Roskilde University

Roskilde University’s primary objective is to contribute to experimental, innovative forms of research, learning and problem-solving that contribute to society’s development

Roskilde University was originally established in order to challenge academic traditions and to experiment with new ways to create and acquire knowledge. At RUC we cultivate a project and problem oriented approach to knowledge creation, because we believe that the most relevant results are obtained by solving real problems in collaboration with others. We employ an interdisciplinary approach because no major problems are ever resolved on the basis of any single academic discipline alone. We also cultivate transparency, because we passionately believe that participation and knowledge-sharing are prerequisites for freedom of thought, democracy, tolerance and development.

RUC create the opportunities that no one can yet imagine. We must also help to develop sustainable solutions to the major challenges we will face in the future, both nationally and globally, in areas such as the environment, inequality, democracy, health and cultural coexistence.

As partner in the NEXTFOOD project RUC provides expertise in sustainable food systems and in food governance.

9,000 students
880 employees

Tasks in NextFood

WP1 Inventory of the skills needed for a transition to more sustainable agriculture, forestry and associated bio-value chains – Leader

WP5 Quality assured knowledge transfer

WP7 Management

Country: Denmark


Dr Niels Heine Kristensen

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