DTU Facts and Figures 2024

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Technology for people



President’s introduction

Our mission



Research facilities


Innovation and entrepreneurship

Scientific advice

Equal opportunities

Taking responsibility

International relations


Finances and human resources

Campuses and locations

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Published: April 2024. Managing editor: Miriam Meister. Facts and figures: This report is based on DTU’s Annual Report 2023. Rankings as per 15 April 2024. Photos: Jesper Scheel, Thomas Steen Sørensen, Daisy Elisabeth Gomersall, Ditte Valente, Mikal Schlosser, Colourbox, Bax Lindhardt og Magnus Møller. Production: Marianne Tingkov Cover: Postdoc and VPX fellow Suzanne Zamany Andersen is co-founder of the DTU spinout NitroVolt, which has invented a system that requires only air, water, and green electricity to synthesize sustainable ammonia directly at the point-of-use on farms and in greenhouses. Photo: Jesper Scheel.
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“Let’s make sustainability not just a goal, but a way of life.”

Technology holds the key to solving some of the biggest challenges facing mankind. But the emergence in the past year of powerful AI-driven tools has also made it abundantly evident that technology can jeopardize our ability to trust what we see and read—and indeed cause harm.

By maintaining the high level of quality in our research and study programmes, DTU is committed to helping ensure that society is able to develop the technologies we want rather than letting technology develop a society that we don’t want.

Amidst the complexities of our modern world, we strive to educate engineers who can critically examine and develop ethically sound, sustainable technology for people. And we continue to collaborate across disciplines, industries, and borders to develop solutions that will leave the world of tomorrow better than it is today.

Because the reality is that in our quest to address the most pressing issues, we must harness every tool at our disposal, including cutting-edge AI technologies that can, e.g., optimize energy systems, predict climate patterns, and revolutionize sustainable infrastructure.

So, as we press forward, let’s ensure that we use technology to build a future where sustainability is not just a goal but a way of life.

Anders O. Bjarklev, President
We develop and create value through the technical and natural sciences for the benefit of society

The future is shaped by people who develop solutions to the challenges facing the world. In response to the global climate challenge and accelerating depletion of Earth’s resources, DTU strives for a sustainable future by developing technology for people.

Such innovative technologies will also help to achieve well-being, good health, and education, as described by the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. At DTU, we believe we can create a better world through collaboration and partnerships, and by working with people from different academic backgrounds to develop and deploy value-added technology.

Our collaborations with various research partners— from institutions to universities across the globe— benefit people, societies, and the world. We employ

digitalization to drive research breakthroughs and innovation at the intersection between academic disciplines and the data-driven technologies of the future.

In 1829, Hans Christian Ørsted—who discovered that electric currents create magnetic fields—took the initiative to set up DTU with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering for the benefit of society.

DTU continues to grow and pursue Ørsted’s original mission. DTU students and staff collaborate, research, share knowledge, and find new solutions to global problems.

We have a vision for a better world and invite the world to join us in realizing that vision.

DTU researchers, together with European colleagues, have developed a new living model of the human liver that mimics the structure and function of the real thing better than previous models. It can be used to rapidly test drugs for the treatment of liver diseases.

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Cutting-edge research projects and selected grants

Research is the basis of all our work. We develop new technology for people through research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. Our researchers work across disciplines on cutting-edge projects, and they collaborate with leading academic, private, and public partners globally.

Research at DTU works with the technical and the natural sciences to provide society with innovative solutions for sustainable change by making new discoveries and driving change. Focus areas include a large spectrum of science and engineering disciplines, such as digitalization, energy technologies for a sustainable future, and life science and biotechnology, which are all highly relevant for society.

Innovative ideas and facilities

In 2023, DTU researchers developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can predict with great accuracy what will happen in a person’s life. Developed in collaboration with colleagues in Denmark and the US, the AI model was trained using health and employment data for six million Danes. With more work, the AI model could become useful when assessing an individual’s risk of contracting a disease or other preventable life events.

DTU scientists also fabricated a tiny air void of only a few atoms across. Their research aimed to create the smallest-ever optical resonator for use in, for example, photodetectors or quantum light sources by combining the scalability of semiconductor technology with the minuscule dimensions made possible with atomic scale self-assembly. That way, they demonstrated that it is possible to create much smaller optical resonators than the semiconductor industry expected.

