DTU's policies

DTU's policies for education, research, public sector consultancy (scientific advice), and innovation.


DTU’s research-based engineering programmes ensure that graduates are qualified to take on the social, technological, and global challenges that face engineers.

The educational policy serves to ensure that DTU’s engineering programmes are of the highest international standard and that they rank among the leading in Europe in terms of being elite as well as comprehensive. Further, the educational policy reflects DTU’s culture and shared philosophy in the approach to education.


DTU is unique among Danish universities due to its polytechnic, singlefaculty nature, and the specified civic and social aim of its purpose in society.

The academic framework for DTU’s activities is based on research, which forms the basis for the University’s other activities. Research–the generation of new knowledge–is an essential platform for the University in its efforts to accomplish its other three main tasks. It constitutes the driving force behind the university.

Public Sector Consultancy (scientific advice)

The main purpose of DTU’s public sector consultancy (scientific advice) is to provide the authorities with a scientifically sound basis for decision-making by drawing on the latest knowledge from research.

DTU’s policy for public sector consultancy outlines the overall views and means of the University to maintain and advance DTU’s position as the leading national – as well as an internationally competitive – supplier of research-based consulting services


Through innovation and communication, new knowledge is also disseminated to society in a broader perspective.

DTU’s innovation policy outlines the framework for the University’s transfer of technology and knowledge to society.