Centre for New Antibacterial Strategies (CANS)

The World Health Organization (WHO) considers antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to be one of the three most important global challenges to health (http://www.who.int/antimicrobial-resistance/publications/global-action-plan/en/). University has built up strong complementary research groups within antimicrobial resistance (AMR). These expert communities are located at 3 faculties, are part of 12 research groups which which involve more than 110 people in cooperation with University Hospital of Northern Norway. CANS start-up represents enhancement of quality and external competitiveness within AMR research, which is firmly grounded in UiTs strategic objectives - Drivkraft i Nord. The aim is to develop an internationally recognized transdisciplinary centre for AMR research and education that will create added value for animal and human health through regional, national and international collaborations. Strategic goals and organization are closely described in the base document

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In collaboration with the University Hospital of Northern Norway (UNN), UiT has built up strong complementary research groups within antimicrobial resistance. There is a general perception that UiT has strong, complementary academic environments in the field of AMR. 

However, a binding inter‐faculty approach would strengthen our work and make us more 

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Vision

The vision is to develop an internationally recognized transdisciplinary centre for AMR research and education, which will create added value for animal and human health through regional, national and international collaborations. The complexity of the challenges presented by AMR requires an  interdisciplinary approach.

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