Aarhus University is characterised by great academic width and a research effort that reaches out towards all major sectors of society. In recent years, the university has worked to create a number of comprehensive, cross-disciplinary priority areas. The most significant of these priority areas include brain research, neuro research, climate and environmental research, cancer research and nano technology - all areas that have a wide scope and involve researchers from many of the University's main academic areas. The academic substance and weight of these areas make them international power centres.
Aarhus University is divided into four main academic areas: Arts (educational, theological and humanistic knowledge), Science and Technology, Health, and Business and Social Sciences.
A number of interdisciplinary research centres has been established and they 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.
Centre for Food, Nutrition and Health
Centre for Global Change and Development
Centre for iSequencing
Centre for integrated Registerbased Research
Centre for Arctic Research