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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 basic research centre 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 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.

Nurse in hospital

New research project identifies barriers and potential opportunities for foreigners wishing to integrate into the Danish labour market

Researchers behind the H2020 SIRIUS EU-funded research project point out that there is great potential in efforts to promote labour market integration if the qualifications of migrants - from their home countries - are taken into account to a greater extent.

Biljana Mojsoska

Breakthrough in the search for a new treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis

Chemist Biljana Mojsoska and molecular biologist Håvard Jenssen from Roskilde University have in collaboration with international research colleagues developed and tested new antimicrobial drugs that can be used as an alternative to antibiotics in the fight against the infectious disease tuberculosis. The mycobacteria that triggers tuberculosis develops resistance to more and more known antibiotics.

 Benni Winding Hansen at aquarium

Copepods can disrupt marine fish farming

Several years of intensive research at Roskilde University have documented that copepod larvae have a great potential for being used as a source of food for fish. Now, the research group behind the results are entering into collaboration with a fish farmer in northern Jutland in a large-scale outdoor project that will ensure a stable access to copepods in all seasons. This might make the farming of warm water fish into a sustainable business and can result in the export of Yellowtail Kingfish to sushi restaurants all over Europe.

Asphalt road

Climate-friendly asphalt developed with researchers from Roskilde University will be introduced on all national roads

Should an ongoing pilot project confirm the expected effects and durability of the asphalt, the Danish government will from 2020 introduce climate-friendly asphalt across the entire national road network ready for new surface. The asphalt has been developed since 2011 in two research projects headed by Jeppe Dyre, who is a professor of physics at Roskilde University.

Graphics illustrating cultural encounters

Cultural encounters with Danes of similar age produces better integration

Research from Professor Michelle Pace shows that integration of young refugees in Denmark should consist of more than just language training and access to the labour market. There should also be more informal activities with Danes of a similar age.

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