AU Research Support and External Relations consists of the Research Support Office, Talent Development, Events and Communication Support, Corporate Relations and Technology Transfer as well as a secretariat.
The Secretariat supports the deputy director in the management of the area.
The Research Support Office is organised into four teams: Proposal Development, Project Management, Strategy and Internal Support. Work focuses on strategy, fundraising, bibliometry, project administration etc.
Events and Communication Support consists of several teams: Work focuses, for example, on major events at the university (annual celebration, conferences), the recruitment of students (including U-days), profiling and reputation, conference assistance and special services such as photography, graphics, videos, language services, university history etc.
Talent Development is organised into two teams: Talent and Mobility. The Talent team works with the PhD area, including legislation, servicing of the heads of the Aarhus University graduate schools, PhD planner, the national PhD council, AUFF pools etc. The Mobility team provides guidance and services for incoming guests, staff and PhD students.
Corporate Relations and Technology Transfer is organised into four teams: Corporate Relations, Business Development, Contracts and Academic Entrepreneurship. Work focuses on developing the university’s corporate relations and partnerships, SMEs, patents and licences, spin-in activities for students, the student incubator etc.