Undergraduate Research at DIS Copenhagen

Are you academically ambitious, curious to explore a topic in depth, and eager to be a part of a passionate research community?

Apply for a unique Research Assistant opportunity and earn 3 or 6 credits.

Research Assistant: 3 Credits

Join an ongoing research project carried out by a DIS faculty member. As a Research Assistant, you collaborate closely with your mentor. By the end of your semester, you will grasp the complexities of the research process. In some cases, short travel with your mentor to European research institutions may occur. All costs are covered by DIS. Information will be provided before the start of the semester.

Examples of the 3-Credit Research Assistantships are:

Research Assistant: 6 Credits

Advance your knowledge within the natural and health sciences. Matched with a Copenhagen-based research institution and a mentor, you participate in existing research where you develop your clinical and laboratory skills.

Examples of the possible types of 6-Credit Research Assistantships are:

  • Accelerometry in Detection of Epileptic Seizures, Neurology Department, Roskilde University Hospital
  • The Prognostic Significance of Atrial Fibrillation on Non-ischemic Systolic Heart Failure, Cardiology Department, Hvidovre University Hospital
  • Among many more found on the course overview page here!

During my semester, I worked with the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Copenhagen, investigating the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms behind the development of muscle contractures in patients with cerebral palsy.

After pursuing research abroad, I developed more specific interests in neuroscience and highly tuned my lab skills. When returning to my home university, I began researching in a lab that I realized aligned more with my academic interests, which would not have been possible without my experience at DIS.”

-Max, Occidental College