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2019
18 OCT

Young women exploring robots and programming

40 young women attended the IT camp at DTU during the mid-term holidays. The camp aimed to spark their curiosity regarding educational and job-related opportunities within...

Information technology IT systems Software and programming Hardware and components
18 OCT

60 Million DKK for research in persistent bacterial infections

The Novo Nordisk Foundation has granted 60 Million DKK to a research project that will use miniature organ models to study persistent infections.

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases Artificial organs Physiological modelling
18 OCT

Wind energy in need of further development

Researchers from DTU Wind Energy and an international group of colleagues are highlighting the need for further scientific and innovation breakthroughs within wind energy...

Wind energy Energy production Energy systems Electricity supply
18 OCT

Blanket of light may give better quantum computers

A ‘blanket’ of thousands of quantum-mechanically entangled light pulses has the potential to pave the way for more powerful quantum computers.

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Optics
18 OCT

New theory on fish ecology, evolution and exploitation

DTU researcher launches a new theory to model fish stocks and fish communities and applies it to current problems in fisheries science.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Mathematical modelling
16 OCT

DTU to strengthen collaboration with Australian University

A new partnership agreement between DTU and The University of Queensland strengthens research collaboration.

14 OCT

Students get huge workshop for prototyping and 3D printing

The inauguration of a new prototype lab in Ballerup gives DTU students 600 m2 of state-of-the-art experimental facilities and a playground for product development and prototype...

Innovation and product development
11 OCT

DKK 144.5 million from the EU for health technology projects

On 11 October, the European Research Council (ERC) awarded new ERC Synergy grants. DTU participates in two of these, which have each been granted more than DKK 70 million...

Medical equipment and systems Image analysis Health and diseases
11 OCT

Baker’s yeast could pave the way for fossil-free plastic production

Ordinary baker’s yeast can be genetically engineered to produce an acid known as 3HP. This acid can be converted into acrylic acid, which, among other things, is used...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
DTU Byg ødelægger betonkonstruktion for at teste numeriske beregningsmodeller i computerprogram. Foto: Mikal Schlosser
11 OCT

DTU destroys building to check computer program

Loading a two-storey building will clarify whether numerical models in computer programs ensure sufficient strength and load-carrying capacity.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building design Building construction
09 OCT

Stable occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in animals and meat

The occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in food-producing animals and meat in Denmark is relatively stable, according to the annual DANMAP report.

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
08 OCT

Researchers investigate new green fuel for ships

Gas produced from bio-waste and wind may make future shipping traffic more climate-friendly.

Energy Bioenergy
08 OCT

Q&A: Next generation of robots get situation awareness

Robots that can read their surroundings and adapt their actions thereafter are currently being developed, says Professor Ole Ravn.

Robot technology and automation
08 OCT

Clear recommendations from EnergyLab Nordhavn for the sustainable energy solutions...

After four and a half years, the ambitious EnergyLab Nordhavn project presents a number of recommendations to politicians and public authorities for how to ensure a faster...

Energy Electrotechnology
07 OCT

Microwaves pave the way for PET recycling

PET can be degraded by microwaves and chemistry, so the components of the plastic can be recycled into new PET products.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Waste management
04 OCT

DTU Innovators develop the world’s thinnest eyeglasses

Even very high power prescription glasses can become ultra thin when nanostructure features are laser printed onto its lenses.

Foto fra Girls' Day in Science (Mikal Schlosser)
04 OCT

DTU inspiring girls to become engineers

In connection with Girls’ Day in Science, DTU opened its doors to 336 girls from high schools and lower secondary schools (Years 7-9) on 2 October.

03 OCT

New EU project on sustainable mesopelagic fisheries

Researchers look into whether organisms living deep in the oceans can be exploited in an ecologically and economically sustainable way.

Food, fish and agriculture
02 OCT

Young entrepreneurs will solve climate challenges

100 young people from all over the world present new innovative ideas for solving urban climate challenges.

