it was some of the best years of my life. It is my hope that In your is the Student and can be bigbest helpof the life. beginning. Be curious about it you years here here asitsome some of athe the best ofinyour your life. too hand will look back at yourHandbook years as of and the many other things you encounter at the university. 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ItStudent is our experience that solving problems or rewarding organizations arelife dealing with morethe motivating and inspiring forcan both students as‘real’ well asactive scientists. University. Themotivating Student Handbook is written by students In it they will share their expeis much more and inspiring for both students for as student. well as scientists. riences you so you quickly learnahow the university is organized and works With thewith Student Handbook you can take shortcut to an active and rewarding study professionally life at Aalborg and socially. I therefore strongly recommend you use the With the Student Handbook you can a shortcut to an active and rewarding study at Aalborg Student to life quickly get a University. The Student Handbook is take written bythat students for student. In itHandbook they will share their expegood start atyou AAU. University. The Student is written by the students and for students. and In it works they will share their riences with so youHandbook quickly can learn how university is organized professionally experiences you sostrongly you quickly can learnthat howyou theuse university is organized and to works professiand socially. with I therefore recommend the Student Handbook quickly get a Igood wishstart you all the study time at Aalborg University onally and socially. I therefore strongly recommend that you use the Student Handbook to quickly at AAU.best get a good start at AAU. I wish you all the best study time at Aalborg University I wish you all the best study time at Aalborg University
Per Michael Johansen Rector
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University life The university universityyears years years are areare thethe years manymany are fond fond of and remember with joy. They are years of and remember with joy. They are years with with friendships, flaws,busyness, smiles, experiences busyness, friendships, flaws, smiles, experiences and lots more. It is where you and lots more. It is where you create the memcreate the memories you look back upon and ories you look back upon and laugh when the laugh when the hairs turning gray. hairs are turning grey. are Unfortunately thisUnfordoes tunately this does not appear along with not appear along with your acceptance letter,your so acceptance sodothe What do the question letter, is: What youquestion want to is: remember? you want to remember? University life is something quite special; You are University something special; and You still young life and isstudying but quite responsibility are still young and studying but responsibility the labour market are knocking on your door aland the job market are knocking on your door ready. already. It is a time when you can immerse yourself in It is astudy, time when you can yourself in your party with yourimmerse study buddies and your study, party with your study buddies and take more shifts at your job. The university can take your job. The university can do a more lot of shifts things,atbut creating more hours in a do a lot of things, but creating more hours in day is not one of them. It is an artform to achieve ait all dayand is itnot oneartform of them. is only an artform to is an you Itcan learn from achieve it all and it is an artform you can only one person… Yourself. It is a mixture of mystique learn from onethat person… Yourself. It ishours a mixand inclination creates the extra in ture of mystique and inclination that creates the day and it is up to you as a student to decide the dayon. and it is up to you whatextra they hours shouldinbethe spent as a student to decide Ignore what they should be the inner presspentsure on. that tells you what the you inner should be Ignore presdoing as atells student. sure that you Instead use the time what you should to create thea expebe doing as sturiences that use YOU dent. Instead wanttime to remember the to create whenexperiences these years the haveYOU turned to that want to memory. when remember these years have Aalborg University turned to memory. provides in collaboration with the 8
Aalborg associations University provides in collaboration student a broad selection of activiwith the student associations a horizon broad seleties for us students to expand our both ction of activities for -us expand technically and socially thestudents sky’s the to limit, when horizon bothexperiences technically and and what socially itour comes to the you- the can sky’s the limit, when it comes to the experienbe a part of! ces and what you beof a part of! to make The university usescan a lot resources The university uses a lot of resources sure the students have useful facilitiestoatmake their sure theforstudents useful facilities at disposal, studying,have events, lectures and even their disposal, for studying, events, lectures parties. As students, we can book common roand even parties. As for students, we canevents, book oms and auditoriums study relevant common rooms and auditoriums for study so the possibility to make an amazing study reenlevant events, so the possibility to make an vironment is always within our grasp. amazing study environment is always within our grasp. Even though many opportunities are open to us, it does not mean that they just occur to us - it Even though many opportunities are open to depends on choosing them and making an efus, it does not mean that they just occur to us fort for them. The majority of the amazing events - it depends choosing and making an that are beingonheld are runthem by volunteers, which effort for them. The majority of the amazing in return of the effort they put into this, can bring events that are being held are runtobya volundocumented experience to show future teers, which in return of the effort theyexpeput employer. Even though the study-relevant into this, can bring documented experience to rience can entice the future employer, it is hardly show to a future employer. Even though the what you notice when the volunteers work like study-relevant experience can entice the futubees to make the events reach the next level. re employer, it is hardly what you notice when You can often hear chatting, laughing and dethe volunteers like groups bees toare make the bating when thework different working events reach the next level. You can often more hear together, because the community is much chatting, laughing and debating when the than just work. Communities and friendships difare ferentbuilt groups working together, because being alongare with your own competences. the community is much more than just work. Communities and you friendships arepeople, being learn built In the community meet new along with your own competences. from each other and create the study environment you want to have or the one that lies within In theinterest. community you meettonew people, in learn your It is amazing participate the from each other and create the study environevents, but the greatest of it all is when you bement ayou to synergy have orinthe that lies come partwant of the theone communities. within your interest. It is amazing to particiWithout the communities, the study environment pate in the events, but the greatest of it all would be nothing more than nice surroundings.
- a part of you is when you everybody become a plays part of in That is why a the part synergy in making the communities. Without the communities, Aalborg Universitet a great place to study. the study environment would be nothing more than surroundings. Thata part is why Whennice you choose to become of aeverybostudent dy plays a part in making Aalborg Universitet association or student group, it is important toa great placethat to study. remember even though we as students can do many things, it is not possible to achieve it all. When become a part of with a stu-a Despiteyou this,choose we cantochoose to participate dent association or student group, it is opimmix of inclination and passion. We have MANY portant to remember that even though we as portunities to make the study environment grestudents can do many things, it is not possible ater for ourselves and each other or become a to achieve it all. Despite this, we can choose to part of an amazing community. Where ever your participate with a mix of inclination and passiinterests may lie, there is a place for you: on. We have MANY opportunities to make the study greater for ourselves and Friday environment bar, debate clubs, politics, coordination, each other or become a part of an amazing media, podcasts, SoMe, economy, PR, sit on a bocommunity. ard and muchWhere much ever more.your interests may lie, there is a place for you: The seeds of success have now been sowed and Friday debate politics, the onlybar, thing thatclubs, gets them to coordination, grow is your media, podcasts, SoMe, economy, sit woron a own involvement. You do not need toPR, be the board and much much more. ld champion right from the start, not even when you are done. Most groups value the interest and The of success have now beentosowed they seeds coordinate this with competence make and the only thing that gets to grow is you grow while working. It is them the place where your own involvement. You do not need to be the world champion right from the start, not
even when you are done. Most groups value the you can prepare yourself for the labour market interest and they coordinate this with compeby using working groups, teamwork and deadlitence to make while working. It isperthe nes. There is noyou onegrow demanding that you are place where you can prepare yourself for the fect from the beginning and you are not getting workforce by using working groups, teamwork fired for making mistakes. No one is perfect and and is no of one if youdeadlines. just keep There your share thedemanding agreement,that are you are perfect from the beginning and you you are reliable and trustworthy, they will welcome not fired for making mistakes. No one withgetting open arms. is perfect and if you just keep your share of the agreement, they So what areare youreliable waitingand for?trustworthy, Talk to the other will welcome you with open arms. students, make contact with your study’s student society (if it has one), write to one of the So whatonare you waiting Talk to the other groups Facebook, or joinfor? Studentersamfundet students, make contact with your directly through the QR-Code. As a study’s volunteerstuat dent society (if it has one), write to of the Studentersamfundet, you have the one benefit of groups on Facebook, or join Studentersamfunbeing invited to an annual party for the voluntedet through the QR-Code. As volunteers a volunteers, directly where you can meet all the other er at Studentersamfundet, you have the be benein the other groups at the university. But cafit of being invited to an annual party for the reful! Once you are in, the feeling of being part volunteers, you as canthis meet the you other of somethingwhere as great willallkeep in volunteers in the other groups at the universiplace harder than gravitation on earth and it will ty. careful! Once you are feeling be But evenbe harder to say goodbye to in, thethe university, of being part of something as great as this will when in a few years, you are standing with your keep you in place harder than gravitation on diploma in your hands. earth and it will be even harder to say goodbye to the university, when in a few years, you are standing with your diploma in your hands.
