The Center for research in pig production and health enhances, consolidates and raises the profile of pig production research at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. CPH Pig serves as the platform for greater efforts in national and international research, innovation, regulatory services, training and education. CPH Pig also ensure closer collaboration with industry, GTS – Advanced Technology Group, authorities and universities.

The unique aspect of our competencies at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is that we have brought together researchers with backgrounds and skills in the animal and veterinary sciences. This combination of research skills gives us an especially strong position for addressing the challenges of Danish pig production, with research into such issues as animal health, animal welfare, cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

We intend our unique competencies to serve as the platform for greater efforts in research and education and closer collaboration with national and international industry, GTS institutes, authorities and universities. CPH Pig will also contribute to strengthening the pig production sector in the BSc and MSc programmes on veterinary medicine and animal science.


CPH Pig is an amalgamation of the two veterinary departments at the Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen:

  • Department of Veterinary Clinical Science
  • Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

For administrative purposes, the center is anchored in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. It is headed by Ken Steen Pedersen.