UCL University College in Denmark is the result of a merge between Business Academy Lillebaelt and University College Lillebaelt, which took place 1 August 2018.
UCL University College is a regional higher education institution with campuses in the cities of Odense, Svendborg, Vejle, Jelling and Fredericia (satellite).
It has more than 10,000 students and about 1,000 employees. UCL University College is 1 out of 6 University Colleges in Denmark, and is the 3rd largest.
Higher Education Programmes
It offers more than 40 academy and professional higher education programmes (AP-degree programmes, Professional BA programmes and BA Top Up programmes), within Business, Technology and Buildings, Education and Social Sciences and Health Sciences.
All of the programmes are characterised as first cycle studies within the European Quality Framework, level 5 and 6.
Cooperation and Continuing Professional Development
Every day, UCL University College cooperates closely with national and international workplaces and institutions regarding student placements and projects, applied research, Centres of Excellence and continuing professional development and organisational development.
UCL University College offers Continuing Professional Development aimed at professionals in many fields, for example animation, technology, education, (theory and practice), health, and management in private and public organisations.
Regulation and Accreditation
Higher education in Denmark is regulated by the state, and all public institutions are subject to continuous approval and evaluation processes. The regulations define the national standards for Danish higher education to ensure that all students obtain an education of the highest quality.
A nationally established – fully independent – accreditation agency assures the quality and the relevance of higher education programmes. The institutions have a high degree of autonomy, but they are required to follow the national regulations for e.g. teacher qualifications, degree structures and examinations, including a system of external examiners.
UCL University College abides by the Bologna process and its goals; the use of the Diploma Supplement and the ECTS is integrated at all academic departments. The university college holds an extended Erasmus University Charter.
The academy teaches on three levels:
AP Programme 2-2,5 years
BA 3,5 years
Top-up Programme (after AP) 1,5 years which results in BA diploma
Courses in AP Programmes:
Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Architectural Technology and Construction Management is taught on BA level.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
International Hospitality Management
International Sales and Marketing
Product Development and Technology Integration