International Collaboration – University of Copenhagen

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International Collaboration


The University of Copenhagen is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) The aim of IARU, an alliance of ten of the top research-intensive universities in the world, is to enhance cooperation on international inter-disciplinary research and student mobility. Within IARU, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences leads an initiative on Aging, Longevity and Health. As part of the initiative, the Faculty hosts an IARU summer courses on Interdisciplinary Aspects of Aging.

The University of Copenhagen is also a core partner in two Knowledge Innovation Communities (KICs) related to the areas of Health and Climate. A KIC is, in essence, innovation in action, and is funded by The European Institute of Innovation and Technology in a public-private innovation partnership, that boost innovation and entrepreneurship, facilitate and empower people with an aim of creating new jobs and spurring economic growth.

Through the Asian Dynamics Initiative, the University of Copenhagen coordinates research and education activities in Asia across all faculties, including the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and provides a platform for new interdisciplinary activities concerning the region. Of particular focus are China and India. As an example, researchers at the Faculty contribute to two MSc programmes in China for Danish and Chinese students as part of the education activities of the Sino-Danish Center: Omics and Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.

The Faculty is also an active participant in a number of international education networks in example Medicin i Norden, which receive support from the Nordic Council of Ministers, and ULLA, which is a European Consortium for (Post Graduate) training in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences.