In a world undergoing rapid changes, the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management provides knowledge and education to help solve the big societal challenges, such as climate change and increased pressure on natural resources.
The world is our laboratory
Our data is collected from many sources, such as:
- the Danish forests
- Greenland’s Arctic environment
- the Earth’s core
- Statistics Denmark
- interviews in an African village
- satellites in space
Our research focus on issues such as the consequences of, and ways of adapting to climate change, ensuring the availability of clean drinking water; energy and raw materials; management advice on natural environments and forests to secure biodiversity and ecosystem services.
We work with designing sustainable and liveable cities; economic and demographic changes in developing countries; and data from satellites, drones and geoinformatics.
We conduct research and teach within the Earth’s past, present and future physical, chemical and biological conditions and their interaction with society and people.
We have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary collaboration with both national and international research institutions. We hosts a number of research centres, such as the Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), and we contribute to a wide range of research networks, including Geocenter Denmark and PartnerLandscape.
For private companies and local authorities we solve specific tasks and provide innovative research-based solutions.
We advise businesses and public bodies, and contribute with knowledge and solutions to a sustainable development, for example within the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals.
We carry out public-sector services for the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark and The Danish Nature Agency where we among other things monitor the condition and development of the Danish forest.
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The Department offers bachelor and master’s programmes in Geology, Geography, and Landscape Architecture, as well as master’s programmes in Nature Management. We also contributes to a wide range of other master’s programmes, including Climate Change, Sustainable Forest and Nature Management, Agricultural Development and Sustainable Tropical Forestry.
At the Forest and Landscape College in Nødebo in the northern part of Zealand, we educate and train Forestry and Landscape Engineer and Urban Landscape Engineer for the green sector.
Our graduates are in demand both in Denmark and abroad. They work with urban planning, environmental protection, climate change, energy and raw materials, globalisation, and management and consultancy within forestry and nature.
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