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Partner Profile: University of Copenhagen

NC State’s partnership with the University of Copenhagen is focused on student mobility as well as research collaboration in areas of complementary expertise. The Collaborative Crop Resilience Program (CCRP) brings together investigators from NC State and three Danish institutions (the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and the Technical University of Denmark) to discover ways to help farmers raise yields with less reliance on chemical treatments and irrigation. Over the course of the six-year initiative, CCRP researchers are seeking to find ways to harness microbes that live on, in or near plants to protect crops from diseases, insects and other stressors. With funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, research teams are undertaking cutting-edge research in crop production improvement and efficiency. The CCRP also supports graduate student training as an important component of the collaboration. 

Institutional Background

The University of Copenhagen (KU) is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. Since its founding in 1479, researchers and students have expanded horizons and contributed to moving the world forward. With its 5,000 researchers and 37,500 students contributing to dynamic international research and educational environment, the university is highly ranked among the world’s best universities. 

KU offers researchers and students the opportunity to develop their talent and launches ambitious interdisciplinary initiatives to support its strong academic communities. Through research-based teaching – and by involving them in research – students are equipped to address society’s challenges and needs. The university facilitates local and global collaboration that enables students to find relevant programs and projects in the field of sustainability.

KU is comprised of the following colleges/faculties:

  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology