PBL Academy

About The PBL Academy


The PBL Academy at Aalborg University (AAU) works across departments and faculties with the aim of supporting the continuous development of the Aalborg Model of Problem Based Learning (PBL). This pedagogical approach is a core value for Aalborg University, and is adopted across the entire university. The PBL Academy aims to create activities, support research networks and communicate issues relating to the Aalborg PBL Model both internally and externally.

The PBL Academy has a management board, but is an open initiative and network organisation open to participation and engagement from all employees at Aalborg University – as well as for external stakeholders.

The PBL Academy wishes to provide updated knowledge and resources on Problem Based Learning in general and with a particular focus on the Aalborg PBL model.Logo_FN's Verdensmål

The PBL Academy furthermore encourages developments of PBL that creates synergy with current societal developments including the increasing digitalization of our societies and the values embedded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Journal of PBL in Higher Education

The Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education (JPBLHE) is a global outlet for scholarship in problem based learning within higher education. It represents state of the art research in theory and practice of PBL in higher education and actively seeks to promote transformative and progressive university pedagogy.

JPBLHE provides access to the most current research and practice related to university pedagogy, including the use of networked technologies, thus enhancing efforts of both PBL researchers and practitioners in higher education.


a range of different PBL resources From the intranet


Intranet for staff

PBL at Aalborg University


All educational activities at Aalborg University involves problem-based project work, which takes as its point of departure a set of principles thart constitute the Aalborg model of problem-based learning (PBL).
The booklet "Principles of Problem Based Learning - The Aalborg Model" briefly describes the priciples of PBL at Aalborg University.