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Explore Copenhagen Science City

Large public and private investments in state-of-the-art research, teaching and treatment facilities at Copenhagen Science City’s three knowledge institutions contribute to developing a unique and vibrant knowledge environment.

A close-knit knowledge area 

Copenhagen Science City is an integrated part of the existing urban environment and contributes to the vibrant pulse of the area. The area already bustles with research and knowledge activity, while historic public investments in Copenhagen Science City in the coming years will see the area boom, as it expands its capacity for established businesses, start-ups and research activities. Copenhagen Science City also offers abundant opportunities for private investments.

Area size (m2)  1,000,000
Residents  10,000
Jobs  31,300
Students  30,000


University Park

University Park (Universitetsparken) forms the connecting link between the other areas of Copenhagen Science City, and the new routes for pedestrians and cyclists through the area provide a close physical tie between the areas. With its extensive range of research and educational activities, University Park offers great potential for interdisciplinary development. Knowledge industries are also strongly represented here in the form of Copenhagen Bioscience Park – COBIS and the GTS institute Bioneer:FARMA . University Park has two large residence halls and a park area that serves as an outdoor teaching environment for the University of Copenhagen and a recreational area for local residents.


Rigshospitalet (University Hospital of Copenhagen) is Denmark's largest hospital and a flagship in the Danish health care system. The hospital is extending its physical presence with a new patient hotel and administration building, a central sterile department and a new North Wing. The correlation between buildings and connecting areas, such as the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in the Panum Building, will facilitate physical activity, and areas will be adapted to interdisciplinary exchange between employees at the hospital, researchers and students.


The Panum area, together with University Hospital of Copenhagen, comprises the health sciences activities in Copenhagen Science City. These activities also aim to establish ties with health science specialists in the other areas. The Panum Building is the headquarters for the internationally-oriented Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Laboratories and teaching facilities are currently being modernised, while the construction of the Maersk Building will create a unique research environment with modern and flexible research laboratories.

Haraldsgade district

The Haraldsgade District is home to both traditional and innovative small businesses, housing associations and residence halls, as well as Metropolitan University College’s health and technology programmes of study. The area is surrounded by burgeoning growth environments in Outer Nørrebro and Østerbro. The Haraldsgade District aims to integrate activities, businesses and the district’s local residents. This will be achieved by improving the area’s ability to attract innovative companies and entrepreneurs by providing facilities where collaborations between various knowledge institutions and businesses can be explored and tested during a transitional period. A new Metro station will open in the area at Skjolds Plads in 2018.

De gamles by

De Gamles By (The Old People’s City) is closely linked to the Panum area and connects University Park and University Hospital of Copenhagen with the vibrant urban environment around Sankt Hans Square. De Gamles By primarily houses nursing homes and day-care institutions, and has long given the impression of being closed off from the outside world. However, the area is now being opened up and will be more closely integrated with the surrounding community and more visible as a recreational area for the enjoyment of the area’s residents, workplaces and institutions. The renovation plans also allocate space for new businesses that can create an even more lively and active environment.