Also, in 2023 the Novo Nordisk Foundation chose DTU as the location for a new advanced laboratory facility that will play a critical role in the development of the cell therapy of the future. Up to EUR 127 million is earmarked for the new facility, which will enable synergies with DTU’s research and study lines in the areas of bio og health technology.

Selected grants in 2023

In public funding, DTU researchers received eight prestigious grants from the European Research Council. They comprised three Advanced Grants, four Consolidator Grants, and one Starting Grant.

Nationally, eight young DTU researchers received the so-called Sapere Aude DFF Starting Grants from the Independent Research Fund Denmark, giving the promising young researchers a chance to lead their own research groups.

Also, DTU researchers received one Elite Research Award and four Elite Research Travel Grants from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Recipient of the Elite Research Award Alexander Kai Büll, was recognized for his groundbreaking research into proteins and how—when they ‘misbehave’ and aggregate—they can cause neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s.

In private funding, the Novo Nordisk Foundation awarded DTU five grants. This comprised one NNF Challenge grant, one Data Science Distinguished Investigator grant, two NNF Nerd grants, and one NNF Laureate Research Grant. From the Carlsberg Foundation, two researchers received Semper Ardens Advance grants, and two researchers received Semper Ardens Accelerate grants. Two researchers received LF Fellow grants from the Lundbeck Foundation.

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Villum Foundation distributed three Villum Young Investigator grants among young and talented DTU researchers so they can pursue their own ideas and establish their own research groups. Three previous Villum Young Investigator grantees from DTU also received three more years of funding under the YIP+ grant scheme.

DTU researchers were also recipients of three Villum Investigator grants of EUR 4 million each for projects aimed at developing energy-efficient fibre-optic communications, improving the microstructural design of metallic materials when 3D printing in stainless steel and aluminium, and improving material structures allowing better construction of everything from bridges to prostheses.

Additionally, Professor Anne S. Meyer received the Nils Foss Excellence Prize in recognition of her work on identifying and developing enzymes that can be used to turn food by-products into new ingredients and promote the green transition.

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CAPeX Pioneer Centre dtu.dk/2024profile2

5,462 publications in 2023

1.47 category normalized citation impact*


of publications by DTU researchers are co-published with researchers from institutions outside of Denmark


publications in the top 10% most cited

*Normalized citation impact: Citation impact (citations per publication) normalized for subject (Web of Science Category), year, and document type. A value of one represents performance on par with the world average. DTU’s citation impact is thus 47% above world average.

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Nordic region** Europe World Leiden Ranking
impact indicator
publications) All sciences Leiden Ranking Collaborative Publications with Industry Indicator QS World University Ranking THE World University Rankings EngiRank EU Ranking 1 113 41 2 14 5 9 121 48 7 126 51 1 – 1
** The Nordic region consists of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. Page 8 – DTU Facts and Figures 2024
(top 10%
* As of 15 April 2024.


The key to lowering chemical pesticide use in food production may be found within nature’s abundance of fungi. DTU holds an impressive collection of 38,400 fungal isolates.

In the large research project SABS, DTU scientists are working with a major agrochemical manufacturer to identify fungi in the DTU collection that can be used as biofungicides, i.e. natural substances that can fight diseases in cereal crops.


Housed at DTU, the E-MAT facility provides a cross-disciplinary environment for discovering and synthesizing new functional energy materials that are needed in the transition to green energy.

World-class research infrastructure

DTU has several world-class research facilities, some of which are available for other organizations and industry to use. The facilities include:

A 1,350 m2 cleanroom used for micro and nanofabrication and features the most powerful group of electron microscopes in the world. dtu.dk/ nanolab

Some of the world’s most sophisticated laboratory facilities within audio-visual research. dtu.dk/ acoustic-technology

An experimental platform for technology development, testing, demonstrating and training in the areas of electric power and energy. dtu.dk/ powerlab

State-of-the-art equipment that can provide information about the molecular structure of both liquid and solid materials. dtu.dk/NMRcentre

