All articles are written by present or former students at Aalborg University.
Life as an international student at AAU and portrayed international alumni
Tobias Holmgaard Stær - Business Manager
I made a very deliberate choice of becoming part of the very specialized world that a PhD really is, because I found it very motivating and interesting at the time and there was an opening to be part of a very interesting project. I knew all along that it wasn’t a career at the university that I wanted to pursue, so it would be a timing question for me when I would seek a position in the industry and test my PhD competences in a different context.
Andreas Møgelmose - Software Developer
After my PhD I knew that I wanted to try to work in the corporate world. I actually felt that I owed myself to try to work in the corporate world, to better be able to determine whether I wanted to pursue a career in academia or the industry.
Lars Krogh Alminde – PhD from AAU
I realised early during my PhD that I was not cut out to be a career researcher, but on the other hand, it is important for me to work with the most complicated technology and brightest people.
Lars Oddershede - Novartis
In my job, the analytical skills developed during my PhD helps me tremendously on a day to day basis. I would also say that having a PhD made the transition all the more easy for me and enabled me to quickly become operational in a pharmaceutical company.
Carmen Manea - Professional coach and mindfullness trainer
My current dreams for the future, professionally speaking, are to bring more mindfulness in universities and organizations, and to expend my coaching practice, to reach and support more people in unlocking their full potential, and living a purposeful and fulfilling life.
Lotte Evron - PhD from AAU
As a PhD student Lotte dreamed of combining lecturing and putting her research to use in clinical practice. Today this combination is a reality.
Steffen Præstholm, PhD from AAU
I did an industrial PhD, where my work had to be evaluated within the scope of the hosting company. This is something I have had to do ever since.
CLAUS SKAANING, PhD from AAU
As a PhD student I dreamed of taking my research into the private sector and creating a company out of it. I wanted to actually put my research to use and see that people could get value out of it. Too much research is never applied or used in any way and it is a great waste.
Per Michael Johansen – the Rector of Aalborg University
Per Michael Johansen left Aalborg University in 1992, following graduation from the Department of Physics and a position as assistant professor at the same department. He went out into the world with the skills of a new AAU graduate. Now, 22 years later, he has returned – this time to take over the Rector’s office. We have asked Per Michael to ponder on the differences between Aalborg University then and now – and the skills his AAU qualifications provided him with.
Miguel Oliveira – Project Coordinator at International House North Denmark
I had a great time doing voluntary work while studying at AAU, and I strongly suggest you to join an organisation where you could put your competences to work, or simply meet new people, eventually develop your Danish language skills.
Alexandru Dragos Urcan-International Trade and Development Assistant at Tomex Danmark A/S
Graduating from a university does not grant you with key tools that can immediately bring you success. However, studying at AAU through PBL model (a very practically oriented and close to real life problem solving methods) has instilled my leadership skills, a life-long work ethic and a global perspective.
Aalborg? Yes please
My moving to Aalborg was not my first time living and studying abroad. Yet, there was one crucial difference if I compare it to my other experiences of living abroad: the language. This article is written by Evelina
Problem-based learning: the unique Scandinavian pedagogic approach from a student’s perspective
As an already graduate student from Aalborg University, I must say the PBL method was both challenging and rewarding for my personal and professional growth. Written by Desislava Kavaldzhieva
Desislava Nikolaeva Kavaldzhieva - voluntary worker
Some of my best memories are connected both with the study work in the university and all the activities you can join, as a student in AAU.
Christina Melchior - Senior Consultant
With the knowledge I have today, it may well be that from the beginning should have chosen a course that was more focused on working with HR. That I ended up working with recruiting and coaching was more of a coincidence. Should I choose today, I would like to have a Master in Counselling and Coaching.