One Health Summer University 2014

80 students will get a chance at the One Health Summer University focusing on Food Safety and Zoonoses to work with the One Health concept. This is offered in joint collaboration between Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Copenhagen (UCPH) by their common food, veterinary and health platform Food Science Copenhagen “FOSCO”.

See also flyer about the Summer University programme.

One Health is a concept that acknowledges and aims to provide efficient solutions to the multifaceted global challenges to human, animal and environmental health through interdisciplinary research, education and collaboration between relevant institutions and stakeholders. One Health not only implies involvement of different sciences, but is also an approach which encourages coordination, communication, data sharing and joint efforts between the involved parties. In many countries, this requires development of new ways of handling challenges such as food security and safety, emerging and endemic zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial and drug resistance, climate change and different types of environmental pollutants. Denmark has a long tradition of using One Health approaches and is among the world leading in pursuing good solutions to several of these challenges.


The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The Avian Influenza epidemic and spread of antimicrobial resistance are recent examples highlighting the importance of close collaboration between the medical-, veterinary-, food and other sectors in disease prevention and control. Furthermore, experience has shown that collaboration between the research community, authorities and industry are essential to prioritize decision making and ensure timely prevention and control. The objective of the course is to provide the participants with an-depth introduction to the One Health concept exemplified by e.g. current challenges of infectious diseases and zoonoses, drug resistance and chemical contaminants in food. The acquired knowledge can be used to improve risk management decision making and facilitating solutions to the challenges.1

The FOSCO platform offers an outstanding environment for the One Health Summer University. The One Health approach has gained world-wide renewed attention during the last years as a way to handle emerging infectious diseases, food safety and environmental health problems. This One Health Summer University provides insight into and a critical overview of the methods used in the One Health approach by drawing on the successful Danish achievements characterized by widely cross-disciplinary collaboration between public authorities, public administrations, research bodies and industry sectors.

Dates: Summer school, on-campus period 11-22 of August, both days incl., full-time schedule (80 hours). E-learning module from April 28, 2014 until the on-campus part starts (60 hours) by use of, approx. 6 hours/week of e-learning.

Location: The first week of the Summer University will take place at DTU campus, located in Lyngby 13 km north of Copenhagen, and the second week at the Frederiksberg Campus of UPCH close to the centre of Copenhagen.

Credits: 5 ECTS


Registration runs from March 10 and is open until April 9, 2014. Please notice that registration for this course can be at both DTU and Copenhagen University making up from a minimum of 25 to a total of 80 participants. You can sign  up either through UCPH or DTU.

Tuition fee

Students (MSc, PhD) already enrolled at DTU (or an EU DTU partner university) are exempted from payment but must pay the obligatory € 70 for course materials.
Postgraduate participants EU/EAA citizens: Exempted from tuition fee, but must pay a participation fee of € 500 and € 70 for course materials.
Participants non- EU/EAA citizens: Must pay participation fee and tuition fee, € 1140, and € 70 for course materials, in total € 1210, which is to be transferred before course start.

These costs cover participation in the full programme including both the e-learning and on campus parts. It does not cover travel, housing and living expenses during the course.


Registration deadline for the course: 9 April 2014. Registration starts on 10 March and is open till 9 April 2014.

If you would like to find out more about the summer school please send a mail to

Course leader DTU: DVM, PhD, Head of Section at National Food Institute Tine Hald

Course leader UCPH: Professor Anders Dalsgaard

E-learning module organizer UCPH: Professor Liza Rosenbaum Nielsen
17 DECEMBER 2018