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25 February 2020

We think ahead...

Roskilde University was originally established in order to challenge academic traditions and to experiment with new ways to create and acquire knowledge.

At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others.

We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone.

We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

...and shape the future

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International Students at Roskilde University
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Campus Roskilde University

We believe the education of the future is project and problem-oriented

PhD Programmes

At Roskilde University we have 4 Doctoral Schools covering the many research areas at the University within the Humanities, Social Sciences, Technical Sciences and Natural Sciences.

We create knowledge and share it with society

Solceller
ARTICLE
1.7 million euro grant to research sustainable behaviour and better energy management

Researchers from Roskilde University are participating in a Danish-German collaboration to create sustainable digitalisation to assist in ensuring more cost-effective consumption of renewable energy in private households. The project is supported by the EU’s Interreg initiative.

Eva Sørensen og Annika Agger
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Social scientists from Roskilde University win a prestigious award for the best journal article on urban and regional planning.

Associate Professor Annika Agger and Professor Eva Sørensen from the Department of Social Sciences and Business have won the “AESOP Best Published Paper Award 2019”. The award is given by European university network Association of European Schools of Planning.

Henrik Hauggaard-Nielsen - Rubrik - portræt
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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.

Sevasti Chatzopoulou - Rubrik
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The European debt crisis has brought people together across borders

Social movements mobilisation activities increased across borders as a reaction to the economic crisis that has especially hit southern Europe over the past decade as indicated by the Associate Professor Sevasti Chatzopoulou.

Peter Westh
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New enzyme research boosts biofuel

New, efficient enzymes make it easier to turn corn stalks, straw and other agricultural waste into environmentally friendly fuel. In addition to climate benefits, the research represents a substantial export potential.

lys Jordan
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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.