University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen, Nørregade, Copenhagen, Denmark

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The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) (Danish: Københavns Universitet) is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University (1477). The university has 23,473 undergraduate students, 17,398 postgraduate students, 2,968 doctoral students and over 9,000 employees. The university has four campuses located in and around Copenhagen, with the headquarters located in central Copenhagen. Most courses are taught in Danish; however, many courses are also offered in English and a few in German. The university has several thousands of foreign students, about half of whom come from Nordic countries.

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Motto: It (the eagle) beholds the celestial light

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Administrative staff: 4.382 (2013)

Students: 40,866 (2013)

Undergraduates: 23.473 (2013)

Postgraduates: 17,393 (2013)

Male students 33 : 67 Female students

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