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DTU promotes health technology programmes

Friday 14 Jun 19
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by Tom Nervil

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With the Advanced Materials and Healthcare Engineering programme, due to start this autumn, DTU now offers seven master’s programmes focusing on health with a technological bias.

Commonly referred to as a ‘bastion of technology’ and training the majority of Denmark’s engineers, DTU is increasingly looking to the life sciences, with a growing focus on human biology. This development has gained pace over the last ten years, and is now intensifying.

This autumn, DTU will be offering a total of seven master’s degree programmes, four bachelor’s programmes and a BEng programme centred on the health sector. This very much reflects demand in society, according to Philip Binning, Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs:

“DTU is on a mission to develop technology for the benefit of society, and our ambition is for our students to help to achieve global sustainability goals. This is reflected, for example, in our many health technology study programmes addressing all aspects of health—from the importance of gut bacteria for our health to the development of new scanners capable of measuring flow through the tiniest blood vessels. Future technologies are increasingly advancing into the field of biology and health. That’s why DTU’s range of health technology programmes is growing, too.”

"Our students must help achieve global sustainability goals."
Philip John Binning, Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs

A lot more than one in ten students is involved in health tech
At the time of writing, DTU has a total of 11,538 students, 1,247 of whom are engaged with health programmes. Out of the 1,348 active PhD students, 140 are involved with DTU Health Tech.

The University also considers it a natural development to introduce biology as a fourth basic subject, alongside the classic engineering disciplines of chemistry, physics and mathematics, to give all students an insight into basic physiological and biological contexts.

A number of research groups work in the field of biology and health, and DTU has recently brought together much of its healthcare expertise in a new Health Tech department. It has 316 researchers and is responsible for approximately 100 courses.

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