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Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Founded in 1829, DTU is one of Denmark’s foremost institutions of higher learning. Through collaboration with private and public stakeholders, DTU serves as a driving force for welfare and sustainable value creation by generating new discoveries and inventions that benefit society, protect the environment, and improve people’s lives.

Master's Programmes



When the College of Advanced Technology was founded in 1829, Denmark had its first MSc programme in Engineering at a high academic level. The College changed its name to Danish Technical College in 1933 and finally became the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1994.

DTU has always had a strong theoretical grounding.


Taught exclusively in English, DTU’s MSc programmes cover most modern engineering fields and are research-based technological programmes at elite level—aimed at qualifying the graduate for a knowledge-intensive position in industry and the business sector and in society in general.

Through recommended study lines/focus areas, Joint International MSc programmes, Erasmus Mundus MSc programmes, and Honours programmes, DTU’s MSc programmes offer a broad range of curricula—from the highly specialized to a broader and more versatile educational profile.


DTU performs basic and applied research based on innovation and the power of fascination – promoting talent and addressing the in the interfaces between research disciplines.

Research at DTU is based in departments and other research entities. DTU conducts research in the sciences and technology and is focused of providing solutions to society’s grand challenges. Researches at DTU interact internationally with leading private and public research groups and participate in transnational research projects and consortia.


DTU is world-leading in collaborating with industry and is engaged in multiple strategic university alliances at international level.

Staff and students at DTU adhere to a long tradition of research based collaboration with small and large businesses, technological institutes, research institutes and other universities in Denmark and abroad.

DTU’s recent graduate survey shows that 66 % of the graduates are employed in permanent full-time positions. 60 % of the graduates find a job within the typical area of employment of their MSc Eng. Programme, and 24 % obtain their employment in direct continuation of their MSc thesis.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

There is never a dull moment at DTU Learn more about our wonderful campus and about the vibrant student life at the University.

Student Life

Campus life

  • DTU's main campus in Lyngby, located 15 km north of Copenhagen.
  • DTU Ballerup Campus is home to many of our BEng students.Located 10 km west of Copenhagen.
  • Risø Campus is the site of much of DTU's ground-breaking research in energy technology.Located 40 km west of Copenhagen.
  • Some DTU departments have addresses outside the main campus areas.
  • DTU has research and test facilities throughout the country. Besides the facilities on the three campuses in Lyngby, Ballerup, and Risø the Universities has research and test facilities at the following locations: Charlottenlund Castle, Frederiksberg, Hirtshals, Lindholm, Mors, Silkeborg, Mørkhøj, Sisimiut, Høvsøre, Østerild

Sports facilities

DTU has a large selection of indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Indoors you can play soccer (football), Indiaca and badminton, dance, sing, attend yoga classes, sweat it out in the fitness centre or get in shape for your next skiing holiday.

Outdoors you can play soccer (football), rugby, basket or beach volleyball. You can also go sailing on Øresund or soar through the air in a hang glider. Check out your options on Sports at DTU.

Student clubs

Founded in 1845, the Polytechnical Association (PF) is the oldest student organization in Denmark. The association represents all engineering students at DTU. Independent of all party politics, PF work closely with the mangement at DTU to ensure that the students have influence on their own education.

But PF is also a social organization in charge of arranging e.g. freshers' trips and running the S-House (S-Huset) in building 101 on DTU Lyngby Campus. The S-House is the students' house and home to cafés and bars, a host of gaming facilities, hobby clubs, concerts, and annual events such as a football tournament (soccer), Fun Run, Idols and ski trip.


DTU has received institutional accreditation by the Danish Accreditation Institution (member of ENQA).