University of Copenhagen Information
The University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet) was founded in 1479 in the capital of Denmark. The University of Copenhagen ranking is 23rd in Europe. Other good colleges and universities in Denmark include Aarhus University, Technical University of Denmark, LIFE University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark. Similarly ranked European Universities include Uppsala University, Georg-August-University Gottingen, EPFL, and the University of Helsinki.
It is a public, and the most prestigious university in Denmark. Although the University is currently spread throughout the city it is planned to concentrate the buildings into three main campuses in the future using a model successfully implemented by Columbia University in Manhattan. It is planned to create a new international research academy named after Niels Bohr in the fields of studies related to fields of theoretical physics.
The University of Copenhagen ranking and facts state that there are around 33,000 students at the University of Copenhagen. The Rector is Ralf Hemmingsen. It is a member of the European Universities association and the Links to Asia by Organizing Traineeship and Student Exchange. The university has many Nobel laureates amongst its alumni including Niels Bohr whose work helped to further our understanding of atomic structure and quantum mechanics; Niels Ryberg Finsen who gained his award in medicine and physiology for work on the treatment of diseases by light therapy; Niels Kaj Jerne for the discovery of monoclonal antibodies; Jens Christian Skou for discovery of sodium and potassium ATPase enzymes.
University of Copenhagen Address
Øster Voldgade 3,
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Rankings and Quick Facts
Motto: Adspicit lucem in coelestis (Seeking light in the heavens).
The university is ranked as the 135th best in the world by the THE.