Denmark at a glance

Moving abroad for three years in order to complete a bachelor’s degree programme is a big decision, and choosing the right programme and university is probably your first priority. But what about the surroundings, the culture and the language? Get a taste of Denmark below. And please keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive guide, so we suggest you find information elsewhere too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danish television series and film stand out and get international attention, so it’s actually possible to do some cultural research while seated comfortably in your bed or sofa. Crime is a signature topic and the term Nordic Noir captures the trend in Danish television  and film-making. Take a tour of Denmark by watching the series Rejseholdet (2000-04) about an elite mobile police task force, which was broadcast all over the world. Based in Copenhagen, ‘Forbrydelsen’ (‘The Crime’) became hugely popular, especially in the UK. Copenhagen’s proximity to Sweden is portrayed in ‘Broen’ (‘The Bridge’) referring to the Øresund Bridge that connects the two countries. It’s a very nordic noir four-season TV series with characters and scenes from both Copenhagen and the Swedish city Malmö.

Danish food culture is on the move; from traditional pilsner, pig and potatoes to New Nordic Cuisine with light and playful food made from local ingredients. Michelin-starred restaurants may be out of range for most students, but the general appreciation of good food will indulge your taste buds.

Design and architecture have been Danish hallmarks for a century, roughly. Design is simple, stylish and fit for use in everyday life. Especially the design of chairs excels within the furniture category. The fashion scene in Denmark is very much alive, flashing its newest creations at the Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Across Denmark significant buildings stand out – or integrate with nature. As a student in Copenhagen, you can hang out at Superkilen, a spectacular urban space for pedestrians and cyclists in multicultural Nørrebro. Feel like skiing? Go to Copenhill, a brand new year-round ski slope on a massive waste incineration plant. The University’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences resides in Maersk Tower, which opened in 2017. With its 15 floors covered by 3,300 copper shutters, the iconic building towers in central Copenhagen. Make sure you explore Maersk Tower, either on a guided tour or on your own, e.g. by visiting the cafés or enjoying the outside park area. Finally, there’s a very special hall of residence, whose original circular architecture is outstanding, namely Tietgenkollegiet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#1  Copenhagen is the world’s best city to visit (Lonely Planet, 2019)
#1  Copenhagen is the most liveable city for European expats (ECA International, 2019)
#1  Denmark is the world’s least corrupt country (Corruption Perception Index, 2019)
#2  Denmark is the second happiest nation in the world (UN world Happiness Report, 2019)
#13  Denmark ranks 13 in gender equality (the Global Gender Gap Index, 2018).

New students gathering at the Matriculation Ceremony
New students gathering at the Matriculation Ceremony
UCPH celebrates Copenhagen Pride
UCPH celebrates Copenhagen Pride
Employees and students at the UCPH Spring Festival
Employees and students at the UCPH Spring Festival
New landmark: Maersk Tower and its campus park
New landmark: Maersk Tower and its campus park