Aarhus University (AU) is an academically diverse teaching and research-oriented institution. AU is currently ranked among the world’s top 30 universities in the field of environment and ecology, (U.S. News Best Global Universities – ranking). AU provides public and private sector consultancy services as an integrated part of the Danish Centre of Environment and Energy (DCE). Research activities of the Department of Bioscience (AU-BIOS) cover both fundamental and applied research in various fields of biology, ecology and oceanography supported by excellent research facilities and laboratories. AU-BIOS also has a strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, currently hosting more than 100 PhD students and 30 Postdocs.