Being an Academic Student in Denmark
The Danish academic tradition depends on the ability to make a clear, transparent, and valid argumentation. You will be evaluated based on your ability to work with the course material in a critical and independent manner.
On ITUstudent you find a section that describes the study skills you are expected to gain and make use of in your academic work. We advise you to get familiar with the information found in the section. This ways you get a good idea about what is expected of you as a student at ITU and how to avoid academic misconduct. It is important to be aware of academic conduct and misconduct as not living up to the right standards may have severe consequences.
The Danish Teaching Style
Students in Denmark are expected to be engaged in their own learning process and most Danish students are raised with the notion of "being responsible for their own learning". In Denmark, lecturers will seldom practice one-way communication, but the teaching style is rather based on student participant in discussion and exercise classes. This may be different than what you are used to and may take some time getting used to. If you have questions, you are always welcome to get in touch with The Study & Career Guidance.
You can read a lot more about the Danish teaching style and what it is like to study in Denmark at StudyinDenmark.dk. If you are curious on how the Danish education system is structured, you can read about it on the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
Where to Get Help
If you experience any problems during your studies, be it personal, educational, or professional, you have different options to get help:
- The Study & Career Guidance can assist and support you with different aspects of studying in Denmark. This is also where you get help if you are in doubt about your choice of study, are considering your future career, or wish to clarify your skills.
- Student Counselling Service (Studenterrådgivningen) offer free professional help from psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers with psychotherapeutic education