Climate adaption Environment and pollution Air pollution CO2 separation and CO2 storage
01 OCT

Newly developed Danish technology put to the test in China

A Danish-Chinese collaboration on river monitoring that will enable the issuing of flood warnings and other incident alerts is based on new Danish technology...

Waste water and water discharge
30 SEP

Millions in funding for development of new turbulence theory

A DTU researcher has received DKK 12.9 million in funding from the Poul Due Jensen Foundation to build a laboratory that will contribute to the development of a new turbulence...

30 SEP

Bacteria can break down plastic

In 2016, Japanese scientists discovered a bacterium that can break down PET plastic, which is primarily known from plastic bottles and clothing fibres. Now, Danish researchers...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Environment and pollution
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
27 SEP

New centre to strengthen society’s competitiveness

DTU Learn for Life wants to accommodate society’s growing demand for continuing education and lifelong learning.

26 SEP

Preben Jørgensen is the new Head of DTU Electrical Engineering

DTU’s new Head of Department has strong competences within the energy field.

25 SEP

Prudent use of antimicrobials in Danish animals continues

The use of antimicrobials in animals has been declining for five consecutive years. This is one of the findings of the annual DANMAP report for 2018. Particularly significant...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety
23 SEP

DTU contributes to the science behind climate action

Research from UNEP DTU Partnership is part of the science behind the policy decisions, as world leaders meet to increase the ambition for climate action in New York...

23 SEP

Bornholm leading the way for future energy consumption

An experiment with 800 households on Bornholm shows how consumers’ energy consumption can be remotely controlled for the benefit of the green transformation.   

Electronics
20 SEP

Tech conference on digitization and green solutions

DTU is hosting the DTU High Tech Summit  – the largest university-driven tech conference in the Nordic region, focusing this year on digitization and sustainable solutions...

17 SEP

New route to carbon-neutral fuels from carbon dioxide discovered by Stanford-DTU...

A new way to convert carbon dioxide into the building block for sustainable liquid fuels was very efficient in tests and did not have the reaction that destroys the conventional...

Energy storage Electrochemistry
11 SEP

DKK 40 million for bold research ideas

21 of 52 projects which receive grants from VILLUM FONDEN under the Villum Experiment programme are from DTU.

11 SEP

FOSS and DTU enter partnership around innovation within food and agriculture

FOSS and DTU join forces around common interests within research, development and education.

Food, fish and agriculture
10 SEP

DTU opens its doors to the Education and Research Policy Summit

DTU’s annual summit on education and research will offer a debate with a new minister and many new political spokespersons.

09 SEP

DTU professor in materials research wins dual internation-al recognition

Professor Marcel A.J. Somers has been awarded the dual honour of both receiving a rarely bestowed medal and giving a commemorative lecture at the 26th Congress of Heat...

07 SEP

New type of catalysts can pave the way for greater sustainability

Catalysts of one or two atoms may become essential to the green transition in future. It is hoped that they can be used for environmentally friendly purification of water...

Physics
07 SEP

Danish quantum key distribution technology to create secure communication channels

DTU researchers have developed a prototype for a quantum key distribution system which is now to be tested in a realistic fibre network.

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Information technology Systems and data security
07 SEP

Heat pumps to use more climate-friendly coolant

Researchers will investigate how to replace the current coolant used in heating systems for single-family houses with new coolants with reduced climate footprint.

Materials Construction and mechanics
05 SEP

The solar cells of tomorrow come in all colours and patterns

Ugly solar energy systems on roofs are to be a thing of the past. Tomorrow’s solar cells must be integrated in the roof or façade of the buildings so that they are not...

Solar energy
04 SEP

Transportproteins provide key to improve infant formula

Researchers identify and functionally describe key transport proteins, which contribute to creating a healthy early life gut microbiota.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
03 SEP

Why transporters really matter for cell factories

Scientists discover the secret behind some protein transporters’ superiority. One transporter, MAE1, can export organic acids out of yeast spending close-to-zero...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
03 SEP

BrainCapture - Diagnosing epilepsy in 3rd world countries

Around 1 percent of the world population is suffering from epilepsy. Many patients in 3rd world countries aren't getting the correct treatment even though the medicine...

