The Department of the Built Environment is Denmark's largest department in construction, civil engineering and the built environment.
The department is the result of the merger between the Department of Civil Engineering and the Danish Building Research Institute. The merger went into effect on January 1, 2020.
The research at the Department of the Built Environment is rooted in the field of engineering, but it also contains important and comprehensive elements from the social sciences and the humanities. This allows us to research, advice and educate a holistic approach to the complex issues of the urban, residential and construction area. The Department of the Built Environment will provide knowledge so that we can help solve some of society's biggest challenges such as the climate crisis, population development, resource scarcity and urbanization.
The Department of the Built Environment is a part of Aalborg University and has more than 250 employees located in both Aalborg and Copenhagen.