Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DTU is a place for those who can and will – or those with the will and the skill. We prioritise a study and work environment that is based on inclusion; development; embracement and recognition for an individual’s talent, where each individual feels valued for their contribution in the organization. We expect all students and employees to work together from the perspective of mutual respect.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are important prerequisites for DTU to perform groundbreaking research and teaching at the highest level for the benefit of society. Not only should we have a diverse pool of students and employees, but more important, all our students, employees and candidates should feel and experience that DTU is just as much a place for them as for anybody else.

By working with awareness, training, and structural balances, we involve everyone at DTU in becoming inclusive. From the organisational level we provide the necessary support and work with the structural and systemic biases. At departmental level we reflect and report on our progress, and set our own targets, adapted to our departments’ findings.


At DTU we have organized our efforts within diversity, equity, and inclusion in the proramme ‘Diversity, equity, and inclusion at DTU’ (DE&I at DTU) The programme covers all the EU requirements for a Gender Equality Plan (GEP) and is thus compliant with the EU Horizon requirement.

At DTU, however, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion is about much more than gender, equality, or nationality and have therefore chosen to expand the plan to encompass ‘Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ as a whole.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion at DTU (DE&I at DTU) is organised as an umbrella programme designed to ensure close coordination of efforts and learnings across the organization.

A specific target of the programme is that our research departments meet the diversity and inclusion demands of today and tomorrow – in management as well as research.

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Forum for Diversity and Inclusion

The Forum for Diversity and Inclusion (ForDI) is established as a broader group of committed staff and students, who wish to contribute to the diversity and inclusion efforts at DTU. It is a cross-departmental forum for discussions to support the executive board’s need for competent feedback and inspiration on diversity and inclusion.

The forum is chaired by DTU’s provost. Members include heads of departments, professors, post docs, Ph.D. students, technical and administrative employees, as well as representatives from DTU’s student organization, Polyteknisk Forening.

ForDI is anchored in the organisation around DTU's diversity and inclusion efforts.