03 SEP

DKK 34 million for young researchers

Three young DTU researchers have each received one of the coveted European Research Council grants for independent basic research of EUR 1.5 million or just over DKK 11...

Enzymes and proteins Synthetic biology Fuel cells Energy storage Hardware and components
03 SEP

Marine ecological forecasts are a new tool for climate adaptation

DTU researcher develops short-term forecasts for marine life that can help the fishing industry to adapt to climate change.

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
02 SEP

Do you want to be a mentor?

Do you want to help the next generation of DTU students prepare for the world outside of academia? Become a mentor!

02 SEP

DTU professor awarded Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize 2019

Thomas Kiørboe, Professor of Ocean Ecology at DTU, receives research prize for his groundbreaking work.

29 AUG

Synklino will join BII’s Creation House Programme

DTU-KU Spinout Synklino is among the three companies that will join the next session of BII’s Creation House programme. The programme runs for up to 18 months and sets...

29 AUG

Bio industry must accelerate green transition

The Novo Nordisk Foundation makes large grant to the development of new biopharmaceutical processes, as well as education and training of students and employees in the...

Biotechnology and biochemistry
28 AUG

This year’s tuna tagging project under way in the Skagerrak

Once again, DTU researchers are tagging bluefin tuna to find out why the huge fish have returned to Denmark as summer visitors. Thirty-two tuna have been tagged in four...

Food, fish and agriculture
27 AUG

DTU welcomed a record number of students

A total of 2,414 new students were welcomed to DTU on Friday, 23 August.

Foto: Mikal Schlosser
27 AUG

Meeting sustainable development goals requires research and innovation

On 21 August, 86 Danish ambassadors went on a study trip to DTU to learn more about the Danish strengths within research and innovation.

25 AUG

DTU and NASA to look for new planets from the Canary Islands

Experts from DTU Space have been working in the Canary Islands this summer. They have upgraded the Nordic telescope on the island of La Palma, and it is now tuned to look...

Space research Astrophysics Space technology and instruments
23 AUG

Mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

How much derelict fishing gear is there in the sea around Denmark, and how can it be removed? DTU Aqua will now investigate this.

Marine research Mapping and surveying Environment and pollution
23 AUG

Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

Researchers have now shed light on how bacteria and baker’s yeast generate and use their energy to grow. Knowing about cells’ energy use is essential for industrial biotech...

19 AUG

Biotech start-up targets billion-dollar market by producing superior cannabinoids...

The young biotech start-up Octarine Bio seeks to commercialize the production of brand-new tailored cannabinoids in yeast. Around one thousand new molecules have already...

19 AUG

High jumper Rikke wants to compete at Olympics after graduation

Rikke Andersen is living proof that with the right amount of willpower, a person can both compete at the highest level and complete their studies within the prescribed...

19 AUG

Start-up to challenge big guns with artificial cannabis substances

With its tailored cannabis substances, the biotech start-up Octarine Bio is eyeing the growing market for pain relieving drugs.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
14 AUG

New approach to evaluate the structural performance of rotor blades

A team of researchers from DTU Wind Energy has developed and demonstrated an integrated and efficient approach to evaluate the structural performance of the critical region...

Wind energy Energy
13 AUG

New technology must be designed for all

DTU will develop teaching, research, and entrepreneurship methods that live up to the Sustainable Development Goals principle of ‘Leaving no one behind’.

12 AUG

Young Danes shine at Chemistry Olympics

Uniquely, all four Danish participants were able to bring home medals from the 2019 Chemistry Olympics.

Chemistry
12 AUG

Hans Christian Ørsted Research Award 2019 goes to DTU space scientist

Lightning scientist Torsten Neubert receives the Hans Christian Ørsted Research Award for his contribution to an understanding of how giant lightning bolts are created...

Space research
12 AUG

The Internet of Things requires a more stable network

Among other things, the emergence of a specific network for communication between appliances opens up for more patients to be treated at home. This benefits both quality...