An echo-free chamber where DTU—as the external reference laboratory to the European Space Agency (ESA)—calibrates and measures satellite antenna systems. dtu.dk/dtu-esa-facility

A science hub for neutron and X-ray imaging, which includes the Danish National X-Ray Imaging Facility. The hub is closely linked to state-of-the-art facilities being built in Sweden. dtu.dk/imaging

One of the world’s largest and most advanced university wind tunnels and two test centres that can test wind turbines as tall as 330 metres in real-world conditions. dtu.dk/wind-facilities

Facilities that support experimental research in the mechanics of structures and materials from micro to full and large-scale testing. dtu.dk/casmat

A chemical and biochemical engineering pilot plant for taking concepts and ideas that have been developed in a laboratory and testing them under real-life conditions on a larger scale. dtu.dk/pilotplant

A collection of high-quality single molecules for use in biological screening assays as well as a platform for testing the biological activity of small molecules. dtu.dtu/dk-openscreen

A 750 m2 oyster hatchery that supports research into and development of sustainable ways to produce shellfish and seaweed. dtu.dk/oysterhatchery

A Translational Imaging Centre that houses tools such as an MR scanner for humans and large animals, Micro CT and PET scanners for small animals, and optical imaging tools. dtu.dk/tic

Denmark’s National Life Science Supercomputing Center, Computerome II, which is used for biotechnological and biomedical/personal medicine research. dtu.dk/computerome

Sophia, a high-performance computer cluster, used primarily for research in wind energy and mechanical engineering. dtu.dk/sophia

The Niflheim Linux cluster supercomputer of more than 24,560 CPU cores is specially designed for materials and energy research. dtu.dk/niflheim

More information

Research-infrastructure at DTU dtu.dk/2024profile3

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Interdisciplinary exploration

DTU’s study programmes are interdisciplinary and centred on the technical and natural sciences. Our students work closely with industry to apply their theoretical knowledge with hands-on access to worldclass facilities to solve real-life problems.

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

BEng programmes at DTU are 3.5-year industry and application-oriented engineering programmes based on the CDIO concept: Conceive, Design, Implement, and Operate. The language of instruction is primarily Danish, but students learn both Danish and English engineering terminology.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc Eng)

BSc Eng programmes at DTU are 3-year researchbased undergraduate engineering programmes that qualify students for further studies at master’s level. Students work in both Danish and English. DTU also offers an international BSc programme in General Engineering, which is taught exclusively in English.

Master of Science in Engineering (MSc Eng)

MSc Eng programmes at DTU are 2-year researchbased programmes operating at the highest technological level. In these programmes, students acquire the qualifications and skills necessary to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate theory and experiments relating to complex engineering systems, problems, and solutions. The language of instruction is English. Honours tracks are available for all MSc Eng programmes.

Digital study programmes

DTU offers a digital BEng programme in Mechanical Engineering and a digital BSc programme in Technology allowing students all over Denmark to gain a qualification from DTU without having to move cities. The BEng students meet on campus three times per semester to carry out workshop exercises, which they cannot complete online.


PhD students conduct scientific research projects of the highest international standard. DTU also offers industrial PhD programmes where students are employed by a company while also being enrolled at the University.

Lifelong learning

DTU offers a range of executive and specialized continuing education programmes, ranging from executive programmes, part-time diplomas, and master’s programmes to flexible education, open online courses, and single-course programmes.

DTU Learn for Life coordinates these programmes to meet the growing need for lifelong learning in society.

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Education in figures

* There continues to be a strong growth in interest and enrolments at DTU. This combined with the fact that it takes more than five years to graduate, means that the number of admissions is notably larger than the number of degree completions

** International MSc Eng students are defined as students with an entry-level degree from abroad.

33% women enrolled Gender balance: 107 countries Students from
Students enrolled in 2023 Total students Degrees granted BEng Bachelor of Engineering 905 3,635 733 BSc Eng Bachelor of Science in Engineering 1,378 4,125 904 MSc Eng Master of Science in Engineering 2,564 5,725 2,139 International** 1,269 2,766 1,037 PhD students 399 1,760 352 International 245 1,009 180 Programmes on campus 20 BEng programmes 21 BSc Eng programmes 32 MSc Eng programmes 17 PhD schools Page 13

Applying knowledge to solve real-life problems

All DTU’s study programmes are interdisciplinary and designed to promote sustainability, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Students have handson access to world-class facilities and receive an innovative education with industry partners where they can apply their theoretical knowledge to solve real-life problems.

