The Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology is a multi campus department with branches in Aalborg, Copenhagen and Esbjerg. In Aalborg the department has all of its main subjects Architecture and Urban Design, Industrial Design, and Media Technology represented whereas in Copenhagen and Esbjerg it concentrates on Media Technology with cross-over to Architecture and Learning. The department holds 140 researchers and PhD students and participates in a long range of national and international projects. It provides teaching to over 1500 students at the three branches. The department is headed by Professor Hans Jørgen Andersen who has a background within Media Technology.
The department is unique in the Danish context as it collects disciplines within architecture, design, media and technology under one roof providing the foundation for a powerful new field of knowledge and development of competence within the field of design with a human focus.
The department's vision is to utilize and investigate the interplay between creativity and technology for the development of new growth areas in research and education directed towards the user or participants. The developed new architecture, urban design, products, and media solutions with the user or participants in focus addresses future societal challenges regarding development of sustainable and attractive ways of living. The impact on the physical environment and user interaction will be subjects for investigation, paving the way for new technologies and solutions that take the user experience fully into account. The ambition is to deliver excellent human centred technology research.