University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet), or KU, is Denmark's largest and oldest research institution and university. The oldest campus is located in central Copenhagen, with other campuses in the general area. KU was founded in 1479. In 1801, the British navy under Admiral Nelson attacked Copenhagen and destroyed many of the university’s buildings. Rebuilding began in 1836 and continued until the turn of the century.

Programs are offered in science, health and medical sciences, social sciences, theology, law, central administration, and the humanities. Most courses are offered in Danish, with several in English and a few in German.

Based on the QS World University Ranking of 2023, University of Copenhagen is positioned as the #82 top university in the world, which makes it the #1 top university in Denmark. The university's global rank decreased by 3 points from last year.

University Profile

Ranking #82 #1
University Name University of Copenhagen
Name in Local Language Københavns Universitet
Acronym KU
Year Established 1479
Motto Coelestem adspicit lucem
Motto in English It looks at the celestial light


Address Nørregade 10, Postboks 2177, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Phone +45 3532 2626
Fax +45 3532 2628
Website University of Copenhagen Website
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Programs and Courses

Bachelor's Degrees Master's Degrees Doctorate Degrees Diplomas
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Admission Info

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International Students Allowed Yes
Student Body Men and Women
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