Åbo Akademi University focuses its research on four strategic themes:
Technologies for a Sustainable Future (earlier name: Molecular Process and Material Technology), focusing on chemical engineering and material aspects in the bioeconomy.
Solutions for Health (earlier name: Drug Development and Diagnostics), focusing on materials and technologies for health – from molecules to devices and drug delivery systems.
Minority Research, interdisciplinary research on the complexities involved in the production and construction of minority positions, identities, and rights.
The Sea, towards a living lab for marine and maritime research – society, nature, and technology.
These four strategic research themes direct Åbo Akademi University towards a set of pathways that provides for aspirations and inspire actions towards important contributions to societal issues.