• Foster nutrition and clinical research to contribute to the understanding of malnutrition, infectious diseases and chronic diseases of public health importance.
  • To contribute to the development and evaluation of new and improved methods and tools for the prevention, treatment and control of malnutrition and important infectious diseases.
  • Provide long and short term training opportunity for young Ethiopians to produce future independent researchers.


  • Provide leadership in generating scientific evidence for setting policies related to improved control of malnutrition, infectious diseases and chronic diseases in Jimma and Ethiopia



JUCAN (Jimma University and University of Copenhagen Alliance in Nutrition) was breathed into life in 2008 in view of channeling exchange of knowledge, skills and technology between the two institutions in the area of nutrition and health. JUCAN allowed a strong partnership between the two universities and helped to establish a state-of-the art research facility on body composition. Moreover, it provided several formal training opportunities, MSc and PhD, for Jimma University and fellows from University of Copenhagen.

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