Sunday, 2 February 2014


The Technical University of Denmark was founded in 1829 at the initiative of Hans Christian Ørsted as Denmark's first polytechnic, and is today ranked among Europe's leading engineering institutions, and the best engineering university in the Nordic countries.
The campus is roughly divided in half by the road Anker Engelunds Vej going in the east-west direction, and, perpendicular to that, by two lengthy, collinear roads located on either side of a parking lot. The campus is thus divided into four parts, referred to as quadrants, numbered 1 through 4 in correspondence with the conventional numbering of quadrants in the Cartesian coordinate system with north upwards.

  • DTU Aqua, National Institute for Aquatic Resources
  • DTU Business, DTU Executive School of Business
  • DTU Cen, Center for Electron Nanoscopy
  • DTU Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • DTU Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
  • DTU Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering
  • DTU Danchip, Danchip
  • DTU Diplom, Department of Bachelor Engineering
  • DTU Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • DTU Environment, Department of Environmental Engineering
  • DTU Executive School of Business
  • DTU Food, National Food Institute
  • DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering
  • DTU Informatics, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling
  • DTU Management Engineering, Department of Management Engineering
  • DTU Mathematics, Department of Mathematics
  • DTU Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • DTU Nanotech, Department of Micro-and Nanotechnology
  • DTU Physics, Department of Physics
  • Risø DTU, National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy
  • DTU Space, National Space Institute
  • DTU Systembiologi, Department of Systems Biology
  • DTU Library, Technical Information Center of Denmark
  • DTU Vet, National Veterinary Institute
  • DTU Vindenergi, Department of Wind Energy
  • DTU Transport, Department of Transport: The department provides Transportation and Logistics masters degree programs in engineering and technology. A Ph.d. Programme is also offered.

Research centers:

  • Center for Arktisk Teknologi
  • Center for Facilities Management
  • Center for Biological Sequence Analysis – chair Søren Brunak
  • Center for Information and Communication Technologies
  • Center for Microbial Biotechnology
  • Center for Phase Equilibria and Separation Processes
  • Center for Technology, Economics and Management
  • Center for Traffic and Transport
  • Centre for Applied Hearing Research
  • Centre for Electric Technology
  • Combustion and Harmful Emission Control
  • The Danish Polymer Centre
  • IMM Statistical Consulting Center
  • International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy
  • Centre for Advanced Food Studies
  • Nano-DTU
  • Fluid-DTU
  • Food-DTU
  • EnergiDTU

Aarhus University is a public university located in Aarhus, Denmark. Founded in 1928, it is Denmark's second oldest university and the largest, with a total of 43,600 enrolled students as of 1 January 2012, after a merger with Aarhus School of Engineering. A young university with high aspirations, it belongs to the international elite. In most prestigious ranking lists of the world´s best universities, Aarhus University is placed in the top 100.
Denmark's first professor of sociology was a member of the faculty of Aarhus University (Theodor Geiger, from 1938–1952), and in 1997 Professor Jens Christian Skou received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the sodium-potassium pump. In 2010 Dale T. Mortensen, a Niels Bohr Visiting Professor at Aarhus University, received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences together with his colleagues Peter Diamond and Christopher Pissarides.
Main academic areas:
Since 1 January 2011, the university has been organised into four major main academic areas:
  • Science and Technology – consists of the National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark (NERI), the former Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and the former Faculty of Science.
  • Arts – consists of the former Faculty of Humanities, the former Faculty of Theology and the Danish School of Education.
  • School of Business and Social Sciences – consists of the former Faculty of Social Sciences and the Aarhus School of Business.
  • Health – consists of the former Faculty of Health Sciences.
International Centre:
The International Centre maintains international partnerships and combines a wide range of services for exchange students, international full-degree students, PhD’s and visiting scholars. The International Centre is often the first stop for foreign students at Aarhus University, since the centre offers advice on finding housing and living in Denmark. 
AU Summer University:
Starting in 2011 all summer courses offered by Aarhus University for Bachelor's, Master's and PhD students will be gathered together and expanded to provide more diversity in a new framework: AU Summer University. In the summer of 2011 more than 80 courses were offered within the fields of humanities, theology, social sciences, health sciences, natural sciences, agricultural sciences, business and educational sciences. Summer courses are open to both Danish and international students.
Aarhus University offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes in the following fields:
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biology
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Classical Philology
  • Cognitive Semiotics
  • Comparative Religion
  • Computer Science
  • Czech
  • Dentistry
  • Digital Design
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Ethnography
  • European Studies
  • Food Science
  • Geology
  • History
  • History of Ideas
  • Hungarian
  • Information Studies
  • IT/IT Product Development
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Medicine
  • Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology
  • Modern Languages
  • Molecular Biology
  • Musicology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nordic Language and Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Semitic Philology
  • Sports Science
  • Theology
  • The Religious Roots of Europe
  • The university offers eight undergraduate and about 60 graduate programmes in English-language

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest and second largest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University (1477). The university has more than 37,000 students, and more than 7,000 employees. The university has several campuses located in and around Copenhagen, with the oldest located in central Copenhagen. Most courses are taught in Danish; however, many courses are also offered in English and a few in German. The university has 2,800 foreign students of which about half are from Nordic countries.
The university is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), along with University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Yale University, The Australian National University, and UC Berkeley, amongst others. The Academic Ranking of World Universities, compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, sees Copenhagen as the leading university in Scandinavia and the 40th ranked university in the world in 2010. It is also ranked 52nd in the 2011 QS World University Rankings. Moreover, In 2013, according to the University Ranking by Academic Performance, the University of Copenhagen is the best university in Denmark and 25th university in the world. The university has had 8 alumni become Nobel laureates and 1 Turing Award recipient.
  • The University of Copenhagen currently has six faculties.
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Theology

