About us

We prioritise work with research and innovation activities highly at Business Academy Aarhus.

Business Academy Aarhus’ research and innovation activities are managed by our 20-25 committed employees. We consist of permanent staff with administrative duties as well as a broad range of project managers, who also teach on the Academy’s various degree programs. In this way, we ensure a close link between development and education.

See a list of our research and innovation employees.

Interdisciplinary collaboration

Research and innovation activities must, among other things strengthen the Academy’s teaching, so that this is based on the latest research and knowledge.

At the same time, it must further strengthen our cooperation with small and medium-sized businesses as well as other knowledge institutions.

We have extensive cooperation with more than 1000 different companies - including project collaborations and research and innovation activities. In addition, Business Academy Aarhus has more than ten years of experience with collaboration projects with other knowledge institutions and companies.

We have a practice-orientated vision

Our vision is to prepare the business and the education community for the future through practice-orientated research and innovation activities.

We produce new knowledge through projects

Our projects cover a wide range of disciplines and purposes – ranging from marketing to specific societal challenges. Our primary focus and driving force are our research and innovation projects, which generate new knowledge that is application-orientated and targeted at companies and our educational programmes.

We conduct our projects in collaboration with companies, students and other knowledge institutions. We therefore cooperate with noted researchers for different fields from, for example, the University of Southern Denmark and Aarhus University.

We have about 15-20 ongoing projects at any given time.

Read more about our projects.

Focus on competency development

We focus on our employees’ competency development. The aim is to provide quality-orientated results. Our employees’ individual competency development is complemented by a competency development day approximately every other month, in which all staff participate in a joint workshop with various academic discussions and themes.


Would you like to know more about us? Contact Head of Research and Innovation, Hanne Troels Jensen at htj@baaa.dk or Project Portfolio Manager Ulla Haahr at ulha@baaa.dk.

The Department was established in the autumn of 2013, and the office is located at Business Academy Aarhus’ main building at Sønderhøj 30, 8260 Viby J, Denmark.