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Types of collaboration

HU is increasingly focusing its attention on intensifying and expanding scientific collaboration activities. The collaboration between university and non-university partners in research and teaching involves a wide range of aims, which are reflected in the large number of collaboration options. In addition to affiliated institutes, these options include the joint appointment of special professors, cooperation agreements on general collaboration in research and teaching, and the establishment of endowed professorships.

Close working relationships develop between the organisations and people involved in research projects. Collaborative Research Centres, where researchers from both partner institutions conduct joint research and teaching, are one example of this type of collaboration. Joints labs, for which technology and equipment are jointly procured and shared, are another example.

HU also supports close collaboration on specific research priorities, for example by setting up Interdisciplinary Centres and Integrative Research Institutes. Increasingly, there is also intense collaboration with non-university partners as regards the promotion of young researchers.

HU’s collaborative activities are rounded off by high-profile partnerships and joint projects on the international level.

The Centre of Expertise for Cooperation in Academic Research provides planning support to any individuals or institutions interested in establishing collaboration. It also helps external institutions that are planning to work with HU.