Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest and largest institution for research and higher education in Denmark. Enrolment is more than 41,000 students, as well as an additional 2000 PhD students. The university is divided in eight faculties, including Faculty of Science (SCIENCE).
SCIENCE is formed by a recent merger of the former Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) and the Faculty of Natural Sciences (NAT). SCIENCE has 12 departments and 1900 teaching staff. Research related to the life sciences covers the entire supply chain leading from primary production to consumption. The main fields of education in the life sciences are: Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Development Studies, Food and Nutrition, Forestry and Environmental Sciences.
SCIENCE is located in two campus areas, Frederiksberg and Nørre, within the buzzing heart of the capital city, Copenhagen, with easy access to the rich cultural life, museums, theatres, restaurants and cafés. SCIENCE Frederiksberg (former LIFE campus) has one of the oldest and most attractive campuses in Denmark known for its strong student community and superior study environment.
SCIENCE also comprises four experimental farms, a Botanical garden, a Pometum and an Arboretum, thus linking theoretical studies with practical research. Around 10000 students are enrolled, 1000 at PhD level. With more than 400 international students on campus, SCIENCE Frederiksberg offers a vibrant international Read about the study environment with well-established integration and support structures.
The Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, research group for Soil Fertility and Waste Recycling research group, which coordinates the ReUseWaste project, comprises approximately 20 researchers, incl. 15 PhD students and post-docs. The group has a strong tradition for research on biological soil fertility, organic matter decomposition, nutrient turnover processes, as well as environmental effects of agricultural and urban waste recycling.