The Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen has an international reputation for its phenomenological research on self and intersubjectivity. The center, which was established in 2002 on the basis of a +5 mill € grant from The Danish National Research Foundation, has for years been working on various projects pertaining to the embodied and embedded character of self and social cognition (including work on empathy, social emotions, narrative accounts of self) that draw on and combine the resources of phenomenology, philosophy of mind and cognitive science (including psychiatry, developmental psychology, and neuroscience). The Copenhagen node is involved in extensive international collaborations involving, among others, the Universities of Heidelberg, Helsinki, Paris, Salzburg, Lund, Toronto and Emory.
The Copenhagen node has been involved in research training since it was established, and has for the past 10 years organized and hosted more than 75 conferences, workshops and PhD courses, which have attracted young researchers from all over the world. It is currently hosting 9 PhD Students and 5 Post-Docs involved in various interdisciplinary projects.
The key competences of the Copenhagen node consist in an empirically informed philosophical investigation of core features of the self-other relation.