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Copenhagen, Denmark IQP Project Center D15
Copenhagen, Denmark
Program Terms: D term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets D term
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Project Opportunity:
Shared apartments
Steven Taylor
 Program Preparation:
1/6 Danish language and culture, 1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure
 Program Eligibility:
All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
 Program Term:
Program Description:


Copenhagen, Denmark




IQP projects take place in or around Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen, located on the island of Zealand. The Danish population numbers 5.3 million and inhabits an area of 16,630 square miles. In addition to farming, Denmark has many diverse and technological industries, with emphasis on electronics, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, furniture craft, and alternative energy sources.

Denmark is an ideal place for IQP projects. Danish culture is open to interdisciplinary academic questioning, the foundation of every IQP. Danes are brought up to question and debate the impact of technology on the quality of life, and are leaders in utilizing positive aspects of modern technology while trying to lessen its negative impacts.


IQP projects in Denmark span a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on environmental issues and technology for people with disabilities. Alternative transportation, food quality, and technology to assist people with disabilities are topics of great interest to both the public and private sector. Not-for-profit agencies are also expected to sponsor several projects in the future.

Project Examples

Alternative transportation - Assessing bicycle theft, improving bicycle parking facilities, and communicating Denmark’s biking culture to tourists

Assisting people with disabilities - Creating a catalog of activities for visually impaired Danish youth in order to encourage more active lifestyles

Environmental issues - Assessing greenhouse gas emissions associated with food at Danish cafeterias, and developing a model to calculate waste from electrical and electronic equipment

This program is currently not accepting applications.