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DTU in profile DTU has never shied away from being at the forefront of progress and discovery. Thus, we must constantly update and develop our facilities so that we can remain at the cutting edge. Large, full-scale facilities where researchers and manufacturers can work together to perform measurements and tests are crucial to the production and development of new technology. The inauguration of Test Centre Østerild in October 2012 was therefore a red-letter day for us. This unique test centre is the only place in the world were it is currently possible to test the next generation of wind turbines— which can be up to 250 metres high. PowerLab, where the components for the intelligent electricity grid of the future are to be tried and tested, was officially opened in spring 2012, and in 2014, the biggest wind tunnel in Denmark is to be built at DTU Risø Campus. This will provide us with the best possible conditions for investigating airflows around buildings, vehicles, aircraft, seagoing vessels and the giant offshore wind turbines of the future. All these significant investments in research infrastructure boost the work of researchers, benefit Danish industry and simultaneously help to attract the best engineering minds in the world to Denmark. As such, they help to ensure that DTU can maintain its status as an elite technical university and cement its position as international front runner in the field of research and development. Taking DTU to a whole new level Based on the needs of the business sector, DTU’s BEng programmes have a research as well as a practiceoriented approach. The merger with the former Copenhagen University College of Engineering makes the very best of both worlds and perfectly complements DTU’s educational mission to provide budding engineers with relevant skills and up-to-date qualifications that prepare them to address the challenges of the future. Open minds expand to take in new experiences and new knowledge, so we encourage our students to travel the world and spend one or two terms studying abroad. In the same way, the university welcomes hundreds of international students every year, who come to Denmark to study, develop and benefit from the DTU way of learning and from the unique teaching facilities that distinguish DTU—facilities that are currently being changed, updated and modernized. Anders O. Barklev President 3 DTU in profile 2013


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