The Department of Biology is based on a legacy of outstanding researchers and is today one of the largest institutes at the University of Copenhagen.
The institute has a very unique research and study environment with strong basic research and versatile education in biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine and bioinformatics. Students and researchers work together across a vibrant and engaging environment that contributes to our impressive publication list and great funding success.
The institute is headed by Professor Niels Kroer, who together with approx. 500 employees and 2000 students continuously develop the institute's national and international position.
The Department of Biology's mission is to be a knowledge and culture-bearing institution that creates new biological insight through excellent research. We also aim to educate highly qualified candidates through research-oriented teaching and through a strong commitment to society.
The Department's vision is that the Department of Biology is an international leader in the life sciences – measured by the quality of research and candidates – and that the institute is the preferred partner for research partners, students, current and future employees – both in the private and public sectors as well as among opinion leaders.