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 bioimaging, functional materials, health economics, IT in health and targeted therapies and diagnostics.
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.