Bugge Thorbjørn Daniel is Associate Professor in International Law at University of Southern Denmark and is currently leader of the research Group on EU Law and International Law. Bugge holds a Ph.D. in WTO law from University of Copenhagen. In 2018 he ended a 8 year membership of the board of the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS).

He teaches in the fields of WTO law, EU law and public international law. He also coaches SDU teams participating in the Moot court competition on WTO law and before that he participated as a judge in that competition. At University of Southern Denmark he has been deeply involved in the establishment of the interdisciplinary master degree Master of International Security and Law as well as the Center for War Studies.

His research interests in relation to the WTO are focused on institutional issues as well as the balancing of trade and environment. In relation to the EU the focus is also on constitutional and institutional matters, currently centered on rule of law. He has also contributed several chapters to the currently only Danish textbook on public international law.