Mindhood – The Child Mental Health Research Program

The Child Mental Health Research Program, Mindhood, was established in 2011 and is mainly financed by the Tryg Foundation. The aim is to provide a better understanding of mental health and to develop successful intervention models to strengthen the resilience of children and adolescents. The program addresses three areas of research: interactive epidemiology, neuropsychological interventions and technology based sensing and support.

Contact: Ole Bækgaard Nielsen

Trygfonden’s Centre for Child Research

TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research is a interdisciplinary research centre that specialises in impact evaluations, using randomized control trials or other causal inference research methods to evaluate the effectiveness of social, educational and crime prevention programs for Danish children and youth. 

Website: Trygfondens Centre for Child Research
Contacts: Professor Michael Rosholm

Institute of Computer Science

The department is strong in both theoretical and experimental computer science. In recent years, we have seen close cooperation between different research groups – even those which have traditionally been perceived as being far from each other (with respect to scientific goals/methods). Partly as a result of this, many projects at the department have targeted research themes and application areas that are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature

Contacts: Professor Kaj Grønbæk

Institute of Education

The Department of Education at Aarhus University researches into how to create the best conditions for education, learning and skill development – throughout life. 
The research is organised in interdisciplinary research programmes and units.

Contacts: Professor Karen Wistoft

Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology and Behaviural Sciences teaches and carries out research into all the most significant subject areas of psychology. The department also contributes with communication of psychological research to the society. Once graduates have gained relevant business experience and supervision, their Master’s degree in psychology qualifies them for authorisation in Denmark in accordance with the EuroPsy criteria.

Contacts: Professor Mikael Thastum


The project will study five specific mental disorders; autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. All disorders are associated with major human and societal costs all over the world. The iPSYCH project will study these disorders from many different angles, ranging from genes and cells to population studies, from fetus to adult, from cause to symptoms of the disorder, and this knowledge will be combined in new ways across scientific fields.

Contacts: Professor Anders Børglum