Information technology IT systems Telecommunication
08 AUG

EU grant for development of medical sensor

Professor Anja Boisen from DTU Health Tech receives Proof of Concept grant of DKK 1.1 million from the European Research Council.

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Optics Sensors Micro and nanotechnology
05 AUG

Dean of research to advise EU on climate-neutral cities

Dean of research at DTU, Katrine Krogh Andersen, has been appointed member of the EU’s new ‘Mission Board for climate-neutral and smart cities.’

05 AUG

DTU’s own tokamak for fusion energy research

As the only university in Northern Europe, DTU can now perform fusion energy experiments using its own tokamak.

Physics Energy
05 AUG

Start-up moves complex analyses out of laboratories

The company Copenhagen Nanosystems has incorporated nanotechnology into ordinary laboratory equipment and made it simpler to run advanced analyses of liquids.

Micro and nanotechnology
30 JUL

DTU welcomes a growing number of female students

DTU’s 38 study programmes have once again seen an increase in the number of admissions. 2,426 new students have been offered a place on one of DTU’s study programmes...

30 JUL

DTU awards DKK 2 million in PoC grants

Six exciting DTU projects with significant commercial potential have been awarded DTU’s Proof of Concept grant of up to DKK 500.000 in this year’s second application...

29 JUL

Kites harvest energy like wind turbines

A new generation of kite wind turbines can supplement land-based wind turbines and produce energy in rural areas without a power grid.

Energy Wind energy
16 JUL

Holiday homes with swimming pool can become more climate-friendly

A research project shows that CO2 emissions can be reduced significantly by controlling the heating of indoor pools in accordance with the production of wind energy.

Energy Energy storage Energy efficiency Energy systems
16 JUL

New study underlines sea level rise in the Arctic ocean

Sea levels in the Arctic oceans have risen an average of 2.2 millimeters per year over the last 22 years.This is the conclusion reached by a Danish-German research team...

Earth observation Satelittes Climate change
15 JUL

Researchers have created quantum sensor outside the laboratory

Researchers at DTU Physics have succeeded in building a small portable quantum technology measuring instrument which may be of great importance to the diagnosis of diseases...

Physics
15 JUL

Erasmus for Young entrepreneurs - Supporting entrepreneurship

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme, which aims to help new, and aspiring entrepreneurs acquire relevant skills to run and grow a small...

Entrepreneurship
15 JUL

On the edge of the possible

The Danish hearing aid manufacturers are among the world leaders in their field.

Hearing aids
10 JUL

DTU Roadrunners defends first place at Shell ECO-marathon

Once again, a DTU student won the international student competition for fuel efficiency.

Construction and mechanics
09 JUL

Improvement of railway switches

A collaboration between Banedanmark and DTU has identified several new opportunities for smarter monitoring and maintenance of switches.

Transport and logistics Materials
Foto: Ditte Valente
09 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Students examine food waste

Food waste is a recurring theme at Roskilde Festival. Two teams of DTU students are working to determine the actual extent of the problem.

Waste management
09 JUL

Slight decline in applications—but more women apply

Slightly fewer have sought admission to DTU this year—in turn, however, the proportion of female applicants has increased.

Foto: Ditte Valente
08 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Stories create relations

DTU students test prototype for shady space in refugee camps. A space that can create a setting for greater interaction and new relations among the residents of the camps...

Foto: Ditte Valente
05 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Mellow Pod provides peace in noisy environment

A group of DTU students has developed a special room for the Roskilde Festival that gives festival-goers the opportunity to find some peace and quiet.

05 JUL

2019 Green Challenge: 130 ideas for a more sustainable world

The DTU student conference Green Challenge was held on Friday 28 June. Once again, the conference was a cornucopia of great ideas for a sustainable world.

Foto: Ditte Valente
05 JUL

Roskilde Festival: Electric cars replace generators at Food Court

Three electric cars at Roskilde Festival ’s Food Court ensure ample electricity to cope with peak loads without using generators.

Electronics Electrical engineering Electricity supply
04 JUL

Students ensure greater accuracy of scanning images

Thanks to two student projects, the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) research unit at Hvidovre Hospital will be able to receive images of the liver and brain tissue in...

