Student life at Applied Chemistry

DTU Chemical Engineering

DTU Chemical Engineering has many and well-equipped laboratories – including two large, close to real-life, pilot plants and the Hempel Student Innovation Laboratory.

The Hempel Student Innovation Laboratory is very well-equipped and offers our students ample opportunities for innovation work. The laboratory is fitted with single equipment and entire class room sets. The instruments have "plug and play" functionality with easy transfer to PC using USB.

Read more about the Hempel Student Innovation Laboratory

DTU Chemistry

DTU Chemistry has a machine shop, which is responsible for production and development of equipment for the institute's users.

Work at the machine shop include:

  • Development of research equipment / prototypes.
  • Purchase of equipment / materials related to customer orders.
  • Safety equipment / bottle handling and installing of these.
  • Repair of equipment / machines.
  • Consultancy related to equipment and material.
  • Maintenance and repair of vacuum pumps, centrifuges, weights.

Teaching Methods

Lectures will provide you with a general overview of the course while the group instructions are based on general discussions as well as close collaboration between the professor/lecturer and the students. Compared to most other countries, the relationship between professor and student is quite informal.

One of the most characteristic features of the Danish educational system is the emphasis placed on student involvement. Students are expected to be capable of working independently as well as contributing actively to classroom discussions. And active student participation has a high priority at DTU.

Read more about 'Learning the Scandinavian way'

An international environment

Nearly half of all MSc students—as well as a large percentage of lecturers/professor—at DTU are foreigners which contributes to the versatile and international learning environment.


Most courses at MSc level are taught in English, and almost all Danes speak English, so you can get by without Danish—inside and outside of the classroom.

Friday cafés

DTU has several Friday Cafés where you can let your hair down and get to know your fellow students.

Learn more about the Friday cafés

Clubs, associations and sports

DTU has a wide range of clubs, associations, and sports facilities for students and staff alike.

Read more about spare time activities