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.





Photo: Mia Sang Jørnø

Visit from Dalian University of Technology in China


On 24 May 2018, 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

Inauguration of Building 202

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

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