Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University

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Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
Kongelige Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole
Type Public university
Active 1856 (1856)–2007 (2007)
Location Frederiksberg, Denmark Denmark

The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (Danish: Kongelige Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole, abbr. KVL) was a veterinary and agricultural science university in Denmark. It was founded in 1856 and operated until 2007. It had its headquarters in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

History[edit]

The university was founded in 1856. Its main building was inaugurated in 1858. The Royal Veterinarian School moved from Sankt Annæ Gade into the main building after its inauguration.

On January 1st, 2007, the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University was merged into the University of Copenhagen and was renamed as the Faculty of Life Sciences. This was later split up, with the veterinary part merging into the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the rest merging into the Faculty of Science.

Locations[edit]

Main campus[edit]

Bülowsvej 17
Grønnegårdsvej 8
Grønnegårdsvej 10

The original three-winged main building (with the pergola) on Bülowsvej 17 was built between 1856 and 1858 and was designed by Gottlieb Bindesbøll. He also designed two detached wings that were built on Grønnegårdsvej. In 1895, the main building was expanded with a fourth wing (designed by Johannes Emil Gnudtzmann) and a central courtyard.[1]

As of January 2007, the area is part of the University of Copenhagen's Frederiksberg Campus.

Other[edit]

The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University established the Hørsholm Arboretum in 1936 as an off-site expansion of the Forestry Botanical Garden in Charlottenlund.

List of notable people[edit]

Alumni[edit]

Faculty[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sag: Den Kongelige Veterinær- og Landbohøjskole". Fredede og Bevaringsværdige Bygninger (in Danish). Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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