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Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Top reasons to study here

  • Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications.
  • DTU is an independent and self-governing university with a Board of Governors as its highest authority.
  • DTU is committed to the international exchange of knowledge and works closely with international companies and universities.


Founded in 1829 with the mission of creating value for the benefit of society, DTU is an international elite technical university where education, scientific advice, and innovation rest on a solid foundation of world-class research. 


DTU is one of Denmark’s foremost research universities. As such we educate, make innovative discoveries, generate entrepreneurial ideas for improving people’s lives and protect the environment. The University serves as an engine of economic growth and social prosperity and is particularly well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.

The University is at the academic and multidisciplinary forefront of the technical and the natural sciences—with new initiatives in a number of demanding engineering disciplines, including sustainable energy technology and life science.


With a research profile characterized by depth, innovation, and impact, DTU is at the academic forefront within the technical and the natural sciences.

Special focus is dedicated to a number of global and challenging research disciplines, including sustainable energy technologies and life sciences.

The Unviersity promotes promising fields of research within the technical and the natural sciences, especially based on usefulness to society, relevance to business, and sustainability.


DTU Career Centre can help you make a successful transition from student to employee. Among the services we offer are workshops, networking events, and drop-in CV feedback. 

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University Ranking

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

The SU Office offers guidance to all DTU students on SU rules, and processes applications for SU, SU loans, youth cards and study abroad scholarships. 

Housing services

DTU is renowned for its vibrant student life. You can join one of the many clubs and activities or attend the Friday bars and the many other social events and festive occasions at DTU.

DTU Lyngby Campus has several student canteens, a library, a bookstore, and unique student facilities such as DTU Skylab. As a student you also have access to Portalen and CampusNet, which will be an indispensable part of your studies.  

Library services

DTU Library in building 101 is a traditional university library as well as a digital library and the Technical Information Centre of Denmark.

The digital library, DTU Findit, gives you access to millions of scientific articles and online e-books. In addition to the more classical library services, including textbook and reference collection.

Medical services

 The Danish welfare system allows international students to receive free medical care during their study in Denmark. 

Campus life

  • DTU´s main campus is in Lyngby, located 15 km north of Copenhagen.
  • DTU Ballerup Campus is located 10 km west for Copenhagen.
  • DTU Risoe Campus is located approx. 40 km west of Copenhagen.
  • DTU Hirtshals Campus location is in Jutland close by the sea.
  • DTU Sisimiut Campus location is in Greenland.
  • Some DTU departments have addresses outside the main campus area.
  • DTU has research and test facilities throughout the country.
Besides the facilities on the four Campuses in Lyngby, Ballerup, Risoe and Hirtshals the university has research and test facilities at the following locations: Nykoebing Mors, Silkeborg, Hoevsoere and Oesterild

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

DTU has a wide range of various clubs and associations for both students and staff. 

The following list includes a selection of the various clubs and associations with links to their respective websites—please note that some of the websites might be in Danish.

  • Clubs
  • DTU's Art Association
  • DTU Choir
  • PianoForum
  • Hypatia
  • XFM student radio

DTU was granted an institutional accreditation by the Danish Accreditation Institution (member of ENQA). The institutional accreditation ensures that the quality assurance system of the institution is well-described, well-argued, and well-functioning in practice.


Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

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