JUCAN Project

Research is a powerful tool to alleviate poverty in the developing world. Universities are at strategic position to address the issue of developing the capacity and conduct of problem solving studies. Forging collaboration among likeminded institutions with the relevant expertise and capacity assists building the infrastructure and human resource development in this regard. The idea of starting an academic link between Jimma University and Copenhagen University was coined by Prof. Michael Golden during his visit to Jimma University in November 2004.


To strengthen the development of academic environment conducive for mutual and bilateral transfer of knowledge between the two Universities especially in the area of nutrition research

The focus of our research focus is nutrition interventions to improve health ad wellbeing of vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and their offspring, malnourished children and HIV infected individuals.

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