Greater Copenhagen’s academic spectrum within life science is broad, with nine learning institutions that perform research in the field. Globally leading diabetes research and neuro-scientific research take place at the University of Copenhagen, as well as Lund University.
Both University of Copenhagen, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University are consistently scoring high in terms of rankings, publication volume and frequent citations, and its research of metabolic disorders, diabetes, neuroscience and plant biology are considered some of the areas of excellence.
On top of this, Greater Copenhagen encompasses a large number of science parks that continue to grow and fuel the local scientific life science community. A lot of new biotech companies have also picked up growth and a new scientific beacon is rising in Lund: the materials research facilities MAX IV and European Spallation Source, ESS.
State of the art healthcare research
An area that continues to attract special attention to Greater Copenhagen, is the access to the Danish National Patient Registry, which dates 40 years back and is in fact the oldest nationwide hospital registries in the world.
This comprehensive collection of health data opens up for pioneering scientific research that can be used to improve patients health, fight diseases and provide a basis for state of the art research and creation of new digital healthcare solutions.
The high quality of data in this field attracts global Life Science companies to Greater Copenhagen and they are seeking highly specialised talents e.g. Biostatisticians & Data Scientists to help develop the future of medical technology.