Aarhus University provides the impartial and inspiring knowledge which is the foundation for society’s development and high-quality research-based consultancy services to national and international government agencies and institutions. The consultancy services provided by the university help ensure that political processes are founded in knowledge.
In the sectors of the environment, energy, food, agriculture, healthcare and education, the university’s consultancy services are based on the latest advances in knowledge. The university’s clients include the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, the Danish Ministry of Education, the Danish regional authorities, municipalities and the European Union.
Through an agreement with Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture (DCA) performs research-based consultancy for the ministry and relevant government agencies within agriculture, food and environment. DCA’s goal is to advises the ministry on how to produce healthy food of optimal quality, and meet the demand for bio-based energy and materials and an increasing focus on stewardship in relation to the environment, nature and climate.
The Department of Forensic Medicine is located at Aarhus University Hospital and assists police districts throughout most of Jutland. The department’s objective is to contribute to police investigations and court decisions as well as to contribute to preventing crime, accidents, premature death and suicide through research, teaching and forensic investigations of the highest quality.
The Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is affiliated with Aarhus BSS and works with alcohol and drug abuse research and teaching, as well as research dissemination. The centre works with ministries, government agencies, and the regions. The centre’s objective goal is to develop and provide knowledge and tools which can contribute to improving both treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol abuse in Denmark and internationally.
The Danish Centre for Environment and Energy (DCE) provides advisory services and knowledge about nature, the environment and energy. Aarhus University's most important consultancy contracts are with the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark,the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities in Greenland. DCE’s objective is to contribute to sustainable development both nationally and internationally.
The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy is affiliated with Aarhus BSS and performs evaluations and analyses for Danish and international government agencies and institutions and organisations. The centre’s objective is to provide society with the foundation for informed decision-making and innovation solutions, particularly with regard to research, innovation and education policy.