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The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted a total of DKK 360 million from the foundation's Challenge Programme, divided into six different projects. Three of the recipients are UCPH researchers.
It is the latest huge grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to UCPH. Researchers are to find new treatments for two types of blood cancer. The development of drugs for these diseases came to a standstill many years ago.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has put billions into the University of Copenhagen. Now one of the top people from the foundation’s company Novo Nordisk has been made the new chairman of the University’s board. What is the significance of the marriage between the university and the pharmaceutical industry?