The mission of Aarhus University, Health is to improve public health through research, talent development and education at a high international level, as well as to ensure knowledge dissemination and knowledge transfer throughout the field of healthcare.
Health is to contribute actively to boosting the health and well-being of the general population, to preventing and diagnosing illnesses, and to ensuring that sick people are treated, cared for and rehabilitated effectively on the basis of modern, evidence-based criteria. We do so by:
- generating new and useful knowledge through top-class research
- supporting the development of those talents who are and will be employed at Health
- collecting and communicating knowledge from and to the surrounding society
- nurturing well-educated graduates who have completed relevant and expedient courses
The general strategic objectives for Health are:
- To increase the number of national and international top researchers.
- To increase the number of articles in high-impact international journals.
- To attract more and larger external research grants.
- To strengthen talent development through continued improvement of the quality and internationalisation of the area's PhD programmes.
- To attract the best students and teaching staff, as well as to develop the university’s teaching and research programmes.
- To reinforce partnerships, both
- internally in academia and in relation to the municipal, regional and commercial sectors.
- To strengthen the university’s role as a supplier of research-based knowledge to society through an ambitious Scientific Social Responsibility strategy.
Focus areas for Health 2017
- We must professionalise the application process and increase the quality of applications so we can attract more external research funding.
- We must orientate the health science degree programmes towards the medical industry.
- We must establish a programme for the development of young research talents.
- Offer talent development at the highest international level.
- Recruit, develop and retain researchers with excellent talents, as well as continuing to identify and support talented researchers throughout the entire process from pre-graduate to a professional, academic career.
- Offer honours programmes from Bachelor to postdoc.
- Consolidate and develop the faculty’s collaboration with the healthcare sector, including business and industry, the Central Denmark Region, municipalities etc., as well as a continued focus on general and public sector consultancy.
- Improve the range of further and continuing education programmes.
- Increase visibility in the public debate through agenda-setting initiatives.
- Develop and implement new and existing degree programmes and teaching methods.
- Strengthen quality through increased focus on teaching qualifications internally and in the recruitment of new employees.
- Raise the completion rate, among other things on the basis of evaluation of interviews in connection with quota 2 admissions to medicine.
- Strengthen the collaboration in the research networks, among other things between the strong research centres at Health's departments.
- Support the attracting of increased external funding, for example by providing support for larger applications and a general increase in focus on external applications.
- Maintain focus on the recruitment of talented researchers and outstanding researchers.