Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management – University of Copenhagen

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN) is a broadly based department at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.

IGN’s activities include research and development, BSc and MSc courses and adult education/continuity training, servicing the public sector, innovation, monitoring, consultancy and outreach as well as international development and environmental assistance.


The research activities span from studies of the composition and dynamics of the Earth to forestry and biomass, water resources, urbanization, remote sensing, landscape architecture and planning, and societal studies.

Study Programmes

The study programmes offered by IGN are characterised by an excellent academic environment, where students can pursue their studies close to research and in touch with the natural world and their future working lives.