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Featured below is a list and description of all Danish higher education institutions: universities, university colleges, academies of professional higher education and university level institutions of fine and performing arts, design and architecture
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Aarhus School of Architecture, an educational institution under The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, has approximately 800 students and employs a staff of about 160. The Aarhus School of Architecture was established in 1965 and has since then educated approx. 5000 Masters in architecture. The school has been instrumental in creating Aarhus’ reputation as an international city of design and architecture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Danish National School of Performing Arts welcomes students from all parts of the world. The school offers more than ten different theatre and dance programmes with students from many different countries.
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.
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.
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.
UCC is one of Denmark’s main providers of teacher education, social education and postgraduate and supplementary diploma degrees within related fields. UCC also educates nurses, physiotherapists, psychomotor therapists, sign language interpreters and textile and handicraft designers.
VIA's 8 campuses are located in the Central Denmark Region and offer a wide range of educational programmes in areas, such as health, social education, technology, trade, design, business and animation. 20 research centres in addition to a close cooperation with professional practice ensures that a continuous development of programmes based on the latest knowledge within their corresponding fields.
University College South Denmark offers a wide range of higher education study programmes and courses at all levels, with an emphasis on first-cycle bachelor degrees in the field of Educational Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Communication Sciences. Geographically, UC South Denmark covers Southern Jutland and has more than 6,500 students and 700 members of staff.
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.
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 six campuses across the region.
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.
Copenhagen Business Academy is Denmark’s largest business academy and consists of five campuses in Greater Copenhagen and Northern Zealand. Copenhagen Business Academy offers professional higher education programmes in which theory and practical skills always go together, and where the subjects taught can be seen in their proper perspective.
Dania Academy of Higher Education is one of nine other regionale academies of higher education in Denmark. Dania has over 1800 full-time students and many part-time AP Degree students and was officially opened January 1st, 2009
Lillebaelt Academy of Professional Higher Education
Lillebaelt Academy is the largest business academy in the Region of Southern Denmark and offers 30 higher educational programmes aimed at employment in the world of business. The academy offers both full-time and part-time programmes all of which are based on a solid foundation of knowledge and close collaboration with companies.
With its roots going back more than 100 years, the IBA is today a major higher education institution in the heart of Denmark, offering programmes in business, marketing, finance, management, entrepreneurship and design.
The educational institution, Niels Brock serves more than 20,000 students and course participants within the country, as well as over 1,500 students in China. Niels Brock has over 130 years of experience delivering business and commerce education, and has built a solid network within the Danish business community - a community that knows the school as well it knows them.
Zealand Institute of Business and Technology (ZIBAT)
Zealand Institute of Business and Technology is a regional academy in the Zealand region of Denmark where you also find the capital city, Copenhagen. Today, approximately 3,000 students study at the its five campuses located in the cities of Roskilde, Køge, Næstved, Slagelse and Nykøbing Falster, offering programmes for a steadily growing number of international students as well as danish students.
Business Academy SouthWest is a regional higher education and research institution with locations in Esbjerg and Sønderborg. The aim of the instituion is to develop and provide practical higher education at the academy bachelor level and professional higher level, within the following knowledge clusters: Architectural Technology & Construction, Industry & Offshore, Financial Management, Computer Science, Marketing Management, Design & media, Innovation and General Management/elevation of competencies.
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.