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KNOWLEDGE FOR THE WORLD Aalborg University is a mission-driven university real problems and by our expertise dedicate ouand even though most of us probably don’t feel rselves to a focus that upholds high academic it in everyday life as students, it is the knowstandards actualized in the problems around ledge and understanding we bring with us as us. AAU collaborates yearly in 5-600 collabowe move forward. Our problem-based approach rations with public and private sectors and by often supports the strategies your teachings, that maintain collaboration as a strength.A colinstitute and AAU on laboration your group “Our search for knowledge always begins a general basis set work and teachings out to accomplish. and ends in interaction with the outside in PBL prepare you to When we now deploy world, oriented towards real problems.” be a part of. With the the advanced form of mission, Knowledge Aalborg Universitet Knowledge For The For The World, the World as the general mission it means that the knowledge that is generated at the university is intended to have an impact in the world. Even the knowledge you accomplish as a student. For example with the PBL-model we contribute with a problem-orientated engagement that is based on
university wants its students to be capable of joining in the change the world so pressingly needs. Embedded in all of our fields, this mission forms the basis for knowledge and insights that create value and innovation that has the potential to improve the world we live in - if we are able to implement it into our own personal learning curve. Therefore, the university offers you the opportunity to become exemplary, but it is our job as students to put it into play. With Knowledge For The World as our mission-based stepping stone you will be equipped to join the competitive workforce and with those stones you are given the opportunity where the knowledge you accomplish in the next few years can make a real difference in the world. 11 11
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lems ininreal lifelife PBL: Solving problems real at AAU, AAU, there is a good chance If you are new at that Problem Based Learning (PBL) is on your schedule this semester or the next. This is a class that gives you 5 ECTS-points and the exam is often placed along your first project exam. But that needs to PBL is far far more morethan thanjust justone oneclass class that needs be be done. Actually this class is a very of to done. Actually this class is asmall verypart small whatofPBL really PPL isis.inPPL factisainpart part what PBLis.really factofaAalborg part of University’s DNA andDNA it will part Aalborg University’s andbeitan willimportant be an imporof your technical Butprofile. what is it specificaltant part of your profile. technical But what is it ly then? Andthen? how are a student to specifically And you howasare you as ameant student meant to do it in group and project work?
do it in group and project work? WHAT IS PBL?
PBL is an approach to obtain knowledge and use is PBL? itWhat to discover and/or solve problems. This mePBL is an approach to obtain and use ans that you in many or all knowledge of your semesters it to discover and/or solve problems. This means are meant to write projects, likely in groups. The that you in many or all of your semesters are menumber of projects over the time you are studyant and to write projects, ing whether grouplikely workinisgroups. optionalThe or nummanber of projects over the time you are studying datory is determined by what you are studying. and whether group work is optional or mandatory is determined what youwork are studying. Therefore projectbyand group are essential parts of the PBL approach. PBL is not exactly a professionalism or knowledge. On the contrary,
Therefore project and group work are essential it is experiences that slowly become part of parts of the PBL approach. PBL is not aexactly a the way you are solving problems. It will teach professionalism or knowledge. On the contrary, it you to recognize problems, to find relevant slowly become a part ofmetthe is experiences that hods and theories and arrange a process you way you are solving problems. It will teach that helps you solve the problem. can bemethods perceirelevant to recognize problems, to findPBL ved as the frame of your academic work. and theories and arrange a process that helps you solve the problem. PBL can be perceived as Athe good project or PBL-progress begins with wonframe of your academic work. dering, a why and how: A good project or PBL-progress begins with wonHow newspaper journalists cope with the dering,doa why and how: fact that politicians lie? How do newspaper journalists cope with the How can politicians we make lie? this product better for the fact that people who are using it? product better for the How can we make this people who are using it? The problems depend on what you are working with. When you have foundyou a group and a depend on what are working The problems subject to work with and the first puzzle, you with. When you have found a group and a subjewill start to study the area of the subject. The ct to work with and the first puzzle, you will start more youthe know of of thethe subject, theThe more precise area subject. more you to study questions you can ask. When you have the main know of the subject, the more precise questions question, the When work you to find a theory to question, help you have the main you can ask. solve it begins. the work to find a theory to help you solve it begins. Now your semester courses and your supervisors you with suggestions useful yourhelp semester courses and yourtosuperviNow will theories, which you have to choose to use on sors will help you with suggestions to useful theyour problem. There is a great possibility that ories, which you have to choose to use on your your mainThere question changed along the is a will greatbepossibility that your problem. way and this is only natural. You are gaining main question will be changed along the way knowledge and are now able to see the problem
and this is only natural. You are gaining knowfrom other angles. ledge and are now able to see the problem from With the PBL other angles. approach you will also learn to look at the world with an analysing view, that helpsthe youPBL identify problems. collect an With approach you willYou alsowill learn to look arsenal of knowledge, theories and methods at the world with an analysing view, that helps thatidentify your group can You usewill to collect find solutions to you an arsenal problems. your problem. Before your time is up at AAU, you of knowledge, theories and methods that your have been through lot of projects, group can use to finda solutions to your conflicts, problem. theories, groups and successes. getthto Before your time is up at AAU, you You havewill been immerse yourself, spar and discuss subjects rough a lot of projects, conflicts, theories, groups withsuccesses. your fellow will learn how and Youstudents. will get toYou immerse yourself, you best fulfill your place in a group and see the spar and discuss subjects with your fellow stuhuge advantages there are in group work. dents. You will learn how you best fulfill your place in a group and see the huge advantages there IMMERSION are in group work. By using PBL you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in subjects and choose diffeImmersion rentusing angles or puzzle. By PBLthat youcatch haveyour the interest opportunity to imNo matter how great a student you and merse yourself in subjects and choose are different how much passion you have for your field, theangles that catch your interest or puzzle. No re will always be many problems matter how great a student you and are theories and how you can’t understand to the fullest. Writing much passion you have for your field, thereand will workingbeon projects letsand youtheories work with the always many problems you can’t subject andtoyour and maybe it will lead understand theinterest fullest. Writing and working on to a new aspect in your interest. Furthermore projects lets you work with the subject and your the project and group make it aspect possiblein interest and maybe it willwork lead to a new to use theories that excites you in a practical your interest. Furthermore the project and group way. You willit actively the theories theories that and thework make possibleuse to use excireby understand them and the world around tes you in a practical way. You will actively use you theories even better. the and thereby understand them and the world around you even better.
ther perspective and perhaps a new set of eyes Having aA sparring even though you think they have more HAVING SPARRINGpartner PARTNERinINthe THE criticism to look at what they say or write and that you group knowledge than you. Remember you have anoGROUP Now you might think that immersion is good but also hold valuable knowledge and competences. Now you might think that immersion is good but the group work might interfere with it. And while the group work might interfere with it. And while it is true that the group work can be frustrating it is true that the group work can be frustrating at times, there are disagreements about where at times, there are disagreements about where the project should end, Lucas is not taking his the project should end, Lucas is not taking his share of the workload or Louise is too dominant, share of the workload or Louise is too dominant, but it can also be positive. The theoretical disagbut it can also be positive. The theoretical direements and arguments open up for a better sagreements and arguments open up for a betunderstanding of the theories, methods and angter understanding of the theories, methods and les the project contains. It provides a place to angles the project contains. It provides a place further develop the ideas you have and investito further develop the ideas you have and invegate all sides of the idea. Each of you has a set stigate all sides of the idea. Each of you has a of eyes and can see the problem differently and set of eyes and can see the problem differently this may lead to stronger arguments and new and this may lead to stronger arguments and approaches to the problem or the theory. This is new approaches to the problem or the theory. the time the group work is the most fun and you This is the time the group work is the most fun and your group learns the most. At this stage it and you and your group learns the most. At this requires a lot of work, time and eagerness to stage it requires a lot of work, time and eagergive and take criticism. ness to give and take criticism. Especially to give and receive constructive critiEspecially to give and receive constructive criticism can take some time to learn but it is crucial cism can take some time to learn but it is crucial for efficient group work. When you are a part of for efficient group work. When you are a part of a group it is important that you acknowledge a group it is important that you acknowledge your group members’ knowledge and compeyour group members’ knowledge and competences, which can be used in your project. To tences, which can be used in your project. To receive criticism from people you don’t know can receive criticism from people you don’t know can be very unpleasant. That is why it is important be very unpleasant. That is why it is important to remember that your contribution to the project is helping to move it in the right direction or lead to discussions that will lead to theoretical breakthroughs in the project and to you as academics. On the other side, it is also important that you are giving your group constructive
ther perspective and perhaps a new set of eyes Your contribution and opinions are important for to look at what they say or write and that you the development of the group and the result of also hold valuable knowledge and competences. the project. Your contribution and opinions are important for the development of the group and the result of You will, through group work, learn to participate the project. in theoretical discussions. You will be trained in constructive communication with your collaboYou will, through group work, learn to participate rators. Furthermore it is important to remember in theoretical discussions. You will be trained in that the material you are working with at the constructive communication with your collabouniversity is really complex and that everybody rators. Furthermore it is important to remember has a hard time understanding it at some point. that the material you are working with at the When you reach that point, you have your group university is really complex and that everybody members to help you understand the theories has a hard time understanding it at some point. and the methods. A well functioning group can When you reach that point, you have your group contribute to more knowledge and new approamembers to help you understand the theories ches. A good group is therefore more than just and the methods. A well functioning group can the equivalent of the group’s knowledge, profescontribute to more knowledge and new approasionalism and competences. ches. A good group is therefore more than just the equivalent of the group’s knowledge, profesTo plan a process sionalism and competences. Before you and your group start working, it is important thatA you adjust your expectations with TO PLAN PROCESS each other. What do you want to working, achieve, how Before you and your group start it is much work are you willing to put into the project important that you adjust your expectations and so on?other. ThereWhat will most likely stilltobeachieve, confliwith each do you want cts in the group, but this can remove some of how much work are you willing to put into the them. It may sound unnecessary to adjust your project and so on? There will most likely still be conflicts in the group, but this can remove some of them. It may sound unnecessary to adjust your expectations, but it has many advantages and furthermore it gives you a shared starting point in the group. A project demands a lot of organizing and planning. You only have a certain amount of pages
the work. This can be seen as a restriction, but it and a deadline to keep. That is why delimitation can also be a strength. It forces you to limit and and precision of the project is a very big part carefully pick the theory and case. Through this, of the work. This can be seen as a restriction, you and your group can make a better question but it can also be a strength. It forces you to with a higher precision in both question and anlimit and carefully pick the theory and case. swer. Through this, you and your group can make a better question with a higher precision in both Planning your time, picking your material and question and answer. delegating assignments are also huge parts of Planning your time, picking your material and dethe project and it can benefit you on the labour legating assignments are also huge parts of the market. project and it can benefit you in the workforce.
