Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is the main institution for engineering education and research in Denmark. It was founded in 1829 under the direction of Hans Christian Ørsted, whose discovery of electromagnetism was a key factor in the creation of modern society.
The university has recently merged with five national research institutes creating a significantly enlarged Technical University of Denmark. As a result of this fundamental revision of the Danish university landscape DTU now emerges as one of the three major universities in Denmark; the two others being comprehensive universities, DTU has the unique role of a specialized, modern technical university. DTU is recognized for its international excellence in research; focus on research based education and commitment to innovation and industry collaboration.
The main campus is situated in Lyngby fifteen kilometers north of central Copenhagen and offers a pleasant study environment with excellent research and teaching facilities. As a truly modern university DTU offers engineering degrees that provide graduates with a unique set of qualifications and general competences which are in great demand world wide.

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Programmes at Technical University of Denmark



BioCentrum DTU (Biotechnology)
BYG•DTU (Civil Engineering)
Center for Traffic and Transport
DANCHIP (National clean room facility)
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
Danish National Space Center
Danish Transport Research Institute
Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Management
Department of Mathematics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Micro and Nanotechnology
Department of Physics
Environment & Resources
Informatics and Mathematical Modelling
The National Food Institute
The National Veterinary Institute
The Technical Knowledge Center of Denmark
Ørsted-DTU (Electrical Engineering)


All MSc programs at DTU are accredited by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Based on research publication citation impact DTU is the leading technical university in Scandinavia and among the top European universities within engineering sciences.


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