Academic learning

Based on cutting-edge scientific knowledge, all teaching, supervision, and course development is carried out by educators who are actively involved in research and innovation. We teach using methods that reflect the way we work—innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, and engagement—all of which shapes our graduates.

Students develop analytical skills through independent study, group work, active participation in discussions, and close collaboration with fellow students and professors.

Amazing study environment

The study environment is vibrant and international, and most students stay after lectures to network, work on their own projects, or take part in one of our many extracurricular activities.

Great job prospects

A survey published in 2022 shows that 60 per cent of DTU graduates were employed in jobs of relevance to their studies while enrolled at the university. And DTU graduates are in high demand: Nine out of ten MSc and BEng graduates have found employment within a year of finishing their studies.

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Air mattresses made from scaffolding tarpaulins were tested at the Roskilde Festival to examine their ability to hold air and to see if users liked sleeping on them. Reusing the tarpaulins can help solve a waste problem in the scaffolding industry.

Extraordinary student projects

A range of different activities give our students the opportunity to participate in projects such as Denmark’s famous Roskilde music festival (roskilde.dtu.dk), DTU’s annual student conference Green Challenge (groendyst.dtu.dk), or one of the nine innovative, student-driven, and often multidisciplinary Blue Dot Projects:

DTU Biobuilders


DTU Ecotrophelia

DTU EVenture

DTU Roadrunners

DTU RoboCup

DTU SensUs

DTU Solar Decathlon

DTU Wind Racers

More information

DTU Blue Dot projects dtu.dk/2024profile4

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Bringing ideas and inventions into the world

DTU has one of the most well-developed ecosystems for innovation and entrepreneurship among technical universities in Europe. This ecosystem brings new ideas and inventions from classrooms and laboratories into the real world, where they can create jobs and help solve some of the biggest challenges the world is facing.

Student innovation

One of our most significant contributions to society is the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset of our students, which stays with them when they find employment. Innovation and entrepreneurship are integrated into our study programmes, mandatory courses, and electives—for example through our Innovation in Engineering course, which is a mandatory course for all master’s students. Our students also gain experience and establish contacts with the business community through projects, events, internships, and student jobs.

Business collaboration

DTU has in-depth experience working with companies and organizations. This includes strategic research collaborations, continuing education, student projects, and conferences.

The business community enjoys working with DTU because of our collaborative and innovative approach. We collaborate across academic disciplines to find innovative solutions. In 2023, DTU was engaged in 1,569 projects with the business community.

DTU researchers and students collaborate with small, midsize, and large companies. The collaborations range from single projects to large interdisciplinary corporate partnerships.


Our students and employees continue to create start-ups that translate innovative ideas into solutions that benefit society. In 2023, 81 start-ups were established—64 by students and 17 by employees.

Since 2000, staff and students at DTU have founded 923 start-ups of which 64 per cent are still operating. In 2023, the three largest companies provided jobs for 1,000 people. On average, the start-ups employ 14.8 people.


At DTU we foster a culture of innovation, where our researchers are encouraged to think about business development from the start of a research project, which increases the likelihood that the research is turned into technology for people. Thanks to this approach, a significant number of inventions are brought to market.

In 2023, DTU researchers notified 121 new inventions and 14 software notifications expected to create commercial value. 35 new sales, license, and option agreements were signed for 48 inventions and software.

By year’s end, DTU’s portfolio of active sales, license, and option agreements totalled 230 agreements. The income from these agreements significantly exceeded the expenditures on IPR protection.

DTU Skylab—an innovation hub

DTU Skylab is DTU’s innovation hub—a 5,000 m2 facility where students, start-ups, and researchers collaborate across disciplines with businesses and organizations on innovative ideas. Activities

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and services include business acceleration and funding for deep tech start-ups, advanced prototyping facilities, inspiring events, sprints, and hackathons.

In total, 359 start-ups received coaching through DTU Skylab.

