Research and Innovation Council – University of Copenhagen

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University of Copenhagen’s Research and Innovation Council (KUFIR)

University of Copenhagen's Research and Innovation Council’s is responsible for identifying and pursuing the university’s strategic development within research, innovation, PhD programme and business collaboration and to determine how this development is best supported by the organisation.

The objective is to secure increased external funding, prioritise how the university shall profile its activities externally, and to initiate a greater number of collaborative relationships with private and public entities.

The Council prompts general and interdisciplinary initiatives within research and innovation that may complement the faculties’ own initiatives. The council works in accordance with UCPH’s strategic goals including the goals set in UCPH’s development contract with the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

The Council also coordinates R&I work carried out at the faculties by faculty R&I representatives and brings forth suggestions to improve the researcher oriented service at UCPH. This may for instance be service regarding fund applications, commercialisation etc.

The Council is served by clerical staff in the UCPH department for Research & Innovation

Member list

 Faculty Title Name
 Management Prorector (Chairman) Thomas Bjørnholm
 Faculty of Theology Chair of the research committee Mette Birkedal Bruun
 Faculty of Science Prodekan for forskning Morten Pejrup
 Faculty of Law Associate Dean of Research Henrik Palmer Olsen
 Faculty of Science Associate Dean of Business and Public Authorities Erik Bisgaard Madsen
 Faculty of Humanities Associate Dean of External Relations Julie Sommerlund
 Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Associate Dean of Research Kristian Helin
 Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Associate Dean of Innovation and External Relations Trine Winterø
 Faculty of Social Sciences Associate Dean of Research and External Relations Mette Wier
 Research and Development Director Kim Brinckmann