The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) is the leading academy in Scandinavia in the fields of architecture, design and conservation. Our core activities are rooted in 7 institutes, which generate education, research, consultancy and innovation.

KADK was founded in 2011 on the basis of a merger between the Academy’s School of Architecture, the Danish Design School and the Academy’s School of Conservation. Today KADK have approx. 2,000 students on our Bachelor, Master’s, PhD and continuing education programmes.

Facts about KADK
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... graduates from the School of Conservation achieved average graduation marks of 10.3 in 2013.

... fashion designer Anne Sofie Madsen, who has worked for Dior, among others, graduated from the School of Design in 2009.

... In 2013, the School of Architecture was elected the second best school of architecture in Europe by – only surpassed by the Architectural Association in London.

... Arne Jacobsen studied at the School of Architecture, Hans Wegner studied at the School of Design, and Børge Mogensen attended both schools.

... it was conservators who saved the Jelling runic stones in 2011 after a graffiti attack.

... In 2010, the School of Design was included on the world famous lifestyle magazine Monocle's top 5 list of future schools of design.

... In 2013, KADK had 2,989 applicants for 387 places in the undergraduate programmes in architecture, design and conservation.

... In 2013, 59 students at KADK were working on a PhD degree.

... Many of KADK's teachers come directly from the business community and practice. For instance, the School of Architecture has approx. 120 and the School of Design approx. 80 part time teachers each term who teach for a short or longer period of time in addition to their work in practice and in the business community.