Plan over Lyngby Campus

The vision

Transforming DTU is a comprehensive campus development programme aimed at supporting DTU’s role as a world-class technical university within research, learning, study and innovation environments. With more than 20 different building projects over the next few years, DTU will create optimum conditions for research and education, with state-of-the-art research facilities and innovation-promoting learning and study environments. DTU is investing more than DKK 4 billion in its campus development, primarily at its Lyngby Campus from 2010 to 2021.  

Strategic plan

 The strategic plan for developing Lyngby Campus is based on DTU’s existing campus plan from the 1960s, which was tightly based around quads, avenues, and ‘longhouses’. The campus development will result in greater variation between the campus buildings. In some parts of the campus, the buildings will be higher than the current three floors, and the new structures will also be characterized by their more varied architectural style and will be placed closer together.

Strong Life Science centre

 In developing Lyngby Campus, DTU is strengthening its bio-scientific research environment, gathering most of it together under one roof. A new 50,000 m2 Life Science and Bioingineering complex will create the ideal setting for an international research environment, and exploit the potential in the cross-field between science and technology—in research, consultancy, education, and innovation.

World-class research facilities, synergies and high visibility

 Hand in hand with the campus development, many departments will acquire new state-of-the-art research facilities that will help attract students and researchers from all over the world. In addition to creating new and better facilities, many of the new buildings will also bind existing buildings together, thus facilitating improved flow and synergies between research, education, and knowledge exchange. The research facilities are being designed with a high degree of flexibility in mind, so that they can quickly adapted to meet future needs.

Learning and innovation environments
 The campus development will help to ensure that students have the best possible facilities for learning and the best opportunities for translating knowledge into practice. All the university’s auditoriums are being renovated and updated, and attractive study environments are being established in communal areas. By creating open and accessible facilities and environments as well as innovation workshops, Transforming DTU will ensure the best physical framework for innovation environments to flourish at DTU. A good example of this is the new Building 373, which already houses Skylab.  


Inspired by some of the world’s best universities—including DTU itself—we are using Transforming DTU to develop new and pioneering examples of technical university environments.

As a part of the campus development, in September 2015 Campus Service published a newspaper Transforming DTU.

Animation video

Animation video ‘Developing Technical University of Denmark’ about DTU’s construction projects at DTU Lyngby Campus 2010–2022.

The vision behind the development

Anders Bjarklev, DTU President, talks about the vision behind the development of the bioscientific research and teaching environment at DTU Lyngby Campus.

The woodland surrounding Lyngby Campus

DTU Lyngby Campus is surrounded by planted woodland. It serves a purpose.

Learning environments

All auditoriums at DTU Lyngby Campus must be renovated to meet the requirements of current teaching methods.

Life on campus

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At DTU, students often spend time on campus after lectures and classes, and the facilities must cater for this.