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New major student exchange agreement struck with the University of Copenhagen

8 August 2016

In June, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Registrar) Tyrone Carlin signed a super partnership agreement with the University of Copenhagen to allow up to 50 students to go on exchange programs each year.

Four students on exhcange in Copenhagen court

The partnership between Denmark’s oldest university and Australia’s oldest University is valid for five years with the opportunity to extend.

The agreement co-signed with Associate Dean Lykke Friis of the University of Copenhagen is the first super student exchange agreement the University has entered into with another university and will be open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students interesting in studying abroad.

As part of the agreement, the two universities will host several meetings, with a cross-faculty delegation from the University of Copenhagen arriving Sydney in November.

Leonie Patrick, Director Sydney Global Mobility said, “Denmark is among the top 10 destinations of choice for outbound University of Sydney exchange students. This is one of our many initiatives to help grow outbound student mobility to 50% within the next five years.”

This agreement demonstrates the University’s commitment to both global engagement and a well-rounded learning experience for our students.  

Students have who have been to Copenhagen on exchange programs have spoken about their positive experiences.

“Copenhagen is one of the best cities in the world for a student exchange. I learned so much about language and politics from KU’s sophisticated courses and highly experienced staff. I loved the atmosphere and modern architecture of KUA, the humanities campus, and really enjoyed the opportunity to share classes with Danes,” said Cameron Hunter, Bachelor of Arts (Languages) degree, majoring in Chinese Studies and Government and International Relations and 2015 recipient of the Crown Prince Mary scholarship.

For Alexandra Liem, Bachelor of International and Global Studies student, “Copenhagen presented an opportunity to immerse myself in an unfamiliar culture, in an absolutely stunning part of the world. I enjoyed my time at the university, as I was able to study subjects relevant to my field from a unique Nordic perspective.”

In 2015, over 744 students went on exchange programs to 34 countries. Find out more by attending an info session with Sydney Abroad.