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Research Environments

Twelve 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.

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Rehabilitation and Movement

Active communities and a focus on individual needs reinforce the effect of rehabilitative efforts. Based on these insights, we produce new knowledge.

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Everyday Life and Health

Since chronic diseases are a major societal challenge, we develop methods and tools that promote and help people create a meaningful everyday life.

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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 happening.

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Movement, creativity and aesthetics in teaching

Movement, creativity and aesthetically creative work represent unique teaching tools in learning, wellbeing and education.

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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.

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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.

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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 contribute to this.

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Educational Mobility and Learning Communities

Children and youth who are at risk need good learning communities and educational mobility. Our research contributes to this.

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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 results possible.

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.

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 help reduce this inequality.