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Aalborg University

Published on 10 October 2021

Aalborg University is a dynamic and innovative university of more than 20,000 students and 3,000 staff, with a very strong engineering background and close ties with industry. AAU is engaged in more than 2600 externally funded research projects, including more than 60 H2020 projects. AAU has been continuously ranked among top institutions worldwide; e.g., according to US News World Ranking, as well as to the 2018 MIT report, Aalborg University ranks as n°4 in the world, and best in Europe within the field of Engineering.

The Department of Electronic Systems is one of the largest departments at Aalborg University with a total of more than 250 staff. The department is internationally recognized for major contributions in information and communication technology, having published more than 400 articles in the last five years. Research activities are carried out in cooperation with industry and national and international research institutions. The RISE-6G project is carried out by the staff of the Connectivity (CNT) and Antennas, Propagation and Millimetre-Wave Systems (APMS) sections at the Department of Electronic Systems, AAU. CNT conducts research connectivity enablers, dominantly wireless, both in fundamental and practical aspects. CNT is well-known for its pioneering results in the field of Internet-of-Things, publishing innovative and original works on short-packet communications, advanced wireless access networking schemes for massive IoT and ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC). CNT staff took part in the flagship EU research projects on 5G, like METIS (Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society), Fantastic 5G (Flexible air interface for scalable service delivery within wireless communication networks of the 5th Generation) and ONE5G (E2E-aware Optimizations and advancements for the Network Edge of 5G New Radio).

The APMS section conducts research and education in the areas of antennas, propagation of radio waves, and microwave and millimetre wave systems and circuits. Scientific activities are focused towards wireless communication technology, with diverse applications such as mobile phones, satellite communication, RFID systems, electromagnetic compatibility, wind energy, and many others. APMS is known worldwide for its pioneering research in the field of mobile communications and particularly for inventing the over-the-air (OTA) testing of mobile devices. It is also well-known for its strong relationship with industry and experimentally based research, enabled by advanced lab facilities.