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Remember to to have have fun fun during during the the project. project. It can Remember It can be hard, frustrating and educational at times, but be hard, frustrating and educational at times, it can also be fun and give you friends for life, but it can also be fun and give you friends forif you ifcreate a greata great group group work. work. Give each life, you create Give other each space and time to have fun and feel good other space and time to have fun and feel along good the way that that the fun are along theand wayremember and remember the times fun times just as important as the professional. It is thoare just as important as the professional. It is se thatthat keepkeep you you goinggoing and those you will those and those youthink will back upon. think back upon.
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Graduates from Aalborg University are more atGraduates from Aalborg are more attractive in general to the University labour market because tractive in general to the workforce because we we learn to cooperate with others, are capable learn to cooperate withmethodologically others, are capable of of gathering knowledge and by gathering knowledge methodologically and by ourselves, with a specific problem in mind that ourselves, with a specific problem needs to be solved. The fact that in wemind learnthat to needs to be solved. The fact that we learn to choose relevant theories and methods and plan choose relevant theories and methods and plan a process is likewise an attribute. Therefore we acan, process is likewise an attribute. Therefore we as graduates, offer an employer an emplocan, as graduates, an employer an employee that is preparedoffer for what the job may bring. yee that is prepared for what the job may bring. This is how PBL becomes an important part of This how PBLlifebecomes important profile. part of your is university and youran professional your university life and your professional profile.
PBL - ALL INCLUSIVE Do you want to learn about other students’ experiences, both good and bad? On Agenda’s webpage you can read about experiences from other students and get a taste of the PBL work.
Vild med Vilje AAU is a part of the concept “Vild med Vilje”. This concept is meant to shape and create more biodiversity at campus and to show humility and love for Mother Earth. The grass can grow wild, flowers are blooming and nature is developing in the vicinity. Wild nature is beautiful. A “Vild med Vilje”-area recreates nature’s own biodiversity and reciprocity. Therefore, in recent years, AAU has created nature areas, campfires, and small communal gardens, which give us the student framework for a more natural and green study environment.
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green Transition Sustainability and the green transition have taken a leading place on the international as well as the national agenda. Now, we are seeing both local and national initiatives to make everything more sustainable and eco-friendly - a responsibility we also try to assume at campus.
Sustainability and the green transition have taken a leading place on the international as well as the national agenda. Now, we are seeing both local and national initiatives to make everything more sustainable and AAU in front- a responsibility we also try to assume at campus. eco-friendly
Aalborg Universitet and many other institutions in Denmark already have their hands deSustainability andadjustments the green and transition have takenAamovement leading place on the eply buried in climate the green transition. has begun that international as well as the national agenda. Now, we are seeing both will accommodate the impacts that the university has made on the climate so far. Chanlocal and national initiatives to make everything more sustainable and ging light bulbs, greener kitchens and other simple initiatives - the small things count on eco-friendly - a responsibility we also try to assume at campus. a larger scale. Furthermore many studies have transitioned to digital examination to stop the unnecessary use of paper, transport and electronics to name a few.
An individual shared responsibility The paradigms are changing and (finally) we are ending the consumerism that since the 1920s has undermined especially the western world at the cost of the third world. The Earth’s greatest disservice. We are standing in front of a shared responsibility to take part in the collective climate awareness we all must face. That is why sustainability and green transition are all about taking responsibility. We have to be able to look critically at ourselves and our actions. We need the courage to think creatively and rethink traditional functions, both institutional and individually. Sustainability needs to be thought into every social, cultural and political project, as we already see it done at Aalborg University and we are proud of that. Initiatives and movements like these create a common starting point so that we at the university can work together as one. That is how we are lifting Aalborg University to a continuously greener, eco-friendlier and more innovative place.
GREETINGS FROM STUDENT-POLITICAL SPOKESMAN What kind of student life do you want to create? Dear new student, Congratulations on your new title as a student at Aalborg University. In front of you are several years of culture, new friendships, with time for immersion and the opportunity to create the change you want to see. The university is a place for all of us, across personalities and interests. It is where we come together across fields to share interests. Every day, educators, deans, and the rectorate work alongside students, to improve both teachings and AAU as a whole - through student politics, you too, can be a part of that work. The university will be your home while you study, and you will find that your attitudes and perspectives are taken seriously and you, through student politics, can solve the obstacles that come in the way. With student politics we want to solve the problems along with you, because we believe that problems are best solved together. With an expected 42-hour work week spent studying, some nights will be late, it will be difficult, and some exams won’t go as expected. It’s okay. It is important that you take it in your own time. Even though we as students don’t always talk about it, we all know how it is to be overwhelmed by exams, deadlines, and expectations. We have all been there. Remember, that both learning, and education is much more than pure dedication. Quality, learning and well-being should be a collective item, where interest and motivation can increase your learning output. Social relationships where you study can even brighten gray old days if your planned teachings allow it. This is where student politics come into play. It is here, you have the opportunity to influence your own study, and can help ensure a healthy and rewarding study environment. Student politics is deeply rooted within the structure of the university, and daily we fight to create the best possible physical and mental framework of our education. Let your experience be known when it’s time for the student evaluation, and if you want, you can even make a difference where you think it matters the most. That is why I want to invite you to our ‘Studenterforum’ on the first Monday of every month. Here, we talk about what is going on, and you can make your voice heard amongst fellow students who make your voice matter and create change through student politics.
More politics, please Studentersamfundet has representatives in many boards across the country. The picture in the background is taken at a collaboration event between The National Union of Students in Denmark (DSF) and Studentersamfundets Business Committee (FU) to strengthen the national collaboration in Studentersamfundet. Do you wish to engage with student politics that spread beyond the university, contact the Student-political spokesman at Studentersamfundet, Sebastian Hoff, to find out more.
Finally, I bid you welcome to Aalborg University and Studentersamfundet. May your time as a student be filled with knowledge, great experiences, and lifelong friendships.
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Under Under As you might have noticed, the university is HUGE. You have probably wondered how big it actually is and how it all works and who takes care of what. On the next pages, we will try to give you some insight into how your home for the next couple of years works. First of all, the university is a big organization and still growing. As a new student you join us in welcoming the new Science and Innovation HUB along with us. Here new and exciting initiatives are formed, so keep an eye out for new innovative possibilities for you as a student. The university is like an onion; it has many layers and each layer manages different things. It can for example be deciding what should be taught and researched as well as deciding the future path for the university. In the daily route around campus we meet the volunteers. It is them who, in collaboration with the university, Studentersamfundet and other collaborators, are responsible for presentations, parties, workshops and other things
that make the study life more lively. The decision making closest to the students are the student boards. They are deciding what will be taught at each study and are thereby making sure you get the highest quality of education. Every student board is placed under a department that is responsible for the settings of the education. It is these people that make sure we have the right classrooms at our disposal and we are being taught by skilled scientists that know what they are talking about. Every department is placed under a faculty which has overall responsibility for the specific subject area. At the faculty, they work on budgets, strategies and visions, all of which are designed to develop the faculty’s subject area. At the top of the university is the rector and the board. Here the major decisions about the future of the university are made. This includes making the total budgets and strategies.
