University of Copenhagen

With over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University - to quote the University Statute - is to ‘conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level’.

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479. The University has four campus areas in Copenhagen and consists of six faculties - Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology - with over one hundred different departments, institutes, centres, laboratories and museums.

The motivational force of the University’s research activities is financially and politically independent, i.e. free basic research; however, specific collaborative endeavours with other institutions and companies also have a place among the countless research activities. The dissemination of knowledge and findings to other research environments and the general public is a natural element of the University’s research efforts.

The University of Copenhagen’s research-based education also enables the private and public sectors to recruit expert staff and access the latest knowledge in such diverse areas as health, food, biological production and globalisation.

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Mozambique should prioritise spending on infrastructure, agricultural development and human capital to ensure sustained growth. Reuters/Grant Lee Neuenburg

How Mozambique can contain its debt crisis and avoid long-term damage

Mozambique returns to the limelight following controversy over its external debt. How can the country contain this situation and avoid a downward spiral?
Mozambique needs to prioritise labour-intensive sectors, including agriculture. Reuters/file picture

How Mozambique can avoid stepping into the abyss

Economic growth forecasts for Mozambique are being revised down. The country needs to safeguard economic stability by taking steps to break with the past.
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Development aid works over time, but must adapt to 21st-century needs

Recent studies show that development aid to poor countries contributes in the long term to their economic growth. But the aid architecture has adapted slowly to a new reality.
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5 Food Year’s Resolutions for 2016

As 2015 closes, it is easy to feel daunted by the future - even overwhelmed. In a year that saw the world pass the historic 400PPM of atmospheric carbon for the first time in a long time, and with global…
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2015: the year in elections

For better or for worse, various countries around the world charted a new course last year. What lies ahead for 2016?
Threat for public health as beverage companies employ tactics resembling those used by Big Tobacco. James Michiel 2015

Big Soda’s tactics to confuse science and protect their profits

The latest dubious tactic of global soft-drink giant Coca-Cola has now been revealed for what it is - a move by an industry with a threatened financial future to confuse science, policy and the public…
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It’s time we had that talk

There are very few things that keep me awake at night, these days. I manage to sleep even with the growing burden of obesity around us and the nonsensical insistence in our societal and political rhetoric…

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