8th International research symposium on PBL

Welcome to the IRSPBL2021

Thank you for your participation in the IRSPBL2021 Online Conference! 

Thank you for your participation and for joining the discussions on PBL in science and engineering education in the IRSPBL2021, the 8th International Research Symposium on PBL.

We are proud to have had over 600 registered participants and we can look back on two days with interesting and valuable conversations, discussions and workshops.

Highlights from the conference


Please share your experience with the IRSPBL2021!

Due to the limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the IRSPBL2021 was a fully online conference. 

As this is our first time hosting a fully online conference, we are very interested to learn more about your experiences from this online setup. We have made a short survey that we hope you will take a minute to fill out in order for us to improve the online conference experience.

IRSPBL2021 survey



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see detailed programme here

What is IRSPBL?

The IRSPBL is part of Aalborg UNESCO Centre strategy and vision which main goal of facilitating universities, and other higher education institutions, to take an active role in educating engineers and scientists so they can participate and contribute to the development of sustainable solutions to the present and emerging social, economic and environmental challenges. The IRSPBL has been one of the meeting places, which gathers researchers, practitioners and industrial partners from all over the world contributing to the PBL landscape. Their contributions cover a number of relevant PBL topics such as assessment, learning outcomes, students’ engagement, management of change, curriculum and course design, PBL models, PBL application, ICT, professional development.


learn more and View previous proceedings here

Learn more about the Aalborg PBL Centre here


If you have participated in or presented at the IRSPBL2021 conference, you can receive a certificate

please contact us and remember to provide your full name

Flipped IRSPBL 2020/2021

Moving towards a virtual PBL community

A series of webinars around the IRSPBL 2020 contributions as kick off for IRSPBL 2021.

Revisit the discussions here