Impact in society

Andreas working in the emergency room at Zealand University Hospital.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is an important part of a dynamic interaction with the surrounding community. The purpose of this interaction is to use our knowledge to create value for citizens and improve general health.

For this reason, our core task is to educate talented students who can go on after their graduation to devote their  strong skills to their working lives.

The faculty constantly discovers valuable new insights that can contribute to growth and employment in the community. These are achieved through new research results and innovative thinking, which emerge from co-operation between researchers, students, citizens, private and public companies.

The University of Copenhagen offers its knowledge to citizens, politicians and the public debate. Health science research must ensure better treatment and more effective healthcare services, as well as enhance the individual’s own ability to prevent diseases.