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Centre for Collaborative Health to close

The Centre for Collaborative Health will close when its grant from the university's strategic funding expires in May, though several of the centre's activities will continue under the auspices of the Department of Public Health.

2017.11.02 | Ulla Krag Jespersen

Director Carsten Obel will continue as professor at the Department of Public Health when the Centre for Collaborative Health closes at the end of April 2018. Photo: Lars Kruse

Two and a half years ago, Health established the Centre for Collaborative Health with the objective of developing relationships in the healthcare sector and forming new partnerships across the university with external partners. This was done with a grant of DKK 10.5 million from the university's strategic funds.

When the grant expires in May next year and the centre closes, some of the centre’s direct results will include a large network of key stakeholders in the healthcare and welfare sectors, the holding of a wide range of events and ongoing contributions to the public debate about health and welfare. It has also conducted a number of collaborative projects with municipalities, private companies, foundations, organisations, government agencies and ministries as described on the Centre for Collaborative Health's website

Professor Carsten Obel has been affiliated with the centre as director and has worked half-time in this position. From 1 May 2018, he will continue in a full professorship at the Department of Public Health, from where the external partnerships with public institutions and organisations will be continued.

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