Roskilde University is the largest educational institution in Region Zealand. Today, RU has more than 9.500 students and is thus the fifth-largest university in Denmark. The most important task of Roskilde University is to contribute to experimental, innovative forms of learning and knowledge creation. The university is research-driven and provides education for future generations of managers, teachers and experts based on advanced knowledge.
Roskilde University was formed under the Act of Copenhagen University's Siting and University Centres of 1970. Roskilde University opened its doors to students, 723 of them, on September 1st 1972. The founders of the university wanted a different approach to education and science than what was already being practiced at Denmark's three other traditional universities at the time. RU was founded as the Roskilde University Centre, but 'Centre' was dropped from its name in 2008, and the institution became simply Roskilde University. However, the University is still often called 'RUC' in Danish.
The basic educational principles at the university are problem-oriented project work, participant direction and joint responsibility. RU now has six different departments and they are Department of Communication, Business and Information Technologies, Department of Culture and Identity, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Department of Science, Systems and Models, Department of Psychology and Educational Studies and Department of Society and Globalization.
The six departments are responsible for the Bachelor’s and Master’s level degrees at Roskilde University, while three separate units Basic Studies in the Humanities, Basic Studies in the Natural Sciences, Basic Studies in the Social Sciences conduct the respective Basic Studies Programmes.
The International Office at RU welcomes over 800 new international students each year, creating an exciting and international atmosphere for students and staff. RU offers 15 Master's and 3 Bachelor's English taugnt programmes.
Roskilde University has established exchange agreements with the following Chinese anf Hong Kong universities:
If you are a former student at Roskilde University join the RUC Alumni Network and connect to former classmates and professors.