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As a student you have the opportunity to be elected to the different councils and boards that are a part of managing the four layers - or as we call it: the university’s managing organs. In each of the eligible organs there are students elected and in the study boards we are as many students as professors, so here you really have a say!
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Where to get influence? Well, you can actually get it almost anywhere! As a student you can actually be elected into almost all of the university bodies. We can and have influenced politicians to change the law because we, as students, join in unison.
What were the various bodies? We have 4 elective bodies at the university: Study Board, institute council, academic council (which is the faculties body) and the university board. Here, as a student, we have a voice when deciding which subjects to teach, which researchers should teach, even when hiring a principal. In order to influence all this, you must be chosen at the university election (don’t worry, it’s not as overwhelming as it sounds) in November.
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Uni-election? Must you be a politician to participate? No, student politics is for everyone! We are not mini politicians but students like everyone else, and everyone can be active in student politics if they have an opinion and a desire to say it aloud.
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All apps from AAU can be downloaded from App Store and Google Play. You can find additional information about the apps on www.en.its.aau.dk/app AAU-1-DAY er AAUs gæstenetværk med skiftende éndagskoder. Ved at logge ind med din AAU-mail får du adgang til dagens og de følgende tre dages koder.
AAU Start AAU Student is the easy way to obtain a general overview of your student life. You log into the App using your AAUmail address and through the app, you get access to your class schedule, courses, cantine menu, study techniques and much more.
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If you have a passion for design and app development, you can join our facebook group “AAU App Panel”. Through this group you can have a say in the future of apps on AAU.
AAU-1-DAY is the guest WIFI with switching passwords. By logging in with your AAU-mail address, you gain access to this day’s password along with the next three days’ passwords.
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Hvis du brænder for design og appudvikling, AAU Panel Map is the guide around campus. kan du også blive medlem af vores App in the classroom number and get a på Facebook og få indflydelse på denType løbende guide’AAU straight to the classroom. appudvikling på AAU. Tilmeld dig gruppen App Panel’, hvis det lyder som noget for dig.
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STUDENTERSAMFUNDET Welcome to Studentersamfundet
Finally, we at Studentersamfundet once again bid you welcome to AAU.
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What do you feel? What does your gut tell you?
You can easily be persuaded to believe that we have to work as hard as robots, if not even harder, in the hope, to ensure your future. Unfortunately, we also see an increase amongst students where the pressure threatens their well-being. This is why I, in my work as Organizational chairperson for Studentersamfundet, has fought for students’ mental well being, and now, I also fight for YOU. Remember our tips on the side of the page, and most important of all, remember that we are here for eachother. Noone is completely alike, and therefore, our processes differ. It doesn’t make sense to compare inch to inch with each other, and we in Studentersamfundet fight for you, whether you are on the top of your game, or vulnerable and need to be seen as a human being. We have communities, events and much more, so you have access to that you want to bring into your time studying.
You will experience that you and your fellow students can have different expectations of grades and collaboration within the group. Find out from the get go whether you strive just to pass the exam or more.
Whether it is your first time as a new student here, or your third, where you hope to finally have found the right line of study for you, we bid you welcome. In Studentersamfundet we are ready along with AAU to help create the best start possible. Therefore, the first months time here in Aalborg are filled with lots of activities, where you, as a new student, are offered to join. Activities are lined up for you: professional, the Friday bar, or your local organizations. You are not only following your teachings in the first semester, no, you also have PBL, project based group work, new friendships, and for some, also living-situation to get in order. New beginnings can seem kaotic and overwhelming, but embrace yourself. We are serious when we say that it is okay to slow down. There is enough stress in the world already. As a new student, the most important thing to remember is that you are human first and student second.
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Questions and experiences cause uncertainty and loneliness when they are silenced. It is a problem, when we don’t talk and ask questions in the group and during class. The outcome can be insecurities about not being smart enough. Often you find that when you speak up, more people dare to reveal similar feelings and experiences. 35
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The model of expected activities is divided into a scale from degree of problem-orientation to disciplinary structure. This describes your expected attitude toward a given activity and tells you whether it should be driven by curiosity or by answers found in the curriculum. The two approaches require vastly different skills, and you as a student must be able to distinguish and find learning in both. Structural control is found in the horizontal axis. An important distinction is whether your teachers bring you an exercise or you in a group or by yourself are supposed to manage the tasks the best way you can to obtain knowledge. Both can be difficult and even though a teacher structures the teachings in the best possible way, it is your responsibility to learn from it and raise your hand to ask the questions needed for you to understand sufficiently. An important thing to be aware of even when you structure the work yourself: do you actually achieve (ample) knowledge from the work you and your group set out to do? As students, our ECTS are the guideline to how to distribute our time, and even though a detailed version of the ECTS-distribution might be included in your semester description, this is only an estimate. Some activities demand more time than others, and you are absolutely not stupid if you spend twice as much time reading your literature than you fellow students. It is complex stuff, and we all learn and work differently. Therefore, The Student Activity-model is good to keep in mind when structuring your time and effort to ensure the right learning output for you.
We all want to obtain the best results, and the results are something both you and the university benefit from. But how do you create these results, and what are good results for you? In a time where grades seem to be of great importance, the university has made an effort to make it clearer to you how your time studying is distributed. University life is, for most of us, different from what you are used to: we are responsible for our own learning curve. The group work, and the problem-based focus in particular, are of a rare kind at the university which can be overwhelming if you can’t see through the structure of it. Even though your activities vary and depend on what you are studying, this model is a great way to understand the different types of activities. Studies show that time spent on study-related activities, to a certain extent, help you achieve good results. Even though you don’t become a straight-A-student by sitting in the student bar, student organized problem-based discussions while drinking Friday-beer might, once in a while, bring some insights if the alcohol level is kept responsible, who knows.
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International students’ survival guide Hey there, fellow international student,
You did it! After the stress of your high school exams, of getting the documents you had to send, after all the money you had to spend on plane tickets and all the sleepless nights spent thinking about ending up homeless, you’re finally here. In Aalborg. But your journey is far from over, because this is where the real international students struggle starts!
New school, new me!
You’re now in a foreign city in a country whose unwritten rules you must navigate every single minute. Found your campus building? Cool, now good luck looking for the classroom your current lecture is in. Is it the one on the first, or the third floor? Are you sure you’re in the right building? And when you enter the room, so confident that this is the one, you are unable to recognise a single classmate, not even mentioning the teacher! After class, you want to print something out. If you’re lucky enough, you can find a printer. But don’t you dare think that you’ll get it to work the way you want to at the first try. No, it’ll take you at least three more trips to the library, a meeting with the librarian and probably sacrificing your soul to Satan to be able to print that form your mom desperately needs you to provide for her tax deduction.
Achievement unlocked: becoming an international student
During your first weeks here, you’re slowly getting jealous of your Danish classmates. They don’t need to fill out a ton of documents to stay in the country or pay for their expenses from their own pockets. Meanwhile here you are, desperately running from one office to another in a Kafkaesque never-ending circle, while still not quite sure what it is that the yellow card is for. Taxes, maybe? When you finally have some time to buy your groceries, you either cry at the store because you can’t figure out what button to press on the scales for ‘carrots’ or you can’t stop thinking what the cashiers ask you every time you pay (because it sure doesn’t sound like ‘kvittering med’!). And don’t you even dare call your doctor – you’ll save yourself an embarrassing small talk with the automated voice telling you to press #2 for English. As soon as you thought that you might have figured it all out, the homesickness and existential dread come in. The days get shorter, the nights longer, and your savings are shrinking fast, because the prices are insane, and you can’t even get that horrible job cleaning puke from toilets. Of course, you could deliver newspapers late at night, but you really don’t want your sleep cycle to reverse even more. And as if that wasn’t enough, the horrible Danes won’t talk to you, but will instead stick to their little Danish crowd, unless they’re blackout drunk!
This is very much what every new student experiences. Getting lost in the city, at their own campus, catching the wrong bus and ending up on the other side of the East campus, ... And you, as an international student, will have it ten times worse.
How do I survive this? Are you scared yet? You needn’t be. Yes, being a foreign student in Denmark isn’t easy, but you knew that already – that’s why you chose this path, you troublemaker. So, what is it that you should do to make the first few months here a little easier? Let me tell you, one foreigner to another.
Flip the page and find out! 40
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Join clubs and student associations There’s usually a student association specifically for your programme and they’ll be delighted for you to become a part of the team! If you’re interested in a certain field and would love to get some experience, visit the International House North Denmark and volunteer for an organisation or two. You’ll get plenty of friends and who knows, maybe it’ll lead you to your dream job (once you figure out what it is).
Socialize I cannot stress this enough: make use of all the welcome events your tutors prepared for you. Or simply go to one of the hundreds of events happening in the city, whether it is a party on Jomfru Ane gade, a concert at Studenterhuset or your local Friday bar hangout. Man up and talk to people and you won’t end up alone in the winter.
