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Aalborg University


The Danish Centre for Youth Research (CeFU) at Aalborg University in Denmark conducts a variety of research projects contributing to understand young people, current challenges and changes and how they affect the youth today. The vision of CeFU is to engage in high quality research that makes a difference. Our objectives are:


  • Being an agenda-setting research centre in Denmark and internationally for research in youth and the lives of young people
  • Doing research that involves the perspective of the youth, which runs across and in depth of the different aspects of youth – empirically and theoretically
  • Doing interdisciplinary and problem-oriented research that is of relevance to the society and can be converted and used in practice which in the end will benefit the youth
  • Being a research centre that enters into a dialogue and collaboration with the users of the youth research


CeFU are presently working in five areas from primarily sociological, cultural anthropological, pedagogical and socio-psychological angles. The five areas of interest are: Youth and work, youth and education, youth and democracy/participation, youth and marginalization and youth, health and lifestyle.



In January 2000 The Danish Centre for Youth Research was established on the initiative of The Danish Youth Council and affiliated with Roskilde University. An association representing members from central institutions, organizations and enterprises support the centre. The association was established prior to the centre.

In the summer of 2013 CeFU moved to the Department of Culture and Learning at Aalborg University (AAU) in Copenhagen to obtain even better conditions for continuing its work. AAU is a postgraduate university that conducts research and offers programs of study spanning the entire field of educational studies.


Contant information, Aalborg University:

Anne Görling
ph.d., Associate Professor
Center for Youth Research / CeFU
Department of Culture and Learning
Aalborg University, Campus Copenhagen
+45 20 735 872
anneg @ ikl.aau.dk