The Technical Faculty of IT and Design (TECH) saw the light of day January 1, 2017, but in spite of its young age, it has a long history. The faculty originates from the former Faculty of Engineering and Science that has existed since the establishment of Aalborg University in 1974.
TECH consists of four departments and two schools. The departments conduct research in:
The two schools educate students within the broad areas of information and communication technology (School of Information and Communication Technology, SCIT) and Architecture, Design and Planning (School of Architecture, Design and Planning, SADP). Together, the schools train nearly 5,000 students (2016).
At TECH, collaboration with the business community and the wider society by both researchers and students has high priority. The faculty has more than 200 cooperation agreements with external partners and a study by the Danish Confederation of Industry (2016) shows that Danish companies rank Aalborg University as Denmark's best university to partner with.
Internationally, TECH distinguishes itself with high placement on a number of reputable rankings of the world’s universities. These include the faculty being number 7 in the world in Electronic and Electrical Engineering on the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016.
Geographically, the faculty is also far-reaching with campuses in Esbjerg, Copenhagen and Aalborg.
The dean of the Technical Faculty of IT and Design is Eskild Holm Nielsen.