Environmental Impacts – University of Copenhagen

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Environmental Impacts

For curriculum in Environmental Impacts see here: Courses

The main objective of the specialisation in Environmental Impacts is to provide a solid understanding of the impacts of human activities on the environment and natural resources.

Focus is on the analysis of environmental impacts at the scales from organisms to landscapes, the analysis of ecosystem functioning and ecosystem disturbances, the analysis of implications for human well-being, and the development of technologies to reduce and remediate environmental pollution, resource depletion and environmental change.

After completing the specialisation in Environmental Impacts the student should be able to:


  • Understand ecosystem functioning and disturbance
  • Understand structure and functioning of landscapes
  • Describe the consequences of human actions on the environment
  • Display overview of theoretical and analytical methods used to assess environmental impacts
  • Identify important technologies to reduce and remediate environmental impacts


  • Apply theory based and practical tools to analyse environmental impacts such as data collection/evaluation, ecotoxicological methods, environmental modeling
  • Communicate knowledge about environmental impacts by means of standard and advanced communication techniques tailored for the respective user


  • Carry out research projects using theoretical and analytical methods to assess environmental impacts
  • Cooperate and work independently to create ideas and strategies for remediating and reducing environmental pollution, resource depletion and environmental change
  • Work in a European context - Support both public and private authorities dealing with environmental impacts

The specialisation in Environmental Impacts is offered by UCPH and UHOH. See the list of couses here.

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