Originally graduated as a chartered surveyor, Kai Borre obtained his Ph.D. in geodesy from Copenhagen University, and a Doctor of Technology degree from Graz University of Technology. He has been a full professor in geodesy at Aalborg University since 1976.
For more than 30 years Borre has conducted research and performed education in the area of satellite based positioning. In 1996 he established the Danish GPS Center and since 2000 has been head of a two-year international M.Sc. program in GPS technology.
Borre is a coauthor of the widely used textbooks, Linear Algebra, Geodesy, and GPS and A Software-Defined GPS and Galileo Receiver; Single-Frequency Approach.
Since the early 1990s Borre has published Matlab code for processing of GPS observations, and since 2003 he published Matlab code together with explanatory text, a very successful new pedagogical concept.