“The most surprising thing about DTU is that there is very little distance between you as a student and your professors. They give you a lot of room to challenge what they say, so you learn to challenge knowledge.” – Amy, MSc Food Technology, Technical University of Denmark
Ranked one of the world’s most innovative universities, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a foremost institution that consistently breaks new ground. This esteemed research and education is wholeheartedly committed to the exchange of powerful knowledge, generating new, enterprising concepts that improve lives and protect our natural environment.
The European Commission (2017) recently recognised Denmark as a leader in innovation, making it the prime region of choice for the aspiring STEM professional. That is why an increasing number of International students apply to DTU – a prominent and contemporary pioneer in the field of modern Engineering. Being a highly ranked Engineering University, this is the ideal starting block for anyone keen to enter the fast-growing field of Science and Technology.
Those hungry for progression and dedicated to scientific development should check out the institution’s English taught BSc in General Engineering programme at the undergraduate level, plus the 30 two-year research-based elite MSc Engineering programmes covering most modern fields of study at the Graduate level. Studies here are both flexible and comprehensive. DTU not only offers an innovative and open-minded learning environment for students but also supports a vibrant student life, which makes the University a highly attractive choice for International students.
In fact, international co-operation forms an integral part of the DTU experience. With approx. 40% of the Graduate students being International from 99 different nationalities, more than 25 Joint International MSc programmes and 50 percent of PhD students coming from abroad, DTU is fundamentally and inherently global. Here, experienced researchers come from diverse and vibrant backgrounds, allowing the entire DTU community to make use of joint complementary strengths in education, innovation and research.
“The mission of DTU is to develop and utilize the natural and technical sciences to benefit society,” the institution notes. “Accordingly, collaboration with external parties is a very important task in order to ensure the transfer of technology and knowledge to society. It is important for DTU that the knowledge generated through research is disseminated to society through the publication of the results in leading international scientific journals.”
Innovation is also an integral part of DTU’s education and this is strongly supported by the Graduate students who are the ‘drivers of innovation’. The University provides a framework of competencies and facilities for aspiring students to nurture the potential for student innovation.
Being a student at DTU, you will experience that all Graduate programmes focus on sustainability, climate technology and environment. Students are, therefore, encouraged early on in their studies to come up with sustainable solutions and new green technology. The strong engineering competencies DTU’s MSc Graduates acquire on completion of their studies is strongly reflected in the high employability percentage.
Devoted to ground-breaking research in Biotechnology and Biochemistry; Earth Sciences; Electrotechnology; Energy; Environment and Pollution; Food, Fish and Agriculture; IT; Medicine and beyond, there’s no limit to how far DTU is willing to stretch to deliver advanced sustainable solutions for the world’s energy and climate change crises.
An example of cutting-edge research, DTU stands as the first site in the world where turbines as high as the pylons on the biggest bridges can be tested and developed under optimum wind conditions. Here, researchers are coming together to build some of the largest and most impactful turbine parks in the world, refining cutting-edge construction technologies that will significantly reduce CO2 output levels produced by global construction industries.
On top of this, colossal efforts are poured into the massive amounts of methane released from waste sites. Striving to reduce its monumental impact, DTU researchers are looking for new methods to turn household waste into a sustainable source of ‘green’ energy that could be implemented worldwide. The institution is also testing low-energy buildings with cost-efficient district heating, as well as low-cost solar cells and sustainable fish farming practices for a better, brighter future.
“Many interested and ambitious people have expectations of us as a university, which means that looking back on the good results of past years just won’t do it,” President Bjarklev explains. “Society faces new challenges: businesses and the authorities are demanding more competitive, more sustainable, and more innovative technologies. DTU delivers…we must solve international challenges together: internationalization promotes creativity and creates results!”
“In all modesty,” he adds, “[DTU] offers study programmes of an international standard, an excellent study environment, a meeting place, where we attract talented people from abroad – and send our own out to obtain more knowledge, more inspiration which they can bring back to Denmark. We call this…an elite international programme.
“Together with other universities, educational institutions, companies, and organizations,” the President concludes, “we work to Engineer the Future to produce even more engineers – and to ensure that young people…have the opportunity to become engineers.”