About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Health Science and Technology

Today, Department
of Health Science
and Technology
(Institut for Medicin
og Sundhedstek-
nologi) constitutes
Denmark’s largest,
integrated health
technology
research and
teaching environ-
ment.

 

Head of Department Kim Dremstrup.

Publications

Approx. 8,000 publications have been published during the existence of the department's research area at Aalborg University, from 1978 until now. A list of these are found in the research database of AAU called VBN.

List of all publicationsMore manageable lists may be found under separate research groups and centers or individual members of the academic staff.

Laboratories

The Department has at its disposal a large number of specialized research laboratories, dry as well as wet, and some teaching laboratories.

Lists of laboratories

Key figures

Staff

280 employees: 230 scientific and 50 support staff (or 200 full-time equivalents: 160 scientific and 40 support staff).

STUDENTS

1600+ students in:
Medicine, Industrial Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Sports Science, Sports Technology, Clinical Science and Technology, Public Health, Health Informatics, Sexology, and Pain.

PhD STUDENTS

Approx. 100 enrolled PhD students.

Budgetted FUNDING AND TURNOVER 2017

External funding: DKK 52 mill.

Government grants: DKK 143 mill.
 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 704 research publications in 2016
  • 765 research publications in 2015
  • 676 research publications in 2014
  • 600 research publications in 2013

Press coverage

In VBN a list of press cuttings involving employees of the department is found.

press cuttings

Spin-off companies

Research at the Department has resulted in many spin-off companies.

"Family tree"

History of the Department of Health Science and Technology

1978

The first professorship of biomedical engineering was established at Aalborg University, Department of Electronic Systems, and occupied by
Annelise
Rosenfalck.
 

1986

Department of Medical Informatics and Image Analysis, MIBA, was established as a unit of Department of Electronic Systems.
Name in Danish: Afdeling for Medicinsk Informatik og Billedanalyse, MIBA.

2002

Department of Health Science and Technology, HST, was established as a superior department of Aalborg University.
Name in Danish: Institut for Sundhedsteknologi.

2006

The Danish name of Department of Health Science and Technology was changed to:
Institut for Sundhedsvidenskab og Teknologi.

2011

(1 January): The Danish name of Department of Health Science and Technology was changed to:
Institut for Medicin og Sundhedsteknologi.

2015

The Department now has 21 professors.

The Faculty of Medicine

The Department belongs to The Faculty of Medicine at Aalborg University.

Website in English: The Faculty of Medicine

Website in Danish: Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet