Novo Nordisk and UCPH to boost exchange of talented students – University of Copenhagen

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29 May 2015

Novo Nordisk and UCPH to boost exchange of talented students

Scholarship programme

Novo Nordisk and the University of Copenhagen have signed a three-year agreement on a scholarship programme for talented students. The Novo Nordisk International Programme of Talents will boost student mobility.

UCPH rector, Ralf Hemmingsen, and executive vice president and chief science officer at Novo Nordisk, Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, sign the deal.

The Novo Nordisk International Programme of Talents will boost student mobility
between the University of Copenhagen and selected partner universities within the
International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), of which the University of
Copenhagen is a member. Novo Nordisk will grant up to 5 million Danish kroner annually to the scholarship programme.

- International talents are vital for Copenhagen as a science metropolis and for Novo Nordisk as a company. We want to encourage Danish students to study more abroad to tap into new knowledge, and we also want more international students to become aware of Denmark as an attractive place of study. We hope this agreement with the University of Copenhagen will create a stronger, more global and competitive study and research environment in Copenhagen, said Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, executive vice president and chief science officer at Novo Nordisk.

The scholarship programme will be administered by the University of Copenhagen. It
commences in 2015 and will be fully implemented in 2016.

- Universities and companies worldwide are increasingly forging alliances in which
knowledge and expertise from the two worlds are generating ground-breaking results for
the benefit of both parties and society at large. In this connection, studying abroad and
exchange of knowledge between universities are important elements which the new
talent programme will be able to strengthen, said Ralf Hemmingsen, rector of the
University of Copenhagen.

Contact

Hedvig Gyde Thomsen
The International Office
University of Copenhagen
Mobile: +45 2875 3898
E-mail: hgt@adm.ku.dk

Trine Sand 
University Education Services
University of Copenhagen
Mobile: +45 2875 3927
E-mail: tsm@adm.ku.dk

Novo Nordisk Press Contact
Mette Kruse Danielsen
Mobile: +45 4442 3883
E-mail: mkd@novonordisk.com