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Research & Innovation Centre

Research & Innovation Centre plays an important role in the strategic development of KEA's various educations and programmes with a focus on four core areas:

  • Sustainability and Material Technology
  • Design and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Pedagogy and Didactics

The Research & Innovation Centre works across disciplines and traditions to develop projects that challenge and inspire our participants whilst also making an impact on society in general.

The Research & Innovation Centre team has extensive experience within project management and the facilitation of change and innovation processes. As an active partner and promoter, the Research & Innovation Centre is involved in a number of major development projects that focus on alternative ways to create new knowledge, education and skills development.

The Research & Innovation Centre collaborates with numerous industry associations, NGOs, municipalities, ministries, and other educational institutions not to mention the private sector – both nationally and internationally.

  • The priorities for the Research & Innovation Centre, at this time, are to:
  • Provide access to relevant information resources, including the Material Connexion, physical/online library, as well as advice from our experts (from librarians to PhDs)
  • Initiate development projects
  • improve the quality of KEA's education and future professionals through research and development
  • Develop activities that increase the educational and professional sectors
  • increase the professionalism and interaction between key regional, national and international partners in the form of research and development projects.

The responsibility of ensuring that these priorities are addressed is assigned to a diverse and enthusiastic team of employees. The diverseness of our staff often proves beneficial when it comes to developing projects, where differing viewpoints can lead to a more informed perspective of how to advance and what issues need to be addressed.

Students and teachers are an essential part of the Research & Innovation Centre, as both users and creators, who actively contribute to an innovative and inspiring learning environment in the programmes provided at KEA.


If you want to know more about the Research & Innovation Centre, or if you wish to collaborate on a project, please contact:

Head of Research and Innovation
Anne Marie Mathiasen 

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