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We think ahead - and shape the future

Roskilde University was originally established in order to challenge academic traditions and to experiment with new ways to create and acquire knowledge.

At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others.

We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone.

We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

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Drone movie about Roskilde University's campus

PhD programmes

At Roskilde University we have 4 doctoral schools covering the many research areas at the university within the humanities, social sciences, technical sciences and natural sciences.

We create knowledge and share it with society

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Roskilde University welcomes 25 percent more new students

1574 young people have been admitted to Roskilde University's bachelor programs, which is 25 percent more than last year. Three English language degree programs are admitting more students this year than ever before.

SWASH spildevandsprojekt i Ghana

Researchers from Roskilde University develop better wastewater solutions in Ghana

Over the next three years, three researchers from Roskilde University will investigate how to ensure sustainable wastewater systems in Ghana. The Danida-supported project will investigate how the various private and public actors can collaborate to achieve the best possible solutions.

Hanne Leth Andersen

Hanne Leth Andersen continues as Rector of Roskilde University

The Rector of Roskilde University will continue her work to strengthen the university's relations with the outside world and deliver research that contributes to solving society's challenges, and not least ensure that students have a strong and supportive study environment close to researchers.

Lone Simonsen

New Center of Excellence will help us understand future pandemics

The Danish National Research Foundation is ready to invest DKK 47 million in a new basic research centre in pandemics at Roskilde University. The centre will be headed by Professor Lone Simonsen, also known as Corona-Lone.

Lektor Kenneth Reinicke

Young men have changed their views on flirting and boundaries after #MeToo

In a new book, gender researcher Kenneth Reinicke from Roskilde University explores how young men view harassment, masculinity and their own role in relation to women in the wake of #MeToo.

Lektor Mette Fog Olwig

Can the world’s youth unite across geopolitical divides to address the Sustainable Development Goals?

Young people who are committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and are combating climate change or tackling other global challenges, may have unequal opportunities to participate, depending on where they come from in the world. How do young people experience the discrepancy between expectations of equal, global partnerships and their very different life circumstances? This is what Associate Professor Mette Fog Olwig from Roskilde University will investigate in a new research project.


New research project to provide solution for managing the green transition

The world needs a green transition, but we won't get there if we don't know how to manage and lead the interdisciplinary collaboration that will create the new green solutions. A major new international research project will lead the way.

Biljana Mojsoska

Can nanomaterials be used as shields against bacteria and viruses?

Is it possible to create new nanomaterials that can form surfaces capable of recognising and degrading harmful bacteria or viruses? Scientists from Roskilde University are about to investigate this in a new research project that has received DKK 2 million from Villum Experiment.

David Budtz, Sine Just, Lisbeth Knudsen

100 mio. DKK for a new research project on data and democracy with RUC professor in charge

Professor Sine Nørholm Just, RUC, will be head of a new research project that will enlighten us on how we as a society and people can live with artificial intelligence and algorithms in a good way.