University of Copenhagen: Statistics

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#73 of 14,131 In the World
#11 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 27 In Denmark
#1 of 9 In Copenhagen
#6 of 1,008 For Sports / Exercise science
Top100 For 116 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
37%
Enrollment
37,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Website
www.ku.dk
Languages
Danish;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate37%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (studentereksamen), or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination in Danish language. Foreign exchange and guest students should be enrolled at a University in their home country or elsewhere abroad during their proposed stay at the University of Copenhagen
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - January; February-July)
Enrollment37,500
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio8:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
136,745
Citations
5,987,541

University of Copenhagen majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
44,178 / 2,063,757
Biology
36,932 / 2,040,500
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
19,705 / 728,719
Physics
15,068 / 862,475
Chemistry
13,914 / 635,535
Environmental Science
13,507 / 694,535
Computer Science
8,866 / 456,201
Demography
8,108 / 463,756
Engineering
7,779 / 267,005
Psychology
7,494 / 323,456
Biochemistry
5,318 / 331,221
Surgery
4,518 / 309,850
Ecology
3,862 / 245,603
Genetics
3,824 / 355,353
Immunology
3,801 / 225,673
Business
3,744 / 139,249
Oncology and Cancer research
3,706 / 197,243
Economics
3,613 / 146,307
Health Science
3,351 / 208,494
Astrophysics and Astronomy
3,317 / 200,649
Materials Science
3,182 / 86,526
Geology
3,143 / 173,793
Political Science
3,094 / 41,801
Pathology
3,003 / 151,659
Mathematics
2,969 / 142,391
Anatomy and Physiology
2,896 / 142,825
Sociology
2,830 / 51,008
Physical Therapy
2,689 / 164,300
Cardiology
2,590 / 126,392
Molecular Biology
2,558 / 148,807
Geography and Cartography
2,533 / 93,565
Anesthesiology
2,408 / 116,604
Quantum and Particle physics
2,370 / 316,821
Microbiology
2,310 / 127,069
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
2,305 / 195,622
Pediatrics
2,249 / 119,847
Public Health
2,226 / 119,451
Botany
2,213 / 107,511
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1,928 / 88,918
Atomic and Molecular physics
1,912 / 64,645

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1262 23333
1992 1372 25917
1993 1509 26942
1994 1445 29498
1995 1562 33884
1996 1602 36108
1997 1692 40335
1998 1790 44797
1999 1746 51255
2000 1795 55886
2001 2001 63420
2002 2041 72603
2003 2262 82197
2004 2441 93913
2005 2518 104399
2006 2936 122313
2007 3593 135640
2008 4674 156542
2009 6646 184337
2010 5593 207400
2011 5983 243938
2012 7043 298674
2013 7956 348925
2014 8436 393957
2015 9245 439408
2016 9651 462645
2017 9972 496564
2018 9696 509139
2019 10262 579262
2020 10949 683197
2021 11524 783660

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $500$500
International students $13,750$500

Programs and Degrees

Bachelorgrad (Bachelor's degree) Arts and Humanities, Health Sciences, Law, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Theology, Veterinary Science
Kandidatgrad (Master's degree) Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, Health Sciences, History, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Theology

University of Copenhagen alumni

  1. Hans Christian Andersen

    Hans Christian Andersen
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1805-1875 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    writerpoetnovelistchildren's writerautobiographer
    Biography

    Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, he is best remembered for his literary fairy tales.

  2. Søren Kierkegaard

    Søren Kierkegaard
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1813-1855 (aged 42)
    Enrolled in the University of Copenhagen
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in theology
    Occupations
    philosophertheologianpoetwriternovelist
    Biography

    Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish theologian, philosopher, poet, social critic, and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony, and parables. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a "single individual", giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. He was against literary critics who defined idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, and thought that Swedenborg, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Schlegel, and Hans Christian Andersen were all "understood" far too quickly by "scholars".

  3. Niels Bohr

    Niels Bohr
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1885-1962 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in the University of Copenhagen
    1903-1911 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teachernuclear physicistphilosopher of scienceassociation football player
    Biography

    Niels Henrik David Bohr was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research.

  4. Tycho Brahe

    Tycho Brahe
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1546-1601 (aged 55)
    Enrolled in the University of Copenhagen
    Studied in 1559-1562
    Occupations
    astronomerautobiographerpoetastrologeralchemist
    Biography

    Tycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer, known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical observations. Born in Scania, which became part of Sweden in the next century, Tycho was well known in his lifetime as an astronomer, astrologer, and alchemist. He has been described as "the first competent mind in modern astronomy to feel ardently the passion for exact empirical facts". Most of his observations were more accurate than the best observations available at the time.

General info

Alternative names KU
Københavns Universitet
Founded 1479
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Motto Coelestem adspicit lucem
It looks at the celestial light
Academic structure Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Theology
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)
International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
League of European Universities (LERU)

Location and Contacts

Address Nørregade 10, Postboks 2177
Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, 1165
Denmark
City population 602,000
Phone +45 3532 2626
Fax +45 3532 2628

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