Technical University of Denmark


Founded in 1829 with the mission of creating value for the benefit of society, DTU is an international elite technical university whose education, scientific advice, and innovation rest on a solid foundation of world-class research.

Excellent research

The University is at the academic and multidisciplinary forefront of the technical and the natural sciences, with new initiatives in a number of internationally demanding engineering disciplines, including sustainable energy technology and life science.

Tomorrow’s engineers

Our study programmes are designed to stimulate analytical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Coupled with solid academic knowledge these qualifications will enable DTU graduates to help solve the challenges of the modern, globalized world.

Putting research to work

DTU provides scientific advice to the Danish authorities and international organizations and is renowned for its ability to transfer research into new technologies through close collaboration between academic, commercial, and public partners.

An innovative university

DTU is among the world’s most innovative universities and is currently no. 1. in the Nordic countries on ’Reuters Top 100 World's Most Innovative Universities 2016’.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1829
Total Number of Staff 5895
Number of Academic Staff 2117
Number of Students 11031
Focus Areas

Main Arctic research topics:

  • Ice and climate change
  • Marine resources
  • Geomagnetism, geodesy, geodynamics
  • Communications infrastructure
  • Raw materials exploitation
  • Artic construction engineering
Fields of Study Offered Environmental science
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (others)
Computer science
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Electricity and energy
Electronics and automation
Chemical and process
Manufacturing and processing (broad programmes)
Food processing
Building and civil engineering
Medical diagnostic and treatment technology
Environmental protection technology