Visiting dignitaries

Each month DTU welcomes delegations and dignitaries from home and abroad. Below is a selection of the most recent visits.To view previous entries, please click here.






Visit by University of Bergen, Norway

On November 7, a delegation from University of Bergen led by Rector Dag Rune Olsen visited DTU. The purpose was to sign an Erasmus+ agreement of student exchange.  


Visit by the former Chinese Minister of Education

Former Chinese Minister of Education

On November 2, a Chinese delegation led by Yuan Guiren, Director of Committee on Education, Science, Health and Sports of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPCC) visited DTU. During the visit, the delegation had a tour of DTU Skylab and was introduced to the Department of Wind Energy to gain insight in some of the current research activites. 




Visit by delegation of Chinese Mayors

On October 22, a delegation of Chinese Mayors from Tianjin province visited DTU for five days to participate in "Chinese Mayors Training Programme". The programme is organized in cooperation with Grundfos, Tsinghua University, Chinese Association of Mayors, and DTU.


Visit by the Danish Prime Minister

On October 10, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen visited DTU to participate in the opening of High Tech Summit. Read the story in its entirety.




Visit by the Chinese Ambassador

On August 23, H.E. Ambassador Deng Ying visited DTU. During the visit, the Ambassador was introduced to DTU Skylab and student innovation projects as well as research cooperation between Chinese universities and DTU. 

Prince Joachim visits DTU Space

On September 4, HRH Prince Joachim visited DTU to have an introduction to DTU's space activites such as NASA cooperation and the Swarm satellite mission.




 US Embassy

Visit by U.S. Ambassador 

On August 23, H.E. Ambassador Carla Sands visited DTU. During the visit, Ambassador Sands was introduced to DTU's space activities as well as other collaborations with the US.






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Visit by India’s Minister of Science & Technology


On May 22, a delegation from India led by H.E. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science & Technology, visit DTU. Ambassador Ajit Gupte also participated in the visit.

During the visit, the Minister was introduced to DTU's research within smart grids and water management and had the opportunity to learn about the Danish models for University-Industry partnerships and collaboration.

Photo: Mia Sang Jørnø

Visit by Dalian University of Technology in China


On 24 May, a delegation from Dalian University of Technology, led by Professor WANG Hansong, Chairman of the University Council came to DTU.

The delegates were Ms MENG Linxi, Section Chief, International Office; Professor CONG Fengyu, Director of International Office; Professor LU Yufeng, Director of High-Level Talents Office; and Professor WANG Bo, Director of Institute of Science and Technology.

The purpose of the visit was primarily to renew an existing exchange agreement, as well as examine the option to expand on the existing cooperation between our two universities.






Photo: Bax Lindhardt

Crown Prince Frederik inaugurates Building 202 on Lyngby Campus

HRH The Crown Prince inaugurates DTU’s new building complex which brings together a large part of the university’s research    environment within life science and bioengineering. 

Read the story in its entirety.








Photo: Mikal Schlosser

Danish Minister of Higher Education and Science visits High Tech Summit 

The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science, Søren Pind (right), visited DTU on 20 September on the opening day of              DTU’s High Tech Summit.

After giving a speech, the Minister got an introduction to some of the most prominent digital trends such as augmented reality.





Photo: Bax Lindhardt

Crown Princess Mary inaugurates new Hall of Residence on Lyngby Campus

Om 13 September, DTU welcomed HRH Crown Princess Mary when she visited Lyngby Campus for the inauguration of the new hall of residence - Hempel Kollegiet, DTU.

Hempel Kollegiet, DTU is the result of a generous donation from the Hempel Foundation. The new Hall of Residence will house both Danish and international students and the 200 rooms are fully furnished. Read the story in its entirety.






EuroTech Presidents’ Meeting 
On June 23, the EuroTech Presidents’ Meeting was held at DTU where Anders Bjarklev welcomed his colleagues President Wolfgang Herrmann, Technical University of Munich (TUM), President Jan Mengelers, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and President Martin Vetterli, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to the meeting, the presidents took part in the opening of DTU Green Challenge Student Conference and visited student projects from DTU, TUM and TU/e. 

At the EuroTech Presidents Meeting the presidents discussed the previous successes of the alliance, including the EuroTech COFUND project which will fund the recruitment of 80 fellows to a joint EuroTech Postdoc programme for a two-year period. It will have a total cost of €11.328 million, of which €5.664 million will come in the form of an EU grant. The presidents also discussed new initiatives that will strengthen the cooperation within EuroTech and signed off a joint Letter of Support for a joint proposal on implementation of gender action plans.

For further information on EuroTech please contact Anne Mette Holt, Head of International Relations,, +45 4525 1017.
For further information on the EuroTech COFUND project please contact Stine Work Brodersen,, +45 4525 1156.




Photo: Mikal SchlosserPrecision medicine delegation from Singapore 

On 22 March, a large delegation from Singaporean ministries and agencies visited DTU to explore how Denmark addresses the challenges and opportunities that come with building nation-wide programs in precision medicine. 

DTU hosted a one-day conference where discussions spanned across research, ethics, clinical translation, organizational strategies, computation, personalized health technology and funding. The day was concluded by identifying possible future collaboration areas. From Denmark, the national precision medicine environment was represented by DTU, KU SUND, Capital Region of Denmark, Ministry of Health and Danish Regions.

The conference was co-organized by Department of Bio and Health Informatics, DTU Office for International Relations and Office for Innovation and Sector Services.


Gitte Lunde Andresen
Head of Stakeholder Management
Office for Innovation and Sector Services
+45 45 25 11 96


Mia Sang Vergmann Jørnø
Senior Executive Officer, Stakeholder Management
Office for Innovation and Sector Services
+45 45 25 12 49