AU was founded in 1928. Internationalisation is a key part of AU’s mission and it continuously works to strengthen the international profile of the University through a series of initiatives. AU has participated in 295 FP7 and 173 H2020 projects and is currently hosting 39 ERC projects. The Department of Environmental Science at AU executes basic and problem-oriented research within organic, chemical and physical connections in the environment and within economic, political and social conditions in the interaction between environment and society. The Environmental Endocrine Disruptors Laboratory conducts lab and field experiments at the molecular level, to understand the environmental occurrence, fate and effects of endocrine disrupting pollutants, such as natural substances, pesticides and medicine residues. Effect-oriented in-vitro and in-vivo testing in combination with wildlife investigations and state-of-the-art mass spectrometry-based technologies provide means to identify emerging environmental endocrine disruptors.