Organisational structure

Rainbow and clouds over Karen Blixen's Square.

The Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP) was established in April 2008 following a decision by the Board of the University of Copenhagen. The Centre works closely together with the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies and the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics. Administratively, the Centre is located at the Faculty of Humanities, under the Associate Dean for Education.


CIP was initially funded via a grant from the University Board, which was effective until 2013. Since January 2013, CIP has been funded through a permanent rectoral concession, which covers administration and research costs. On top of this, the centre is funded by revenues from its language courses and other services.


The day-to-day management of the Centre is headed by Centre Director Anne Holmen and Administrator Helen Sværke. A committee of representatives from the two departments mentioned above serves as the director’s advisors in matters pertaining to the Centre's research profile. Furthermore, a steering committee made up of the Associate Dean, the directors of the Departments as well as the Director of CIP is responsible for the overall management of the centre.

On 1 July 2016, Anne Holmen was appointed as head of TEACH, the teaching centre for the Faculty of Humanities. Read more about TEACH here.


The centre employs around 25 people, including researchers, teachers and administrative employees. CIP’s general office is composed of a number of permanent administrative employees, who take care of everything from course administration to communicative tasks and organising conferences.

The teaching activities are primarily carried out by the Centre’s permanent academic language consultants, as well as by a number of part-time teachers. All of CIP’s teachers have considerable experience with teaching English and/or Danish as a second language. In addition, the Centre’s list of employees includes researchers, associate professors and a professor, who, apart from their research, also have teaching and supervision duties. The academic language consultants often contribute to current research as well. Finally, PhD fellows are attached to both the Danish and English sections at the Centre.

You can read more about the individual employees by visiting the ‘Employees’ page.