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The Danish National Museum for Natural History – a Scientific Department in the Science Faculty, University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and has six different faculties, 36 departments and more than 200 research centers. It is located at five campuses in greater Copenhagen and also include eight museums (including NHMD) and research gardens.  

With just under 40.000 students enrolled, just over 3000 PhD students and an additional 9.000 employees (both research and administrative) the University of Copenhagen is the largest research and education institution in Denmark. Internationally, the University is highly competitive and is ranked as one of the leading universities globally with the most recent ARWU (Shanghai) rankings placed the University as No. 30 worldwide and No. 7 in Europe. It also has a strong-record in attracting EU funding, with just under 700 projects amounting to over €350M in total in Horizon 2020. 

The Natural History Museum of Denmark (NHMD)is the national museum of natural history in Denmark. The museum holds the national natural history collections and provides exhibitions and other visitor experiences. The collections form the absolute core of the museum. They include approx. 14 million specimens collected over 400 years, including skins, skeletons, insects on needles, herbarium plants, fossils, minerals and meteorites. Staff includes some 250 employees, of which 50 are dealing with collections-based research. Scientists and research groups are actively involved in numerous research projects related to all areas of natural history, exploring the natural world and making new scientific discoveries every day. Curators are also involved in teaching, exhibitions and public engagement, making natural science exciting for everybody. 

In addition to this, the Museum hosts a stunning living collection in the Botanical Garden, which include approx. 9,000 different plant species, such as orchid, cactus, carnivorous plants and exotic tree species. 

Since 2017 the Museum is co-managing Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre (UEMC)  in alliance with MUSE – Science Museum of Trento and the University of Florence (UNIFI). 


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