Research Environments at University College Absalon

Sixteen different research environments are specifically involved in research and development at University College Absalon, each one focusing on a thematic area targeting key societal challenges. The aim is for research and development to strengthen our degree programmes and to develop practice in the professions and occupations our graduates pursue.

Below is an overview of the research environments, each with its own page, which describes its activities and research focus areas (in Danish), additionally it provides contact information on coordinators. There are also links to UC Knowledge, which contains additional information on researchers, projects and publications.

Food and Health Innovation
Food quality, nutrition and health promotion can serve to create new, innovative and healthy food and meal initiatives.
Rehabilitation and Movement
Active communities and a focus on individual needs reinforce the effect of rehabilitative efforts. Based on these insights, we produce new…
Palliation and Everyday Life
Since chronic diseases are a major societal challenge, we develop methods and tools that promote and help people create a meaningful everyday life.…
Food and Tourism Experiences
Food and tourism are currently evolving, which is why we do research on present trends to develop new concepts with the assistance of private and…
Management and Organisation of Welfare Innovation
Developing management and establishing public organisations contribute to a high level of welfare, which is why we focus on researching what is…
Movement, creativity and aesthetics in teaching
Movement, creativity and aesthetically creative work represent unique teaching tools in learning, wellbeing and education.
Educational work with families, children and marginalisation
We create new educational knowledge and methods for working with families, children and vulnerability to enhance wellbeing and learning.
Digital Learning Environments and Educational Design
Education is increasingly based on digital technology, which is why we produce knowledge on educational designs to support this.
Subject Didactics and Professional Communities
High academic and didactic quality in school teaching promotes student learning, which is why we create new knowledge and approaches that…
Educational Mobility and Learning Communities
Children and youth who are at risk need good learning communities and educational mobility. Our research contributes to this.
Effective Management of Welfare
Quality management of public welfare tasks is central, which is why we do research on the development of public management of administrative…
Welfare, Marginalisation and Social Work in Change
We develop new knowledge about people in exposed positions, regarding social change and the organisation of social work and practice.
Local health services
The services that the health system provides are changing, which is why we develop new knowledge to allow health professionals to achieve the best…
Inequalities in health
Growing inequality in health is a challenge, which is why we do research on the development and implementation of health promotion initiatives to…
Biotechnological Production
We develop knowledge on biotechnological production, including fermentation and purification processes and the use of enzymes.
Personalised medicine
Personalised medicine includes new approaches to individual treatments, which is why we do research on biomarkers associated with the metabolism of…