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Technical University of Denmark

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is an internationally renowned university, and is among the top technical universities in Europe and the World. The university educates engineers at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels and has approximately 2,000 researchers, 10,000 students, 1,500 PhD students and 2,000 international students a year.

DTU was founded in 1829 by the father of electromagnetism, H. C. Ørsted, whose vision was to create a polytechnical institution that would benefit society through natural and technical sciences – with a view to creating value for society. This vision has placed DTU among the top 10 universities in the world when it comes to making collaborations with industry.

BEng and BSc Programmes

The BEng is a 3½-year programme which includes a six-month internship.

The BSc is a 3-year programme which qualifies students for a MSc programme.

Please note that the main language of instruction at the undergraduate level is Danish.

Master Programmes

DTU’s 2-year Master programmes are research-based programmes at the highest technological level. In these programmes, students acquire the qualifications and skills necessary to analyse, synthesize and evaluate theory and experiments relating to complex engineering systems, problems and solutions. All Master programmes are taught exclusively in English. Honour programmes are offered by each Master programme. An emphasis on the global markets is also present in the strategic alliances such as the EuroTech Universities, Nordic5Tech, KAIST, and a number of Joint International Programmes. Combined with exchange students from roughly 200 partner universities, DTU is a university whose campus has a distinctive international atmosphere.

DTU Campuses

DTU's main campus is located in Lyngby in a green environment at the outskirts of of Copenhagen. The campus is a 25 minute bus ride away from Copenhagen enabling all students to enjoy all elements of the cultural and historical sights of an European capital. BEng students live at the Ballerup Campus which is approximately 10 km from Copenhagen.

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  • 61.80
    Overall Score
  • 34.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 43.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 98.9
    Faculty Student
  • 74
    Citations per Faculty
  • 98.7
    International Faculty
  • 78
    International Students
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  • 84.50
    Overall Score
  • 76.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 68.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 94.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 94.2
    H-index Citations
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2014
46
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  • 80.90
    Overall Score
  • 80.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 75.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 86.4
    Citations per Paper
  • 86.7
    H-index Citations
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,089
International
918

Number of students

8,878
Postgraduate 43%
Undergraduate 57%

Number of international students

2,098
Postgraduate 82%
Undergraduate 18%
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17 Undergraduate Courses

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53 Postgraduate Courses

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