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Open and participatory research

Sharing Knowledge

In a society where everyone is connected, the possibilities for sharing knowledge and ideas are constantly increasing.

This is a major potential for university research. We believe that the most vital questions and the most relevant solutions occur in the interaction between universities, individuals, businesses and organizations. The experience possessed by others can be used to identify relevant problems and to qualify solutions in interaction with the university.

Involving the Outside World

We are engaged in developing new ways to interact with the world around us.

We involve the outside world in our research, in our identification and understanding of the nature of problems and in the dialogue regarding possible solutions for the benefit of both the local community and the rest of the world. We are also constantly engaged in developing new ways to interact with the world around us, in order to ensure that the university's reach extends as far as possible into the outside world and that the world reaches even further into the university. Everyone should be able to draw on the knowledge that we create at Roskilde University, and we should be able to draw on knowledge from everyone.

We create knowledge and share it with society

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.

Coronatiltag i Kongens Have

Major EU research project explores new robust public solutions in turbulent times

Professor Jacob Torfing is leading a major international project to explore how the public sector can find flexible and innovative solutions in times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than seeking to get back to normal.

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.

Mette Sørensen

New research: Traffic noise increases the risk of dementia

Data from two million Danes show for the first time in the world that there is a link between traffic noise and the development of dementia. The results may give us completely new possibilities to prevent dementia, says noise expert and adjunct professor at Roskilde University, Mette Sørensen.

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.


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.

Anne Julie Arnfred

Phd student from RUC receives EliteForsk travel scholarships for stays in an international research environment

PhD student Anne Julie Arnfred will explore how collaboration between science, art and curation can create new ways of working with academic knowledge.

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Publications from researchers at Roskilde University