In 2023, more than 184,000 people walked through the doors at DTU Skylab and a further 1,210 got to use the workshops and laboratory spaces, helping to set a record for the highest number of visitors and users of the facility in a year.

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Student Start-up of the Year 2023 dtu.dk/2024profile6

DTU spin-out company Alea Quantum Technologies has developed a quantum random number generator that is so simple that it can be produced at a low price and support encryption of 4 gigabits per second. Co-founder Ulrik Lund Andersen is holding the invention, which can be developed into a chip version that can fit in a mobile phone.

A unique Danish model for the benefit of society

To ensure that science underpins decision-making in society, DTU offers scientific advice to public sector authorities, industries, and international institutions.

National scientific advice

At DTU scientific advice is firmly based on synergies between university research and applied research, as well as on an in-depth understanding of sectorspecific challenges, acquired through extensive collaborations with our strategic partners.

DTU has strategic partnerships with Danish authorities on nutrition and food safety, toxicology, aquatic resources, waste management, geodesy, transportation, and radioactivity.

Our advisory services include complex problem solving, risk characterization for informed standard setting, development of surveillance systems for ongoing risk assessments, and diagnostic capacity for contingency planning and crisis resolution.

DTU offers scientific advice on a wide range of topics, including advice on chemical and microbiological food safety, the sustainable utilization of living aquatic resources, and transportation modelling.

In 2023, DTU and the Danish Defence Intelligence Service entered into a framework agreement, designed to advance the intelligence service’s proficiency in defence and security technology.

International scientific advice

The University also provides scientific advice to international authorities and organizations, such as the European Food Safety Authority, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, and the European Commission’s Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries.

Furthermore, DTU serves as EU reference laboratory for pesticides in cereals and feedstuffs; food processing contaminants; metals and nitrogenous substances in feed and food; antimicrobial resistance; and fish and crustacean diseases. Moreover, DTU serves as the FAO Reference Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance and the WHO Collaborating Centre for foodborne pathogens and genomics.

To design efficient and environmentally friendly transportation networks, we need to know how different policies and initiatives might affect travel choices. Researchers at DTU produce such knowledge through studies and surveys and assess the overall socio-economic effects of different policies.

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Each year, people from around the world meet at DTU as part of the Next Generation initiative to collaborate and co-create solutions to sustainability challenges—like these bricks that incorporate paper waste as a main ingredient.

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Leaving no one behind

At DTU we are committed to embracing and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion—DE&I—in order to achieve our ambition of creating technology that can make the world a better, more sustainable, fair, and inclusive place.

Having a diverse pool of staff and students and an inclusive environment to support the existence of diverse ideas and perspectives helps ensure that we are aware of our blind spots when people come together to solve problems and develop technology for people.

We have committed ourselves to working constructively and proactively towards DE&I. To mention a few, we work to enhance our common bias awareness, to support and structure unbiased recruitment, and to strengthen our ability to openly address our own challenges.

Our aspirations are set out in a plan for DE&I at the University, which will guide our ongoing work on creating equal opportunities for all, regardless of identity and observance.

DTU also has a continued focus on providing students with physical or mental disabilities with access to flexible teaching options.

Technology for all people

At DTU we also work on long-term diversity and inclusion initiatives to build educational, research, and entrepreneurial opportunities with partners outside our University. One such initiative is the Technology Leaving No One Behind project powered by DTU Skylab. It was created in 2019 in collaboration with Disabled People’s Organizations Denmark, Association of Youth with Disabilities, and Bevica Fonden.

The project is focused on making inclusion and accessibility a natural part of the development of new technological solutions. One component of this project is to support the integration in DTU’s study programmes of lectures on how to engineer technologies for real and not ideal people, and we have people with disabilities team up with DTU students to develop ideas that bring into consideration real-world problems faced by people with disabilities. This has resulted in, e.g., inclusive mobility solutions for trains and tactile ‘buttons’ that can help people with vision impairments use their kitchen appliances.

The DTU online open-source ‘Universal Design Guide’ playbook provides thoroughly tested methods and specific tools through an interactive website to help organize and prepare for inclusive development and workshops. Initially intended for engineering students at DTU, the playbook has reached 114 countries and been used by universities around the world since its creation.

