Research at Aarhus School of Architecture
It is the object of the Aarhus School of Architecture as an institution of higher education to carry out research on a scientific basis within the field of architecture.
The Aarhus School of Architecture has educated researchers since 1988 when it became possible to enrol Licentiate students. In 1991, an actual research department was established. Three years later, in 1994, the academic regulations for a PhD programme were introduced, and since 1999, newly appointed associate professors have had the right and obligation to carry out research. Today, the Aarhus School of Architecture has a total research capacity of 35 full-time equivalents including PhD scholarships.
The research is attended to by the five departments of the school that - each with their academic-strategic field of responsibility - range from communication and design over building and architectural conservation to physical and strategic planning. About one third of the research of the school is externally financed by public and private foundations just like a number of projects take place in cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations with other research institutions - national as well as international. Add to this a number of collaboration partners from the architectural profession.
The research results are included in the teaching at the school and are communicated partly through lectures and conferences, partly through articles, compendia, reports and books.