Diversity and equality

The University of Copenhagen has an international work and study environment based on values such as democracy, openness and equal opportunities. The University is an inclusive workplace that wishes to attract the most talented students and staff regardless of personal background. The University is keen to create a tolerant culture where everyone is treated equally, and where diversity is a strength, not a challenge.

Based on the University's overall strategy, Talent and collaboration – Strategy 2023, the University puts focus on equality and diversity. 

The strategy focuses on ensuring that the University of Copenhagen can continue to attract, develop and retain scientific talents. The international competition to spot, attract and retain academic talent is considerable. Strong academic environments, where all talents can come into play, are essential for the University’s ability to maintain and develop its position as one of Europe's leading universities. Therefore, the University wants to provide a diverse and inclusive working and study environment, where critical thinking and diversity go hand in hand.











Further information

Find information on gender distribution, etc. at the Danish and European universities via the links below:

Gender equality statements from the University of Copenhagen

Every two years, the University of Copenhagen completes a gender equality statement. The statement is statutory for government organisations and assesses the status of the different efforts to promote gender equality. You can find the statements here: