The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia. The university has approximately 24,000 undergraduate students, 17,000 postgraduate students, 3,000 doctoral students and over 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and teaching to the highest academic level. The UCPH is divided into six faculties, which are subdivided into departments and research centres.
The Department of Public Health was established in 1999 under the Faculty of Health at UCPH. The mission of the Department of Public Health is to provide the scientific foundation for improving public health, both nationally and globally. This includes understanding the links between health, the individual and society, as well as the ethical, equity and political implications of poor health and health interventions.
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Main tasks in the project
UCPH is mainly contributing by providing data from the Danish National Birth Cohort and we are contributing WPs1, 2, 5, 6 and 9.