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.
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. The dissemination of knowledge and findings to other research environments and the general public is a natural element of the University's research efforts.
The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH Housing Foundation) is an independent entity which assists international students and researchers in finding accommodation in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen University Library services approximately 5,000 researchers and 39,000 students. We give access to millions of digital and physical journals, articles and books and top-grade environments for studying and learning.
As a student or employee at University of Copenhagen you are able to download and install certain software in accordance with the University of Copenhagen generel licence agreements. The agreements and the software you have access to depend on your faculty affiliation.
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.
Some examples of sports are:
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