When the Øresund Bridge opened In 2000, the Øresund region became a base for many new ventures. With its unique strengths that spans from uniting two countries, world class universities, a highly educated population, market-leading technology, six science parks, 2000 companies and some 12,000 researchers, the Øresund region hosts endless opportunities.
At Øresund University Network, we bring eight universities together to focus on cross-border cooperation and initialize projects that will impact our common future. We remove barriers to mobility and help create a dynamic region for 165,000 university students.
From Øresund University to Øresund University Network
In 10 years, The Øresund University grew from being an idea gathering a handful of people in a project, to a regional and international triple helix collaborator providing a workplace for over 50 people. In 2009 alone, 17 knowledge, innovation and cooperation projects were generated, bringing over 30 million Euros to the region. In 2011 the Vice-Chancellors assembly of the Øresund University decided to connect the activities and projects from the Øresund Science Region platforms more closely to their university lead partners, and the former Øresund University/Øresund Science Region brands were decommissioned. You can find links to most of the ongoing projects and activities here.
At the same time it was decided to maintain the regional cross-border collaboration between the universities, and the Øresund University thus became Øresund University Network with a new organisation structure that has the purpose of strengthening educational collaboration in the Øresund region.
1997: Danish and Swedish universities in the Øresund region establish a permanent forum for cross-border cooperation, creating a consortium called Øresund University.
2000: The Øresund Bridge opens, establishing a fixed link between Copenhagen and Malmö, and the idea of a truly integrated two-nation region becomes a reality.
2002: Øresund Science Region is launched by Øresund University, the Capital region of Denmark, Region Zealand, Region Skåne, The Confederation of Danish Industry and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise to support industry and increase integration and growth in the region through cross-fertilization of disciplines, countries and arenas. Øresund Science Region has since evolved into a permanent platform for universities, industry and authorities in a- triple helix collaboration.
2006: OECD evaluates Øresund University and Øresund Science Region under the programme “Supporting the Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to Regional Development”, and is impressed with the leadership shown.
2008:Øresund Science Region wins the prestigious EU RegioStar Award. The choice of the European Commission is bestowed on Øresund Science Region in the category "Supporting Clusters and Business Networks".
2011: Øresund University becomes Øresund University Network