International Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

International Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

DTU participates in a number of strategic partnerships and alliances with academic partners throughout the world.

Nordic Five Tech - N5T

Nordic Five Tech is an exclusive, strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The goal of the alliance is to utilize shared and complementary strengths and create synergy within education, research and innovation. The alliance currently offers five joint programmes. 



EuroTech Universities

EuroTech Universities is a strategic alliance between the leading technical universities in Europe. This alliance is committed to finding technical solutions to the challenges of society. The current focus area is Green Tech, and the alliance has established a number of pilot research projects within e.g. solar energy and energy efficient buildings.



In Asia, DTU has a strong and close collaboration with KAIST, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. The collaboration aims at exploiting complementary competencies to create research excellence projects, especially within the framework of the Danish Korean Green Technology Research Centre, and to offer a number of dual degree programmes.

Exchange programmes

DTU has a substantial number of exchange agreements with leading universities all over the world. Large-scale exchanges take place between DTU and RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and NTU (Nanyang Technological University), for example.

DTU’s international collaboration is based on three pillars:

  • Peer to peer collaboration/ research networks
  • International alliances and joint educational programmes
  • International campus environment

As part of the effort to strengthen and sustain DTU’s international position and to provide faculty and students with the best opportunities for engaging in cooperation with excellent universities throughout the world, DTU participates in a number of strategic partnerships and alliances with academic partners around the globe.

DTU considers the strong and close networks of universities sharing visions and ideas to be an important means to further internationalization. Through strategic partnerships and alliances, cooperation on a horizontal and vertical axis can be advanced, for example, by collaboration in research areas where synergy and complementing competences are identified, and also within IPR, student services, HR, as well as management and administration, where best practice and ideas can be shared and tested.