Land-CRAFT works in an inter- and transdisciplinary manner. Some of the research disciplines involved are biogeochemistry, agronomy, and socio-economics. Close cooperation with relevant stakeholders and use of digital technologies, including modeling and remote sensing, are key components of the Center.


Land-CRAFT builds on the shared experiences and capacities of Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen. Aarhus University has solid roots in classical agricultural research while the University of Copenhagen brings additional competencies in advanced process knowledge. 

The Land-CRAFT Center draws on state-of-the-art facilities, research capacity, and infrastructure across the two universities led by Professor Dr. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, an internationally-leading researcher in the field.

In addition to the two central universities, we have two international spokes, the Karslruhe Insitute of Technology (KIT) and Colorado State University (CSU).


The pioneering research center receives funding from The Danish National Research Foundation, The Novo Nordisk Foundation, The Velux Foundations, The Lundbeck Foundation, and The Carlsberg Foundation. These public and private foundations have funded the Center with a combined 240 million DKK.