Packed Open House event

Inquisitive young people were already waiting in large groups when DTU opened its doors for the Open House 2019 event at 12 noon. And more than 600 students and staff wearing red shirts were ready to answer all their questions.

There were big smiles and many: “Hi, how can I help you?” when DTU on 7 March once again had invited young people ready to choose study programme to visit DTU.

The Open House event is a day where you can learn more about all that DTU has to offer. From study programmes, student life, studying abroad, and halls of residence to robots, rockets, and racing cars.

While some started out exploring the many stands in the Sports Hall, where DTU’s study programmes were represented with both heads of studies and current students ready to answer questions, others went by the hall of residence stand and the Student Counselling Office.

And there was plenty to see already at the entrance, where DTU ScienceShow had brought along ample amounts of liquid nitrogen which they used to perform experiments.

Over the course of the day, the young people joined various groups on guided tours with the different study programmes. And the bus going to DTU’s campus in Ballerup, where many of DTU’s BEng programmes are placed, filled up twice.

In addition to learning more about which study programme to choose, they could also find out more about how to contribute to society as part of their studies by participating in interdisciplinary and project-oriented courses. For DTU’s so-called Blue Dot projects were also well-represented with DTU Roadrunners, DTU Biobuilders, DTU Ecotrophelia, SensUs, and the most recent project, Danstar, where students are building a rocket which it must be possible to send nine kilometres into the air.

In addition to the wealth of opportunities presented in the Sports Hall, there were also talks by engineering graduates as well as a general introduction to DTU.

When the doors closed at 8 p.m., a quick count showed that more than 2,700 potential students from all over Denmark had dropped by DTU.

(Photos: Mikal Schlosser)

Foto: Mikal Schlosser