The center focuses on applied game research and is aimed toward challenges, which concerns real-world problems addressed through games as well as innovation in game design and development within the gaming industry.
Other Research Units and Smaller Knowledge groups in Development
The Center for Applied Game Research (CEAGAR)
Center for Linguistics (CFL)
CfL’s main focus is on formal linguistics and linguistic typology, including: Computational, experimental and quantitative linguistics, cognitive linguistics and language acquisition, (language learning and teaching), African languages (Nilo-Saharan), linguistics and discourse and also stylistics and poetics. CfL also has an interest in historic linguistics and language change. Head of CfL: Hans Götzsche
Climate Communication and Sustainability
The research group is dealing with key challenges and dilemmas in sustainable digital management and conversion to green energy. The focal point is balancing the technical, political and learning aspects of the transition, in both local and global perspective.
Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicineh (DIHM)
Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine is a cross-faculty initiative spanning the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Medicine at Aalborg University, Denmark. The two main drivers of scholarly and educational activities at the Institute are: translationality (incorporating a dynamic research-practice interface) and transdisciplinarity (involving sustained collaboration among contributory disciplines).
Center of Clinical Normal-psychologi
The concept “clinical normal-psychology” indicates a focus on problems in everyday life. The goal is to identify, classify, understand and develop treatment and intervention in relation to problems within the normal spectrum. Such problems cause suffering and increasing risk for severe psychological illness and disease. One of the goals is to identify specific treatment methods that reflect the results of the clinical and experimental work. Heads of CKH: Bendt T. Pedersen & Einar B. Baldursson.
ICT for Development (ICT4D)
A focal question in our research is: how can ICT promote development? In this group, we engage in developing countries and regions, thus building global research collaborations. By development we mean human capacity building, which we see as the foundation for societal and economic development. We relate our work to development agendas in the countries in questions, e.g. national strategies for digitalisation or education; as well as global strategies such as UN’s Millenium Development Goals. We also emphasise, however, creating novel and emergent methods, theories and tools, both locally and in the global discourse. Head of tICT4D: Pär-Ola Zander.
Human Centred Health Informatics & Participation
Human Centred Health Informatics & Participation (CHIP) is a research programme at Aalborg University promoting research and education in the direct involvement of people in innovation, design and appropriation of health informatics. The research contributes to an understanding of users and brings perspectives, realities, and visions from people and practices into the design and use of health informatics.
Centre for Cultural Psychology
Centre for Cultural Psychology is a research centre designated to the investigations into Cultural Psychology through four content areas: cultural psychology and aesthetics in urban living; creativity processes in everyday social practices; interventions in the globalising world; and epistemology of the social sciences. The centre is the major location for the international research network of "Kitchen Seminars". Head of Centre for Cultural Psychology: Jaan Valsiner.
International Centre for the Cultural Psychology of Creativity (ICCPC)
International Centre for the Cultural Psychology of Creativity, located at Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, is dedicated to the study of creativity from a social and cultural perspective.
The Kaj Munk Research Center
The Kaj Munk Research Center has its focus on the authorship of Kaj Munk and the society in which he lived. The center conveys knowledge on this subject through books, articles, lectures and seminars. The center has digitised and annotated the collected dramatic works and all his available sermons. Researchers have the opportunity to become part of The Virtual Research Workshop on Kaj Munk Studies, which is an online platform for research and annotation of the works of Kaj Munk. The center is still occupied in digitising the authorship of Kaj Munk. Research Director at The Kaj Munk Research Center: Søren Dosenrode.