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About Bioscience

Bioscience is about life in all respects. We teach, provide consultancy and research in life; right from bacteria to whales over genes to ecosystems and from basic research to applied biology in nature management and biotechnology.

The Department of Bioscience was established in 2011 with the vision to develop a globally leading research unit within biology.

The Department of Bioscience was created by a merger of the Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University and NERI. The Department priorities a good teaching environment and carries out basic research, strategic research and research-based consultancy services which lead to a deeper understanding of ecological connections in aquatic and terrestrial environments.

With approximately 430 staff and more than 500 students at Bachelor and Master levels as well as 130 thesis writing students, it makes for an exciting and inspiring working and study life. In addition, we collaborate very closely with other Departments organised under the Faculty of Science and Technology which has resulted in many new exciting opportunities within the research and when combining biology with, i.e. computer science, geoscience or molecular biology and genetics.

In short, biology is a broad and lively subject in which new ideas tickles out. If you have any questions regarding our research or teaching activities, please do not hesitate to contact anyone of our staff members.