The main idea behind the centres, networks and initiatives is the belief that collaboration is an essential factor in achieving the goals we have for our research, our education and the exchange of knowledge. A centre is established through a contract or a project with one or more external parties. The purpose and function of the centre is determined in collaboration with the department and the external parties involved. The centre’s tasks are established through an action plan for a given operational period. For further information please visit the individual centre webpages.