University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is located in the city of Copenhagen. The University was founded in 1479 and is one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe. It has four campuses with structures ranging from historic buildings to high-technology laboratories and auditoriums. The University offers more than 200 study programmes in health sciences, humanities, law, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, science, social sciences, and theology.


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The University of Copenhagen is a research intensive university where teaching and research go hand-in-hand.
Education at the University of Copenhagen is designed to promote creativity, innovation as well as analytical and critical thinking. It combines traditional lectures and tutorials with teaching and assignments that help students develop a critical approach, strong problem solving skills and collaborative skills.
Nordlys students are able to study across the University to put together courses that will fit into the programme at their home university.

Research Profile

Increasingly, social challenges demand an interdisciplinary approach. The University of Copenhagen has a wide range of interdisciplinary priorities and areas of strength such as climate and sustainability, Asia and global health. The University hosts and takes part in a number of Centers of Excellence financed by The Danish National Research Foundation. UCPH is among the leading universities in Europe when it comes to grants from the European Research Council.

The city

Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark – was officially founded in 1167. The small fishing village, as it was then, prospered and developed into København – ’port of tradesmen’. Today Copenhagen is the commercial, cultural, and administrative centre of Denmark, and the greater city area has a population of 1.7 million. Although busy and noisy as any large city,
Copenhagen continues to captivate visitors because it has managed to maintain some of its original charm. Compared to many other cosmopolitan cities, it is considered a safe city.
Copenhagen has a rich cultural life. It is home to a wide range of interesting museums and attracts international performers and artists to festivals, concerts, and other events throughout the year. Copenhagen’s cafés, bars and restaurants, many
of them half submerged in cellars or located in picturesque historical buildings, range from traditional to trendy and serve everything from hot Thai curries to traditional Danish ‘frikadeller’ (meatballs).

Av Clara Rejnmark Nielsen
Publisert 28. sep. 2017 08:56 - Sist endret 5. okt. 2017 08:35