The institute was inaugurated March 3, 1921, by Professor Niels Bohr. We are approx. 130 researchers, 70 administrative and technical staff, 100 PhD students and 400 students.

The European Physical Society has declared the Niels Bohr Institute as a Historic Site with great international importance for developments in physics and research. The Niels Bohr Institute has been selected on this basis: “This is where the foundation of atomic physics and modern physics was created in a creative scientific environment inspired by Niels Bohr in the 1920s and 30s.”