University of Copenhagen

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Contact Nørregade 10 Postboks 2177, 1017 København K, Denmark

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The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479, and was made up of four faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine and Philosophy. It is the oldest university in Denmark and the second-oldest in Scandinavia. It is also the largest higher education institution in Denmark. The university has gone through many changes over the years: initially it was an academic republic with its own laws and courts, and it maintained this status until 1771, finally losing its “professional power” in the 1960s.  Today the University of Copenhagen has about 100 departments and research facilities and six faculties – Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science,  Social Sciences and Theology – which offer more than 200 programmes at bachelor’s, master’s and postgraduate degree levels. Many courses are also provided in English. The university employs more than 5,000 academic staff, about 80 per cent of whom are research staff. In 2015, the university had more than 4,500 subsidy-financed research projects. The university consists of four main campuses, three of which – North Campus, City Campus and South Campus – are in Copenhagen, with Fredericksburg campus, where the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are located, being in nearby Fredericksburg.  Nine researchers associated with the University of Copenhagen have been awarded Nobel Prizes, including Niels Bohr, who was awarded the the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922 for his work on the structure of atoms. Other notable alumni include Tycho Brahe, who made the first scientific documentation of supernovas, and the philosopher Kierkegaard. 

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Psychology, Social Science, Arts and Humanities

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Denmark
Nørregade 10 Postboks 2177, 1017 København K, Denmark

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University of Copenhagen is a great University with excellent tutors. What I liked the most was that the courses were most of the time project based, in which you could define your theme and select your group. I would definitely recommend it.

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It is a great place in terms of course quality, atmosphere and spaces for different activities such as individual reflection, group work, walk and talk. During my thesis I had a small office space where I could go and concentrate. It was amazing...

It is a great place in terms of course quality, atmosphere and spaces for different activities such as individual reflection, group work, walk and talk. During my thesis I had a small office space where I could go and concentrate. It was amazing not having to carry all my books home every day and back to uni the next morning. I definitely recommend studying there.

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As an American student, the city of Copenhagen offered a plethora of opportunities for expats like me. The University of Copenhagen was no different; the university provides multiple disciplines that offer professors thriving in their expertise...

As an American student, the city of Copenhagen offered a plethora of opportunities for expats like me. The University of Copenhagen was no different; the university provides multiple disciplines that offer professors thriving in their expertise and students from all over the globe, providing an international experience unlike any other. There are chances to explore other disciplines within your study, and with the multiple campus locations, you have the opportunity to explore other parts of Copenhagen. There is also the flexibility of taking courses at other universities, allowing you to focus more in-depth in a field of choice, while also having credits transfer over. There is no better place in Scandinavia to study as an expat, and I greatly recommend this university to those wanting to experience the Nordic lifestyle and education.

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I was enrolled in a Master in Science at KU and was happy to be accepted even though I did not have a scientific background. I wanted to develop a multidisciplinary profile and it was hard to catch up, but I am very thankful to have been given...

I was enrolled in a Master in Science at KU and was happy to be accepted even though I did not have a scientific background. I wanted to develop a multidisciplinary profile and it was hard to catch up, but I am very thankful to have been given the opportunity. Classes were interesting, particularly during the second year when I was able to choose my subjects. The administration is effective and accommodating, and professors are experts in their particular subjects and generally nice. I was however deceived by their teaching skills and the lack of international/multidisciplinary backgrounds among them. Maybe for this reason - and the fact that many fellow students did not have previous work experience - good discussions were generally lacking during classes. I realized (although a bit too late!) that many classes could be skipped by doing only the readings, which did not promote group cohesion. Similarly, there were few guidance on jobs and opportunities to connect with companies during the master, which is a pity considering the difficulty for skilled internationals to enter the Danish job market. Also, the focus was very much on Denmark/Europe, lacking a more international perspective, both in the classes' content and in the student pool. There were many nordic and European students but not so many from other regions, including strikingly almost no black students. I heard a handful of racists comments from other students, who seemed to not even realize they were off-hand. Danish and internationals were also apart most of the time. If you are an international student, you might want to consider other universities/country options if interested in a more diverse and multidisciplinary experience. However, I would highly recommend this university for people particularly interested in scientific research, as professors' expertise and focus on investigation is strong.

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I'd highly recommend University of Copenhagen to a new student looking to study abroad in a highly competent environment. I was enrolled to my MSc program back in 2011 and graduated in 2013 and studied Food Science and Technology with a 'General'...

I'd highly recommend University of Copenhagen to a new student looking to study abroad in a highly competent environment. I was enrolled to my MSc program back in 2011 and graduated in 2013 and studied Food Science and Technology with a 'General' specialization. I studied in the university's faculty in Frederiksberg. I found the program very well-organized with a lot of diverse compulsory courses that helped me to develop even more my competences. I enjoyed having a number of different practicals where we put into practice the theory from the lectures. Some of the lectures were really fun and the tutors were highly interactive with the audience. Going and preparing for the exams was completely different to what I was used to from my home country. Most of my exams were oral and the questions were based on the overall curriculum and not specific. I had to prepare a lot though for the exams (as far as I recall). If I had to pinpoint something for improvement that would be the volume of the material we have had to study and go through. There were few courses were the material was unrealistic and the requirements quite high time-wise. All the lecture associates and tutors were very friendly and helpful though.

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Copenhagen University offers various courses, going from literature to sciences. I really like the fact that the classes are small, not even 30 people in the class. So, there's a real interaction with the professors, and I feel included. There...

Copenhagen University offers various courses, going from literature to sciences. I really like the fact that the classes are small, not even 30 people in the class. So, there's a real interaction with the professors, and I feel included. There are different campuses all over the city of Copenhagen, and two I've been are just beautiful a real old architecture, but with modernity in classroom and for the material.

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KU was a dream come true! The education quality, and the humbleness of the professors are remarkable! My climate change master's programme is an excellent combination of both natural and social sciences. Diversity is celebrated and accepted...

KU was a dream come true! The education quality, and the humbleness of the professors are remarkable! My climate change master's programme is an excellent combination of both natural and social sciences. Diversity is celebrated and accepted around all the campuses with internationals from around the globe, made my student life experience here beautiful.

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perfect

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famous university

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