Anette Kolmos

Project leader

Anette Kolmos is Professor in Engineering Education and PBL, Director for the UNESCO category 2 Centre: Aalborg Centre for Problem Based Learning in Engineering Science and Sustainability. Chair holder for UNESCO in Problem Based Learning in Engineering Education, Aalborg University, Denmark. Guest professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Guest Professor at UTM University Technology Malaysia 2011-2013. President of SEFI 2009–2011 (European Society for Engineering Education). Founding Chair of the SEFI-working group on Engineering Education Research. Was awarded the IFEES Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, 2013. During the last 20 years, Dr. Kolmos has researched the following areas, primarily within Engineering Education: gender and technology, project based and problem based curriculum (PBL), change from traditional to project organized and problem based curriculum, development of transferable skills in PBL and project work, and methods for staff development.

She is Associate Editor for the European Journal of Engineering Education and was Associated Editor for Journal of Engineering Education (ASEE). Involved in supervision of 13 PhD projects and published around 200 publications. Member of several organizations and committees within EER, national government bodies, and committees in the EU.

Thomas Ryberg

Subproject leader

Professor mso in department of Communication and Psychology. Primary research interests are within the fields of Networked Learning, Problem Based Learning (PBL), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and ICT for Development (ICT4D). Particularly interested in Problem Based Learning, and how new media and technologies transform our ways of thinking about and designing for Networked and Hybrid Learning. Methodologically working with mixed methods, and keen interest to combine qualitatively oriented video and interaction design studies, with quantitative studies and new forms of measurements. Co-chair of the International Networked Learning Conference ( and former head of the Aalborg PBL Academy Management Board ( Editor of the journal “Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education” (

Theme Leader (Design and Interaction studies) – Digital Humanities Lab ( Has participated in European and international research projects, developments projects and networks (EQUEL, Kaledioscope, COMBLE, PlaceMe, EATrain2), and in development projects in South East Asia and Latin America (VISCA, VO@NET, ELAC). Engaged in the Nordforsk funded Nordic Research network on “Teaching problem based learning in virtual environments”.

Patrik Kristoffer Kjærsdam Telléus

Subproject leader

Patrik Kjærsdam Telléus, ph.d. is an associated professor at department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University. After many years at the philosophy department, Patrik has since 2015 had his focus on issues related to medical research and medical education. He has published on medical ethics, research ethics, interdisciplinary education, higher education and PBL, as well as on traditional philosophical subjects. He is editor-in-chief of Journal of Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education.

Lise Busk Kofoed

Subproject leader

Dr. Kofoed has been Head of Departments for more than 10 years and been very keen on supporting and securing the PBL approach. Primary research interests are within the fields of technological and organizational changes and innovation with special focus on learning processes in interdisciplinary environments. Particularly interested in Problem Based Learning processes using new digital media and how it will influence the design of new PBL based learning activities e.g. blended learning and the use of purposive game development in a virtual PBL context (Center for Applied Game Research). Methodologically working with user driven innovation, and action research using mixed methods and a special interest in combining qualitative oriented ethnographical methods and quantitative data collection studies.

She has been involved in research projects dealing with the integration of technical, organizational as well as the human factors in innovation and change processes. National network is connected to different departments at Aalborg University, Roskilde University and The Danish Technical University, and the international network is connected to research centers in Germany,  France, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, USA and Australia.

Lars Birch Andreasen

Lars Birch Andreasen is Associate Professor of Interaction in Virtual Learning Environments at the Department of Learning and Philosophy, Aalborg University (AAU), Copenhagen, Denmark. He has an MA in Cultural Sociology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and holds a PhD in Educational Studies from the Danish University of Education. He is a member of the Research Lab: ICT and Designs for Learning (ILD-Lab) at AAU; chair of the coordination group of the Danish cross-university blended Master’s program in ICT and Learning (MIL); experienced PhD supervisor; member of the Asian-European research network on ICT skills, e-learning, and the culture of e-learning in lifelong learning. He is currently editor of a special issue of International Review of Education on MOOCs in lifelong learning.

His research interests include collaborative and dialogic learning, social media and new technologies, higher education pedagogy, virtual learning environments, massive open online courses (MOOCs), research methods in social science and humanities, information literacy, problem-based learning and project work.

Antonia Scholkmann

Subproject leader

Antonia B. Scholkmann (Dr. Phil, Dipl. Psych.) is an Associate Professor within Learning and Innovative Change at the Department of Culture and Learning at Aalborg University, Denmark. Previous Positions were at the Faculty of Education, Universität Hanburg and at the Center for Higher Education at TU Dortmund University. Antonias research interests are in the areas of learning and innovative change in higher education, and on the potential of problem-based learning as a blueprint fr innovative educational change. She has contributed to the discourse of PBL-implementation through her scholarly writings, conference speeched and in her work as an educational developer. She also consults higher education leaders on questions of PBL-implementation and educational change. Antonia holds a diploma as Clinical and Organizational Psychologist from University of Tübingen, and a doctorate in Pedagogical and Organizational Psychology from TU Dortmund University.

Stine Randrup Nielsen

Conference secretary / Web administrator

Josefine Kirstine Schouv Jakobsen

Research and scientific assistant

AUGUST 17th – 19th 2021

Hosted by Aalborg University
Organized in conjunction with IRSPBL2021