Why choose DTU?

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Why choose DTU?

DTU is one of Denmark’s foremost research universities. As such we educate, make innovative discoveries, generate entrepreneurial ideas for improving people’s lives and protect the environment. The University serves as an engine of economic growth and social prosperity and is particularly well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.

An international university


DTU is committed to the international exchange of knowledge and works closely with international companies and universities. 

You will meet countless international students and staff at DTU. In 2016, we welcomed 773 international students into our MSc Eng programmes, half of our PhD students are recruited from abroad, and more than one third of our scientific staff are highly qualified researchers of international backgrounds.

Education


Learning to think creatively, analytically, and globally—and taught by professor and lecturers at the forefront of their field—DTU offers you the opportunity to become a leader in your chosen profession.

Learning the Scandinavian way


International profile

Engineer your future at DTU

of all MSc Eng graduates recommened DTU in a comprehensive survey of graduates and employers from 2015.

Students at DTU experience:

  • an innovative and open-minded learning environment
  • a research-based and innovative education
  • a flexible modular course structure
  • teacher/researcher to student ration of 1:4
  • all MSc Eng programmes and one BSc Eng programme taught in English
  • more than 350 new PhD student enrolments per year 
  • approximately 400 courses in English from the third year onwards available to exchange students
  • high-quality labs, teaching facilities, libraries and computer facilities
  • emphasis on combining theory and practice via project and lab work
  • a truly international university
  • a well-run university organization
  • being involved in knowledge transfer and company relations.

Studying at DTU

student barometer

International student satisfaction. Findings in a 2014 survey of international students in 18 countries where DTU was rated for satisfaction. 

Source: International Student Barometer, IGI Services.


Cutting edge research

With a research profile characterized by depth, innovation, and impact, DTU is at the academic forefront within the technical and the natural sciences.

Special focus is dedicated to a number of global and challenging research disciplines, including sustainable energy technologies and life sciences.

The Unviersity promotes promising fields of research within the technical and the natural sciences, especially based on usefulness to society, relevance to business, and sustainability.

Wind turbine

At the forefront of sustainable technology

DTU has the first site in the world where wind turbines as high as the pylons on the biggest bridges can be tested and further developed under optimum wind conditions.

Researchers from DTU are helping to build some of the largest wind turbine parks in the world.They have developed new construction technology that will greatly reduce the level of COoutput from construction.

They work to reduce the massive amount of methane released from waste sites, turn every day household waste into a source of green energy, supply future low-energy buildings with cost-efficient district heating, make low-cost solar cells and fish farming sustainable. 

At DTU, all programmes focus on sustainability, climate technology and environment. Our students are therefore encouraged early on in their studies to come up with sustainable solutions and new green technology

GRØN DYST is a student competition occurring every two years at DTU. Its purpose is to incorporate sustainable technology learning into existing courses at DTU. 

Sustainable student projects

The kingdom of DENMARK


Wonderful Copenhagen. Photos VisitDenmark og VisitCopenhagen

Denmark is a democracy where personal freedom, freedom of speech and inclusive values are highly valued.

It is one of the safest countries in Europe. Its public services and infrastructure run efficiently and are well-maintained.

The capital, Copenhagen, is about 15 kilometres from the main DTU Campus in Lyngby, and easily accessible.

Copenhagen is beautiful and clean, with a city centre criss-crossed by canals and pedestrian-only streets. All of these features contribute to making your stay here as a student pleasant, secure and largely hassle-free.

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Did you know?

  • For years, Denmark has topped the list of the happiest place in the world. In 2013, Denmark again lead the world on the “World Happiness Report” commissioned by the United Nations.

  • In 2014, the Education First (EF) English Proficiency Index (EPI) ranked Danes as the best non-native English speakers in the world.

  • The 2014 Global Peace Index survey ranks Denmark as the second most peaceful country in the world—after Iceland—with extremely low levels of violent crime and conflict, paired with political democracy and one of the world’s highest levels of income equality.
  • Denmark continuously tops the list of the least corrupt countries in the world.

  • Denmark is in the top 10 of the world's best cities for expats.

  • Denmark has one of the best business climates in the world, according to the U.S. business magazine Forbes.  

  • With a score of between 9 and 9.5 out of 10, DTU has yet again won the StudyPortals Award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction 2014.