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The education in Nanoscience is about understanding and manipulating structures at the atomic and molecular level. It is a groundbreaking education that combines the classic scientific disciplines, and therefore gives a broad understanding of physics, chemistry and biology at the nanoscale. The technology behind nanoscience can be used in many different areas.

Right from development of new forms of cancer therapy to competitive forms of sustainable energy sources. With an education in Nanoscience it is possible to work with people from many different sectors, where nanotechnology already contributes to solutions to some of the greatest challenges of our time.

The interdisciplinary approach makes it possible to understand how physicists, chemists and biologists thinks. Furthermore, students are involved in research projects right from the beginning, where some are in collaboration with private companies. This results in students that are good at understanding complex problems in a short amount of time – competencies that Danish and international high-tech companies to a high extend demand.

An education as master of nanotechnology opens up many different career opportunities in several sectors. Many graduates choose to become a researcher at a private company, while others have become management consultants, managers, project managers, patent agents or high school teachers.

Graduates have for example been employed at:

  • Novo Nordisk
  • Haldor Topsøe
  • Dong Energy
  • Novozymes
  • Carlsberg
  • University of Cambridge
  • Harvard University
  • Inspicos P/S
  • McKinsey & Company

More information about the education and admission can be found on the education websites for the bachelor and master's programme in Nanoscience.