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Roskilde University

About

History

Roskilde University is a Magna Charta Universitatum member institution. The Magna Charta Universitatum is a document that was signed by 388 rectors and heads of universities from all over Europe and beyond on 18 September 1988, the 900th anniversary of the University of Bologna.

Education

Roskilde University was originally established in order to challenge academic traditions and to experiment with new ways to create and acquire knowledge. At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

Research

We involve the outside world in our research, in our identification and understanding of the nature of problems and in the dialogue regarding possible solutions for the benefit of both the local community and the rest of the world. We are also constantly engaged in developing new ways to interact with the world around us, in order to ensure that the university's reach extends as far as possible into the outside world and that the world reaches even further into the university. Everyone should be able to draw on the knowledge that we create at Roskilde University, and we should be able to draw on knowledge from everyone.

Career

For potential employees

  • RUC offers a unique pedagogical approach to education.
  • We are continually working to develop new forms of learning and we particularly encourage forms that interact with the outside world.
  • The basis for all education and the development of education is a strong focus on quality.
  • Research at RUC is based on openness, both internally and externally in interaction with our surroundings. We are constantly endeavouring to find new ways to interact with the outside world.
  • You work directly and engagingly with students who have a high level of professional commitment, within both teaching and research.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
601
2019
601 -200
2018
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
1237
2019
-
2018
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Student House RUC is an open and inclusive gathering place for all students at RUC, where you can meet, organize events and activities and meet for social and academic interaction. 

The association Student House RUC is based on voluntary engagement in which students work together to operate a house that gathers and engages all students at Roskilde University. 

There is open access for all, with benefits for students with valid student ID.

The Student House RUC is run by volunteers, organized in a board, a finance committee, four different subcommittees and a bar and cafe.

Housing services

As a student, intern, PhD candidate, researcher, or visiting professors of Roskilde University you are entitled to priority access to all accommodation available on HousingAnywhere.com. The platform allows you to choose from rooms listed by local students or verified landlords and securely book prior to your arrival.

Library services

Roskilde University Library (RUb) is located by the main entrance and is an open, bright and welcoming library. RUb is specially designed to be a workplace for students and staff at Roskilde University - and, in the best possible way, to help them with their studies.

Student Life

Campus life

Life at the university is more than attending classes and conducting research. On campus there are many facillities for sports and social time together, indoors and outdoors.

Two multi courts, soccer, disc golf course, nature trails along lakes, streams and fields, a gym, innovation workshops, kitchen gardens, a student house, a canteen, sofa lounges, a cinema, etc. are all places to meet for social moments.

There are many clubs that you can choose to engage in, from nature conservation to choir to robot building. And you can create your own club - perhaps an evening of ignite-speak, build-a-city garden or performance poetry. Campus can be what you make of it.

Sports facilities

Life at the university is more than attending classes and conducting research. On campus there are many facillities for sports and social time together, indoors and outdoors.

Two multi courts, soccer, disc golf course, nature trails along lakes, streams and fields, a gym, innovation workshops, kitchen gardens, a student house, a canteen, sofa lounges, a cinema, etc. are all places to meet for social moments.

Student clubs

There are many clubs that you can choose to engage in, from nature conservation to choir to robot building. And you can create your own club - perhaps an evening of ignite-speak, build-a-city garden or performance poetry.

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