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Visit the University

Visit the University

There are a number of options to visit the University to experience research and meet researchers and students. This may for example take place at the University's many museums, during school visits or at public events.

Museums

At the museums, you can be in direct contact with the University’s collections and research. The museums are the Natural History Museum of Denmark (Botanical Garden, the Geological Museum and the Zoological Museum), the Medical Museion, the Museum of Herbal Medicine, the Museum of Veterinary History and the Øresund Aquarium.

Read more about the University’s museums

For primary and secondary schools

Pupils and teachers in primary and secondary schools have many different opportunities to experience research and education at the University of Copenhagen - individually or as a class.

All academic offers can be found on the University’s
Portal for schools and secondary schools - FOKUS.ku.dk (In Danish)

Open house

Every year in the week 9, the University organises open-house events for potential students.

Read more about Open house

Culture Night

On the annual Culture Night in mid-October - always Friday in week 41 - the University welcomes visitors of all ages. Faculties, departments, libraries, museums and centres open their doors to an evening full of exciting activities.

Read more about Culture Night (In Danish)

Guided tours

The Danish University Extension, Folkeuniversitetet, offers guided tours for the general public in the old university buildings at Frue Plads, including the main building, the Senate House (Copenhagen's oldest building from around 1420) with the university prison known as the Carcer, the Refectory and the Library.

Search for "Guided tours at the University of Copenhagen" and register at the Folkeuniversity website. (In Danish)

Other recurring events

  • Matriculation Ceremony where the University welcomes new students.
  • Alumni Reunion Day for the University’s graduates.
  • Education Day where lecturers and students can inspire each other.
  • Annual Commemoration where the University awards medals and confers honorary doctorates.
  • Sonning Prize Celebration where Denmark's largest culture prize is awarded.

The University also participates actively in the Science Festival, the Danish Natural Sciences Festival, Forest Day and Denmark's Political Festival.

Read more about annual events at the University (In Danish)

Using University facilities

Businesses and external researchers may in certain cases use the University’s research facilities, and associations and clubs may rent premises for events that are associated with the University.

Read more about the use of University facilities