Learn basic Danish Although you might never pronounce it right, Danes love it when you try (so that they can make fun of you). Even a simple “jeg kan ikke snakke dansk, for helvede” can get you far in your interactions with Danes.
Advice from the future Lectures. Theory. Abstract knowledge. Exams – graduating and being thrown out into the job market with no practical experience. This is what many students fear. But if you become active yourself, you will leave university with a lot more than a head full of theories and facts. Get inspired by the stories of three AAU students and graduates who talk about what they have learned from study jobs, internships, volunteer work and the concept of problem based learning (PBL) at AAU. And career counsellor Lotte Burholt Pedersen has some valuable tips on how to secure a project collaboration or a study job.
It may sound cheesy but stay open-minded Don’t just hang out with the people from your home country – you’ve been doing that your entire life. Get yourself some international friends who you can share and bond over your struggles with. The more friends you find, the more fun your summer travels will be, visiting each other!
And finally, have fun! There will be moments you’ll want to pack your stuff, leave the country and shiver every time you remember the phrase ‘rød grød med fløde’ for the rest of your life. But on the other hand, if you just try to enjoy the ride, fail and try again, I promise it’ll be unforgettable.
Welcome Welcome to Aalborg to aalborg
I BID YOU ALL A VERY WARM WELCOME Thank you for choosing Aalborg as your city of study. It means a lot to bid you a great, warm wel…to the city, this education and to some of the best years of your lives! come. The time studying is incredible, it is fun, serious, cool, and beautiful all at once. The university is in many ways one of the best in the world and the city is full of life, regardless of I am happy and proud to bidSo,allenjoy of you welcome to Aalborg.skills and being part of whether you are intoalso culture or nature. achieving high professional aI am greathappy community. because you have chosen Aalborg to be the city that makes the frame-
work for your education and proud because Aalborg is a city that holds infinite-
As Mayer, I constantly work to make Aalborg the best city to study in in all of Denmark. Aalborg opportunities. has over 50.000 students across various schools. Therefore, I dare to guarantee that in addition to knowledge, you will meet a lot of new friends. As thankworking you for sohard manytostudents choosing Aalborg as their to study in, I am proud to proWea are make Aalborg a city with a city lot of educational opportuninounce, that new student living is rising, companies are created with new faces, and the cultural ties and the city has gone through an amazing development and more and moreenvironment is blooming. Actually, we are the city in Denmark, which builds most student housing, student apartments are being built - and of course, they are located on some of because we know it is important to have a good and safe homebase you are able to afford while our best addresses. studying. We take first place in transportation, and we are the city that has the most bus-stops in the region. Our passes have gotten upgrade so you canfrom easilyanything make yourelse way we pasthave otherever cyclists on Thebike recent past has beenanso very different been our super-paths all the way to university. If you see construction on your way through the city, I through. Our cultural life used to burst with experiences and activities all over the apologize for the mess. It is our new Plusbus which, from 2023, will have its daily route from the district.part Unfortunately, thisuniversity has been oneast. pause That aismore whysustainable I will do western of the city to the in the This for way,too you long. can access what I can to make the city burst with activities again. This applies to Nordkraft, form of transportation through the city. IMusikkens hope that you willand use Gigantium, some of the many possibilities has. I myself, of the hus just to name a the fewcity highlights. Weam area huge also fan working many opportunities to run and ride the bike and enjoy being a part of some of the many experiences hard to bring back the many events which characterize Aalborg, so that the wathe city offers. terfront, once again, livelyof meeting of isthe Fortunately weIn Aalborg we believe thatbecomes everyone isthe capable something,point and this whycity. we collaborate closely are surrounded the most beautiful which just await being explored: The with businesses andbythe university to develop nature, the talents of tomorrow. We have unique frameworks to start beaches, new businesses, andand I lovethe meeting students from your university, who have turned an idea Fjord, forests parks. from the project-group into a product that can be used all over the world. We are ready to help you get started. We also work closely to create good student jobs and internships, so that you can test your knowWe have created theseed setting your life’s adventure and we hope that you are ledge and plant the first to yourfor career. There a lot to keep are time new, so findwill the become site studyaalborg.dk, here you canand be readyisto play yourtrack part,ofsowhen thatyou your here both unforgettable updated about activities, events inI the city,you sport student and possibilities to do volunfull of laughter and learning. hope willclubs, have somejobs wonderful years in Aalborg. teer work. I hope that you will have a great time studying and enjoy living in Aalborg. We have created the Once again, warm welcome Aalborg. framework, andayou can help fill themtoout and make your mark on the city. The educational city of Aalborg is something we create together. Kind regardsKastrup-Larsen Thomas Mayor Thomas Kastrup-Larsen
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New to New to New to AALBORG? AALBORG? Welcome to Aalborg; a city with a lot of sides. Aalborg may seem huge and unfathomable, but don’t worry - you are not alone! To engage in a new study, to move to another city - maybe even a bigger one than the one you are from, can be an enormous change. How do you settle down in a new setting in a new city, where you don’t know anyone? Read along here, while we guide you to a great start at your new study in your new city. A city of students, where new people come every year and where associations, gatherings and communities are just around the corner. A new city is actually not so bad. Look at it as a fresh sheet of paper, where you can create your new identity away from all the childhood friends, nicknames and rumours. You have been given an amazing opportunity to seek out new interests and hobbies - use it! I myself moved to Aalborg when I started studying here. I quickly saw that life as a student is what you make of it. I joined some social communities at the university, I started in a climbing club, I learned that you can paint croquis at Hu-
set 2827 every tuesday, I got a study job and then I started meeting with a wine club from my studies. And now I have moved into a shared house, which is something that gives me the opportunities to meet new people. The key word is taking the leap of faith! Most studies have a vast amount of social events in the beginning of the orientation period to help new students get new acquaintances. It can be overwhelming, because of everything that is happening in a very short time and therefore it is important to breathe and be open minded. Sometimes it can be tough, but as time goes
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Det handler om 19 in Vestre Fjordpark finding the 19 It is all about the waterfront in Nørresundby or take a dive 19 in Vestre Fjordpark Itiser allabout finding the about Vestre Fjordpark .Itmulighed Iter isis all about theog afslapning, de steder, hvor der er at at finde finde de de steder, steder, hvor hvor der der er er mulighed for fororfor at atfor the waterfront inder Nørresundby take dive opnå ro infinde Vestre allmulighed finding de steder, hvor der at athe atatfinde de steder, hvor mulighed at 19 that give you the possibispots around the city in Fjordpark ItIt give is all about finding the 19that spots around the city give you the possibispots around the city that give you the possibiopnå opnå ro ro og og afslapning, afslapning, de de steder, steder, hvor der der er er inroVestre Vestre Fjordpark ishvor all about finding theat man kan være sig selv. Samtidig er plads til, spots around the city that you the possibiopnå ogafslapning, afslapning, de steder, hvor der er opnå ro og de steder, hvor der er lity for relaxation and peace, places where you spots around the city that give you the possibility for relaxation and peace, places where you plads plads til, til, at man man kan kankan være være sig sig selv. selv. Samtidig Samtidig erthe spots around city that give youer lity relaxation and peace, places where youen god idé at finde de steder i byen, det også lityat for relaxation and peace, places where you plads til, at man kanthe være sig selv. Samtidig erpossibiplads til, atfor man være sig selv. Samtidig er can be yourself. At the same time itis is also lity for relaxation and peace, places you can be yourself. At the same is also aaaer mulighed for at lære nye mennedet detdet også også en enbegod god idé idé at at finde finde de de steder steder iitime byen, byen, lity for relaxation and peace, places where hvor der yourself. Atat the same time also ayou detcan også en godidé idé finde desteder steder i it byen, can be yourself. At the same time itwhere is also også en god at finde de i itbyen, great idea to find the places in the city, where can be yourself. At the same time it is also aa great idea to find the places in the city, where hvor hvor der der er er mulighed for for at atAt lære lære nye nyein mennemennecan be yourself. the same time itsker is where also at kende, opnå ny og spændende viden. great idea to to find the places the city, where hvor dermulighed eridea mulighed for atplaces lære nye mennegreat find the in the city, hvor