Due to changes in the State Budget 2011, the Danish Maritime Authority has cancelled its financial support of the centre. Therefore, the centre from this year has stopped its acitivities. Some research has been tranferred to the Department of Environmental and Business Economy. For more information, please contact head of department, Flemming Just.
About the centre
The Centre of Maritime Research and Innovation (MFI) was formally founded as part of the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg on the 1st of January 2005 and officially opened by the Minister of Economic and Business Affairs Bendt Bendtsen and Rector Jens Oddershede. The founding of MFI was a result of an almost unanimous decision in the Danish Parliament aimed at strengthening education, research and innovation within the Danish maritime sector. MFI has a central role to play in this effort.
Denmark has for historical and geographical reasons a large development potential of its maritime transportation and the associated industries. There are however a strong need for investments in education and research in order to fully exploit this potential. Effective, flexible and innovative solutions and employees with strong qualifications in key positions is key to the future of Danish maritime transport. The most important task for the Centre of Maritime Research and Innovation is to facilitate the exploitation of the potential of Denmark as a maritime nation - through its activities.
The research and development activities at the centre are founded on two strategic pillars: User and application oriented research and development.
The scientific work of the centre is based on business economics and social science perspectives with a global orientation. The centre aims at establishing interdisciplinary research based on cooperation between business economics, international economics, economic geography, maritime economics and logistics.
The primary focus is on maritime transport and its framework conditions as well as inter-modal transport and the logistic systems in which maritime transport plays a central role. This also includes the accessioned maritime industries, ports and infrastructure.
Head of centre, a.i.
Flemming Just, head of Dptm Environmental and Business Economics
Phone +45 6550 4220
E-mail: email@example.comDepartment Secretary
Dorthe Sjørslev Rasmussen
Phone +45 6550 1590