Aalborg University
Partner name: Aalborg University
Address: Fredrik Bajers Vej 5, P.O. Box 159, DK - 9100 Aalborg, Denmark
Phone no.: +45 9940 9940
Main e-mail: aau@aau.dk
Partner name: Aalborg University
Address: Fredrik Bajers Vej 5, P.O. Box 159, DK - 9100 Aalborg, Denmark
Phone no.: +45 9940 9940
Main e-mail: aau@aau.dk
Regional information

For the past 15 years, The North Denmark Region has developed from being based on traditional industries, agriculture and fishing to relying increasingly on know-ledge-based companies. The North Denmark Region has strong competences within renewable energy. The University of Aalborg is a leading knowledge centre in the fields of wind power and electricity generation. The region is home to a number of leading industrial companies.

Partner information

Close to 14,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University (AAU), ranging from students at preparatory courses through doctoral-level candidates. Of these, 12,5% are international students, coming from different countries around the world. Approximately 5,500 students are enrolled at the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medicine. The pedagogical structure used at AAU is based on problem-centred, real-life projects of educational and research relevance - which internationally has become known and recognized as ‘The Aalborg Experiment’ or ‘The Aalborg Model’.

Wind Power is a central area of research and educations at AAU. The research in this area is mainly carried out in the virtual centre WEST (Wind Energy Structures and/par Technologies at AAU). The research areas within this centre are:

  • Energy planning (Department of Development and Planning)
  • Wind power generators and Power Electronics interface (Department of Energy Technology)
  • Modern Power Systems (Department of Energy Technology)
  • Control (Institute for Electronic Systems)
  • Analysis and design of composite structures (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Structural Dynamics (Department of Civil Engineering)
  • Foundation Engineering/Geotechnics (Department of Civil Engineering)
  • Loads and Safety (Department of Civil Engineering)

Each of the above groups is internationally recognised research groups, and has a number of research projects with the wind turbine industry both in Denmark and internationally.
 

Close to 14,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University (AAU), ranging from students at preparatory courses through doctoral-level candidates. Of these, 12,5% are international students, coming from different countries around the world. Approximately 5,500 students are enrolled at the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medicine. The pedagogical structure used at AAU is based on problem-centred, real-life projects of educational and research relevance - which internationally has become known and recognized as ‘The Aalborg Experiment’ or ‘The Aalborg Model’.

Wind Power is a central area of research and educations at AAU. The research in this area is mainly carried out in the virtual centre WEST (Wind Energy Structures and/par Technologies at AAU). The research areas within this centre are:

  • Energy planning (Department of Development and Planning)
  • Wind power generators and Power Electronics interface (Department of Energy Technology)
  • Modern Power Systems (Department of Energy Technology)
  • Control (Institute for Electronic Systems)
  • Analysis and design of composite structures (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Structural Dynamics (Department of Civil Engineering)
  • Foundation Engineering/Geotechnics (Department of Civil Engineering)
  • Loads and Safety (Department of Civil Engineering)

Each of the above groups is internationally recognised research groups, and has a number of research projects with the wind turbine industry both in Denmark and internationally.
 

Reason for participating in POWER cluster

AAU is participating in the project with special interest in the project parts on ‘Identification & evaluation of North Sea grid reinforcement/investment’ and ‘Skills’, especially further education and modules for BSc and MSc programmes. AAU has a long experience within these areas which can contribute to the success of the project and want further to develop these areas for the benefit of the wind industry. Further, the project can contribute to the international ion of the wind energy related educations.

For further information please contact Professor Zhe Chen, zch@iet.aau.dk, +45 9940 9255 or Professor John Dalsgaard Sørensen, jds@civil.aau.dk, +45 9940 8581.
 

AAU is participating in the project with special interest in the project parts on ‘Identification & evaluation of North Sea grid reinforcement/investment’ and ‘Skills’, especially further education and modules for BSc and MSc programmes. AAU has a long experience within these areas which can contribute to the success of the project and want further to develop these areas for the benefit of the wind industry. Further, the project can contribute to the international ion of the wind energy related educations.

For further information please contact Professor Zhe Chen, zch@iet.aau.dk, +45 9940 9255 or Professor John Dalsgaard Sørensen, jds@civil.aau.dk, +45 9940 8581.