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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
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The Carlsberg Foundation grants DKK 10 million for research in mathematical pandemic models

Since January 2020 the ongoing Corona pandemic has thrown the world into a deep health crisis. The Carlsberg Foundation therefore grants DKK 10 million to a new Semper Ardens project for the development of mathematical models to predict the potential development of future epidemics. Professor Lone Simonsen at Roskilde University will lead this Semper Ardens project.

Georg Brandes - Photo: Holger Damgaard
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Brandes' magnum opus 'Main Currents' had worldwide repercussions

The magnum opus of Danish literary critic Georg Brandes provoked in Denmark and made an impact far beyond the Danish borders. Professor Lasse Horne Kjældgaard is leading a research project that revitalises 'Main Currents'.

Light in a Jordanian room
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Light culture

Light is about much more than being able to see. In Denmark, it is also about relaxing, feeling at home and being part of a community. In other places such as Jordan, light plays a completely different role.

Patients with spanish flu in a hospital
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100 years: Knowledge of the Spanish flu enhances our preparedness for future pandemics

Unique Danish data gives Professor Lone Simonsen an insight into how the Spanish Flu occurred 100 years ago. The insight helps to provide an impression of how future pandemics may behave.

Sweatshirts on hangers
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Ethiopia is unique in a varied economic landscape in Africa

Ethiopia has particularly good prospects for economic growth in an Africa, where the image is more nuanced than it was previously described, says Associate Professor Lindsay Whitfield.

Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen
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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.

 Benni Winding Hansen at aquarium
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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
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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
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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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