University of Copenhagen Zoological Museum
The Copenhagen Zoological Museum is a part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark which consist of four natural science museums. The permanent exhibition From pole to pole show animals from around the world in big displays, there is a semi-permanent Darwin exhibition and a full collection of all the animals in the Danish territory, including Greenland. The history of the Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, series of pictures from the museum
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law
The Faculty runs a special library, known as the Law Laboratory, for students. The Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen is Denmarks largest law school, one of the main objectives of the Faculty is to intensify contacts with foreign universities and law schools. These contacts have increased in recent years. They include such activities as encouraging research and studies abroad, international student exchanges, faculty exchanges, the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen has existed since 1479 when the University was founded. The instituting statute founding the Faculty is still preserved in the archives of the Danish Royal Library, the University of Copenhagen is the largest university in Scandinavia and the only Scandinavian university ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide. The Facultys research covers a range of topics. The lindworm symbolizes the struggle against evil, while the sceptre is the power of the state, the seal is based on the seal given to the Faculty by the King in 1531.
The Faculty of Law offers 4 different degrees The second degree of the law takes a minimum of two years to complete. In Danish, the degree, which is awarded after a minimum of five years of undergraduate and graduate studies, is called the candidatus or candidata juris and this degree is equivalent to a masters degree. The official length of the programme is 120 ECTS Credits, the PhD course is a three-year researcher training course. During this period the Ph. D. student must attend courses, acquire teaching experience, admission is on an individual basis and subject to an overall evaluation of the project and personal qualifications of the applicant. Only a limited number of applicants are accepted, depending on the resources available. The most important aspect of the PhD course of studies is the preparation of a thesis that forms the basis of the award of a PhD degree after an oral public defence. Subject to academic merit PhD theses are published by the publishing house Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag, the master in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is part of the Facultys continuing education programme.
The Deans Welcome Researchers at the Faculty of Law LLM Courses in English
University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden
The University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden, usually referred to simply as Copenhagen Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden located in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark. It covers an area of 10 hectares and is noted for its extensive complex of historical glasshouses dating from 1874. The garden is part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark and it serves both research and recreational purposes. The botanical garden was first established in 1600 but it was moved twice before it was given its current location in 1870. It was probably founded to secure a collection of Danish medicinal plants after the Reformation had seen many convents, the first garden, known as Hortus Medicus, was created on 2 August 1600 by royal charter on a piece of land donated by the king, Christian IV. It was located in Skidenstræde and a residence for one of the professors of the university was built at the site. It rested upon the professor in residence to maintain the garden, the smaller western section, covering just under half a hectare, was equipped with a greenhouse while the eastern section remained largely unplanted.
The garden was opened to the public in 1763, in 1770 part of Oeders Garden was put at the disposal of the Universitys botanical garden. The preceding year Christian VII had donated 2,500 thaler to the University and this had created the economical foundation for an enlargement but since there was no space for it at its original address, the off-site solution was ultimately opted for. Oeder became the Botanical Gardens first director, oeder was fired in 1771 in connection with the Johann Friedrich Struensee affair. Plans for this garden received royal approval on 22 July 1778 and it was to have two directors, one appointed by the University and the other by the King. The first University appointment to this post was Christian Friis Rottbøll, who had managed the garden since Oeders retirement. At the same event, a professor was employed at the garden. The first to hold this chair was Martin Vahl, who played a part in moving the plants from Oeders Garden to Charlottenborg Garden. In 1817, the model with a double directorship was abandoned when Jens Wilken Hornemann was made the director of the garden.
