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European Storytelling: From Myth to Marvel

Discover the influence of European storytelling in modern forms of literature, from old myths to medieval legends to Grimm fairy tales. The course examines stories in their historical context but also explores various theoretical approaches and…

Research Assistant: Acoustic Ecology of Urban Bats

Bats are the only truly flying mammals and in Copenhagen, we have eight different species. Though present throughout the city, bats are often not noticed. This research project aims to give bats the attention they deserve,…

Competing and Creating in Global Markets

This course is designed for those interested in global commerce, and provides you with an understanding of concepts, frameworks, and analytical tools necessary to compete and innovate in markets around the world. The course is divided…

The Good Life

In this course, we examine the foundations of ‘the good life’ as they surface in Danish philosophy, with a particular focus on human freedom and the search for meaning, fulfillment, and happiness. While external conditions may…

Gut Reaction: How Human Microbes Shape Our Lives

The human body serves as an ecosystem for billions of bacteria that live in and on us. In this course, we explore how the microbiomes living in our bodies affect health and disease. We learn how…

Food and Identity

Food has always been closely linked to identity, but in the past two decades, it has also become the focus of a host of issues—everything from the industrialization of farming to the integration of immigrants—that reflect…

Macroeconomics

In macroeconomics we study topics related to the whole economy, such as what makes countries rich? How is wealth distributed? How do countries trade and how do they benefit from trade? Why is there unemployment? What…

Understanding Climate Change

Climate change is happening right now, and so is the debate about how to act. The aim of this course is to provide those from a non-science background with a basic understanding of the climate system…

Expense Refunds for Students

Throughout the semester, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to get a reimbursement from DIS for something that you have paid yourself, but that DIS will cover as part of the comprehensive…

Research Assistant: Inclusive Design for Inclusive Spaces

In the field of urban planning and design, there is increasing interest in participatory design processes and inclusive spaces. However, little empirical research has been done on the results of participatory design models, i.e. who is…

The Student Hub

The Student Hub is your entry point to DIS resources and services while you are abroad.

DIS Care Team

Given the transitions, adjustments, and adaption you go through while studying abroad, it is important that you have support. If you have, or develop, mental or physical health issues, you have access to our Care Team…

DIScovery Trips

Experience a new and exciting part of Denmark as you travel on a faculty-led DIScovery Trip.

Community Standards Policy

Students are expected to contribute to a positive community, where harassment and disruptive behavior are not tolerated and act in respectful and responsible ways toward each other. This includes DIS’ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Community…

Study Break

You have a break to enjoy downtime in Copenhagen or travel on your own.

Travel Week 2

For some of you, you will be traveling on your mandatory DIS faculty-led Program Study Tour this week. These dates are set when you sign up for our Core Course within the DIS registration system. So…