Nano-Science Center is a cross-faculty initiative between the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - two faculties with a total of 18,000 students and around 9,500 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. Today, the research member groups also come from several departments at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 

The Center was the first in Denmark to introduce a full bachelor and master's programme in Nanoscience. Today more than 250 students are studing nanoscience at Nano-Science Center. Many candidates choose to do a PhD, others do career in industry.

In total, more than 150 scientists, postdocs and PhD students are associated with the Center. Nano-Science Center has since the inauguration received more than EUR 150m overall in external funding from both private and public funding. Nano-Science Center researchers are also engaged in the centre of excellence, Center for Quantum Devices