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International students formally inducted into the University
We hope for his own sake, that he has been practising a smooth handshake.
Rector Ralf Hemmingsen is to greet 7,955 new students today Friday at the University of Copenhagen for the Matriculation Ceremony. The number is a record.
The matriculation ceremony is a traditional ritual that formally introduces new students as students.
It all happens in English, for international students in the Ceremonial Hall (Festsalen) at 13:30, followed by snacks outside. For Danish students it will be at the same venue after a speech on Vor Frue Plads at 15:00.
New students can buy food, drinks and get to know their fellow students. The night will be rounded off with some more live music. It is considered a great opportunity to see one of the oldest parts of the university, meet the top brass and meet other international students from outside your faculty.
The University Post will, of course, be present and we will publish pictures as it happens, and after. More information on ku.dk here:
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