Aalborg University

Aalborg University

- Engineering and Technology Ranking

Denmark Established: 1974 Scholars: 16
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Engineering and Technology discipline and affiliated with Aalborg University. There are a total of 16 researchers included with 2 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Aalborg University is 634 with a mean value for the h-index of 39.63. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Aalborg University is 2,892 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 180.75.


Aalborg University (AAU) is a public university established in 1974 and located in Aalborg city in Denmark. AAU adopted the strategy “Knowledge for the World” in October 2015, which has been guiding the university’s continued efforts to meet global challenges and opportunities.

AAU’s academic programs cover bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Its unique approach to education—The Aalborg Model—is different from other traditional universities in the country as it’s an interdisciplinary, problem-centric, and project-based model of learning. Students spend their academic studies trying to understand real-life problems encountered in society, business, etc. They then search for possible solutions using a scientific approach to problem-solving while working in groups.

The Aalborg Model emphasizes collaboration and the strong interplay between faculty and students. It also provides real-world insights via the university’s important and strategic partnerships with the private sector. The institution’s efforts in implementing its pedagogical structure were internationally recognized in February 2015 when it was appointed as the UNESCO Chair in problem-based learning.

Bachelor’s degrees in AAU are three-year programs composed of two semesters per academic year. Students can study programs offered at the main campus in Aalborg or choose to study at AAU’s two other campuses located in Copenhagen and Esbjerg. Examples of bachelor’s programs offered on Aalborg campus are Economics and Business Administration, Art and Technology, Language and International Studies, and Robotics.

On the other hand, master’s programs require students to have completed a bachelor’s degree. But some programs accept applicants with a professional bachelor’s degree. Examples of master’s programs include Medical Biotechnology, Development and International Relations, Entrepreneurial Engineering, and Urban, Energy, and Environmental Planning, among others.

Aalborg University’s existence can be traced all the way back to the 1970s when the Danish Parliament approved a law establishing a university in the city. Four years later, no less than Queen Margrethe II of Denmark inaugurated AAU, which was then named Aalborg University Center (AUC).

In 1994, AUC adopted its current name, Aalborg University, and took on various mergers with other colleges to expand its campuses and academic offerings. For example, the campus in Esbjerg was established through a merger between Engineering College Esbjerg and AAU back in 1995.

Aalborg University is a member of the ECIU or European Consortium of Innovative Universities. Among its notable alumni are Frede Blaabjerg, a Danish researcher in the areas of power electronics and renewable energy; Birkir Hólm Guðnason, CEO of Icelandair; and Erik Bach, Danish music composer.
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
287 World 5 National Henrik Lund

Henrik Lund

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 70 Citations 25,211 198
737 World 14 National Peter V. Nielsen

Peter V. Nielsen

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 58 Citations 12,147 445
1424 World 22 National Brian Vad Mathiesen

Brian Vad Mathiesen

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 51 Citations 17,043 143
1772 World 24 National Rune Elvik

Rune Elvik

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 47 Citations 9,968 139
2551 World 32 National Lasse Rosendahl

Lasse Rosendahl

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 40 Citations 7,455 185
2678 World 34 National Poul Alberg Østergaard

Poul Alberg Østergaard

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 39 Citations 7,505 95
2868 World 37 National Søren Knudsen Kær

Søren Knudsen Kær

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 38 Citations 5,591 170
3069 World 40 National Per Heiselberg

Per Heiselberg

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 37 Citations 7,888 271
3670 World 49 National Thorkild Hvitved-Jacobsen

Thorkild Hvitved-Jacobsen

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 34 Citations 4,928 119
4357 World 60 National Ahmad Arabkoohsar

Ahmad Arabkoohsar

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 33 Citations 2,886 119
4358 World 59 National Bin Yang

Bin Yang

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 33 Citations 3,249 85
4749 World 65 National Jes Vollertsen

Jes Vollertsen

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 32 Citations 4,586 141
5083 World 70 National John Dalsgaard Sørensen

John Dalsgaard Sørensen

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 32 Citations 5,602 319
6898 World 93 National Bernard Henri Fleury

Bernard Henri Fleury

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 30 Citations 5,669 140
6899 World 94 National Jesper Kjeldskov

Jesper Kjeldskov

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 30 Citations 5,586 138
7051 World 96 National Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam

Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam

Aalborg University, Denmark
D-index 30 Citations 3,538 185

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 30 within the area of Engineering and Technology. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.