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In the Biotech City you will find a growing educational environment. In close collaboration with the Kalundborg’s world-class industry, we cultivate talents of the future locally. The educational institutions and the companies work closely together to constantly match the companies’ demand with the city’s educations.

Choosing an education in the Biotech City equals a solid step on the path to a career in the world’s leading biotech and process industry.



The strong partnership between the educational institutions and the industry has a positive impact in the form of company visits, project collaboration, guest lecturers, mentoring courses and internships, all of which helps to link the students closer to the industry and closer to a potential future workplace.

The Biotech City holds a unique study environment: We know each other. We help each other. And we care about each other. As a student in the Biotech City you will meet an environment in the form of a community, and you will experience close contact with both fellow students, teachers, and representatives from the local industry.


How does an education within biotechnology or mechanical engineering sound? How about process or pharma operator? Or what about a degree in Technology Management and Marine Engineering? These just represent a few of the opportunities the city have to offer.

Kalundborg is both a biotech city and a growing educational city with a special focus on biotechnological production and process technology. But the list is long, and you can choose from a wide range of education opportunities, and even more are on the way.


Helix Lab is an education and research center for scientific collaboration between the bioindustry in Kalundborg and the universities. Helix Lab Fellows have access to the laboratories, equipment and facilities at Helix Lab, as well as housing at Kalundborg Kollegiet. Helix Lab contributes to the Biotech City’s 2030 vision by creating an attractive and vibrant research and study environment for students, scientists and specialists from the industry.


At Absalon’s Campus Kalundborg you can study biotechnology, mechanical engineering or bioanalytics.


Maskinmesterskolen focuses on working with energy solutions and climate-friendly supply. You will gain broad technical knowledge and acquire new competencies within power plants, district heating, wind turbines, wastewater treatment, offshore and shipping. The education is taught in Danish.


The study line in Biomanufacturing is developed in close collaboration with the industry and takes place at Biotech City Kalundborg.

It is an industry master’s education where you will become an expert on process thinking and working with chemistry and biochemistry on an industrial scale. It takes four years to complete an industry master of science in engineering, and during this time you are both a part-time engineer and a part-time student.

University of Copenhagen

In August 2024 the new Master of Science in Biosolutions will take off in Kalundborg.

With a MSc in Biosolutions you will become an expert in biological-based systems for industrial processes. The program trains you to work with the development of sustainable biological production of foods, biomaterials, biologicals, and environmental technologies related to these productions.

During your studies, you will engage in close cooperation with the city’s leading biotech and process companies such as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes, Chr. Hansen (becoming Novonesis), and Unibio.

Royal Danish Academy

The architect education in Kalundborg is very involved in the city and the opportunities for an open, experimental, and innovative study and research environment, in close collaboration with the city, other educations, the industry as well as the civil society. The education is taught in Danish.


At Kalundborg Gymnasium you can choose to focus on science, social sciences, language, art, or culture and society.


Nordvestsjællands Erhvervs- og Gymnasieuddannelser is the largest educational institution in Northwest Zealand. The educations are taught in Danish.


Knowledge Hub Zealand is an association and a partnership created to support knowledge, education, and development in Region Zealand – especially focusing on the biotech development journey in North West Zealand.

Among other things, Knowledge Hub Zealand functions as secretariat to the Biotech City with an ambition of creating an educational knowledge hub to locally grow the qualified workforce needed at Scandinavia’s largest biotech cluster.

Do you want to solve the challenges of tomorrow?

In Kalundborg, we do just that. Sustainable solutions and circular economy are focal points in our community, and we offer some of the best study programs within natural sciences and engineering that will enable you to ignite the green transition with us.

Watch the video to learn more about the “Kalundborg-way” of working, and why it is a unique place to study and work.

The video expresses the views of Absalon student Khizra Ibrar, former Helix Lab fellow now NNE employee Alonso Malacara Becerra, CEO of Kalundborg Utility Hans-Martin Friis Møller, and Head of Secretariat at Kalundborg Symbiosis Lisbeth Randers.
Play Video about Virtual Biosolutions Day forside


Kalundborg Kollegiet is placed in the heart of Kalundborg. With its modern facilities and student friendly prices, Kalundborg Kollegiet will serve as the perfect frame for a student life in the Biotech City.

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