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Higher Education Institutions

Featured below is a list and description of all Danish higher education institutions: Universities, University Colleges, Business Academies and Artistic Higher Education Institutions


Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university with a world-class reputation. One fifth of DTU's scientific staff is recruited internationally and an increasing number of the students are also from abroad. DTU has contributed to Denmark achieving a leading position within Technical Design, Wind Energy, Biotechnology, Electronics and Telecommunication.
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Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917. Today, with 20,000 students and 1,500 employees, CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe and one of the 8 Danish universities
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University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) offers world class education and is committed to an international perspective, at all levels. The largest campus is located in the city of Odense (Funen) and other campuses are located in the cities of Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg (Jutland) and Slagelse (Zealand).
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University of Copenhagen (KU)

With over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries. The University offers more than 200 study programmes in health sciences, humanities, law, life sciences, pharma-ceutical sciences, science, social sciences, and theology.

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IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)

The IT University of Copenhagen is an independent educational and research institution, dedicated to the digital world. The university works to make Denmark exceptionally good at making value through IT by providing contemporary study programmes and research at the highest academic level. 
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Aarhus University (AU)

Aarhus University is a young, modern university established in 1928. It has grown to become a leading public research university with international reach covering the entire research spectrum. 
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Aalborg University (AAU)

Aalborg University (AAU) has been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal development since its inception in 1974. It offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences.
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Roskilde University (RUC)

Roskilde University (RUC) is a Danish public university founded in 1972 and located in Trekroner in the Eastern part of Roskilde. Roskilde University offers higher education at bachelor-, master, and Ph.D. levels within four main areas: humanities, humanistic technologies, social science and science.
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Artistic Higher Education Institutions

Design School Kolding

Design School Kolding is an independent institution under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The school trains designers at undergraduate and graduate levels. 
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Aarhus School of Architecture

The Aarhus School of Architecture is an institution under the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Our aim is to educate architects who can develop the physical environment of the future by engaging with society.

We offer teaching at Bachelor, Master and PhD level within architecture and areas related to the architectural profession. We also offer a range of continuing education and specialised courses.
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Rhytmic Music Conservatory

Rhythmic Music Conservatory (RMC) offers the most advanced education available in rhythmic contemporary music – a multifaceted concept that embraces widely diverse forms of expression in such genres as rock, pop, jazz, hip hop, heavy metal and electronic music.
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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Art is an internationally-oriented educational and research institution continuing a more than 250-year-old tradition of developing artistic talent and enterprise to the highest standards, based upon the independent work of each individual student. 

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The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts - Southern Denmark

The academy offers bachelor and master study programmes for musicians and music teachers in classical music, rhytmic music, jazz, and, as the only academy in Denmark, folk music.
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The Royal Danish Academy of Music

The Royal Danish Academy of Music is the oldest music academy in Denmark. It is a dynamic and vibrant artistic educational institution centred on teaching, with an additional important role to support the development of classical music and enhance its relevance as a central part of contemporary musical and cultural life.
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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

KADK is Scandinavia's leading academy in the fields of architecture, design and conservation, educating tomorrow's architects, designers and conservators. KADKs teaching is based on a core "DNA" of science, practice, and art. The academy offers a range of bachelor and master programmes in architecture, design and conservation, as well as offering an active PhD and research environment.
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Funen Art Academy

Funen Art Academy offers a five year independent higher education in contemporary visual arts. The study at Funen Art Academy is internationally recognized and aims to educate visual artists to the highest professional level.

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The Royal Opera Academy

The Royal Academy of Music - Aarhus/Aalborg

The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus/Aalborg is a state institution under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Culture, charged with responsibility for the further education courses in music, and for otherwise contributing to the promotion of musical culture in Denmark.
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The Danish National School of Performing Arts

The Danish National School of Performing Arts welcomes students from all parts of the world. The school offers several artistic programmes with students from many different countries. 
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University Colleges

University College UCC

University College UCC is situated in Copenhagen and Greater Copenhagen and offer professional bachelor's degrees in  teacher education, social education and health education.
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University College of Northern Denmark (UCN)

University College of Northern Denmark awards Professional Bachelor Degrees and AP Degrees according to Danish national legislation, all accredited by The Danish Accreditation Institution. In addition, UCN offers Ongoing and Further Education from day seminars tailored for specific organisations and professionals to Diplomas at the BA-level.
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Metropolitan University College (MUC)

Metropolitan University College is a university college of applied sciences with campuses in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Metropolitan offers Bachelor’s Degree programmes, Academy Profession Degree programmes, postgraduate studies, and conducts applied research and development activities in welfare-sector subjects such as health, rehabilitation, welfare technology, management, education and social work.
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University College Lillebaelt (UCL)

University College Lillebaelt offers higher education programmes contributing to the ongoing development of society. Geographically, University College Lillebaelt covers part of the Southern Region of Denmark and has approximately 7,000 students and 700 employees.
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Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)

Danish School of Media and Journalism is a training and knowledge center for the media and communications sector with a focus on talent, lifelong learning and innovation.
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University College South Denmark

University College South Denmark offers a wide range of higher education study programmes and courses at all levels, with an emphasis on first-cycle Professional Bachelor Degrees in the field of Educational Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Communication Sciences. Geographically, University College South Denmark covers Southern Jutland and has more than 6,500 students and 700 members of staff. 
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University College Zealand

University College Zealand is the regional university college in the region of Zealand offering ten bachelor degree programmes. University College Zealand has 8,500 full-time and 200 part-time students as well as 600 employees located at seven campuses across the region.

From 1 August 2017, University College Zealand will change its name to University College Absalon. The new name, together with a new visual identity, shall contribute to a clearer profile and greater recognition. The name is inspired by the Bishop Absalon, who was a central figure in Denmark’s and Zealand’s history. 
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VIA University College

VIA University College has 8 campuses, which are all located in the Central Denmark Region. VIA University College offers a wide range of educational programmes in areas within engineering, health, social education, technology, trade, design, business and animation. 20 research centres in addition to a close cooperation with professional practice ensures continuous development of programmes based on the latest knowledge within their corresponding fields.

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Schools of Maritime Education & Training

Aarhus school of Maritime and Technical Engineering

Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering educates Marine and Technical Engineers in a stimulating learning environment with the aim of providing the students with in-demand and up-to-date competences.
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Copenhagen School of Maritime Education and Training

The Copenhagen School of Marine Engineering and Technology Management has educated marine engineers since 1906. There are approximately 500 students and 40 employees.
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Maritime Training and Education Centre (MARTEC)

MARTEC is the maritime and polytechnic education center in northern Denmark.
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Svendborg International Maritime Academy (SIMAC)

SIMAC is Denmark’s largest maritime educational institution with 500 students and 90 highly educated and motivated employees. SIMAC offers three fields of study
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