der er mulighed for at lære nye menneyou can meet new people or get new and excigreat idea to find the places in the city, where you can meet new people or get new and excisker sker at at kende, kende, opnå opnå ny ny og og spændende spændende viden. viden. great idea to find the places innew the city, where Lad jer inspirerer af omgivelserne og giv jer you meet new people or or getget and excisker atcan kende, opnå ogspændende spændende viden. sker at kende, opnå nyny og viden. you can meet new people new and exciting knowledge. Take your time to settle in and til at komme på plads. you can new people or new and exciting knowledge. Take your time to settle and Lad LadLad jer jerting inspirerer inspirerer af af omgivelserne omgivelserne og ogget giv giv jer jer you can meet meet new people or get new and exciselv tiden knowledge. Take your time to settle in in and Lad jer inspirerer af omgivelserne og givjer jer jer inspirerer af omgivelserne og giv ting knowledge. Take your time to settle in and be inspired by your surroundings. ting knowledge. your be by your surroundings. selv selvselv tiden tiden til tilinspired at at komme komme på påTake plads. plads. ting knowledge. Take your time to to settle settle in in and and be inspired your surroundings. selv tiden til komme på plads.time tiden til atatby komme på plads. be inspired by your surroundings. be be inspired inspired by by your your surroundings. surroundings. Universitetets fællesskaber Thecommunities communities atthe theuniversity university The communities the university Universitetets Universitetets fællesskaber fællesskaber På Aalborg Universitet går vi meget op i at The atat Universitetets fællesskaber Universitetets fællesskaber At Aalborg University we are working hard on På Aalborg Universitet går vi meget op i on atgrobund The communities at the At Aalborg University we are working hard on På På På Aalborg Aalborg Universitet Universitet går gårgår vivi meget op op iiuniversity at ati hard The communities at the university skabe for et godt og socialt studieAalborg University wemeget are working PåAt Aalborg Universitet går meget op iat at Aalborg Universitet vivi meget op creating the foundation of a great study enskabe grobund for et godt og socialt studieAt Aalborg University we are working hard on creating foundation agreat great study enskabe skabe grobund grobund for forthe et et godt godt og og og socialt socialt studiestudieAt Aalborg University we working hard on trivsel er nemlig vigtig for en god miljø. Social creating the foundation of aare study enskabe grobund for etgodt godt ogof socialt studieskabe grobund for et socialt studievironment. Social well-being isgreat important for Derfor emmer det med sociale intecreating the foundation of aavigtig study miljø. Social trivsel ervigtig nemlig for en god vironment. well-being is important for miljø. miljø. Social Social trivsel trivsel er erSocial nemlig nemlig vigtig for foris en en god god creating the foundation of great study enstudietid. vironment. Social well-being important forenmiljø. Social trivsel ernemlig nemlig vigtig for en god miljø. Social trivsel er vigtig for en god having a great studytime. That is why the univironment. Social well-being is important studietid. Derfor emmer det med sociale inhaving a great studytime. That is why the unistudietid. studietid. Derfor Derfor emmer emmer det detdet med med sociale sociale intevironment. Social well-being important for ressefællesskaber på campus. Søg f.eks. ind having aDerfor great studytime. That isisintewhy the uni-for studietid. emmer detmed med sociale intestudietid. Derfor emmer sociale inteversity is buzzing with different social societies having a great studytime. That is why the uniteressefællesskaber på campus. Søg f.eks. versity is buzzing with different social societies ressefællesskaber ressefællesskaber på på på campus. campus. Søg SøgSøg f.eks. f.eks. ind having a great studytime. That isind why thefrivillig uni- bartender i studie-barerne Basissom versity is buzzing with different social societies ressefællesskaber på campus. Søg f.eks. ind ressefællesskaber campus. f.eks. ind of interest. You can apply to become volun-11 , BajersBar 12 , Barbaren 13 , Mærkbar versity is buzzing with different social societies of interest. You can apply become aabaren volunind som frivillig i Basisstudie-barerne som som frivillig frivillig bartender bartender ican i studie-barerne studie-barerne Basisversity is buzzing with different social societies offrivillig interest. You apply toto become a volunsom frivillig bartender i studie-barerne Basissom bartender i bartender studie-barerne Basistary bartender at the study-bars Basisbaren can apply become aa14volun1111 tary 12You 12 1313 to13Mærkbar 12 13 study-bars Basisbaren 11 11interest. 12at BajersBar Barbaren Aal- 15 eller DE-klubben 16 - der er plads baren baren ,,of BajersBar BajersBar ,at , Barbaren ,to , Mærkbar Mærkbar of interest. 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Derudover Derudover findes findes der der mange mange andre andre fælfæl, BajersBar , Barbaren , Mærkbar , lesskaber, f.eks. Agenda, som jeg er skribent Aalbar and DE-klubben there is room til alle. Derudover findes der mange andre fæltil alle. Derudover findes der mange andre fæl14 15 for everyone. Aalbar 14 and DE-klubben 15 - there is room everyone. lesskaber, lesskaber, f.eks. f.eks. Agenda, Agenda, som som jeg jegjeg er er skribent Aalbar and DE-klubben -er there is room lesskaber, f.eks. Agenda, som jeg er skribent for, Verdensmålsudvalget, som kæmper for et forfor everyone. lesskaber, f.eks. Agenda, som jegskribent skribent lesskaber, f.eks. Agenda, som er skribent for for, for,for, Verdensmålsudvalget, Verdensmålsudvalget, som kæmper kæmper for for et etforet for everyone. everyone. som grønnere for, Verdensmålsudvalget, som kæmper for,Verdensmålsudvalget, Verdensmålsudvalget, som kæmper etfor et campus, eller start et festudvalg på som kæmper for On top ofthat thatthere there are also lot ofother other top that there also lot grønnere grønnere campus, campus, eller eller start start et etare festudvalg festudvalg på på din årgang. Er du mere politisk orienteret, så OnOn top ofof are also aetaalot ofof grønnere campus, eller start etfestudvalg festudvalg påother grønnere campus, eller start festudvalg på grønnere campus, eller start et på communities: the student newspaper AgenOn top of that there are also a lot of communities: the student newspaper Agendin dindin årgang. årgang. Er du duEr mere politisk politisk orienteret, orienteret, så så så OnEr top ofmere that there are also aorienteret, lot of other vær med the student newspaper Agendincommunities: årgang. du mere politisk orienteret, såother årgang. Er du mere politisk orienteret, din årgang. Er du mere politisk så i Aalborg ungdomspolitiske partier. communities: the student newspaper Agenvær værvær med med ii Aalborg Aalborg ungdomspolitiske partier. partier. communities: the student newspaper Agenvær med i Aalborg ungdomspolitiske partier. med imed Aalborg ungdomspolitiske partier. vær i ungdomspolitiske Aalborgs ungdomspolitiske partier. 49 4949 45 45 45 45 49 49
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Her er der et bredt udvalg, eftersom de ung- Meningsfuld fritid da amongst others, or you can start a party Meaningful sparetime domspolitiske ad moderparHer er der et bredt udvalg, eftersom de ung- partier lægger sig op en myretue af frivillighedsorganisatiofritid committee in your year. IfMeningsfuld you are more intereAalborg Aalborg is full ofervolunteer organizations and Fællesskaber som disse kan både være ner, og der er nærmest rift om pladserne - her er domspolitiske partier lægger sig op adtierne. moderparAalborg er en myretue af frivillighedsorganisatiosted in politics, you can join one of the youth there is almost a fight to get a spot - it’s the og udviklende miljøer, men også sociale tierne. Fællesskaber som disse kanlærerige både være altså-point et stedfriendships. at stifte nyeFor bekendtskaber. og der er nærmest pladserne heroplagt erfor new political parties. There isner, a broad selection of rift om best starting the og venskabsskabende, I som lærerige og udviklende miljøer, men også sociale altså et idet For den socialt udsatte findes både varmestuoplagt stedudgangspunkt at stifte nye bekendtskaber. these, because youth political parties have socially vulnerable there are warm shelters, seHer er der etidet bredt udvalg, deForungMeningsfuld fritid hareftersom samme politiske standpunkt og derforfindes en godbådeer,varmestuog venskabsskabende, I som udgangspunkt genbrugsbutikker og cafeer, som trænger til den socialt udsatte relations to the major parties. Communities condhand shops and cafés that need a helping domspolitiske partier lægger sig en op god ad moderpareret en myretue af frivillighedsorganisatiosamtalestarter. Detgenbrugsbutikker giver nogle gode, samhar samme politiske standpunkt og derfor HerAalborg er der bredt udvalg, eftersom de ung-hænder. hjælp fra til frivillige Læger udenfritid Græner, ogdybe cafeer, som trænger Meningsfuld like som these canog both be educational and socihand bysig volunteers. Doctors without borders, tierne. Det Fællesskaber kan være ner, og der er nærmest rift om pladserne taler enbåde high-five til CV’et og så får du muligsamtalestarter. giver nogle gode,disse dybe samdomspolitiske partier lægger op ad moderparser, Mødrehjælpen, Røde Kors, hjælp fra frivillige hænder. Læger uden Græn- - her erUngdommens Aalborg er en myretue af f great place make friends because Mødrehjælpen, the Youth Red Cross, Nordjysk sociale altså et oplagt sted at stifte nye heden forogså attostille til byrådet! Hvis du synes, taler og enlærerige high-fiveogtiludviklende CV’etal- and og miljøer, såa får dumen muligtierne. Fællesskaber som disse kanbekendtskaber. både være Nordjydsk Fødevareoverskud, FRI-TID ser, opMødrehjælpen, Ungdommens Røde Kors, ner, og derAalborg er nærmest rift you from the havebliver similar political views Fødevareoverskud, FRI-TID or22 UngEneridet I du som udgangspunkt ForFødevareoverskud, den socialt udsatte findes både varmestuat destart