University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Copenhagen, Denmark

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest and largest university in Denmark, founding in 1479. It consists of six faculties, 35 departments and more than 200 research centres. There are four campuses in Copenhagen, ten museums and ten research gardens. It has more than 38,000 students. There are 9348 employees of whom 4856 are researchers who produced 12,982 research publications in 2017. The university had in 2018 a total income of 8,902,775,000 DKK and ordinary operation expenses of 8,636,386,000 DKK. In 2018, UCPH was involved in 5000 grant-funded research projects, of which 1887 received funding from Danish public funds, 2,199 from Danish private funds, 461 from EU funds and 453 from foreign funds.

Internationally, the University is highly competitive and is the highest-ranking university in Denmark, and often the highest-ranking University in the Nordic Region, and number 6 in Europe according to the ARWU – Shanghai index (2019). Internationally, the University ranks at a level that corresponds to a position among the top 1 percent of the World’s universities. It has received nine Nobel prizes.

The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences (PLEN) conducts pioneering research that creates knowledge about basic biological, chemical and physical processes and brings into play academic knowledge in conventional and new innovative biological production. The Plant Protection Research Group has a strong focus on using new technologies to ensure high crop yields and at the same time reducing pesticide use and unwanted side-effects of plant protection.

Christian Andreasen (CA)