September 9, 2016 - Official opening of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme
4:30-4:45 Welcome by Dagnia Looms, Head of Strategic Awards at the Novo Nordisk Foundation
4:45-5:15 Word of welcome to new PhD students by Ulla Wewer (Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, UCPH) and Martin Bendsøe (Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs, DTU)
5:15-5:30 Genesis of the Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme, a successful new collaborative initiative, Joshua Brickman and Morten Nørholm, Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme Steering Committee
5:30-6.30 Toast to the first group of students, followed by a reception
The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme
Novo Nordisk Foundation investments have raised the international profile of biomedical research in Copenhagen. The Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Center Cluster of four Research Centers embedded at the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark is a vibrant, productive and international scientific environment.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation is now raising the profile of scientific education in Copenhagen by providing resources for an internationally competitive PhD Programme. Scientists from the four Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers - Center for Protein Research, Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Danish Stem Cell Center and Center for Biosustainability - are working together to pioneer this new approach to PhD education. The unique four-year format blends the best features of PhD education from around the world, including scientific networking and lab training.
The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme is raising the bar for cooperation between sponsors and universities to promote excellence in higher education. The Novo Nordisk Foundation, the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark are collaborating to launch a unique four-year PhD Programme. The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme will bring excellent students from around the world to Denmark. The first Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme students start September 5, 2016.
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