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Nano-Science Center is a cross faculty initiative between the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Health - two faculties that total 10.000 students and around 2850 full-time employees.
In September 2001 the Center was inaugurated as a joint venture between the Niels Bohr Institute and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen.
The Center was the first in Denmark to introduce a full Bachelor- and Master's Education in Nanoscience. Today the center has more than 250 students of Nanoscience who are primarily educated to obtain jobs in private companies.
In total more than 100 scientists, Post docs and PhD students are working at the Center. Nano-Science Center has since the inauguration received above 100 million € overall in external funding pledges from both private and public funding - among others from the EU's Framework Programs. With a 16 million € elite grant from The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Synthetic biology was established is a new research area at Nano-Science Center in 2009. Nano-Science Center also houses two centres of exellence: Center for Quantum Devices and Danish-Chinese Center for Molecular Nano-Electronics.
Research at the Nano-Science Center is organized in fiveteen research groups - you can learn more about them by clicking the headlines in the left column.