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We shall create the opportunities that no one can yet imagine.

We must also help to develop sustainable solutions to the major challenges we will face in the future, both nationally and globally, in areas such as the environment, inequality, democracy, health and cultural coexistence.

Hanne Leth Andersen, Rector, Roskilde University


European Reform University Alliance

Together with four other European universities, Roskilde University forms the European Reform University Alliance. The partners in the alliance will create a network based on shared goals and values, such as interdisciplinary and critical thinking in research, learning and teaching, and institutional development. The alliance will also help to ensure the exchange of innovative teaching and learning methods, just as the collaboration will promote student mobility by flexible learning pathways across Europe.

The ambition is to create a community for students and staff - both physically and virtually - across universities in different countries and to educate a new generation of creative Europeans able to collaborate across languages, borders and disciplines to find new solutions to the great societal challenges of our time. The alliance is supported by the European Commission.

Critical Edge Alliance

Roskilde University is a part of Critical Edge Alliance - a global collaborative framework for universities that focus on student-centred learning, critical thinking, interdisciplinary learning, teaching and research, and social engagement. The Critical Edge Alliance aims to continue, develop and renew these traditions.

Magna Charta Universitatum

Roskilde University is a Magna Charta Universitatum member institution. The Magna Charta Universitatum is a document that was signed by 388 rectors and heads of universities from all over Europe and beyond on 18 September 1988, the 900th anniversary of the University of Bologna. In 2024 Roskilde University signed the new version of the Magna Charta Universitatum: the MCU 2020. The documents contains principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy as a guideline for good governance and self-understanding of universities in the future.

Academic freedom is the foundation for the independent search for truth and a barrier against undue intervention for both government and interest groups.

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