At this stage the garden encompassed approximately 1.6 hectares in a low, waterlogged area that was bounded by Charlottenborg, the Mint and Bremerholm. A main building was erected along the Nyhavn cabal, housing both a museum, a library and residences for the director and a botanical gardener. There were facilities for the storage of sensitive plants during winter, the gardens first greenhouse, Guiones Koldhus, was erected in 1784
The term Danish Realm refers to the relationship between Denmark proper, the Faroe Islands and Greenland—three countries constituting the Kingdom of Denmark. The legal nature of the Kingdom of Denmark is fundamentally one of a sovereign state. The Faroe Islands and Greenland have been part of the Crown of Denmark since 1397 when the Kalmar Union was ratified, legal matters in The Danish Realm are subject to the Danish Constitution. Beginning in 1953, state law issues within The Danish Realm has been governed by The Unity of the Realm, a less formal name for The Unity of the Realm is the Commonwealth of the Realm. In 1978, The Unity of The Realm was for the first time referred to as rigsfællesskabet. The name caught on and since the 1990s, both The Unity of The Realm and The Danish Realm itself has increasingly been referred to as simply rigsfællesskabet in daily parlance. The Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Danish Realm are the responsibility of the Danish government, the Faroes received home rule in 1948 and Greenland did so in 1979.
In 2005, the Faroes received a self-government arrangement, and in 2009 Greenland received self rule, the Danish Realms unique state of internal affairs is acted out in the principle of The Unity of the Realm. This principle is derived from Article 1 of the Danish Constitution which specifies that constitutional law applies equally to all areas of the Danish Realm, the Constitutional Act specifies that sovereignty is to continue to be exclusively with the authorities of the Realm. The language of Denmark is Danish, and the Danish state authorities are based in Denmark, the Kingdom of Denmarks parliament, with its 179 members, is located in the capital, Copenhagen. Two of the members are elected in each of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Government ministries are located in Copenhagen, as is the highest court, in principle, the Danish Realm constitutes a unified sovereign state, with equal status between its constituent parts. Devolution differs from federalism in that the powers of the subnational authority ultimately reside in central government.
The Self-Government Arrangements devolves political competence and responsibility from the Danish political authorities to the Faroese, the Faroese and Greenlandic authorities administer the tasks taken over from the state, enact legislation in these specific fields and have the economic responsibility for solving these tasks. The Danish government provides a grant to the Faroese and the Greenlandic authorities to cover the costs of these devolved areas. The 1948 Home Rule Act of the Faroe Islands sets out the terms of Faroese home rule, the Act states. the Faroe Islands shall constitute a self-governing community within the State of Denmark. It establishes the government of the Faroe Islands and the Faroese parliament. The Faroe Islands were previously administered as a Danish county, the Home Rule Act abolished the post of Amtmand and these powers were expanded in a 2005 Act, which named the Faroese home government as an equal partner with the Danish government
North Campus (University of Copenhagen)
The North Campus is one of the University of Copenhagens four campuses in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is situated just north of the city centre, across from Copenhagens largest park, Fælledparken and it is home to the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The North Campus is home to two of the University of Copenhagens six faculties, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Sciences main area is University Park, a triangle-shaped area located between Jagtvej, Tagensvej and Nørre Allé. A street divides the area into northern and southern sections, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences main area is the Panum Building, which is located south of the University Park and across the street from Rigshospitalet. It is the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences largest building complex, between the Panum building complex and the University Park is the Faculty Library of Natural and Health Sciences, which is part of the Royal Library and shared by both faculties.
The North Campus has buildings, such as the Teilum Building, the Niels Bohr Institute. The University Park is an area located in Nørrebro that is bordered by Jagtvej, Tagensvej. The area has been subject to the state since 1898 and contains a number of buildings associated with the University of Copenhagen. The area forms a part of the North Campus and will therefore be subject to a number of changes until 2020. The University Park is bisected by Lersø Parkallé, the area is historically part of Serridslev, which in 1525/1527 was given by the King and the bishop of Roskilde to Copenhagen and became Nørre Fælled. The part of Nørre Fælled which today constitutes University Park was given to the state by Copenhagen in an 1898 agreement, the agreement dealt with the Rigshospitalet and Østerfælled Barracks areas. The first settlement in the area was the Copenhagen Military Hospital along todays Tagensvej, the vision for the University Park area was the brainchild of architect Kaj Gottlob in 1930, with buildings along Nørre Allé and Jagtvej encircling a central green area.
