Campus Life – University of Copenhagen

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Campus Life

Some of the things that our international students emphasise about student life at SCIENCE are the green and park-like campus areas with the horticultural gardens and their central location in Copenhagen. Others note the Greenhouse Café at Frederiksberg Campus and the popular Friday bar or the modern libraries and laboratories. And yet others point to the many student associations or the unique Danish academic culture which encompasses direct and open interaction between students and teachers - in and out of class.

Campus areas

The Faculty of Science is primarily situated on two of the University of Copenhagen's four campuses: the Frederiksberg Campus and the North Campus. There are additional units and facilities situated in Helsingør, Nødebo and Taastrup among other locations. See map of the campus areas.

Many exciting building activities are going on at the campus areas at the moment, including the construction of a Copenhagen Plant Science Centre building at Frederiksberg Campus and the Niels Bohr Building at North Campus. In general, North Campus, home to scientific, pharmaceutical and health science research and neighbour to the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Metropolitan University College and Fælledparken, is being developed into a coherent district, Copenhagen Science City,  based on the concepts of science, health and interdisciplinarity.

International student environment

Roughly 9,500 students, including around 1,200 international students, are engaged in the Faculty's 21 BSc and 32 MSc programmes. An additional 1150 PhD students, many of whom are also from international backgrounds, round out the student population. The study and research environment at SCIENCE is, therefore, very international.

Biking culture in Copenhagen

Students live in residence halls outside campus or share a flat in the Copenhagen area. It is easy to go to or move between the different campus areas. The relatively small size of Copenhagen makes it easy to get around, even by bike.

The safe atmosphere, the well-developed infrastructure, the low level of pollution and the many cultural events all contribute to making Copenhagen one of the most liveable cities in the world.