Centre & Collaboration
The Department of Large Animal Science has interests in several specialty centers and a lot of domestic and foreign collaborations, through interdisciplinary work best to uncover the various aspects of a given field. The Institute also covers a huge area called Animal welfare, including through "Danish Veterinary and Food Administration".
HERD - Centre for Herd-oriented Education, Research and Development - is a research and training center at the University of Copenhagen. In HERD focuses on a herd basis of optimizing production, welfare and health of production crews. The research and teaching activities in HERD Includes all aspects from those primary animal food production of food safety issues, often referred to as "One Health" (or stable-to-table).
Center for Research in pig production and health increases, gathering and making visible swine research at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Copenhagen and serves as a platform for enhanced efforts in research, innovation, consultancy services and training and cooperation with business, GTS institutes, authorities and universities both nationally and internationally.
PigIT is a strategic research alliance founded in 2011 based on a sponsorship from the Danish Council for Strategic Ressearch. The Alliance has three partners; University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and The Pig Research Centre and two affiliate partners TNM A/S, Skov A/S).
The BioChild consortium (Genetics and Systems Biology of Childhood Obesity in India and Denmark) is a research collaboration involving two universities, three hospitals and a government research institute, funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research (Innovation Fund Denmark) and the Indian Department of Biotechnology. Using data from childhood cohorts and a pig model, the project aims to reveal which genes and DNA variants cause obesity and related metabolic diseases in children from the two countries in addition to providing deeper insights into the systems biology of human obesity. Details can be found at: www.biochild.ku.dk
The GIFT consortium (Genomic Improvement of Fertilization Traits in Danish and Brazilian Cattle) is a research collaboration between four universities and three reproductive/biotechnology companies in Denmark and Brazil, funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research (Innovation Fund Denmark) and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). GIFT aims to integrate advanced in vitro embryo production technology, genomic selection and systems genetics in order to make rapid improvements in both dairy and beef cattle production. Details can be found at: www.gift.ku.dk
Videncenter for Dyrevelfærd (ViD) is a collaboration between authorities and universities, which aims to strengthen efforts in animal welfare. ViD since the beginning of 2010, had the responsibility to collect and disseminate knowledge about animal welfare.
In addition initiates ViD every year new projects in the areas which have particular problems with animal welfare - an effort that complements the efforts that otherwise takes place in universities.
Assendrup Manor owned by Grut-Hansen Grant Foundation and operated as a traditional farm with bovine herd and field use. Assendrup and KU has agreed that the farm's herd is made available to the University's students and staff in relation to teaching and research.
Read more about Assendrup Manor and cooperation between Assendrup and KU.