About University of Copenhagen:

The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 by the Danish king Christian 1, and today has approx. 39,000 students and 9,000 employees – of whom some 5,000 are researchers – and revenues of DKK 8.4 billion. Nine Nobel Prizes have been awarded to researchers at the University. Driven by intellectual creativity and critical thinking since 1479, researchers and students at the University of Copenhagen have expanded horizons and contributed to moving the world forward. With its 5,000 researchers and 39,000 students, the University boasts an international research and study environment. The University offers researchers and students the opportunity to develop their talent and launches ambitious interdisciplinary initiatives to support its strong academic communities. Through research-based teaching – and by involving them in research – students are equipped to address society's challenges and needs. The University is working towards becoming one of the world’s greenest campus areas, leaving as little environmental and climate footprint as possible. The University also focuses on gender equality and sees diversity as a strength. The University of Copenhagen is a member of two international alliances of high-ranking universities: the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) and the League of European Research Universities (LERU).



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 85 87 54 53 40 36 36 30 25 22 22 21 23 22 26

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 48 13 15 11 6 10 7 10 9 8 10 10 10 12
Engineering - 255 238 247 - - - - - 351-400 401-450 351-400 351-400 401-450
Life Sciences 72 50 43 31 31 30 24 22 20 19 18 18 14 15
Medicine 71 69 50 54 48 47 27 26 28 24 25 25 28 27
Natural Sciences 193 164 121 95 80 75 80 70 61 63 56 67 69 77
Social Sciences 83 82 68 55 69 76 52 47 47 40 38 45 38 46

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 7 6 8 9 7 6 7 8 15 16 14
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 12 10 11
Chemistry 209 142 134 154 157 155 185 172 183 178 175
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 301-350 -
Civil Engineering 165 210 211 187 215 250 273 301-350 299 292 -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 21 24 24
Computer Science 143 146 115 142 146 195 205 191 291 288 301-350
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 145 145 173
Electrical Engineering 174 272 299 283 - - 301-350 351-400 301-350 351-400 351-400
Environment / Ecology 29 33 29 27 31 25 22 22 20 16 27
Geosciences 37 39 53 37 39 35 40 48 59 53 66
Immunology - - - - - - - - 37 36 40
Materials Science - - - - - 294 301-350 301-350 300 301-350 351-400
Mathematics 150 153 146 182 186 122 172 135 183 187 236
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - 401-450 - 451-500 -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 16 10 12
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 18 15 18
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 37 36 34
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 20 22 11 12 9 7 5 8 6 12
Physics 119 114 86 100 76 57 66 61 111 107 111
Plant & Animal Science 13 8 9 7 7 6 8 10 10 11 10
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 71 62 56
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 30 26 28
Space Science - - - - - - - - 35 33 26
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 64
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 100