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Interdisciplinary thematic centres at Natural Sciences

The interdisciplinary thematic centres at Aarhus University focus specifically on developing solutions to global ‘Grand Challenges’.

The thematic centres are involved in a number of socially important areas that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, and have a potential to develop ground-breaking research activities.

The centres bring together researchers and students within different disciplines and create synergies between faculties, departments and other units. The centres work primarily across the faculties of Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. They are an entry point for partners in industry and the business community, both nationally and internationally.

Eight interdisciplinary centres

Seven interdisciplinary thematic research centres have been established in the circular bioeconomy, materials, water, digitalisation, food, climate, and Arctic research.