The August Krogh Building is a building that is used by the Department of Biology and it is named after August Krogh, who contributed a number of fundamental discoveries within several fields of physiology, and is famous for developing the Krogh Principle. The building is located near the Department of Computer Science, the Hans Christian Ørsted Institute is a building complex that houses the departments of mathematics and chemistry, as well as part of the Niels Bohr Institute. It is named after the physicist Hans Christian Ørsted, who discovered electromagnetism and was the first to isolate aluminium, the complex is made up of five connected buildings, A, B, C, D and E. Building A is a connecting building, it has ground, first floor and basement level. Building B is a five floor building, and holds facilities for inorganic and organic chemistry, in the basement of the building is a mass spectrometry apparatus. Building C is a five floor building similar to building B and holds the sections for theoretical chemistry, Building D is a five floor building similar to B and C, but this is dedicated to physics and is as such part of the Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen Arctic Station
University of Copenhagen Arctic Station is a year-round, environmental research facility in central West Greenland. Located about 300 metres northeast of Qeqertarsuaq, it faces Disko Bay, the main building and the laboratory are within a nature sanctuary. Arctic Station is owned by the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Science and it was founded in 1906 by the botanist Morten Pedersen Porsild. List of research stations in the Arctic Official website
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Theology
The Faculty of Theology at the University of Copenhagen is the smallest faculty with three departments and the affiliated Centre for African Studies. The disciplines offered are, Biblical Exegesis, Church History, Ethics, the Faculty runs the Søren Kierkegaard Library and the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre. The Centre for Christianity and the Arts is a unit under the Department of Church History, the Faculty prepares students for the masters degree in Theology
Niels Bohr Institute
The Niels Bohr Institute is a research institute of the University of Copenhagen. The research of the institute spans astronomy, nanotechnology, particle physics, on the 80th anniversary of Niels Bohrs birth - October 7,1965 - the Institute officially became The Niels Bohr Institute. Much of its funding came from the charitable foundation of the Carlsberg brewery. During the 1920s, and 1930s, the Institute was the center of the disciplines of atomic physics. Physicists from across Europe often visited the Institute to confer with Bohr on new theories and discoveries, the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics is named after work done at the Institute during this time. On January 1,1993 the institute was merged with the Astronomic Observatory, the Ørsted Laboratory, the new resulting institute retained the name Niels Bohr Institute. In 2010, the year of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Niels Bohr and it is an annual award for a particularly outstanding researcher who is working in the spirit of Niels Bohr, International cooperation and the exchange of knowledge.
The medal is made by Danish sculptor Rikke Raben for the Niels Bohr Institute, on the front is a portrait of Niels Bohr, the atom sign and stars. The illustration on the back is inspired by a quote from Bohr and our task is to communicate experience and ideas to others. On the back of the medal, Unity of Knowledge - the title of a given by Bohr at Columbia University in 1954. Nosce te ipsum is latin and means know thyself and this quote originates from the Oracle of Delphi, in the Temple of Apollo in Greece
Ole Worm, who often went by the Latinized form of his name Olaus Wormius, was a Danish physician and antiquary. Worm was the son of Willum Worm who served as the mayor of Aarhus, Ole Worms grandfather Johan Worm, a magistrate in Aarhus, was a Lutheran who had fled from Arnhem in Gelderland while it was under Catholic rule. Worm married Dorothea Fincke, the daughter of a friend and colleague, Fincke was a Danish mathematician and physicist, who invented the terms tangent and secant and who taught at the University of Copenhagen for more than 60 years. Ole Worm was something of a student, after attending the grammar school of Aarhus. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Basel in 1611, the rest of his academic career was spent in Copenhagen, where he taught Latin, Greek and medicine. He was personal physician to King Christian IV of Denmark, somewhat remarkable for a physician of the time, he remained in the city of Copenhagen to minister to the sick during an epidemic of the Black Death.
