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PBL in a Digital Age

PBL in a Digital Age

PBL Future is a Aalborg University research collaboration acroos faculties, seeking to develop research based directions for problem- and project-based learning (PBL) in a digital age.

This is an important enterprise, seeking to ensure:

  • that the AAU model for PBL remains a world acclaimed, radical pedagogical innovation;
  • that AAU remains at the international forefront in developing PBL;
  • and that students develop PBL competences that are relevant in a digital age.

This project will re-conceptualise how PBL could operate in new formats, based on the core principles of PBL, while exploring and developing new digital approaches that operate in and open up for new hybrid PBL learning models.

An important goal of the project is to have a high degree of global and local impact.

This will be achieved by setting a research agenda for PBL in a digital age that will attract international attention as new directions for more student-centred learning is a global need.

The ambition of the project is that AAU will be among the top-five institutions in the global PBL ranking.


PBL Week

PBL Week



Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed, the organising committees for IRSPBL and PBL 2020, in close cooperation with the advisory board for the Aalborg UNESCO Centre, the AAU management and the PAN PBL Executive board, have decided to postpone the PBL week.


  • IRSPBL 16-17 August 2021 - learn more here

  • PBL 17-19 august 2021 - learn more here

We will be sharing more information in the near future through the websites, Facebook and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions regarding the conferences please write to irspbl2020@aau.dk /pbl2020@aau.dk.

We hope to see you in 2021 in Aalborg!

Call for Papers for Special Issue

Special issue "Exploring the near-future or next practice of PBL" in the journal for PBL in higher education.

Press here to learn more and to submit your contribution