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Technical University of Denmark (DTU) ranks third after Stanford and MIT

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) now ranks third among the best ‘Engineering and Technology’ universities in the world, just after Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University. This ranking is published by, a leading academic research portal, based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph. 

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Engineering and Technology, over 17,156 profiles were examined, and scientists from more than 1,548 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Each university's position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. Altogether, DTU has a D-index of 2,627, which places the university in the top 3 in the discipline of engineering and technology.

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was founded in 1829 by Hans Christian Ørsted, the prominent Danish physicist and chemist. Today, it is a public university located in Copenhagen and organized into 27 departments, by which its top three research fields are biology, physics, and computer science. DTU has 11,031 students enrolled, 7,197 of whom are undergraduates, 3,834 postgraduates, and 1,330 PhD students.

DTU also exemplifies Denmark's usage of the triple helix model of innovation, as the university has strong collaborative ties with both the government and private companies. In particular, DTU's capabilities prove to be very valuable to private companies.  

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"For a company like Siemens Denmark, it is absolutely crucial to have TOP universities in Denmark within engineering and natural science, and therefore we are very pleased that has designated the Technical University of Denmark - DTU as a global number 3 position after Stanford and MIT."
Bjarne Lykke Sørensen CEO at Siemens A/S Denmark
Thea Maria Bjørk Kristensen, student at DTU
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“Congratulations to DTU on this well-deserved recognition. The access to STEM talent is essential to create innovative solutions that empower the world. Microsoft’s close collaboration with DTU provides us with highly qualified local and international talent as well as advanced research facilities and equipment that enables our research and software engineering efforts.”
Charlotte Mark Managing Director at Microsoft Development Copenhagen  
Foreign companies looking towards Denmark should not hesitate to reach out to Invest in Denmark, which is ready to provide much more information about Danish strongholds as well as connecting you with relevant researchers from DTU or other research institutions.
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“This ranking once again proves that Denmark punches above its weight. Despite global competition between universities, Denmark still has a world-class university within the discipline of engineering and technology. Research and innovation are Danish priorities, and encompasses a fundamental reason for why foreign companies are keen on setting up operations in Denmark.” 
Anne Hougaard Director at Invest in Denmark

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