Carlsberg applauds Nicoline’s soft drink


is part of Nicoline's education. She is being examined on her soft drink, with Carlsberg at the head of the table.

Nicoline is nervous. She is about to present her soft drink to Carlsberg. She has been tasked with making a non-alcoholic drink from a fermented base from Carlsberg. Nicoline is a food innovation and health student, and as part of their programme, she and her fellow students have been asked to develop a new product for a company.

A meeting with reality, in this case represented by Carlsberg, makes her anxious: Will they understand the concept? Does the product meet the sustainability requirements? Will they like the taste? And can they see a consumer market for Nicoline’s drink in the future?


  • Every year, the Faculty of Science carries out more than 400 business collaborations, where students solve specific tasks for businesses.

  • Private and public businesses have many options to meet and collaborate with researchers and students from SCIENCE or the other faculties at the University of Copenhagen. Read more here (In danish)

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Programmes in change

Students at the University of Copenhagen bring the latest research into play in society. About 20 percent of students write their thesis in collaboration with an external partner, for example a business or an organisation. Almost one third of students choose to do a voluntary internship alongside their studies, and students establish more than 100 new businesses every year.

Students’ interaction with society helps assure the quality of programme content and teaching methods so that their skills match the society they are to contribute to and develop - also as graduates.