Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark is a university renowned for its long-standing focus on Problem-based learning (PBL), shown e.g. by being the site for the UNESCO PBL chair in Engineering education. The PBL approach is systematically pursued at all educational programmes. AAU now has 20.656 students, and a variety of programmes. While it offers educational programmes in all major branches, it has as a university a strong engineering profile (ranked amongst top 100 in Engineering according to QS). While the educational programmes for teacher education are conducted in the vocational institutes, AAU has a strong national research profile in learning. The research groups Forskningslab i IT og Læringsdesign (Research Lab in IT and Learning design), D4Learning, ICT for development (ICT4D), video research Lab (VILA) and E-learning lab produces the majority of publications in Denmark with regards to learning technology.
E-Learning lab is one of the largest research groups in northern Europe with focus on educational and learning technology. E-learning Lab (www.ell.aau.dk) has a strong international profile and has worked with professional development at teacher training colleges and higher education in the global South since two decades (see http://goo.gl/ZrEXRI). It has attracted funding from EU (e.g. ETrain, and Kaleidoscope), Danida and Obel Foundation in these activities. Currently, it has intervention-based research projects related to education in Costa Rica, Honduras, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Uganda, and Kenya. It frequently hosts visiting researchers and provides a lively environment for professional networking and scientific dialogue.