The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an independent and self-governing research institution under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Buildings. GEUS is responsible for the scientific exploration of geological conditions in Denmark and Greenland and adjacent offshore areas, and conducts geological and glaciological research, mapping and data collection to the highest international level. The staff comprises a total of about 200 full-time scientists, 150 technicians and administrative staff and GEUS also hosts c. 90 Postdoctoral fellows and PhD students. GEUS maintains extensive archives and databanks, and runs highly specialised laboratories, which are available for educational purposes. In its core areas and in areas where it has special expertise, GEUS contributes to undergraduate, graduate and PhD educational programmes at the universities, where the specific scope and funding are determined in an agreement between GEUS and the individual universities. GEUS is partner in Geocenter Denmark, a centre for geoscientific research and teaching with a formalised cooperation between GEUS, the University of Aarhus, the Geological Museum and the University of Copenhagen.