Nationally as well as internationally, there is an increasing focus on documenting the societal influence and relevance of research. This relevance of research is internationally known as “societal impact”. In Denmark, a huge political focus is given to societal impact of publically funded research. Nationally as well as internationally, it is therefore also a growing priority to support research dealing with societal issues.
At Aalborg University and the Faculty of Social Sciences it is a longstanding tradition to have researchers and students solve problems in collaboration with public and private firms and institutions. Partnerships like these are equally beneficial for all parts involved. Firms and institutions become more efficient and do better in competitive markets; researchers and students create strong networks beneficial in academic, economic, and work related contexts.
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