The university campus is located over four sites in Copenhagen:

North Campus
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
City Campus
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Central Administration
South Campus
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Frederiksberg Campus
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

The University of Southern Denmark, with campuses located in Funen, Southern Jutland and Zealand - is a research and educational institution with deep regional roots and an international outlook. Reaching even further south, the university offers a number of joint programmes in co-operation with the University of Flensburg and the University of Kiel. Contacts with regional industries and the international scientific community are strong.
Faculties, research, and teaching:
As a national institution the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) comprises five faculties – Humanities, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Health Sciences totaling 32 departments, 11 research centers and a university library. University Library of Southern Denmark is also a part of the university.
Research activities and student education make up the core activities of the University. The University of Southern Denmark also has widespread cooperation with business and industry in the region and considerable activities within continuing education. The university offers a number of degrees taught in English; examples include European Studies and American Studies.
The faculty of all six campuses comprises approximately 1,200 researchers in Odense, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg, Slagelse and Copenhagen; approximately 18,000 students are enrolled. The University of Southern Denmark offers programmes in five different faculties - Humanities, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Health Sciences. It incorporates approximately 35 institutes, 30 research centres, and a well-equipped university library.
The physical buildings of SDU cover an area of 272,554 m2(2007), a figure that has increased from 181,450 m2 in 1999 when the university merger was effectuated. The University offers a wide range of traditional disciplines as well as a broad selection of business and engineering studies. In recent years the number of options available has been considerably expanded. Examples include the introduction of a very successful Journalism programme in Odense, Information Science in Kolding, and a Mechatronics Engineering programme in Sønderborg. The educational environments on the Jutland campuses have also been strengthened through the creation of new programmes such as a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Cultural Analysis, a bachelor's degree Business Administration with Sports Management, a bachelor's and Public Health Science in Esbjerg, Danish and English Language Studies in Kolding, and a variety of engineering programmes and European Studies in Sønderborg. Moreover, the University of Southern Denmark is the only university in Scandinavia that offers a degree programme in chiropractic studies (Clinical Biomechanics).
The University focuses on areas such as communication, information technology, and biotechnology. Other areas of research is pursued through a number of national research centres at the University of Southern Denmark. Examples include The Hans Christian Andersen Center, the Centre for Sound Communication, and the Danish Biotechnology Instrument Centre. Odense in particular focuses on research within the field of geriatrics.
Co-operation with the business community has resulted in three substantial donations from some of the giants in Danish industry: Odense is the home of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute for Production Technology, where robot technology is one of the many research areas. The Mads Clausen Institute in Sønderborg is engaged in the design and development of software for integration in intelligent products of the future. Thanks to funding from Kompan and Lego, a research environment for the investigation of child behaviour and development has also been established

Aalborg University is a Danish university located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. Aalborg University (AAU) was established in 1974 under the name of Aalborg University Center (AUC), but changed its name to Aalborg University in 1994. Today, Aalborg University is the fifth largest university in Denmark based on the number of enrolled students. In Aalborg, the university is mainly located on the main campus in the eastern part of the city, but the university also has departments located in downtown Aalborg. Currently, Aalborg University has approximately 21.606 students and 3.479 employees. In 2011, Aalborg University experienced the largest increase in applicants in Denmark, as the number of new students increased by 31 per cent.
AAU conducts research within all faculties. Aalborg University is among the leading universities in the world within health technology research, wireless communication, energy, computer science, innovation economics and comparative welfare studies. AAU has established centres for telecommunication at Birla Institute of Technology in India, at Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia, and at the University of Rome. Furthermore, AAU has established a research centre for health technology at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China.
AAU has conducted several experiments in the field of CubeSat technology. The first AAU CubeSat was launched on 30 June 2003, the second (called AAUSAT-II) on 28 April 2008 and the third will be launched in Q1, 2013. After launching AAUSAT3 the fourth will begin development.
AAU has always adopted a cross-disciplinary, problem-based approach to research which often requires contributions from a number of scientific disciplines. Aalborg University has five cross-disciplinary action areas:
  • Sustainable energy, the environment and construction.
  • Global production, innovation, knowledge development and coherence.
  • Information technology.
  • Nanotechnology and nanoproduction.
  • Experience technology and design.
Faculties and departments:

Aalborg University has five faculties with a number of departments, schools, centres and study boards. Since 1 January 2007, AAU has been divided into the following faculties;

Faculty of Humanities:
  • Department of Communication and Psychology
  • Department of Culture and Global Studies
  • Department of Learning and Philosophy

Faculty of Social Sciences:
  • Department of Business and Management
  • Department of Culture and Global Studies
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Learning and Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology and Social Work
  • Faculty of Engineering and Science:
  • Danish Building Research Institute
  • Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
  • Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Business and Management
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Development and Planning
  • Department of Electronic Systems
  • Department of Energy Technology
  • Department of Learning and Philosophy
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Nanotechnology

The Faculty of Medicine:
  • Department of Learning and Philosophy
  • Department of Health Science and Technology
  • Department of Clinical Research
Aalborg University is known for its project-oriented educational system. A large part of education at Aalborg University is based on teaching students to acquire knowledge independently and through projects executed in groups. This approach has yielded results similar to those of other Danish universities with less hours of theoretical teaching. This method of group-based, project-oriented learning is applied across all subject areas (from Computer Science to Sociology) and begins at the first semester of university. Many local high schools in Aalborg prepare their students for this way of learning.



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