Collaboration and consultancy

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports generates new and valuable knowledge that contributes to increased growth and employment in society. The interaction with the surrounding society is a core activity for the department, and we attach considerable importance to the relation we have with organisations, municipalities, regions, foundations, businesses and public authorities.

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports has a strong tradition for external collaboration at many levels – from informal knowledge exchange to implementation, consultancy, public-sector services and joint research projects. We also establish contact between our students and private and public companies for the benefit of both parties.

The overarching objective for the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports is to contribute to address the challenges facing society within our fields of work. We also give priority to stimulating innovation, where our research results form the basis for new solutions that further development and create added value.

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports has approximately 900 students on our Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and continuing education programmes. Many of our students do internships, projects or write their final Master’s thesis in collaboration with a company or an organisation.

This is a unique opportunity for prospective employers to draw on the latest knowledge, to expand their networks and to assess potential employees. The collaboration also gives students a sense of the life that awaits them after they have completed their studies. 


The student participates in a company’s daily activities within the framework of an internship agreement. The company makes a supervisor available. The student receives the state education grant (SU).Read more about internships.

Bachelor project/Master’s thesis

The student undertakes a specific assignment or researches an academic topic by mutual agreement. The company makes a supervisor available. The student receives the state education grant (SU). The project concludes either the Bachelor’s or the Master’s degree programme.

Project in Practice

As above, but as an elective subject in the course of the programme. The student receives the state education grant (SU) while doing the project in practice.

Industrial PhD

The industrial PhD and industrial postdoc schemes provide funding to make it possible to recruit a researcher for a specific project that may generate new knowledge and/or patents. Read more at the University of Copenhagen’s portal for business collaboration.

Student job

Students complete assignments by agreement with the businesses/organisations, for which they are paid a salary. Student jobs are often part-time. Read more at UCPH Projects & Jobs.

You can find out more about different types of collaboration from programme coordinator, Marianne Støckel

On the Faculty of Science page, you can read more about the advantages of collaborating with students. 

At UCPH Projects & Jobs, companies can advertise internships, suggestions for Bachelor projects/theses/Projects in Practice and ordinary student jobs.


Marianne Støckel