Working across geographical boundaries

Through the annual Next Generation initiative, students, young researchers, and early-stage entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds join a 3-week hybrid innovation course and 8-day programme in Copenhagen to turn sustainability challenges into innovative solutions and action. Particular focus is put on participation from universities in Africa, Asia, and South America and the challenges faced by these regions.

In 2023 the focus of the initiative was on inclusive cities. Participants proposed, e.g., an inclusive design of e-mobility scooters and charging stations, and bricks that incorporate paper waste as a main ingredient.

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Working towards a sustainable future

DTU’s commitment to a responsible future is driven by our development of technology for people. This is primarily achieved through our excellent research, both nationally and internationally, which forms the foundation for innovation, advising authorities and industry, and educating engineers for the future.

Impactful knowledge about sustainability is also an integral part of education at DTU and is incorporated into study plans and competency profiles across all undergraduate and graduate degree programmes. DTU has introduced a sustainability charter for engineers, which all DTU engineering students are encouraged to adopt.

Thoughtful use of resources

Both on campus and when working with external parties, DTU works actively to reduce CO2 emissions and develop circular solutions that minimize the strain on Earth’s resources. DTU is continuously developing its campuses to encourage everyone to join DTU’s ambition and partake in minimizing DTU’s resource drag. Therefore, sustainability is a high priority in our core services, workflows, and operations to ensure DTU is a university with an even more significant impact on its surroundings.

Lower energy consumption

One way in which we strive to use resources more thoughtfully is by continuously working to reduce energy consumption. Partly by helping the biggest energy consumers on campus to optimize their consumption, partly by promoting the use of renewable energy sources.

We work to facilitate behavioural change by involving building users and by identifying technical facilities and laboratories that are high energy consumers and find ways to reduce their consumption. A custom-built dashboard helps users at DTU identify energy reduction opportunities.


Waste is a renewable resource. Therefore, as much waste as possible must be sorted correctly on DTU’s campuses. To this end, DTU has implemented a waste plan that supports good sorting behaviour and places increased demands on the recipients of DTU’s waste to ensure that they handle it appropriately and achieve the greatest degree of recycling. DTU strives to reach a target for the degree of recycling by 2030 that is 10 per cent above the national targets.

As part of a course in innovation, a group of students has developed cardboard lids for waste sorting at events, which can normally be quite challenging. When tested at events at DTU, the solution has improved the accuracy of waste sorting.

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Global outreach

Technology is created by innovative researchers who work through global partnerships. At DTU, we identify the best match between researchers, fields, and projects. We collaborate with other elite technical universities throughout the world, and we are active partners in strong, international alliances.

Alliances and strategic partnerships

DTU’s network of alliances and strategic partnerships spans across research, education, scientific advice, and innovation. Together we promote synergy, quality, impact, and visibility. One of these is the EuroTech Universities Alliance which has a vision that focuses on sustainability, education, and a technologically sovereign and resilient Europe.

DTU also looks to the global job market to attract international resources and talent, and we build on in-depth collaboration and a mutual match in excellence and values.

An international education

Students from more than 100 countries come to study at DTU every year, and we also encourage all our students to spend a semester or two abroad. An exchange period helps students grow—both academically and personally—and creates networks that will prove invaluable in a future career. Our students have the chance to work and study with the best research universities in the world. We invite students from all over the globe to study at our university, and we offer 32 MSc Eng programmes in English.

Exchange students

Student exchanges between DTU and other universities have bounced back and is on par with the period before the coronavirus pandemic. In total, 881 international exchange students came to study at DTU, and 930 DTU students went abroad in 2023.

Top ten global exchange partners in 2023*:

Technische Universität München, Germany

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Monash University, Australia

University of Maryland, USA

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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*in terms of volume

exchange partners 21 joint international programmes

Alliances and strategic partnership

The EuroTech Universities Alliance

École Polytechnique (France), Technion (Israel), EPFL (Switzerland), TU Eindhoven (the Netherlands), TU München (Germany), and DTU (Denmark)

Strategic alliance between six leading technical universities, committed to finding technical solutions to major societal challenges through cutting-edge research, education, and innovation. The alliance engages in EU intelligence and advocacy towards the European Commission through its joint office in Brussels. EuroTech collaborates with the extended EuroTeQ Alliance, which includes Taltech (Estonia) and CTU (the Czech Republic).

