Aalborg University as a workplace

Aalborg University employees are the key to the success of the university, and for this reason we are working continuously to create an attractive research and work environment in which a high level of professional competence and expertise goes hand in hand with staff welfare, commitment and job satisfaction.

A young, outward oriented, innovative University

As an AAU employee you will experience a work day full of interesting and challenging tasks of a highly diverse character. You will be in close contact with cutting-edge research and encounter Denmark’s university and research policies in practice. Diversity is a precondition for innovation, and therefore you will be part of an international environment in which many academic colleagues will come from abroad, and English will be used as a natural communication tool in many contexts.

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Get close to the latest research and become a part of an international environment

As a knowledge intensive enterprise, we wish to attract the broadest professional competences. If you are committed and wish to make a difference, the university will provide good opportunities for creating a career and achieving results in your job, whether you are employed in an academic or a technical-administrative position.

Career options at Aalborg University

It is essential for AAU that you develop your personal and professional competences. Once every year you will attend a staff appraisal interview. With your superior, you will discuss new development targets, which will support the university’s overall targets and strategy as well as your own work related development needs and wishes.

Active skills and career development

[Active skills and career development at Aalborg University] With more than 1,000 technical and administrative staff, AAU represents a broad professional scope which enables us to offer active competence and career options to our staff. The university offers current internal courses which contribute to enhancing the quality and development of administrative tasks and processes. In addition, the university has a number of networks where staff can meet across the organisation and discuss work-related issues or gain new inspiration from professional input.

Opportunities for internal rotation

Every year a number of staff change jobs internally at AAU, and we consider it a great strength that our employees wish to continue their careers at the university and utilise their professional competences and knowledge about internal processes, methods and working procedures across the organisation.

Staff welfare and job satisfaction

Staff welfare and job satisfaction

At Aalborg University we focus intensively on staff welfare and job satisfaction. Like all knowledge intensive enterprises, AAU is characterised by a high degree of self-management among staff, and therefore it is essential for the university to conduct an active personnel policy which takes care of the relationship between tasks and resources as well as other important work environment factors.

Aalborg University wishes to ensure that all employees experience a good and healthy work environment. AAU offers a number of staff benefits to our employees, e.g. flexible working hours, a PC scheme, an art society, sports events, fruit and coffee, etc. In addition, internal competence-enhancing courses in financial management, project management, languages etc. are offered currently.

As an employee at AAU you are entitled to, and must also contribute to, a good work environment in which everyone will thrive and develop, and where creativity will flourish.

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Aalborg University in numbers

Aalborg University in numbers

Aalborg University is a growing university in terms of student numbers, programmes, finances and staff. Most of the university’s 2,700 employees work at our Aalborg campus, but we also have campuses in Esbjerg and Copenhagen.

More than half of our staff are engaged in research and teaching, and an almost equal number are supporting these core activities in administrative and technical functions. Find more information about Aalborg University in numbers.

More information about AAU in numbers