Frederiksberg Campus 1858-2008
The development of research and educational programmes at Frederiksberg Campus reflects the development of Danish society over the last 150 years: from agricultural community over industrial society to knowledge society.
See the time line of these developments
(Click your way through history and read more about the various periods by clicking on the headlines)
The establishment of the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University at Frederiksberg Campus in 1858 was the realisation of a Danish ambition to “raise agriculture in Denmark to a higher level” and to solve the most serious problems of that time, such as malnutrition, cattle plague and problems with hygiene.
Today the challenges are different. But as Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen, we still address the important issues of the day, including obesity, molecular gastronomy, stem cells and sustainable biofuel.
The ambition also remains the same: to identify the most important challenges to society – and to meet them.
The 150th anniversary was celebrated throughout 2008 at Frederiksberg Campus.
See the pictures from the celebrations on 7 March and 23 May, and the extensive anniversary programme.
Read more about the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University.