About CPH Mink

Center for Research in Mink Production, Health and Welfare (CPH Mink) enhances, consolidates and promotes mink research at The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. CPH Mink serves as a platform for enhanced efforts in research, innovation, regulatory services and training and closer collaboration with industry, authorities and universities both nationally and internationally. The University of Copenhagen has a unique combination of skills in fur animal research with a background in various disciplines: nutrition, epidemiology, genetics, breeding, disease, pathology, microbiology including virology, immunology, ethics and welfare. This combination of skills makes it possible to use a holistic approach and address complex issues in health, welfare, production efficiency and sustainability in fur production.


CPH Mink was created across three departments at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen:

• Department of Clinical Veterinary and Animal Science
• Department of Veterinary Disease Biology
• Department of Large Animal Sciences

January 1, 2017 these three Departments was merged into two new ones; Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

Advisory Committee

The centre is also organized with an Advisory Committee with personnel from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and Kopenhagen Fur. The Advisory Committee consists of managerial level personnel with extensive professional knowledge of fur animals. The Advisory Committee meets the director once or twice a year to advice on the activities in CPH Mink.

Technical Steering Committee

The centre’s specific activities are continuously developed by a Technical Steering Committee (TSC) consisting of 1-2 academic representatives from each of the participating departments. The director and the TSC are responsible for the academic management of the centre and for implementing activities within the predetermined budget.