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PhD Programme

Research at the Department covers a broad range of subjects: a few examples of current PhD projects are "User-oriented design of workplaces in production systems", "Non-robust decomposition and solution of general shortest paths", "Sustainable production: An assessment of the social and environmental dimension" and "Decision problems in energy transmission networks in a socio-economic perspective".

As a PhD student at DTU Management, you will have an opportunity to develop both personally and professionally in an international research environment. We offer a challenging job with exciting assignments and a highly flexible daily work environment.

From student to researcher
The PhD programme at DTU is a three-year educational programme during which you receive grant-funded pay. It is a process of learning to perform research under guidance, with the objective of training you to conduct research according to international standards, contribute to research collaborations and prepare research results within the international research community.

A PhD programme consists of:

  • an independent research project.
  • a study programme totalling 30 ECTS credit points.
  • teaching and communication activities corresponding to roughly three months of work.
  • study/research at another institution in Denmark or abroad.
  • a doctoral thesis.
  • a public defence of the thesis.

PhD student Peggy Mischke says about her work at the Department:
"After working some years in energy consulting and infrastructure project management in various countries, I was looking a while for an interesting international energy PhD topic to contribute my views and experiences to energy research. As DTU and the Sino Danish Center for Education and Research offered me a scholarship for global energy system modelling with a focus on China, I just couldn't let this opportunity pass! Looking back to the first year of my PhD it has always been exciting to analyse and discuss China's various emerging energy issues within a broad network of Danish and Chinese partner institutions that keeps expanding fast. Being new to Denmark, I appreciated very much the team spirit of my department to help me getting settled and started. It feels great to be part of a well established energy research group in DTU which helps me to expand my own research further. I am now looking forward to my second research stay in the megacity Beijing after the summer to present and discuss my energy modelling results to our Chinese partners".

The DTU Management PhD school
In charge of our PhD school is Professor Per Dannemand Andersen who cooperates with the PhD Secretary who handles the day-to-day administration of the Department's roughly 70 PhD students. One of the tasks of the PhD school is to offer relevant PhD courses at the Department.

PhD options at DTU Management 
You are always welcome to contact one of our many faculty members to discuss your ideas on a possible future collaboration. Please feel free to browse our website for more information on our research areas and how they might fit in your area of interest. Obviously, you are also welcome to get in touch with one of our faculty members directly to discuss a future collaboration or liaise with our PhD secretary who will be able to point you in the right direction of finding a potential supervisor.

More information
If you have any questions about the PhD programme at DTU Management, please feel free to contact our PhD Secretary at mail:

You can find additional information about the PhD programme at DTU's website.


Per Gunner Dannemand Andersen
DTU Management
+45 45 25 45 35