Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg
Nikolai Baastrup Nordsborg

associate professor, head of section

  • Integrative Physiology

    August Krogh Bygningen, Universitetsparken 13, 2. sal, 2100 Kbh Ø

    Phone: +45 35 32 16 12Mobile: +45 28 75 16 12Fax: +45 35 32 16 00

Positions & Departmental tasks

2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

2009 Associate Professor, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

2014 Department representative in Faculty of SCIENCE comity on ‘Work environment’.

2014 Head of ‘Work environment’ group for two NEXS Sections.

2017 Head of Section, Integrative Physiology.

2017 Member of the Departmental leader group & advisory board on research.



2005 Ph.D. Exercise and Sport Sciences.

2008 Course in pedagogy of teaching at universities. 12 months part-time education.

2011 Research Management Course, Copenhagen Business School, SIMI Executive

2015 Course in ‘Work environment’, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2017 University Management Course, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


International scientific research stays

2000 Research assistant, 9 months, Abteilung für Angewandte Physiologie, Universität Ulm, Germany

2003 Guest researcher, Melbourne, Australia

2010 Research leave, Altitude study with Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP), University of Zurich (Prof. Carsten Lundby).

2018 Primary Investigator, ‘Centero de Alto Rendimiento’, Sierra Nevada, Spain in collaboration with University of Granada, Spain and World Anti-Doping Agency.


Other positions and tasks

2006-9 Educational board and National Olympic Academy member, Danish National Sport Federation

2006-11 Member of the educational board in the Danish Swimming Federation

2007-9 Member of Team Denmark coach advisory board (Appointed by the National Sport Federation)

2007-11Educationally Responsible, Danish Swimming Association.

2010-14 Member of the board in “The Research Education Program in Sport Sciences” (REPS).

2011- Member of assessment committee for positions of assistant and associate professors.

2011- Ph.D. opponent on several occasions.

2012-3 Reviewer for National Institute of Health (NIH); Musculoskeletal, Oral and Skin Sciences.

2014-5 Scientific organizer of the European College of Sport Science conference, Malmö, Sweden.

2014- Chairman of >10 ph.d. evaluation committees.

Teaching and supervison

The University based position as associate professor requires annually ~1000 hours of teaching activity including bachelor and master student supervision. Has supervised more than 75 Bachelor students and more than 50 master thesis students. Has completed two ph.d. supervisions. Currently supervising five ph.d. students.

Knowledge of languages

Danish, English, German


M.Sc. PhD Human Physiology

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