Ørestad Nord has two universities side by side, which means that over 15,000 students visit the area every day.

South Campus of the University of Copenhagen

The South Campus of the University of Copenhagen (formerly known as Copenhagen University Amager - or just KUA) has been located in Njalsgade since 1969. About 12,000 of the University of Copenhagen's students study at South Campus. This means that KUA is the largest of the university's eight faculties and it makes Ørestad a powerhouse of knowledge.

The South Campus focuses primarily on human language, idioms, culture, living conditions and history. The Humanities Faculty is divided into a number of centres, institutes and departments that conduct research and education in more than 50 different humanities subjects.

The South Campus is not just for the faculty's staff and students. It also regularly hosts seminars, debates, open lectures and other events. In addition, the South Campus has a branch of the Royal Library/Copenhagen University Library.

The buildings of the University of Copenhagen, South Campus and Ørestad Nord

KUA1: The buildings on the left side of the Universitetskanal seen from Njalsgade. Built around the year 2000. 5,000 students and 400 employees.

KUA2: The building on the right side of the canal seen from Njalsgade. Completed in 2013 with study activities commencing in August/September. It is a conversion of the original KUA from the 1970s. 5,500 students and 500-600 employees.

KUA3: The last sections of the 'old KUA' are being renovated at the moment. The building will house the faculties of Law and Theology, as well as the Royal School of Library and Information Science when it is completed in 2016. It is expected to have 6,000 students and 500 employees.

The Faculty of Humanities Library The building opposite KUA 2. Contains 500 study places for public use. All book orders submitted to the Royal Library can be collected there.

Anticipated total number of students: approx. 15,000 Anticipated total number of staff (including researchers): approx. 1,500

IT University of Copenhagen

IT University of Copenhagen was established in 1999 as the IT College, and in 2003 it changed its name to IT University of Copenhagen, ITU or as it is usually referred to today. In 2004, ITU moved to their newly constructed building in Ørestad Nord, and became one of the neighbourhood's many knowledge centres.

The purpose of the IT University of Copenhagen is to strengthen IT research and increase the number of graduates who have the skills needed to make Denmark a leading IT nation. The IT University of Copenhagen is an independent educational and research institution and is dedicated to the digital world. From games and communication to business and software development. 

The IT University of Copenhagen has a strong research environment with a comprehensive doctoral programme. It offers a range of research-based full-time education programmes, part-time courses and single subjects in the field of IT. Overall, the ITU has more than 1,500 students enrolled on its various programmes.

In addition to teaching, a great deal of research is carried out at the IT University of Copenhagen. The researchers at the IT University of Copenhagen are organized into research groups that conduct research in a wide range of IT disciplines, including innovative communication, computer gaming, software development, programming and IT for organizations. Researchers participate in collaborative projects, including with private companies, government agencies and foreign researchers. The objective of the research conducted by the IT University of Copenhagen is to contribute to value creation in Denmark through research that creates new scientific insights and new ways of using IT.

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