Education and educational activities – University of Copenhagen

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Education and educational activities

Mission

The Center’s mission is to provide the highest standards in the training of future scientists by developing transferable skills and career opportunities for Center researchers. The Center’s educational activities comprise undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and public outreach that wherever appropriate draw on Center research and the unique opportunities of being a University-based research center.

The Center’s overall strategy for educational activities

The Center’s overall strategy is integrated with the overall strategy for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Knowledge to Health.

The Center collaborates closely with the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (ICMM) and Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMI) on educational activities, and participates in teaching and other educational activities as described in the BMI strategy.

The Center’s specific strategy for educational activities

The role of Center scientists is to perform cutting edge research and contribute to educational activities such as undergraduate teaching, extracurricular undergraduate educational activities, postgraduate education and supervision, and public education and engagement. The scientists at the Center are expected to contribute to the educational effort of the University. As academic research positions may differ with respect to the amount and type of expected teaching as well as the amount of time allocated for research, the amount and nature of educational activities is to be negotiated at the annual performance and development reviews (PDRs). Center scientists’ teaching activities may comprise e.g. classroom teaching at undergraduate courses, supervision of practical lab activities or undergraduate theses, or development of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Teaching

Center scientists are strongly encouraged to interact with the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine for teaching opportunities.