Organisational structure – University of Copenhagen

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Organisational structure

One of the strategic goals of Governing Obesity is to unlock the significant potential in taking the already established inter-faculty collaborations on obesity research at University of Copenhagen to the next level, joining junior and senior scientists in increased cohesion and strengthening their common identity.


These processes are reinforced by work package 5 and supported by the Research Coordination Unit. Governing Obesity is governed by the Executive Board including the head of Governing Obesity, work package leaders and representatives of the four strategic Taskforces. The Strategic Advisory Board (STRAT) is an independent international peer-review panel appointed by the Rector and Prorector, and this board will evaluate the research initiative on excellence, interdisciplinarity and attraction of external funding. The
Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of internationally renowned researchers, each representing the research being conducted within and across the work packages.The research in Governing Obesity is organized in five interconnected work packages, each involving scientists from several faculties and scientific disciplines. The scientist’s mutual insights into each other’s projects, methods, approaches across disciplines and departments will be strengthened by launching formal and informal meetings, workshops and networks as well as interactions via web and newsletters.

The organisational structure applies dedicated strategic approaches towards increasing cohesion and shared identity across the University of Copenhagen, education of attractive candidates and establishing a strong junior faculty, internationalisation, fundraising and communication; bringing the expertise and approaches from the 'Food, Fitness & Pharma' UNIK-initiative and the spirit of University of Copenhagen Strategy 2016 into play.