Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is one of Europe's largest anthropological research establishments in Europe with an academic staff of 50 (including PhD students), a joint administration with Department of Sociology and approximately 550 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The Department of Anthropology represents a broad approach to anthropology. This diversity is expressed in regional foci, theoretical orientation and methodology, and results in a dynamic practice of anthropology, acutely aware of its own traditions and upcoming challenges.

Read more about the research at the Department of Anthropology


Each semester we welcome between 60 and 70 international students (guest students and exchange students) who enrol for courses at our Department.

On these pages you can read more about the different possibilities for studying at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen.

Library Services

The library services can be found at the Faculty Library of Social Sciences in Gothersgade 140.