Behind the programme – University of Copenhagen

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Behind the programme

University of Copenhagen

As a student at the University of Copenhagen you are enrolled in an academic institution which dates back to 1479 when the University was founded. Since then, it has developed into an internationally well-reputed institution which has fostered no less than 8 Nobel Prize winners in Physics and Medicine. Today, the University of Copenhagen has around 39,000 students and more than 7,000 employees, and is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark.

Laboratory Animal Science at UCPH

The LabVet Europe programme is a cooperation between the Department of Veterinary Disease Biology and the Department of Experimental Medicine.

The Section of Experimental Animal Models under the Department of Veterinary Disease Biology is with its 7 research groups and approximately 80 employees one of the World’s largest research units focused on the improvement of animal research.

The Department of Experimental Medicine is especially recognized for their research in pain alleviation in laboratory animals, refinement of immunization and primate welfare.

The cooperation between these two departments enables the LabVet Europe programme to offer unique knowledge to its participants.


Professor Axel Kornerup Hansen, Associate Professor Dorte Bratbo Sørensen, Associate Professor Klas Abelson, and Assistant Professor Camilla H.F. Hansen are assigned to the programme within their expert areas.

You can read more about their contributions to the programme on the faculty page.