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University of Copenhagen

University information
NameUniversity of Copenhagen
Native nameKĂžbenhavns Universitet
Latin nameUniversitas Hafniensis
MottoCoelestem adspicit lucem (Latin)
Motto in EnglishIt looks at the celestial light
TypePublic university
EndowmentDKK 6,467,000,000 ($1.25 Billion) (2008)
RectorRalf Hemmingsen
Staff~ 7,000
~ 5,500 full-time equivalents
Students37,986 (1 October 2007)
CountryDenmark Denmark
Campuscentral (city),
south (formerly Amager) and
west (Frederiksberg)
AffiliationsIARU, EUA

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The University of Copenhagen is the oldest and largest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479, it has more than 37,000 students, the majority of whom are female (59%), and more than 7,000 employees. The university has several campuses located in and around Copenhagen, with the oldest located in central Copenhagen. Most courses are taught in Danish; however, many courses are also offered in English and a few in German. The university has 2800 foreign students of which about half are from Nordic countries.

The university is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), along with University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Yale University and UC Berkeley, amongst others. The Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, sees Copenhagen as the leading university in Scandinavia and amongst the 50 best universities in the world. The university is generally understood to be one of Europe's leading research institutions. The university has had 9 alumni become Nobel laureates and 1 Turing award recipient.

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MIT Technology Review (blog)--"The whole institute feels this huge responsibility," says Wang Jun, executive director of the BGI and a professor at the -University of Copenhagen-. ... - Date : Mon, 12 Jul 2010 17:47:59 GMT+00:00
Cash for Conservation: Threats and Promises of Paying Communities for Their ... - Scientific American Tweet this news
Scientific American---...- a conservation biologist at the -University of Copenhagen- who has worked with the WWF in Tanzania, projected a cartoon that conservationists there used ... - Date : Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:05:30 GMT+00:00
Study Finds Prozac Birth Defects, Other Adverse Reactions - Lawyers and Settlements Tweet this news
Lawyers and Settlements--The study, conducted by the -University of Copenhagen-, warns that Prozac and other psychotropic drugs can cause serious birth defects and other maladies, ... - Date : Tue, 06 Jul 2010 12:00:31 GMT+00:00
Weight loss loves company - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--Dr Arne Astrup of the -University of Copenhagen- in Denmark and his colleagues delved into a database of 22 weight-loss centres across five countries, ... - Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 07:07:27 GMT+00:00
Magnitude of Centre Affects Weight Loss, Study Confirms - TopNews Singapore (press release) Tweet this news
TopNews Singapore (press release)--A team along with Dr. Arne Astrup of the -University of Copenhagen- in Denmark analyzed the data from 22 weight-loss centers across five countries, ... - Date : Sat, 03 Jul 2010 18:41:20 GMT+00:00
Prof: Carbon sequestration 'as bad as nuclear waste' - Register Tweet this news
Register--Professor Gary Shaffer of the Niels Bohr Institute at the -University of Copenhagen- was already mildly well-known for his suggestion that the world's fossil ... - Date : Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:39:43 GMT+00:00
Tibetan adaptation to high altitude occurred in less than 3000 years - Tweet this news work was directed by Jun Wang of BGI and the -University of Copenhagen- in Denmark. Nielsen and post-doctoral fellows John E. Pool, Emilia-Huerta Sanchez ... - Date : Thu, 01 Jul 2010 18:00:16 GMT+00:00
Planetary collision created Earth and Moon - Sify Tweet this news
Sify--The research from the Niels Bohr Institute, -University of Copenhagen-, shows that the Earth and Moon must have formed much later - perhaps up to 150 million ... - Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:35:14 GMT+00:00
Psychotropic drugs linked to birth defects - Tweet this news at the -University of Copenhagen- associated taking psychotropic medications by mothers while pregnant to 429 adverse reactions in a group of ... - Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:51:21 GMT+00:00
Study: Psychotropic Drugs Increase Risk of Birth Defects - Tweet this news Ebbe Holme Hansen and Lise Aagaard of the -University of Copenhagen- concluded that between 1998 and 2007 psychotropic drugs were associated with ... - Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 05:18:28 GMT+00:00

Year Rank (change)
2004 63
2005 66 ((-) 3)
2006 54 ((+) 12)
2007 93 ((-) 39)
2008 48 ((+) 45)
2009 51 ((-) 3)

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