Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark and among the most renown in Europe.
The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is a comprehensive, research-intensive university with high-quality degree programmes creating impact for society. The University is one of the most renowned universities in Europe and is highly ranked on the leading ranking lists of the world's best universities.
The University of Copenhagen offers researchers and students the opportunity to develop their talent and launches ambitious interdisciplinary initiatives to support its strong academic communities. Through research-based teaching – and by involving them in research – students are equipped to address society's challenges and needs.
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.