About Research at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
School of Architecture
The purpose of the research conducted at the School of Architecture is to consolidate and develop architectural knowledge fields by investigating the premises and basic terms of architecture and, at the same time, developing the field in modern ways.
The school’s research work force measures 66 full-time equivalents (FTE). 41 PhD students are enrolled at the school, several of whom are employed in private businesses as part of their industrial PhD projects.
Research is organised around four institutes: Institute of Building Culture, Institute of Technology, Institute for Planning, and Institute of Design and Communication; and more specialised research centres are established in affiliation with the institutes.
In addition to their research and artistic development work, the institutes give courses within fundamental disciplines as part of both bachelor and cand. study programmes.
There are four major target groups for the school's research: society in general (addressing contemporary social problems); the architectural practice, the building sector and industry; internal and external research environments - and the education at the school.
Around half of the school's research projects are externally funded through means from Danish and international research councils, foundations and the industry. Many projects are conducted in collaboration with other Danish and international educational institutions.