Implementation of the UCPH language policy

In January 2021, the University of Copenhagen adopted a new language policy, developed as part of the university’s Strategy 2023. The language policy is available here, along with a report outlining the background for the initiative (here).

The implementation of the language policy is currently underway at all levels of the university, and this naturally raises many questions about how the policy can meaningfully be put into practice. The collection of web pages we link to in the boxes to the right has been produced in response to some of these questions. Our intention is to help all stakeholders at the university interpret the language policy and facilitate its implementation.

The language policy consists of 10 main sections that contain a number of principles for language use at the university. The sections are divided into two areas: 1) Language and employees and 2) Language and education.

For each principle, we present our view on how it can be understood and offer suggestions for how it can be put into practice. We also recommend specific resources that are available to help you work with each principle, for instance in relation to language learning.

If you have any questions that are not addressed in these webpages, or if you have ideas you would like to share about the language policy, please contact us at We update the pages regularly, so any input you provide is likely to help us enhance the site.

A Danish version of the texts will follow in 2024.