The Faculty engages in strategic cooperation on many levels, both in Denmark and internationally. This cooperation is vital for the continuous development of high quality teaching and research and the international profile of the faculty. It also provides our students with valuable international experience.

Local and regional collaboration (industrial and institutional) and international collaboration are supported externally through networks, societies and associations, and within the organisation through units including the faculty’s International Relations Office, the university's International Education and Grants office, and Research and Innovation unit.

International collaboration

The University of Copenhagen and the Faculty of Health and Medical Science are members of several different alliances and networks on university- , faculty- and programme level.

Local collaboration

In Denmark and neighbouring Sweden, the Faculty collaborates closely with hospitals, companies and regional and local authorities to enhance research and teaching and provide valuable clinical experience for students.


Biopeople is Denmark's Innovation Network for Health and Life Sciences, which comprises universities, research organisations, hospitals, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, industry associations and pharma, medtech, medical device, food and biotech companies.  The aim of Biopeople is to stimulate innovation through activities that bring researchers and stakeholders together across disciplines, sectors and public-private boundaries. Biopeople is part of the Danish infrastructure for innovation established and co-funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. Biopeople is also a Centre at The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.