A prioritised and relevant research portfolio



Development of the existing portfolio of research groups

A preliminary consolidation of the research portfolio has been carried out in 2015 – less strong research groups and research groups with academic overlaps and parallelisms have been handled – see memo.

In mid-2016, all research groups have formulated an enhanced profile description, which can be found on the Faculty’s website. Research groups with academic overlaps and parallelisms have formulated a special description.

Explicit criteria for emerging, strong and excellent research groups will not be formulated. Excellence is measured be the research groups’ ability to attract top-class research grants such as:

  • The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centres of Excellence
  • The European Research Council (ERC): ERC Consolidator Grant and ERC Advanced Grant
  • The Danish Council for Independent Research’s Sapere Aude programme: The Danish Council for Independent Research’s Top Researcher.

There will be continuous follow-up on and support for the research groups to help them take home top-class grants, e.g. via the Faculty’s strategic resources.


Local development and implementation of individual goals for the research groups

On the basis of the Faculty’s and the departments’ strategies, all research groups have formulated individual goals in the spring of 2016. There will be continuous development and follow-up on the research groups’ goals on a departmental level. For more information, please contact the relevant research group – the research groups can be found on the department websites – see list of departments here.


Clarification of the division of duties between department heads and research group heads, as well as development and description of the research group heads’ tasks and role

A list of duties for the head of research group has been formulated and adopted – see the list here. In order to strengthen the research group heads in their new role, continuous and joint competence development courses are scheduled to begin in 2017.


Developing and implementing principles for resource allocation and follow-up procedures at Faculty and department level

In 2015, a new budget model has been developed in which research performance is included as a distribution parameter.

In addition, an annual work cycle has been developed for prioritisation of strategic measures, also with a continuous resource allocation.


Developing the support for research funding applications for the new portfolio of research groups

Research Support’s support has been reorganised – see Research Support’s website for more information.