Københavns Universitets Stiftelser: Formations of Copenhagen University

Asger Banner Lundemose & Kasper Rydahl Riis

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study is an investigation into the tensions surrounding the early formation and reformation of the University of Copenhagen. Through research into the very early history of the university and abstracts of philosophical tendencies of the main actors, the study traces the lines of thought that run through the second foundation documents: Humanism and Lutheran Christendom is seen as connected through the philosophy of Melanchthon and his work with reforming the medieval universities. With points of departure in the both an interest for the current- and the debate of the Reformation era, concerning what the purpose of a university is, the study asks whether there is talk of a new- or the same institution? or something in between? Finally the study concludes upon this main research question: In form the university is the same - in function it is a new. Therefore there cannot be talk of either, which results in - with the words of the study: A reformation - something in between.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2014
VejledereMia Münster-Swendsen


  • Copenhagen
  • University
  • Universitet
  • København
  • Melanchton
  • Ballade
  • Humanisme
  • Luther
  • festskrift