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For decades, the traditional Danish ‘rustur’ intro camp on the medicine programme has been shrouded in mystery and nervous excitement for thousands of new students. But the intro camp community is in transition throughout the country. The same goes for social etiquette and public debate. The University Post followed the intro camp tutors on the medicine programme to find out how an intro camp is organised, and how limits are defined on a study programme that, by definition, crosses people’s limits.
Here are five important dates to remember, Just to make sure your new life as a university student is off to a good start.
The history of Kvinderegensen is palpable in the old building on Amager, where previously only women were allowed to live. Nowadays the college is open to everyone, and being male might even give you a head start on the waiting list.
Start brewing your own coffee, quit buying kebabs on your way home from a night out, and get creative with your gifts for friends and family. Here is the ultimate guide to living on a student budget in expensive Copenhagen.
Stories of sexism, drinking and crazy initiation rituals, a global #metoo movement and a set of guidelines on how to deal with offensive behaviour made the University of Copenhagen the centre of a stormy debate last year.
Medicine is once again at the top of the list, Odontology and Political Science are steadily climbing, and the trend of more women than men applying continues.
We met up with six tutors from across the university’s faculties for a chat about how tutors prepare for the incoming class of students.
This year University of Copenhagen has seen a five percent increase in applicants compared to last year. In fact, all faculties have seen an increase – except for the Faculty of Humanities. And the continued decline has the Associate Dean worried: »It is a problem for Denmark.«
We sat down with Centre Director at the Danish Centre for Youth Research, Noemi Katznelson, and asked her to predict which degree programs young Danes will apply to in the coming years. Her crystal ball indicates that social responsibility and job security will be among the top motivating factors.
Management at the Faculty of Law have expressly forbidden theme parties where new students dress up like Mexicans, Olympic athletes of different nationalities, and theologians. But you are welcome to dress up as ‘rich kids' and high achievers.