6 February 2024

University of Copenhagen's School of Global Health Celebrates 15 Years of Impact and Innovation

Global Health

The University of Copenhagen's School of Global Health recently marked a significant milestone with its 15th Anniversary Celebration, an occasion that brought together the global health community to reflect on past achievements and chart a course for the future.

School of Global Health 15th Anniversary Celebration
Panel with Lena Skovgaard Andersen, Hans Kluge, Flemming Konradsen and Katherine Richardson

The event, held both in-person and online, provided a platform for students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the School to reconnect and engage in discussions surrounding the challenges and opportunities within the field of global health.

Mingling with students, alumni, researchers and friends of the School of Global Health.

Kicking off the celebration were inspirational welcome addresses delivered by the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Bente Merete Stallknecht and the Director of the School of Global Health, Lena Skovgaard Andersen and, setting the tone for an interesting afternoon.

‘Creating benefit for more people’ is the aim of our new 2030-strategy at The University of Copenhagen. As dean of The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, I am proud to recognize how our School of Global Health is already so clearly a part of this strategic ambition and goal.

Bente Merete Stallknecht, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

One of the highlights of the event was the engaging panel discussions, which provided attendees with interesting insights into the multifaceted nature of global health. The first panel - "Global Health Outside the Classroom” - featured perspectives from students Bruno Fernandes, Amanda Ng, Cato Vandendriessche, and Raramai Campbell. Their first-hand experiences showed the diverse ways in which global health learnings also happen beyond traditional academic settings.

Student panel with Raramai Campbell, Cato Vandendriessche, Bruno Fernandes and Amanda Ng.

The second panel - "Future Global Health Challenges and Opportunities" brought together esteemed senior professionals Katherine Richardson (Director of Sustainability Science Centre), Hans Kluge (Director of EHO Europe), and Flemming Konradsen (Senior Vice-President, Novo Nordisk Foundation). Their discussions delved into pressing issues facing the global health community and beyond and identified key opportunities for collaboration and innovation in addressing these challenges.

Founding father of the global health discipline at the University of Copenhagen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg, in conversation with WHO Europe's Hans Kluge and Robb Butler.

As the University of Copenhagen's School of Global Health commemorates 15 years of impact and innovation, it reaffirms its commitment to advancing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and driving positive change in the field of global health.

Check out the video recordings of the event below.

Welcome Address by Bente Merete Stallknecht

Looking Back and Giving Thanks by Lena Skovgaard Andersen

Student Panel: Global Health Outside the Classroom

Panel: Future Global Health Challenges and Opportunities



More stories