About MESU

The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) was established on the 1st of January 2010 based on an appropriation from TrygFonden. MESU conducts research about the health of migrants and ethnic minorities and contributes to the teaching of students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Science of University of Copenhagen within the programmes of Medicine, Public Health and Global Health.

MESU is organised with a centre director (Marie Nørredam) and a centre coordinator (Janne Sørensen) who are responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the centre. Furthermore, MESU includes a senior research group of researchers consisting of assistant professors, associate professors and professors. They are engaged in launching and leading research initiatives, sparring with the management regarding strategic initiatives and specific issues as well as initiating larger research applications, supervision of younger researchers and students etc.

MESU has established a Centre Council providing guidance and ensuring contact to other relevant national authorities and institutions. The Centre Council consists of representatives from organisations, which all has an interest in migration, ethnicity and health and serves as a dynamic forum for discussion and debate. Thus, the aim of the Centre Council is to communicate with other interested parties on MESU’s activities and thereby put the work of the centre into perspective.