alligevel lidtlærerige for unge i udviklende ungdomspoliheden forog at venskabsskabende, stille op til byrådet! Hvis synes, og miljøer, men ogsåAalborg sociale eller UngEnergi. Headspace ligeledes Nordjydsk Aalborg FRI-TID altså et er oplagt sted en at fristif 21 is likewise a voluntary orgaoffers a og great way togod start atilconversaHeadspace har samme politiske standpunkt 22 idet genbrugsbutikker ogligeledes cafeer, som trængerhvor til For tikken, såderfor find ien stedet vejer, studenterpolitikken at de alligevel bliver lidt forwhich unge i ungdomspoliog venskabsskabende, I villig som udgangspunkt organisation, man, få godef eller UngEnergi. Headspace gi. er en fridenudover socialtatudsatte tion. This gives some nice deep conversations nization, where you, on Græntop of er, making friends, samtalestarter. Det giver nogle gode, dybe samfrivillige hænder. Læger uden på AAU. Her kanvillig du være med tilfra athvor bestemme alt bekendtskaber, tikken, så find i stedet vej til studenterpolitikken harhjælp samme politiske og en god hjælper unge mennesker med organisation, man,standpunkt udover at få derfor gode genbrugsbutikker og c taler high-five tilaat CV’et - og to såindretning får muligandtil high-five your CVbekendtskaber, and will gain the canUngdommens help young with their problems, big ser, Mødrehjælpen, RødesamKors, mellem af you studiemiljøer til rammerne på AAU. Her kanog duen være med bestemme alt du samtalestarter. Det giver nogle gode, dybe små ogpeople store problemer. Desuden er dethænde værd hjælper unge mennesker med hjælp fra frivillige No registration fee • Non-binding • Unlimited workout heden forafatstudiemiljøer stilleopportunity op til byrådet! Hvisforducity synes, to run council! If og you and small. it is 23worth Nordjydsk Fødevareoverskud, FRI-TID undervisning. mellem indretning tilforrammerne enthink high-five til CV’et -er såAalborg får du muligatogFurthermore nævne ‘Ventilen’ , ser, som mentioning er et mødested,Ungd der små ogtaler store problemer. Desuden det værd Mødrehjælpen, 22 , which is a place to prevent loneat de alligevel bliver lidt for unge i ungdomspolithat they are a little young in youth politics, ‘Ventilen’ 23 eller UngEnergi. Headspace er ligeledes en frifor undervisning. heden for at stille Hvisder du synes, skal forebygge og afhjælpe ensomhed hos unge. at nævne ‘Ventilen’ , somopertiletbyrådet! mødested, Nordjydsk Fødevareovers tikken, så find i stedet vej til studenterpolitikken then you should look towards student politics liness for young people. Itsted, is aeller great place toHeadspac organisation, hvorforman, udover at få gode Limfjordens vande at villig de alligevel bliver ensomhed lidt unge i er ungdomspoliDette et skønt hvor man ganske uforpligskal forebygge og afhjælpe hos unge. UngEnergi. på AAU. vande Her kan du tilyou at bestemme alt bekendtskaber, hjælper unge mennesker med atvære AAU. med Here canerbeen a part of the decision come and be a volunteer for conversations, acLimfjorden stor og yndefuld fjord, som er Limfjordens tikken, så find i stedet vej til studenterpolitikken tende kan komme ellervillig væreorganisation, frivillig til samtaler, Dette er et skønt sted, hvor man ganske uforplighvor m af studiemiljøer rammerne og problemer. Desuden detbare værd making of many parts ofbyen. AAU, Den from thegennem decorativities be er there for who need it. hjælper hjertet aftiler hele har bragt Limfjordenmellem er en indretning stor og yndefuld fjord, som påsmå AAU. Herstore kantiden du være medor tiljust at bestemme altpeople aktiviteter eller nærvær i sin simpleste form.u tende kan komme eller være frivillig til samtaler, bekendtskaber, We help you off to a good start with your workout no 23 ateller nævne ‘Ventilen’ , som er et du mødested, der tion of study environments the settings of I nok you areSkulle more interested in music, youstore should mange søfarende tiltoAalborg, og, som allehjertet af for heleundervisning. byen. Den har gennem tiden bragt mellem indretning afIfistudiemiljøer til rammerne være mere interesseret i musik, så tag aktiviteter bare nærvær sin simpleste form. små og problemer. 23 , Skråen 24 or Stuskal forebygge ogeller afhjælpe hosCafe unge. harallebemærket, parvære krydstogtskibe ti. ieither mange søfarende til Aalborg, og, somrede I nok education. go to Cafe 1000fryd for undervisning. etensomhed smut forbi 1000fryd Skråen 2523 eller Skulleetdu mere interesseret musik, så tag at nævne, ‘Ventilen’ , som matter if the goal is bigger muscles, less fat, or just rede a har bemærket, Limfjordens vande Limfjorden 24 hvor man25ganske Detteat erspadsere et1000fryd skønt sted, uforpligkun smuk langs, et par krydstogtskibe eller ti.er ikke denterhuset and if26 they need someone Studenterhuset , ogskal hør om de trænger til en ellerask et smut forbi Cafe , Skråen forebygge og afhjælpe er smuk en The stor yndefuld som er Limfjordens waters offjord, the Limfjord 26 tende kan komme eller frivillig til samtaler, men den rummer også muligheder forhør denom glaLimfjordenLimfjorden er ikke kun at og spadsere langs, vande behind the bar. til ekstra hjælper i baren. Dette er et skønt sted, hvo Studenterhuset , og devære trænger en Limfjorden is a big and beautiful fjord which af hele byen. Den har gennem tiden bragt better form. Sign up at our webpage or contact us.men den hjertet aktiviteter nærvær i sin fjord, simpleste de vandkrappe. Meld dig ind i Universitets roklub rummer også muligheder for den gla- ekstra Limfjorden ereller en bare stor og yndefuld som form. er tende kan komme eller væ hjælper i baren. the heart ofroklub the timeafdu ithele has 35 og, 36 mangeMeld søfarende Aalborg, som Icity. nok Through alle- ihjertet Skulle være mere interesseret musik, så tag , eller kajakklubben Vestbyen . Der er Den også de vandkrappe. dig indistil i Universitets byen. har is gennem tiden bragt Aalborg er Nordens Paris; et sted sombare byder på Aalborg Parisi of the North, aaktiviteter place thateller connærvæ 25 37 forbi 38 brought to Aalborg and as you rede har bemærket, et par eller ti.Lillebjørn 35 36 many eller smut Cafe 1000fryd , Skråen Isbjørnen vinterbadeklubberne og , eller kajakklubben i Vestbyen .krydstogtskibe Der ermariners også Aalborg See you at UniFitness! mange søfarende til Aalborg, og,24byder som I nok allemange forskelligartede faciliteter. Ogmere der intere sker eretNordens Paris; ettributes sted som på Skulle du with many different facilities andvære there 26 Limfjorden Lillebjørn er ikkemay kun37have smuk at spadsere langs, noticed a38couple of cruise liners Studenterhuset og hør omder de trænger til man kan også tage en har tur på or fjorden Isbjørnen vinterbadeklubberne og og rede bemærket, et par krydstogtskibe eller ti.enit et meget, man opsøger det. Med deCafe ord, en lille mange forskelligartede faciliteter. Og sker forbi 1000fr is,med a lot going onhvis if you seek out.smut With these 39for menogså den tage rummer også den glanot only beautiful to walk ekstra hjælper i baren. GoBoatismed . Hvis du er lidt mere spejder end det, og man kan enten. tur Limfjorden påmuligheder fjorden Limfjorden er ikke det. kun smuk at spadsere langs, in the til Matthæusevangeliet, kapitel meget, hvis man opsøger Med de ord, en lille Studenterhuset hø words, I pendant found some words bible that fit 26 7,, ogv7-8: 39de vandkrappe. Meld dig indsåholds i Universitets roklub along, but for bliv those …more than GoBoat 25 machines genopdag dine talenter og spejderleder . Hvis du er lidt mere spejder end many det, opportunities men den rummer også muligheder for den gla“Bed, skal der gives jer;tosøg, så skal I finde; pendant til Matthæusevangeliet, kapitel 7,så v7-8: ekstra hjælper i baren. perfectly: “Ask and it will be given you; seek 35 36 40 , eller igot Vestbyen . Der er“Bed, også Aalborg Paris; et sted som byder på the theirFDF sea legs. Join så the university’s hos Aalborg Søkreds , hvor duNordens kan lære atind så genopdag dinekajakklubben talenterwho og bliv spejderleder deskal vandkrappe. Meld dig Universitets roklub bank på, så skal der lukkes forbe jer. For ender er gives jer; søg, så iskal Ifind; finde; and you will knock and dooropwill 37 38 40 Isbjørnen vinterbadeklubberne Lillebjørn ogthe 35 mange 36 forskelligartede faciliteter. Og der sker club or kayak club in Vestbyen. sejle den ketch-riggede snurrevodskutter, Jens hos FDF Aalborg Søkreds rowing , hvor du kan34 lære at , eller kajakklubben i Vestbyen . Der er også hver, som beder, får; den, som søger, finder; bank på, så skal der lukkes op fortojer.you. For For en- everyone og Aalborg er receiNordens Paris; opened who asks 37Med de ord, en 38 man kan også tageare enKrogh. tur winter påJens fjorden medsom meget, hvis man opsøger det. lillepå, There the swimmer clubs Lillebjørn sejle den og ketch-riggede snurrevodskutter, Isbjørnen vinterbadeklubberne Lillebjørn og og den, som banker lukkes derone op for.” fa hver, beder, får; og den, som søger, finder; mange forskelligartede ves; the one who seeks finds; and to the 39 lidtIsbjørnen mere spejder end det, 37 36 er pendant Matthæusevangeliet, kapitel 7,med v7-8: meget, hvis man opsøger d Krogh. GoBoat . Hvis du --and and sailbanker around og man kantil også tage tur ogyou den,can som på, lukkes der op på for.” who en knocks, thefjorden door will be opened” (Matthew så genopdag dineat talenter og bliv spejderleder 39 skal der gives jer; søg, så skal I finde; “Bed, så GoBoat . Hvis lidt mere spejder end det, the fjord in a GoBoat 38 . If you are more of du er pendant til Matthæusevan 7:7-8). 40 hos FDF Aalborg Søkreds , hvor du your kan lære at så bank på, såadine skaltalenter der lukkes op for jer. For en- “Bed, så skal der gives je genopdag og bliv spejderleder a scout, then find talents and become sejle den ketch-riggede snurrevodskutter, Jens hver, beder, får; og40den, søger, finder; 39 som hos FDF Søkreds , hvorsom du kan lære at bank på, så skal der luk scout leader at FDF Aalborg Søkreds , Aalborg where Krogh. og den, som banker på, lukkes der op for.” sejle den seine ketch-riggede snurrevodskutter, Jens hver, som beder, får; og d you will learn to sail ketch-rigged danish Krogh. og den, som banker på, l cutter, Jens Krogh.
