Organisation – MESU, University of Copenhagen

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The Danish Research Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU) was established at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen in 2010 on the basis of a donation from TrygFonden.

MESU is organized with a centre director and a centre coordinator who are responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the centre. Furthermore, MESU has a senior research group which consists of researchers of the centre (associate professors and professors). Their function is to launch research initiatives, sparring with the management regarding strategic initiatives and specific issues as well as initiating larger research applications.

MESU has a centre council who has the purpose to provide guidance and ensure 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 is to communicate with other interested parties on MESU’s activities and thereby put the work of the centre into perspective. MESU works in close collaboration with Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, the National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark and the Migrant Health Clinics at Odense University Hospital and Hvidovre Hospital, who all are represented in the centre council.

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