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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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Comment la torture déchire les sociétés

Les « anti-migrants » oublient que la réadaptation à la vie quotidienne est l’un des principaux obsctacles auxquels sont confrontées les victimes de la torture ou de toute autre forme de traumatisme.
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How torture tears apart societies from within

Torture is such a profound tear in the fabric that makes us human that it can distort even the most fundamental elements of social existence.
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Seven essential tips to breaking up with sugar

New Year’s approaching and your resolutions are brewing; why not make 2017 more sweet but with less sugar. Evidence-based and health-driven, here are Sandro’s 7 helpful tips to breaking up with sugar.
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Three important wins for addressing obesity

In the month that made us rethink, Sandro outlines three great news stories in our fight on obesity.
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This week, I had the pleasure of sitting with Jessica Renzella - an Australian PhD student with Oxford University and a budding global health shaper. She told me about a new social campaign she’s leading…
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Sugar tax is not nanny state, it’s sound public policy

Since Mexico introduced a 10% “tax” on sugar-sweetened beverages in 2014, global political momentum for this form of fiscal policy has been building. Societal interest and support have also grown. Taking…


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