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The Friday bars are always fun and playful. You can become a part of the bartender-community if you volunteer as a bartender in one of the bars. This is perfect for the one that likes to party and be where things happen. Find your local bar on Facebook: Bajers Bar, Barbaren, Mærkbar, Aalbar, DE-klubben or you can explore your study area.
Do you want to be a part of assuring the quality of your education? Become a part of a community where employees and students are equal and together put education in the focus.
S tu d e n t politics
No matter your political or personal belief, as a student at AAU you have the opportunity to influencewhat we as students expect from Studentersamfundet. Show up at Studenterforum the first monday in every month and let your voice be heard.
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Join a team and run 5 or 10 kilometers with many other students at the end of september. Get your heart rate up, have some more to talk about and fight for the amazing prices!
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There are so many more cool communities- than this in your study time, so the only thing to do is to take the first step in finding them!
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Be a part of the creation of the news flow at the university. Your interest and skill are providing the foundation and it is only your interest and your potential for development that sets the limits for what you can do. Translation? Articles? Jokes? Photos? Sound? Grammar? - How will you affect the media flow?
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Heidis Bier Bar
Do you want a night full of afterskiing atmosphere? Then Heidi’s is the place for you. The bar gives you an authentic feeling being in Austria after a long day on the ski slopes. The special thing about Heidi’s is the opportunity to drink your way to becoming ‘The Princess or King of The Piste’ – here you get a card where you move down the slope drink after drink and end up with a cool medal. -
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The address is: Vesterå 3A, 9000 Aalborg
The address is: Jomfru Anes Gård 5, 9000 Aalborg 43
With the nickname DNA, this bar is one of Aalborg’s best beer bars. The bar aims to please the North-Jutland hearts with cheap beer and lovely staff. Additionally, you can play pool, darts, or table soccer. There is a large selection of local products directly from the best breweries in Northern Jutland.
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This café offers everything from burger, salad, and beef, to dessert tapas and milkshakes. The café has a chic modern interior and have both indoor and outdoor seating. Above that, they offer a student discount of 25 % with a student card every day.
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Looking for gourmet food at student prices? Here you can choose two courses for the price of 200 kr. They also have a lot of delicious drinks and beer and offers both indoor and outside in cosy surroundings. The address is: Ved stranden 4, 9000 Aalborg 30
The address is: Jomfru Ane Gade 15, 9000 Aalborg 43
Are you in the mood for an evening in the tropical heat? Then go to The Drunken Flamingo! A feeling of the southern sun, surfboards, tropical beats, and delicious drinks. Here you can drink your way to ‘king or queen of the jungle’, hvor you fill out a card with delicious tropical drinks that guide you directly into the feeling of summer. -
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The address is: Jomfru Ane Gade 14, 9000 Aalborg 43
Last, but not least, we have Guldhornene – The Golden Horns. This bar offers a homely and down-to-earth feeling when they open in the best way with cold beer and the sound of old Danish hits. Here you are able to drink your way to knight, where you drink 10 large draft beers. As a prize, you receive a crown and your name will be engraved into a piece of metal that is hung up and a place in the bar.
Want to expirience danish ‘hygge’? Penny Lane offers a cozy feel and homely atmosphere. It is a café with its own bakery and pastry shop and its own specialties and café with an exciting menu, so it suits most occasions.
The address is: Boulevarden 1A, 9000 Aalborg 32
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The address is: Jomfru Anes Gård 5, 9000 Aalborg
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The Aalborg branch of this activist organisation deals with the issues of climate change, sustainability and animal rights. You can find them organising various cool events all over the city, such as climate marches, vegan brunches anddemonstrations.
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If you want to have fun but social issues, climate change or personal development aren’t for you, don’t you worry. You can join I-Life, a volunteer-run organisation which arranges different trips around Denmark, movie nights and much more. You’re sure to make some fun friends there!
Amnesty International, like Greenpeace, is a local branch of a global NGO. Its members and volunteers are involved in the social life in Aalborg, whether it’s various events, demonstrations, marches or campaigns. Their website also mentions a volunteer group for internationals, so everyone is welcome to join.
If you’re more business-oriented or passionate about leadership, AIESEC is the place to be. AIESEC is known for sending people on great internships all around the world, but you can also get involved on the local level in Aalborg and get valuable experience through volunteering.
Do you have stage fright? Are you nervous about oral exams? Do you want to improve your public speaking skills? Well then you should check out Toastmasters in Aalborg! This organisation welcomes students with interest in public speaking and leadership and helps them grow.
Elsk Aalborg is an organisation which offers free Danish classes, but also various events which help internationals to learn about Denmark and its culture. You can participate in the baking of Danish cookies, learn how to repair a bike and have some hygge with other foreigners while you’re at it.
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The most affordable gym in Aalborg is UniFitness - a fitness place for Aalborg University’s students and staff at the East Campus. There are plenty of activities helping you relax or get your heartbeat up. From swimming, massage and yoga, to Fitness-Boxing and karate, everyone will find something they like here.
DGI-Huset is an alternative to UniFitness. A similarly affordable membership and a convenient location in Nordkraft in central Aalborg make DGI-Huset a popular place for many students. You can attend yoga, zumba or HIIT classes, use the well-equipped gym equipment or simply book a time slot to play badminton with your friends.
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Student Stuff 7 Student Chaplains 8 Studenter samfundet 9 International office
Student Bars 10 Basisbaren 11 BajersBar 12 Barbaren 13 Mærkbar 14 Aalbar 15 DE-klubben
Outdoor Areas 16 Kildeparken 17 Karolinelund 18 Østre Anlæg 19 Fjordpark 20 Gammeltorv
Volunteer Networks 21 Headspace 22 Ventilen
Musik og Underholdning 23 1000fryd 24 Skråen 25 Studenterhuset 26 Brætspilscaféen 27 Huset
Caféer og Restaurants 29 Café min Olivia 30 Restaurant SMAEK 31 Café Spiret 32 Penny Lane
Fitness 33 UniFitness 34 DGI-Huset
Vandaktiviteter 34 Rowing club 35 Kayak Club 36 Lillebjørn 37 Isbjørnen 38 GoBoat 39 FDF Aalborg Søkreds
Andet 41 Folkeuniversitetet 42 Pilegaard Antikvariat og Mønthandel 43 Jomfru Anegade
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We are smarter together Thanks for choosing Aalborg as your place to study