University of Copenhagen

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Group.png University of Copenhagen  
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MottoCoelestem adspicit lucem
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
TypePublic university
Central university for the Danish state

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) (Københavns Universitet) is a public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the second-oldest university in Scandinavia, and ranks as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries and Europe.[1]

Integrity Initiative

Henrik O Breitenbauch, of the University of Copenhagen, is/was a member of the Integrity Initiative's Nordic Cluster.


Its establishment sanctioned by Pope Sixtus IV, the University of Copenhagen was founded by Christian I of Denmark as a Catholic teaching institution with a predominantly theological focus. Up until the 18th century, the university was primarily concerned with educating clergymen. Through various reforms in the 18th and 19th century, the University of Copenhagen was transformed into a modern, secular university, with science and the humanities replacing theology as the main subjects studied and taught.[2]

The University of Copenhagen consists of six different faculties, with teaching taking place in its four distinct campuses, all situated in Copenhagen.[3] The university operates 36 different departments and 122 separate research centres in Copenhagen, as well as a number of museums and botanical gardens in and outside the Danish capital.[4] The University of Copenhagen also owns and operates multiple research stations around Denmark, with two additional ones located in Greenland.[5][6] Additionally, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the public hospitals of the Capital and Zealand Region of Denmark constitute the conglomerate Copenhagen University Hospital.[7]

A number of prominent scientific theories and schools of thought are namesakes of the University of Copenhagen. The famous Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics was conceived at the Niels Bohr Institute, which is part of the university.<ref</ref> The Department of Political Science birthed the Copenhagen School of Security Studies, which is also named after the university.[8] Others include the Copenhagen School of Theology and the Copenhagen School of Linguistics.[9]

As of October 2020, 39 Nobel laureates and 1 Turing Award laureate have been affiliated with the University of Copenhagen as students, alumni or faculty.[10] Alumni include one president of the United Nations General Assembly and at least 24 prime ministers of Denmark. The University of Copenhagen fosters entrepreneurship, and between 5 and 6 start-ups are founded by students, alumni or faculty members each week.[11]

Notable alumni (chronological order)


Alumni on Wikispooks

Bodil Nyboe Andersen9 October 1940DenmarkCentral bankerDanish central banker who pushed for introduction of the euro. Daughter of Bilderberger Poul Nyboe Andersen and attended 3 Bilderberg meetings herself. Trilateral Commission.
Ida Auken22 April 1978DenmarkPoliticianIn a Marie Antoinette moment, she wrote for the World Economic Forum: "Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better".
Sucharit Bhakdi1 November 1946Thailand
Science/Science dissident
One of the first and most important protesters against Covid-19 misinformation
Ritt Bjerregaard19 May 1941DenmarkPoliticianDouble Bilderberg Danish politician
Stine Bosse21 December 1960DenmarkSingle Bilderberg Danish businesswoman
Henrik BreitenbauchAcademicII connected Danish academic
Jeppe ChristiansenNovember 1959DenmarkBusinesspersonDanish financier, businessman
Christian Dyvig11 October 1964DenmarkLawyer
Danish Bilderberger lawyer. Son of Peter Dyvig
Peter Dyvig23 February 1934January 2020DenmarkDiplomatDanish diplomat
Merete Eldrup4 August 1963DenmarkEditorDanish corporate media CEO, wife of Bilderberg Steering Committee member Anders Eldrup
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen1 November 1941DenmarkPoliticianStarted more offensive military/soft power posture as Danish Foreign Minister. 8 Bilderbergs, candidate for NATO General-Secretary.
Lars Findsen17 September 1964DenmarkSpookHead of the Danish Defence Intelligence service. Suspended in 2020 after spying on intelligence supervision board members, and withholding or lying about key information of other criminal activity.
Lykke FriisDenmarkPolitician
Poul Hartling14 August 191430 April 2000DenmarkPolitician1969 Bilderberg. Prime Minister of Denmark in the 1970s.
Connie Hedegaard15 October 1960DenmarkPoliticianDanish politician, multi-Bilderberger
Lars Hedegaard19 September 1942Author
Erik Hoffmeyer25 December 192421 August 2016DenmarkAcademic
Central banker
Danish academic and central bank governor for 29 years who attended the 1982 Bilderberg
Jens Kampmann30 March 1937DenmarkPolitician
Danish politician and son of former PM.
Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen14 February 1969DenmarkDiplomatDanish diplomat
Hans KochDenmarkDanish Bilderberg bureaucrat. President of Executive Board of the Danish Atomic Energy Commission
Bo Lidegaard23 January 1958DenmarkJournalist
Danish editor and diplomat
Mogens Lykketoft9 January 1946DenmarkDiplomat
Danish politician
Jacob Mchangama1978DenmarkLawyerDanish lawyer who attended the 2012 Bilderberg
Søren Pind20 November 1969DenmarkPolitician
Attended the 2016 Bilderberg as Danish Minister of Justice
Lars Løkke Rasmussen15 May 1964Politician
Poul Nyrup Rasmussen15 June 1943DenmarkPoliticianDanish politician who attended the 2010 Bilderberg
Steen Riisgaard22 March 1951DenmarkBusinessperson
CEO of the Denmark-based biotech company Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes. “Sugar will be the new oil”
Erik Seidenfaden24 April 191013 April 1990DenmarkSpook
SOE-agent during World War 2, then influential editor.
Niels Thygesen13 December 1934DenmarkAcademicDanish academic, member of the Delors committee who attended the 1988 Bilderberg when he was member of the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission.
Margrethe Vestager13 April 1968DenmarkPoliticianDanish Bilderberer appointed Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age in December 2019
Lea Wermelin10 May 1985DenmarkPoliticianDanish cabinet minister; WEF/Young Global Leaders 2021
Kurt Westergaard13 July 193514 July 2021DenmarkArtistThe Danish cartoonist involved in the 2005 Muhammad depiction controversy.