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Copenhagen, Denmark Project Center
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: D term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Estimated Expenses: D term
Fact Sheet:
Project Opportunities:
Steven Taylor
Center Highlights:
International, Urban
Housing Type:
Shared apartments
Program Preparation:
1/6 Danish language and culture class in the term preceding ID 2050, 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 Description:

Copenhagen Hard HatLocation

IQP projects take place in or around Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen, located on the island of Zealand. The Danish population numbers 5.6 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.


Project Types: Emphasis on environmental issues. Other topics: technology for people with disabilities, museums, and education

Most projects are sponsored by not-for-profit agencies such as the Danish Consumer Council, Miljøpunkt Nørrebro, and the Danish Waste Association (Dansk Affaldsforening).

Project Examples

  • Envisioning a Traffic Solution for Copenhagen - This project provided and evaluated a collection of plausible scenarios that focus on reducing motor vehicle congestion in Central Copenhagen, while preserving existing green space. (for Miljøpunkt Amager)
  • Assessing Particulate Pollution in the Østerbro District of Copenhagen - This project measured UFP, using a P-Trak Ultrafine Particle Counter near various schools and parks because children are at the highest risk for developing complications. (for Miljøpunkt Østerbro)
  • Exploring the Factors Influencing Organic Waste Sorting in Denmark - This project researched practical and motivational factors influencing Danish sorting of household food. (for Dansk Affaldsforening)


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
D term 2015-2016 10/05/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
D term 2016-2017 10/05/2015
01/11/2016 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.