Polish-born artist Alicja Kwade's work Pars Pro Toto has just been inaugurated in the lobby of - and around - Maersk Tower on North Campus. Staff, students and the public can now experience the remarkable installation of 13 unique stone balls made of various types of stone from all over the world. They weigh 58,919 kilos in total – most of them weighing more than a ton each. The diameter of the smallest ball is 40 centimetres, while the largest is 2.5 metres. Artist: @alicjakwade / Photo 📷 by @acuareladelmundo
Astronomer Tycho Brahe 🔭🌠 (1546-1601 ) - a UCPH alumni and scientist - is overlooking Copenhagen's Latin Quarter from the Observatory Hill in the Botanical Garden. 🌲 In 1861, the observatory here took over from the first observatory on top of the Round Tower, built in 1482. And it served as the University's observatory until 1953.
Over the last five years, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have found more than 2,000 manuscripts 📖 in the Horn of Africa 🌍and thus mapped a rich, but largely forgotten, Islamic literary tradition in the area. Now, they have digitised the manuscripts and created a database 💻 that gives researchers from all over the world access to the material. It can be found at www.islhornafr.eu
Hi there, I'm one of the chosen creatures actually living at the University of Copenhagen. We are just a few thousands here 🐡🐬🐚🦀🦐🦑 swimming around at the University's aquarium @oresundsakvariet in Helsingør (Elsinore ). Next door to Kronborg 🏰 – known by some as Prince Hamlet's 👑 castle. Have a great day out there! 🌞 🐟 #catfish
Would you imagine this taking place right in the heart of a big city? 🌆 One of the magic views at UCPH: the sunset behind the Victorian style Palm House from 1874 seen from the Observatory Hill in the Botanical Garden. 🌱🌿And behind it: the dome of Copenhagen's former Municipal Hospital from 1863 – built in Neo-Byzantine style and now housing primarily the Faculty of Social Sciences and parts of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Photo 📷 by @evomics 🌞
Copenhagen's cathedral ⛪ - Vor Frue Kirke (the Church of Our Lady ) - seen from the old University Courtyard. Designed 📐in neo classical style by architect Christian Frederik Hansen (1756-1845 ), the cathedral was completed in 1829. Photo 📷 by @michelandreasen 🌞
The University's botanical garden 🌳🌱🌻🥀 in the green heart of Copenhagen is not the worst place to visit on a sunny Sunday like this. 🌞 Just ask this grey heron who is a daily visitor! Photo 📷 by @andestegen 👌
This room under one of the University's oldest buildings is known as ‘Munkekælderen’ (the monks’ cellar ) and dates back to the early 1400s. It was probably never used or visited by monks, but has been used for many purposes, for instance as a popular jazz venue 🎷🎹🎙💃🕺🏼 in the 1950s and up to the 70s. The picture could be from 1953. Do you recognise any of these happy young people - maybe your parents or grandparents? Photo 📷 Helmer Lund Hansen
Sunlight reflected by the Panum Building at North Campus. 🌞 The brutalist style building 🏢 was first taken into use in 1975 and houses parts of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 👨🔬👩🔬 It is named after professor of physiology P.L. Panum (1820-1885 ) who, while still a medical student, worked on the cholera epidemics that culminated in 1853. He is also famous for his research into measles. Photo 📷 by @yasminb dali
One hundred years ago, Aksel Olsen, a gardener, asked Danish missionaries to bring seeds back from all over the world 🌎. Olsen sowed the seeds in his backyard 🌱🌱 and some of them he crossed to develop new hybrids. The garden is a unique example of plant development when left to nature 🌺🌳🌻🌴 and the result is many rarely seen species. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen have so far found more than 450 different plants in the Olsen garden from around the world.
This is Pepper - a humanoid robot 🤖 who has decided to join the Department of Information Studies. Besides her dancing skills 💃, Pepper has visual recognition 👀and can recognise basic human emotions 😄☹️😢🤪 and speech 💬 She has touch sensors and microphones and can communicate with humans in 15 different languages. Pepper is now residing at the Department (CCC Labs ) in order for students and researchers to learn more about humanoids.
Statistics and murder? Statistics researcher Therese Graversen has helped British police 👩✈️👨✈️identify likely perpetrators in a number of murder cases. Her unique method - now accepted in British case law - can lead to new legal standards. Yesterday Graversen was awarded 🎖 this year’s Dissemination Award by the Faculty of Science. The award is given to an employee who has made an extraordinary effort in the area of dissemination and communication.
Researcher Ida Theilade works with the protection of vulnerable ecosystems. Along with her students, NGOs and an IT company, she has developed a smartphone app 📱 that helps local forest patrols document and prevent illegal logging in Cambodia 🇰🇭 This photo is from the latest patrolling in the Prey Lang Forest. Four logging teams were detained and seven chainsaws and four trucks were confiscated.