University College Copenhagen

Year of foundation: 2008 (in this form)
Approx. number of students: 8,000
Period of study: Early September-End January; Early February-End June
MCI partner since: 2005

The City

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of approx. 1,17 million persons. It is situated on the islands of Zealand and Amager.

First documented in the 11th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century and during the 17th century under the reign of Christian IV it became an important regional center. With the completion of the transnational Oresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Oresund Region. Within this region, Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö are in the process of growing into one common metropolitan area.

Copenhagen is a major regional center of culture, business, media, and science, as indicated by several international surveys and rankings. Life science, information technology and shipping are important sectors and research & development plays a major role in the city's economy. Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities.

The University

Metropolitan University College is one of eight new regional organizations of different study sites in Denmark (Danish: professionshøjskoler) offering bachelor courses of all kinds in central Copenhagen. Metropolitan University College was formed 1 January 2008 by merging CVU Øresund, The Danish Teacher Training, National Management College, the Social School, Frederiksberg Seminarium and Suhr's together in one big organization covering central Copenhagen. Profession School Metropol is made up of several campuses, including in Herlev in Nørrebro and in the inner Copenhagen. School has a total of approx. 8000 students spread over 14 medium higher education.