About KP

In 2018, the university colleges UCC and Metropolitan University College merged and became University College Copenhagen - KP (shortage for Københavns Professionshøjskole). KP offers study programmes and research activities that help to improve our welfare.

KP is one of Denmark’s main providers of teacher education, social education and postgraduate and supplementary diploma degrees within related fields. We also educate nurses, physiotherapists, psychomotor therapists, sign language interpreters, and textile and handicraft designers.

International, professional and academic networking is at the heart of KP’s endeavours to enhance the quality of our study programmes, professional development activities and research. Besides student and staff mobility, KP is engaged in research and development with a wide range of international educational institutions.

More than 10,000 full-time students and approximately 6,000 part-time students are currently enrolled at University College KP, and our academic staff number more than 800. Bachelor programmes, post-graduate diploma studies and professional development courses are currently provided in three different locations in the Greater Copenhagen Area.

KP prides itself on its democratic learning environment. Lecturers and students view each other as equals, there is a focus on group work, and students are encouraged to take individual responsibility for their own education. We adopt a cross-disciplinary approach to learning, use modern technology in the classroom, and work specifically with research-based knowledge that reflects on and interacts with practice.


KP’s educational activities have been brought together to create new, vibrant and attractive learning environments. KP’s campus in North Zealand was inaugurated in August 2012 and, in September 2016, all of KP’s study programmes in Greater Copenhagen moved into the new Carlsberg City District to create the new KP Campus Carlsberg. This new campus is one of the largest study and research environments within the field of education in Northern Europe and offers state of the art facilities for both students and staff.

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