About the department

About the department

About the department

The Department provides the research framework for the engineering study programmes in Medical Biotechnology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering as well as the Chemical and Biological Sciences Programmes.

The research and teaching of the Department is organized in the following areas:

  • Section of Biotechnology (Aalborg)
  • Section of Sustainable Biotechnology (Copenhagen)
  • Section of Chemistry (Aalborg)
  • Section of Chemical Engineering (Esbjerg)
  • Section of Biology and Environmental Science (Aalborg)

In both teaching and research we combine theory and practice and emphasize collaboration with companies and public sector organizations both nationally and internationally. The department offers both Bachelor (Bsc) and Master (Msc) programmes as well as regular PhD courses. All teaching is according to the inter-disciplinary, problem-oriented “Aalborg University model”.

 

Facts

The Department of Chemistry and Bioscience was established in 1974 and belongs to the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University. The department is located in Aalborg , Esbjerg and Copenhagen.

About 500 students are enrolled in the courses associated with the Institute. As of 1 October 2014 the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering has 163 employees divided into the following categories:

  • Professors (11)
  • 20% Professors (4)
  • Associate Professors (26)
  • Assistant Professors (10)
  • Post Doc (24)
  • PhD students (49)
  • Academic staff (7)
  • Laboratory Technicians (17)
  • Administrative staff (15)

In addition we have external professors and associate professors , teaching assistants and student assistants.

The Departments primary mission is research and research based education in chemistry, environmental engineering, biology and biotechnology. The Department also contributes to innovative research and knowledge sharing in collaboration with industry, both nationally and internationally .

The Department is divided into five research sections and an administration .

The daily management of the Department is managed by the Head of Department in collaboration with the Vice Head of Department and the department's five section heads.