In medicine, Worms chief contributions were in embryology, the Wormian bones are named after him. Worm is known to have been a collector of early literature in the Scandinavian languages and he wrote a number of treatises on runestones and collected texts that were written in runic. Worm received letters of introduction to the bishops of Denmark and Norway from the King of Denmark due to the Kings interest, in 1643 his Danicorum Monumentorum, Danish Monuments was published. The first written study of runestones, it is one of the only surviving sources for depictions of numerous runestones and inscriptions from Denmark. Worm compiled engravings of his collection, along with his speculations about their meaning, into a catalog of his Museum Wormianum, as a scientist, Worm straddled the line between modern and pre-modern. As an example, in a modern, empirical mode, Worm determined in 1638 that the unicorn did not exist. Worms primary use of his natural history collection was for the purpose of pedagogy, the early twentieth century horror author H. P.
Lovecraft mentions Ole Worm as one of the translators of the fictional book Al Azif. Horror writer Anders Fager has elaborated this myth in several of his tales, a Runic calendar collected by Wormius in Gotland
University of Copenhagen
The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University. The university has 23,473 undergraduate students,17,398 postgraduate students,2,968 doctoral students, the university has four campuses located in and around Copenhagen, with the headquarters located in central Copenhagen. Most courses are taught in Danish, many courses are offered in English. The university has several thousands of students, about half of whom come from Nordic countries. The university has had 8 alumni become Nobel laureates and has produced one Turing Award recipient, the rector, the prorector and the director of the university is appointed by the university board. The rector in turn appoints directors of the different parts of the central administration, the deans appoint heads of 50 departments. There is no faculty senate and faculty is not involved in the appointment of rector, hence the university has no faculty governance, although there are elected Academic Boards at faculty level who advise the deans.
The governing body manages a budget of about BDKK8.3. The University is organized into six faculties and about 100 departments, the University employs about 5,600 academic staff and 4,400 technical and administrative staff. The total number of enrolled students is about 40,000 annually, UCPH has established an international graduate talent program which provides grants for international Ph. D, students and a tenure track carrier system. UCPH operates about fifty master’s programmes taught in English, and has arranged about 150 exchange agreements with institutions and 800 Erasmus agreements. Each year there are about 1,700 incoming exchange students,2,000 outbound exchange students and 4,000 international degree-seeking students, about 3,000 Ph. D. students study there each year. South Campus – houses the Faculty of Humanities and a proportion of the Faculty of Science. In the winter of 2016–2017, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Theology will move to South Campus, frederiksberg Campus – home to sections of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Science use the Taastrup Campus, the Faculty of Science has facilities in Helsingør, Hørsholm and Nødebo. The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is the oldest university in Denmark, between the closing of the Studium Generale in Lund in 1536 and the establishment of the University of Aarhus in the late 1920s, it was the only university in Denmark. The university became a centre of Roman Catholic theological learning, but had faculties for the study of law, between 1675 and 1788, the university introduced the concept of degree examinations
Natural history museum
Some museums have public exhibits to share the beauty and wonder of the natural world with the public, these are referred to as public museums. Some museums feature non-natural history collections in addition to their collections, such as ones related to history, art. Renaissance cabinets of curiosities were private collections that typically included exotic specimens of natural history, sometimes faked, the first natural history museum was possibly that of Swiss scholar Conrad Gessner, established in Zürich in the mid-16th century. The Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle, established in Paris in 1635, was the first natural history museum to take the form that would be recognized as a history museum today. Early natural history museums offered limited accessibility, as they were private collections or holdings of scientific societies. The Ashmolean Museum, opened in 1683, was the first natural history museum to grant admission to the general public, see List of natural history museums for examples grouped by country