Nordic Five Tech

Aalto (Finland), NTNU (Norway), Chalmers and KTH (Sweden) and DTU (Denmark)

Strategic alliance of five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries. By utilizing shared and complementary strengths within education, research and innovation, the alliance creates an extended campus for students and staff to conduct research, share knowledge, and follow joint educational programmes.

international exchange students came to DTU* 930 DTU students went abroad* * during the 2022/2023 academic year Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Nanyang Technological University University of Nairobi
Cornell University North Carolina State University Indian Institute of Technology Bombay University of Queensland Tec de Monterrey


DTU is an independent and self-governed university administered by a Board of Governors and under the leadership of the University President and the Executive Board.

The main tasks are carried out by departments, research centres and affiliated companies.

Support functions

Campus Service Communications and Media Finance and Accounting

Human Resources

IT Service

Policy and Relations

Research, Advice and Innovation Study Programmes and Student Affairs

Boards and councils

Academic Council

Employer Panel

Board of Representatives

Advisory boards

Education committees

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DTU Food National Food Institute DTU Health Tech Department of Health Technology DTU Management Department of Technology, Management and Economics DTU Physics Department of Physics DTU Space National Space Institute DTU Sustain Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering DTU Wind Department of Wind and Energy Systems DTU Engineering Technology Department of Engineering Technology and Didactics DTU Aqua National Institute of Aquatic Resources DTU Bioengineering Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine DTU Chemical Engineering Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering DTU Chemistry Department of Chemistry DTU Compute Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science DTU Construct Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering DTU Electro Department of Electrical and Photonics Engineering DTU Energy Department of Energy Conversion and Storage Departments Board of Governors President and Executive Board

Executive Board

Affiliated companies

Bioneer Ltd.

DFM Ltd.

PreSeed Ltd.

DTU Science Park Ltd.


DTU Offshore Danish Offshore Technology Centre DTU Biosustain The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability DTU Entrepreneurship Centre for Technology Entrepreneurship

Anders O. Bjarklev President

Rasmus Larsen Provost Executive Vice President

Claus Nielsen University Director Executive Vice President

Lars D. Christoffersen Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs Senior Vice President

Christine Nellemann Dean of Sustainability, Inclusion and Diversity

Marianne Thellersen Senior Vice President Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Carsten Orth Gaarn-Larsen Senior Vice President DTU Learn for life Centre for Lifelong Learning DTU Nanolab National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization DTU Skylab Innovation Hub

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Depreciation and amortization 10%

operating costs €810 million Staff costs 60%
Other operating costs 29% Interest
Government Education subsidies 15% Government Research subsidies 27% Other revenue
Grant-funded activities
Scientific advice to authorities 4% Sales of goods and services 12% Income €836 million
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Human resources

6,086 Total staff full time equivalent (FTE) 39% are women

2,229 Researchers and educator full time equivalent (FTE) 58% have an international background

1,760 PhD fellows 63% have an international background 40% have an international background

99 nationalities*

2,645 in support functions full time equivalent (FTE) 14% have an international background

72% of faculty are below 50 years of age * based on data on citizenship

42,474 Members in DTU’s alumni network 53% of all alumni have joined the alumni network

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DTU Lyngby Campus

Located 15 km north of Copenhagen, DTU’s main campus sits on 106 hectares that feature wooded areas, sports fields, inner courtyards, and gardens.

DTU Ballerup Campus

Located 10 km west of Copenhagen, DTU Ballerup Campus is home to many of our BEng students.

DTU Risø Campus

Located 40 km west of Copenhagen, DTU Risø Campus is the site of much of DTU’s groundbreaking research in wind energy technologies.

DTU Hirtshals Campus

Located in one of Denmark’s most important fishing towns, DTU Hirtshals Campus is a hub for research in fisheries and aquaculture and houses two of DTU’s study programmes.

Arctic DTU Sisimiut—Ilinniarfeqarfik Sisimiut

DTU’s campus in Greenland is home to research as well as BEng and MSc Eng students who follow our arctic study programmes.

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Anker Engelunds Vej 101

2800 Kgs. Lyngby Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

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