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Foundation: 1829

Mission: DTU will develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society. The raison d’être behind DTU’s mission is founded on the polytechnic idea as conceived in the first half of the nineteenth century, since when it has distinguished—and continues to distinguish—all aspects of DTU’s activities and development. This development is characterized by the University continuing to interact closely with society at both national and international levels so as to generate value. This interaction leads to mutually fruitful partnerships with industry, the service sector, and the public sector which are the foundation for DTU’s value creation.

Vision: Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today.



Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDDenmark
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 168th60th59th8th135th4th
Arts and Humanities 253rd115th110th14th225th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 166th44th42nd4th136th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 203rd82nd81st12th159th4th
Chemistry 248th66th63rd2nd186th2nd
Computer Science 173rd47th45th6th107th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 220th91st88th12th160th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 246th111th108th15th197th5th
Energy 47th7th6th1st15th1st
Engineering 117th21st19th4th63rd1st
Environmental Science 40th13th11th1st24th1st
Mathematics 120th36th33rd3rd75th1st
Medicine 274th95th90th11th235th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 209th58th55th6th157th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 141st38th37th3rd102nd2nd
Psychology 437th201st195th23rd410th6th
Social Sciences 221st76th75th13th180th3rd
Veterinary 96th31st27th5th70th2nd

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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