The scientific research at Aalborg University Hospital is increasing rapidly. Over the past few years, we have more than doubled the number of scientific papers.
We have invested heavily in research and the investments have paid off. Over the last few years, the hospital has gone from being a regional research center to becoming a central actor. Today we have an active and stimulating research environment with key resource persons and modern facilities, in order to attract highly qualified scientists from Denmark and abroad.
However, the progression does not stop here. In a time where research activities within many public health science institutions is stagnant or even declining, the increase in the research activities at Aalborg University Hospital has only just begun. We have the ambition to be key players internationally, and have our eyes turned towards the European Union. EU funds and EU cooperation are already supplying Aalborg University Hospital with important resources, both in terms of financial aid and new knowledge that arises when leading scientists share information across national borders - And our ability to attract those resources is still getting better.
The patients feel the benefits of our research. Research is a necessity to ensure the patients better diagnostics and a more gentle and effective treatment. Particularly, we are focusing on the fact that there should be a shorter way from pioneering research until incorporation in everyday life, e.g. in a hospital department. The Research must applicable and therefore, Aalborg University Hospital has a close collaboration with private companies in The North Denmark Region. In a dedicated building (Aalborg University Hospital Science and Innovation Centre) scientists from different specialities are working together - many of them in close collaboration with innovation partners in order to transform their research into new diagnostic techniques and treatments.