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Interdisciplinary centres

The university management has decided to establish a number of interdisciplinary centres which, with the participation of researchers, will create new and groundbreaking results by involving different academic fields of expertise and traditions.


A number of interdisciplinary research centres are being established, which are all involved in at least two and preferably three of the university’s four core activities: research, talent development, knowledge exchange and education.

These centres will also comprise activities within two or more of the main academic areas. The interdisciplinary centres can be characterised as follows:

  • They take an interdisciplinary approach and exploit potential synergies across the university’s main academic areas
  • Research excellence
  • Possibility of attracting considerable external funding
  • A project portfolio covering at least two – and preferably three – of the university’s core areas: research, talent development, knowledge exchange and education
  • A considerable volume on a par with departments (and potential to develop into a department)
  • A head who is an outstanding researcher and possesses the necessary managerial qualifications
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Revised 2014.04.11

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CVR no: 31119103

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