• The Internationalisation of Higher Education
  • Teaching in English in the Multicultural Classroom
  • Facts and Resources
  • In-Service Training

This website has been developed as a resource for lecturers in Danish Higher Education who are faced with the challenges of teaching heterogeneous student groups in international programmes. While we see the diversity of students and lecturers as an asset for Danish Higher Education, there is no denying that it also creates challenges for all.

We offer assistance for lecturers who have to teach in English and to a much more heterogeneous student group than they have been used to in the past, as well as to our international colleagues who have to come to terms with teaching in the Danish Higher Education system.

In the section on the Internationalization of Higher Education, you will find information and resources about teaching diverse groups of students – and doing so in a Danish context.

The Teaching in English in the Multicultural Classroom focuses on the language issues.

Facts and resources are for all – but there is a special section on the Danish Higher Education system, local management, assessment and exams that might prove especially helpful for international colleagues who are new to the Danish HE system.

In-service Training tells you how to contact us if you need assistance with an in-service training course on these issues in your organization.

The Teacher's Voice

”I think that benefits and challenges are often the same things seen from different perspectives. For example, the informality and relative equality between instructors and students is both a benefit and a challenge of teaching in Denmark.”

“Most Danish students are actually mono-cultural, and it is the international students that provide the multicultural element. This would reify an insider-outsider dynamic, especially in courses that are discussion based.”

“Being able to bring together young people of different backgrounds, cultures and languages is a wonderful gift. Contributing to a better understanding and appreciation within a mixed group of students is very important as it ultimately leads to a better understanding and appreciation between people of different backgrounds.”

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