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Guide: Research Institutions

The Backbone of Danish Research Denmark is a country with a long tradition for higher learning and research in almost every recognised academic field. The oldest Danish university was founded over 500 years ago and is still active today. The backbone of scientific research in Denmark is however the universities.

The Universities

University of Copenhagen
University of Aarhus
University of Aalborg
University of Southern Denmark
Roskilde University
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
IT University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 

The Government Research Institution

The Kennedy Center
Activities at the Kennedy Center include diagnosis, prevention, treatment and research in patients with serious, often genetic, handicaps with mental retardation or visual impairment. The center has been transferred from the Ministry for Health and Prevention to the Capital Region of Denmark.

National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE)
The research at the centre is focused on work accidents, ergonomics, noise, psychological working environment etc. NRCWE is a government research institute under the Ministry of Employment.

SFI – The Danish National Centre for Social Research
Since 1958, SFI has been generating and disseminating knowledge to empower political and administrative decision-makers. SFI is currently the largest Danish research environment in social welfare. The Centre is a research institution under the Ministry of Children, Gender Equality, Integration and Social Affairs.

Statens Serum Institut (SSI) 
Statens Serum Institut prevents and controls infectious diseases, biological threats and congenital disorders.
The Institute is an enterprise under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and the Institute’s duties are partly integrated in the national Danish health services.

Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
The Research at DMI encompasses weather and climate models and oceanographic models, which serve as the basis for the daily forecasts issued by the Forecasting Services Department. The R&D areas also include methods for application of satellite data, climate modelling, middle atmosphere and solar-terrestial physics. DMI is a part of the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building.

Danish Center for Scientific Computing (DCSC)
DCSC is a national research infrastructure under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science providing Scientific or High Performance Computing as well as Grid infrastructure to Danish researchers who work with scientific calculations, simulations and modelling.