Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is not only Denmark's oldest university, but also one of the oldest in Northern Europe. Its location in the capital city makes the University's development, key people and events part of the history of Denmark. Read more about the history of The University of Copenhagen
The motivational force of the University's research activities is financially and politically independent, i.e. free basic research; however, specific collaborative endeavours with other institutions and companies also have a place among the countless research activities.
UCPH wishes to ensure continual academic development and satisfactory career pathways for individual faculty and academic staff, which includes ensuring that potential career pathways are clear for individual researchers and that there is systematic support for career management.
KSI is the University’s student sports association (‘forening’), offering more than 70 sports teams with levels ranging from beginners to intermediate, experienced and skilled. The club is a non-profit association, so prices are reasonable.
Students at the University of Copenhagen have access to a range of extra-curricular activities through university clubs and associations and places affiliated with the university.
The following is a sample of what is offered.