University of Copenhagen

WORLD RANK

2012-13
130

Copenhagen, Denmark

Region: Europe

  • Overall score
    53.6
  • Teaching
    42.2
  • International outlook
    73.5
  • Industry income
    39.7
  • Research
    40.4
  • Citations
    74.3

For nearly four centuries - from 1536 to the 1920s - this was Denmark's only university. Most of its buildings were destroyed in 1801 when the British fleet commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson bombarded the capital. Nineteenth-century rebuilding included a library, zoo, geological museum and botanic gardens. Today, 7,000 staff teach 38,000 students.