Electrotechnology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
04 JUL

Focus on low trophic aquaculture in EU funded project

New, large international research project will improve the cultivation and utilization of organisms at the bottom of the marine food chain.

Foto: Ditte Valente
03 JUL

Roskilde Music Festival: Mobile wind turbine version 2.0

A group of Mechanical Engineering students have developed a mobile wind turbine, which they hope will end up as a competitive product that can be used by larger camps at...

Wind energy Electricity supply Energy production
03 JUL

DTU delivers sustainable solutions to India

Four Danish-Indian research projects focus on climate-friendly solutions.

Energy Environment and pollution
03 JUL

BEng students battling against disposable plastic

A team of BEng students from DTU have developed a new process which makes it easy and cheap to use recycled cups, and which can significantly reduce the use of disposable...

Waste management Climate adaption
03 JUL

Become a fisheries engineer in Greenland and Denmark

DTU offers a new BEng programme: Fisheries Technology.

Food, fish and agriculture
02 JUL

Roskilde Festival sustainability lab for students

For the tenth time, a group of DTU students used Roskilde Festival as an outdoor laboratory for testing new technologies that can make the festival more sustainable and...

Electricity supply Energy efficiency Wind energy Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Waste management Building design
02 JUL

DTU Compute part of new Danish Hub for Cybersecurity

DTU Compute is part of the new Danish Hub for Cybersecurity granted by The Danish Industry Foundation.

Systems and data security Information technology
02 JUL

Fortified foods can alleviate vitamin D deficiency in Denmark

Foods fortified with vitamin D have proved to be effective in avoiding vitamin D deficiency among Danish and Pakistani women during winter, according to a study from...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
02 JUL

DKK 2.4 Million to spread the enthusiasm for biotechnology

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants DKK 2.4 Million to ensure students in primary and secondary schools free educational materials in biotechnology from DTU.

Biotechnology and biochemistry
27 JUN

Danish universities climbing global ranking list

According to QS World University Rankings, DTU is ranked number 112 among the world’s top 1,000 universities.

27 JUN

New European Wind Atlas finalized

During the last four years, researchers from all over Europe have been working on creating a New European Wind Atlas. The results are being presented in Brussels today...

Wind energy Energy
26 JUN

New lab completes teaching in solar cell systems

In June, 12 students from the three-week Applied Photovoltaics course were the first to use a new laboratory in which you can build and test full-sized solar panels.

Solar energy
24 JUN

Tomorrow’s power grid should be intelligent

A new Danish-Indian project will enable the power grid to sense and compensate for loss of electricity and fluctuating input from renewable energy sources.

Energy systems Solar energy
21 JUN

Climate change can alter Greenland drastically

If climate change continues unabated, all the ice in Greenland may melt away in the course of just a thousand years and will lead to significant changes in the environment...

Climate change Ice research Earth observation
21 JUN

International research teams will develop better crops

The Novo Nordisk Foundation grants USD 30 million to an international research consortium which will uncover how bacteria can be exploited to create better crops.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food quality Food production Health-promoting compounds Environment and pollution Climate adaption Ecosystems
21 JUN

Playware wins award as Most Outstanding Healthcare Innovator in the World in 2019

The award as ‘The Most Outstanding Healthcare Innovator in the World in 2019’ was presented to Professor Henrik Hautop Lund at the gala for the 2019 at The Global Over...

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
20 JUN

Caffeic acid can slow down oxidation of fish oil in foods

New knowledge from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, can make it easier to add fish oil to fatty foods without them quickly going rancid...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
18 JUN

DTU enters in to a new partnership for climate technology

Through UNEP DTU Partnership, DTU has created a new partnership with Green Technology Center - Korea to collaborate on the climate technology needs in developing countries...

17 JUN

Underwater robot can count starfish and measure biomass

Specially developed smart sensors and underwater cameras can enable robots to handle monitoring tasks in the sea  

Food, fish and agriculture Robot technology and automation Mathematical modelling

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