Technical University of Denmark

DTU is the world-leading university within wind energy. DTU has been engaged in wind energy research and education since the 1970’ies and has offered a dedicated Wind Energy MSc since 2001. DTU’s Wind Energy master’s programme builds on upfront knowledge and scientific research combined with teaching and guidance from a large number of associated experts and researchers from the industry.

DTU’s wind energy activities are mainly carried out at three departments: DTU Mechanical Engineering, RISØ DTU and DTU Electrical Engineering. With the merging of Risø National Laboratory and DTU in 2008, the research at DTU covers all main areas in wind energy, including aerodynamics, structural mechanics, aeroelasticity, electrical engineering, maritime engineering, power electronics, boundary layer meteorology and systems integration. Some of the most important software products for use in the wind energy sector have been developed at DTU, including the aeroelastic software tools Flex5 and Hawc, that today are widely used as design tools by wind turbine manufacturers world-wide.

Another example is WasP, which today is the most popular prognosis tool for siting of wind turbines. A recent international evaluation ranked the research at DTU as world-leading in the area of wind turbine aerodynamics, aero-acoustics and optimization. About 120 researchers and 50 PhD students are working in the field of wind energy, with an annual publication rate in peer-reviewed journals of about 100. DTU and especially Risø DTU have during the past 30 years built up a unique partnership model with the wind energy industry sector.

DTU’s extensive national and international network within wind energy is highly beneficial for the international environment and research network that the EWEM students will become part of.

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