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Why choose DTU

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. DTU serves as an engine of economic growth and social prosperity and is especially well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.

To learn more about all the University has to offer, please watch the video: 'Become an engineer at DTU'


DTU’s mission “to develop and create value using the natural sciences and technical sciences to benefit society” stresses the importance of innovation for the University.

At the forefront of sustainable technology

Denmark is a society that places high priority on running on renewable energy within this century. And at DTU, sustainable technology engineering is an intense, cross-department endeavour of ever-increasing importance.
To get the full story, please read the graduate and employer survey of DTU's two-year MSc Eng programmes from 2015.

Did you know?

  • For years, Denmark has topped the list of the happiest place in the world. In 2013, Denmark again lead the world on the “World Happiness Report” commissioned by the United Nations.
  • In 2014, the Education First (EF) English Proficiency Index (EPI) ranked Danes as the best non-native English speakers in the world.
  • The 2014 Global Peace Index survey ranks Denmark as the second most peaceful country in the world—after Iceland—with extremely low levels of violent crime and conflict, paired with political democracy and one of the world’s highest levels of income equality.
  • Denmark continuously tops the list of the least corrupt countries in the world.
  • Denmark is in the top 10 of the world's best cities for expats.
  • Denmark has one of the best business climates in the world, according to the U.S. business magazine Forbes.  
  • With a score of between 9 and 9.5 out of 10, DTU has yet again won the StudyPortals Award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction 2014.

Engineer your future at DTU

All students at DTU will experience

  • an innovative and open-minded learning environment
  • a research-based and innovative education
  • a flexible modular course structure
  • Teacher/researcher to student ration of 1:4
  • All MSc programmes taught in English
  • More than 350 new PhD student enrolments per year 
  • Approximately 400 courses in English from the third year onwards available to exchange students
  • High-quality labs, teaching facilities, libraries and computer facilities
  • Emphasis on combining theory and practice via project and lab work
  • a truly international university
  • a well-run university organization
  • being involved in knowledge transfer and company relations

An international university

DTU are committed to the international exchange of knowledge and works closely with international companies and universities. You will meet countless international students and staff at the University. In 2016, DTU welcomed 773 international students into our MSc programmes, half of our PhD students are recruited from abroad, and more than one third of our scientific staff are highly qualified researchers of international backgrounds.


Learning to think creatively, analytically and globally—and taught by professor and lecturers at the forefront of their field—DTU offers you the opportunity to become a leader in your chosen profession.


Denmark is a democracy where personal freedom, freedom of speech and inclusive values are highly valued. It is one of the safest countries in Europe. Its public services and infrastructure run efficiently and are well-maintained. The capital, Copenhagen, is about 15 kilometres from the main DTU Campus in Lyngby, and easily accessible. Copenhagen is beautiful and clean, with a city centre criss-crossed by canals and pedestrian-only streets. All of these features contribute to making your stay here as a student pleasant, secure and largely hassle-free.