University of Copenhagen

With over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries.

The University of Copenhagen is the largest educational institution in Denmark. Together, the six faculties offer over 200 programmes for study in health and medical sciences, humanities, law, science, social sciences, and theology.

The University aims to prepare students for a broad range of jobs in the private and public sectors. For this reason, education at the University covers specific skills and scientific methods as well as other more theoretical skills that will enable graduates to improve their qualifications. Teaching and research are closely integrated in order to achieve this, first and foremost by according them equal importance in the daily work of the academic and scientific staff and whenever possible basing the teaching on research.


Facts and figures

Year Established 1479
Total Number of Staff 9652
Number of Academic Staff 5310
Number of Students 40866
Focus Areas

As part of its endeavours to make the most of its academic diversity, and to provide input into public debate on important social issues, the University of Copenhagen has identified areas of research in which it is particularly strong. All of these areas address major challenges facing society today, e.g. health and the environment, and they call for solutions that involve collaboration between public authorities, business and industry and the University.

Further information about areas of interdisciplinary strengths:

Further information about research in Climate Change and Sustainability:

Web link for international students
Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes