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CIRCLES - Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Circular Economy and Sustainability

Circles arbejder bl.a. med plastikforurening, Smart Cities, madspil og vedvarende energi

All CIRCLES initiatives strive to

  • focus on circular economy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • be systemic, trans-disciplinary and problem based in the research approach
  • collaborate with different stakeholders NGOs, companies, public institutions
  • involve research environments from all four departments
  • include international perspectives and/or involvement
  • integrate educational aspects

Each initiative involve a nucleus of researchers from departments across Roskilde University writing position paper(s) on relevant topics with the aim of locating and applying for relevant external funding.




UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals play an important role at Roskilde University

Roskilde University’s approach towards working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals is based on interdisciplinarity and cross-sectoral cooperation.

Søren Laurentius Nielsen

Anthropogenic substances threaten Danish coastal waters more than we think

The harmful effects of heavy metals and other toxins in the sea, such as pesticides, are underestimated, according to new research from Roskilde University.

Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen

He wants to create the agricultural systems of the future

Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen has a foot in two very different fields when he conducts research in close collaboration with Danish farmers.

Overblik over forskning på RUC

Base at RUC

CIRCLES is an interdisciplinary center with roots in all Roskilde University departments: Department overview

CIRCLES combine research across the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and technology, and has relationships with many research units. See reseach groups and research centres at RUC.

It is a strategic goal at Roskilde University to conduct research and offer training programs that contribute to the achievement of the seventeen global goals for sustainable development as initiated by the UN. See education programs for bachelor and  master and for our PhD schools.

Research from Roskilde University

Research - an oveview

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More information

More about CIRCLES - Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Circular Economy and Sustainability:

The research centre at Roskilde University's research portal



Centre leader

Thomas Budde Christensen
Associate Professor
+45 4674 2637


Sara Schrøder Kaas
Administration Officer
+45 4674 3433