Business and matchmaking

High employment and good relations with the business community do not happen overnight. KADK have launched a number of initiatives to ensure that our students can graduate as architects, designers, conservators and front-runners with unique profiles.

KADK offer a wide range of networking events for companies, authorities and organisations, where they can engage in direct discussion with our students.

Lectures, workshops and networks with the profession
We guarantee absorb inspiration from public and private companies, who bring the latest practice into the teaching. Thus we make sure that our students get new input on Danish and international trends and methods. Follow the open lectures in the calendar. 

Business and career guidance
High employment and good relations with the business community do not happen overnight. KADK have launched a number of initiatives to ensure that our students can graduate as architects, designers, conservators and front-runners with unique profiles. We have increased focus on creating a successful transition from study to professional life. We follow our students through their education with practice-oriented guidance.

Close partnerships with advisors
The School of Architecture, the School of Design and the School of Conservation all have their advisory panels, who help the Schools with advice and feedback regarding the business community’s requirements and expectations for the educational programmes. The panels are composed of leading executives from industry and business. Read more about the advisory panels.

Increased focus on employment
We follow closely the employment situation of our graduates and constantly set initiatives in motion to improve the students’ route from study to work. Every year we draw up reports on the employment situation for our graduates.

Internship - From Berlin and Beijing to New York
We have internship agreements with the largest, most innovative and brand new companies and organisations: from Henning Larsen Architects, SLA, H&M, Alexander McQueen to Lego, Danfoss and Young Projects New York. Internships prepare our students for the daily practical life of a designer. We send students on placements in public and private companies both nationally and internationally, from Berlin and Beijing to Copenhagen and New York.

Business projects
We bring business into teaching with companies and organisations such as Royal Copenhagen, Fritz Hansen, Motorola and the Children’s Cancer Foundation. We use conferences, exhibitions and competitions to make close contact with companies such as Velux, Widex, Ford, Dansk Byggeri, Post Danmark and Carlsberg. Read about how we work with industry.

Commercially oriented research
We have several approaches to ensuring commercially oriented research. Enterprises, public authorities or organisations can collaborate on a research project with the country’s best researchers, through a joint co-financed research project, an industrial PhD or other partnerships. Read more about collaboration with research or learn about our research units’ positions of strength. 

International exchange and networking
We have networks and collaboration projects in new growth areas such as Morocco; we send students for exhibitions from Stockholm, Milan to Beijing and have partnerships throughout the world: from Japan and India to Australia, Scandinavia and the USA. We have ambitions on behalf of our students and encourage international approaches to design via exchange and educational projects with global scope. Read about exchange.

Interdisciplinary collaboration
We perpetuate a strong Nordic tradition of collaboration and ensure new growth potential in new educational collaborations with other commercially relevant disciplines: e.g. at Copenhagen Business School, the Technical University of Denmark, the cross-disciplinary computer game programme, DADIU and many many more.