Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability

  • Rendsburggade 14

    9000 Aalborg




The Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability is a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO, approved by the General Conference of UNESCO in November, 2013. The Aalborg Centre was formally launched on May 26, 2014.

Globally, there is a need for educating engineers and scientist who can participate in development of sustainable innovations. This will imply a reform of engineering and science education to educate engineers with employable knowledge and skills.

The Aalborg Centre contributes to a reform strategy to higher education by combining Problem and Project Based Learning (PBL), Engineering Education Research (EER) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This is a unique combination of Research & Development areas that are mutual dependent and complementary.

A driving force for the Aalborg Centre is the exemplary practice Aalborg University has for both PBL and integration of sustainability in engineering and science education. Since 1974, Aalborg University has practised PBL as the pedagogical learning methodology during the entire study period. Aalborg University has also the objective for all students to gain sustainability knowledge, skills and competences as a result of a series of sub-learning outcomes throughout the education.

The Aalborg Centre encompass the UNESCO Chair in Problem Based Learning (UCPBL) which was established in 2007 and is renown for its accomplishments in supporting the development of Problem Based and Project Based Learning in Engineering Education. The Obel Family Foundation has kindly offered to sponsor the UNESCO Centre in PBL for a period of five years with the main task to lead the Aalborg Centre.


  • Uddannelse
  • faculty development
  • educational change
  • PBL
  • engineering education research
  • project work
  • engineering learning
  • academic staff development

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    A Problem-Based Approach to Teaching a Course in Engineering Mechanics

    Abou-Hayt, I., Dahl, B. & Rump, C. Ø., 2020, (Accepteret/In press) 8th International Research Symposium on PBL, IRSPBL 2020.

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

    A web-based platform for building PBL competences among students

    Hüttel, H., Gnaur, D., Ryberg, T. & Holgaard, J. E., 1 jan. 2020, Emerging Technologies for Education - 4th International Symposium, SETE 2019, held in Conjunction with ICWL 2019, Revised Selected Papers. Popescu, E., Hao, T., Hsu, T-C., Xie, H., Temperini, M. & Chen, W. (red.). Springer VS, s. 175-182 8 s. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Bind 11984 LNCS).

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

  • Becoming a High-Performance Study Team: Required Group Dynamics and Motivational Strategies

    Bidragets oversatte titel: Hvordan man bliver en høj-effektiv studie gruppe: Nødvendig gruppe dynamik og motivations strategierBøgelund, P. & Nørgaard, B., 15 jan. 2020, (Afsendt) I : International Journal of Engineering Education.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review


    Den 4. fagdidaktiske dag - Teoretisk pædagogikum

    Mette Møller Jeppesen (Deltager), , Pernille Kaltoft (Deltager), & Lars Bo Henriksen (Deltager)

    27 jan. 2022

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i faglig begivenhedOrganisering af eller deltagelse i workshop, kursus, seminar eller lignende

    Innovating AAU PBL Model

    Romeo Turcan (Foredragsholder)

    27 mar. 2020

    Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragGæsteforelæsning

    PBL 2020: Transforming PBL through Hybrid Learning Models (Begivenhed) (Begivenhed)

    Annette Grunwald (Fagfællebedømmer)

    mar. 2020

    Aktivitet: Redaktionelt arbejde og fagfællebedømmelsePeer reviewer/fagfællebedømmer af manuskripterForskning