The city and its inhabitants
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and the earliest history of the city dates back to the 12th century. Denmark is usually considered the world’s happiest country and Copenhagen is usually renowned for its beautiful architecture, being the home to one of the best restaurants in the world and its well-designed system of bicycle paths.
Copenhagen is divided into 10 administrative districts, but the capital region itself consists of 29 municipalities, one of it being Copenhagen. It has a urban population of 1,3 million people, which makes it the second largest Scandinavian city. However, compared to the world Denmark is a fairly small country and the population is a little less than 6 million.
Getting from A to B
Public transportation in Copenhagen consists of the three systems; the metro system, the bus system and the train system. All of which are quite punctual and reliable. The metro system is running in the night along with some busses and trains. We recommend you to get a rejsekort if you will be using the public transpiration, as it is significantly cheaper than buying train tickets.
However, even though Copenhagen has a very reliable public transportation system, most Copenhageners use a bicycle to get around. It is the easiest and also the quickest way to get around Copenhagen. Bicycle lanes can be found all over the city, with the number of bicycles actually outnumbering the people living in Copenhagen. 36% of Copenhageners commute via bicycle to work or school.
Therefore we highly recommend you to purchase a bicycle. There are multiple bicycle shops in Copenhagen selling new bicycles at a very broad price range, but if you opt for a second-hand bicycle there are also various Facebook groups in Copenhagen for the selling and buying of bicycles along with DBA.dk, which is a large online market place.
Keep in mind when purchasing a used bicycle to look up the cycle’s serial number which you can do through https://stelnummer.info/. This is to prevent you from buying a stolen bicycle. Also, always remember to keep your bicycle locked. Otherwise, you will probably never see it again.
University of Copenhagen
The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479, making it the oldest university in Denmark and second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia. The faculty of law was one of the founding faculties of the university. The university was originally situated in the center of Copenhagen, but apart from the university’s main building and the university library in Fiolstræde, it has moved to various campuses around Copenhagen.
The last faculties to leave the center of Copenhagen were the faculty of law and the faculty of theology, which moved to South Campus in February of 2017. South Campus is situated in Islands Brygge and along with the faculty of law and theology, South Campus is also the home to the faculty of humanities.
The faculty of law has 4500 students, of which only a couple hundred are international students. Many of those international students are on exchange, but some of them are also LLM students.
Copenhagen has a very lively nightlife, which can be found in various parts of town, wheather it be Nørrebro, Vesterbro or the center of town. One of the most popular spots for Copenhagen nightlife is the meatpacking district. The meatpacking district is in Vesterbro, and houses numerous bars and restaurants.