04 October 2019

New dean at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen

CHANGE OF GUARD

Katrine Krogh Andersen will be the new dean at the University of Copenhagen's Faculty of Science. She is currently Dean of Research at DTU, the Technical University of Denmark.

The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen will have a new dean from 1 January 2020. The Nominating Committee unanimously agrees with the Rector's decision that Katrine Krogh Andersen is the right person to further develop the University's science programmes and research.

"I’m very pleased and proud that we can appoint Katrine Krogh Andersen as the new dean of the Faculty of Science. The Faculty plays a key role in solving major challenges in a world that is facing significant changes and increased pressure on climate and natural resources. With her considerable management experience from different scientific environments and a background as a climate researcher, Katrine Krogh Andersen fits the bill perfectly as head of the Faculty. The implementation of the University’s Strategy 2023 will also be an important task for the new dean," Rector Henrik C. Wegener says.

Katrine Krogh Andersen
Katrine Krogh Andersen
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"I look forward to being in charge of research and education at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen. With its strong academic environments, the Faculty is a key player in a time when we need to come up with answers and solutions to global challenges," Katrine Krogh Andersen says.

Background

Katrine Krogh Andersen is currently Dean of Research at DTU. She has previously been head of research at DMI, the Danish Meteorological Institute. As a climate expert at the Ministry of Climate and Energy, she was involved in the preparations for the COP15 climate summit, and she has represented Denmark on the UN climate panel, the IPCC. Katrine Krogh Andersen holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen and has been employed as a postdoc and associate professor at the Niels Bohr Institute. Her research and teaching have focused on climate modelling and understanding of climate changes in the past based on the Greenlandic ice cores.

Katrine Krogh Andersen is appointed for a five-year term. Reporting to the Rector, she will be responsible for the Faculty's development and will take part in the overall management and development of the University of Copenhagen.

The Faculty of Science

The Faculty employs 4,000 people (2,300 academic and 1,700 technical-administrative staff members) and has around 9,500 full-time bachelor and master's degree students at 11 departments and a museum. The Faculty has an annual budget of a little over DKK 3 billion.