Department profiles – University of Copenhagen

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Department development profiles

High-quality research, education and capacity building addressing global development challenges are carried out at the departments – specific competencies include:

Department of Food Science
Food security, food sustainability, food chemistry, food quality, food processing, ingredients, dairy products, fermented foods, sensory science, consumer science. Read more.

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
Undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, stunting, acute malnutrition, breast and complementary feeding, animal-source foods, edible insects, food supplements, infectious and chronic diseases. Read more.

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Agricultural and environmental challenges in developing countries, feeding an increasing population, sustainable production, high-value products, interdisciplinary courses, tropical cropping systems, agro-biodiversity. Read more.

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
Agricultural transformation, urbanization, livelihoods, land use and land cover, planning, agroforestry, forest restoration, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, earth observation and Geographical Information Systems. Read more.

Department of Food and Resource Economics
Natural resource governance, political ecology, economic regulations, livelihood analyses, climate change adaptation, valuation, policies and governance, state and non-state governance, resource conflicts. Read more.

Department of Science Education
Doctoral supervision, research-based teaching, qualitative methodologies, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Teacher training, internationalisation, educational capacity building, science education, higher education, secondary education, teaching methods. Read more.

Natural History Museum of Denmark
Descriptions and classifications of the biological richness in developing countries, ecosystems functionality with special regard to maintain biodiversity, capacity building. Read more.