Odense University Hospital & University of Southern Denmark

Frantz Rom PoulsenOdense University Hospital (OUH) gives high priority to research, and in collaboration with the Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Southern Denmark, the hospital has prepared an ambitious research strategy for the period 2012-2017.

The strategy anticipates the New OUH and the integration with the University of Southern Denmark, which will provide new and interesting possibilities for increased collaboration on research.

This unique collaboration between OUH and the University of Southern Denmark, in which research and clinics are linked directly to one another, creates optimal frameworks for translational research with benefits for patient treatment.

Elite Research Centers

In the period 2012-2016, Odense University Hospital will be establishing three elite research centres to carry out clinical research at highest international level. An elite research centre is characterised by strong networking across research communities and national borders, with translational research as their common denominator, and with the following qualities:

  • High scientific quality
  • High academic level of ambition
  • Original and real innovative ideas
  • Combined focus on cognitive research and application dimensions
  • Potentially ground-breaking

The first centre will open at the end of 2012. DKK 14 million have been earmarked for each centre over a period of five years.