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Official Launch of the Aalborg Centre

Official Launch of the Aalborg Centre

Monday 26 May - Location Fibigerstræde 15

  • Workshop on PBL and Sustainability at Aalborg University

Programme for a short introduction to the workshop on PBL and Sustainability at Aalborg University. The objectives of this workshop are to present and discuss examples of how PBL can be used for achieving knowledge, skills and competences within sustainability.

08.15 Registration

09.00 Welcome and introduction, Professor Anette Kolmos 

09.15 Aalborg PBL history and principles, Professor Anette Kolmos

09.40 Panel with examples of students’ project work within Civil Engineering, Environmental Management and Electronic Systems

10.30 Break

10.45 Experiences of PBL and sustainability at Energy studies: Birgitte Bak-Jensen

Visiting Danish students group at bachelor level: Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 19

  • Design and development of an impeller for a centrifugal pump. By Line Groth Justesen; Nicklas Overgaard Andersen and Alejandro Moreno Martin

Visiting student group with international students; Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 23

  • Impact of Wind Turbine Generators on Power System Stability, By Enrique Müller Llano

Projects with laboratory work: Pontoppidanstræde 115 (new behind 107 building) , room 107, table 14

  • Power supply for wind turbine cooling pumps with low voltage ride through capability” by Anders Eggert Maarbjerg; Eddy Iciragiye; Kristian Linding Frederiksen and Oriol Filló Claret

Ph.D. student experience Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 21

  • WINDICE: Reliable Prediction of Icing on Wind Turbines and Icing-Induced Power Loss. By Marie Cecilie Pedersen

12.15 Light lunch

13.00 Poster session on students’ projects

14.00 Formal Opening

Opening speeches by

  • Rector Per Michael Johansen, Aalborg University
  • Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen, Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Representing Director General of UNESCO Professor Maciej Nalecz, Director of Science Policy and Capacity Building, UNESCO

Signing of the agreements by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, UNESCO and Aalborg University

Formal opening ceremony

Music by Concert Master Violinist Veselin Nikolov Demirev

Chair: Dean Eskild Holm Nielsen

  • Senior Consultant R&T Peter Elvekjær, Grundfos
  • Vice Rector, Professor Alexandr Chuchalin, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk
  • Chair of the Student Union, Anders Steen Mortensen, Aalborg University

Head of School, Henrik Brohus will finally hand over prizes to the winning teams of the students’ poster session.

15.00 Reception and poster session on students’ projects continued

Tuesday 27 May - Location Skibbrogade 5, C1-12

  • Symposium on the Aalborg Model of Problem Based and Project Based Learning

This symposium aims to highlight the importance of PBL for the development of Engineering Education.

In the morning, the invited speakers will address this issue from varying perspectives ranging from a historic overview of PBL to its application in Industry and in educating engineers for the future to the change process in an Asian country. Each panel member will conclude presenting a thesis on PBL and the future of engineering education.

In the afternoon there will be a debate where the panel members will challenge each other’s thesis, aiming to come up with a common order of priority.

09.00 Welcome by Erik de Graaff and Introduction of the speakers

09.30 A European perspective on Education Engineers by Francoice Come, Secretary Generel, SEFI, Brussels

10.00 A short history of PBL Virginie Servant, Managing Director Promethea, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

10.30 Break

11.00 Tools to enhance PBL in engineering Xavier Fouger, Program Director, Global Academy Strategic Workforce Planning, Dassault Systemes

11.30 Introducing PBL in Malaysia Khariyah Mohd Yusof, Director Centre for Engineering Education (CEE), UTM Malaysia

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Panel session Erik de Graaff

15.00 End of symposium