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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
Budget Sheets: D term
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Term:
D Term
Project Opportunities:
Steven Taylor
Center Highlights:
International, Urban
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:


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.


IQP projects in Denmark span a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on environmental issues. (although projects have included other topics such as technologies 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 (for Miljøpunkt Amager) a collection of plausible scenarios that focus on reducing motor vehicle congestion in Central Copenhagen, while preserving existing green space.

Assessing Particulate Pollution in the Østerbro District of Copenhagen - This project, in conjunction with Miljøpunkt Østerbro, measured UFP, using a P-Trak Ultrafine Particle Counter, near various schools and a large park in Østerbro district, chosen because children are at the greatest risk of developing long term complications.

Exploring the Factors Influencing Organic Waste Sorting in Denmark - This project, sponsored by Dansk Affaldsforening, researched practical and motivational factors influencing Danish sorting of household food.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.