DTU Arctic Educational Programmes

Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering

The development of new industry in the Arctic region is intensifying fast and the industry now demands engineers who have specific Arctic competencies. To accommodate these needs, DTU has developed the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering together with two other leading technical universities in the northern countries: Aalto University in Finland and NTNU in Norway. The Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering is the first comprehensive master’s programme in cold climate engineering in Europe.

The education gives the students a unique possibility to do field work and projects in Greenland or Svalbard. By actually going to the Arctic and applying their skills, the students get valuable first-hand insight into working as an engineer in one of the most challenging areas of the world.

The Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering has received funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The programme consists of three specialised study tracks:

• Land Track: Focus on Arctic geoengineering (DTU and NTNU)
• Sea Track: Focus on Arctic ships and offshore structures (NTNU and Aalto)
• Space Track: Focus on mapping and observing the Arctic (DTU and Aalto)

If you want to know more more about the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering, please follow this link Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering


Arctic Engineering

The DTU based center ARTEK with campus in Sisimiut offers engineering programs and courses that are designed to perform engineering tasks in cold climate areas. The cold climate and social structure in Greenland and other Arctic regions requires specialized skills, methods and procedures to build roads and buildings that are economically viable and that can withstand the harsh weather and permafrost.

There is a choice of five fields to specialize in:

• “Buildings” – architectural engineering & load bearing constructions
• “Technical Building Services” – indoor climate, building energy and plumbing
• “Environment” – water, wastewater, solid waste and environmental assessment
• “Constructions” – rock, permafrost and raw material extraction
• “Planning” – infrastructure, local and regional development

If you want to know more about Actic Engineering, please follow this link Arctic Engineering at ARTEK

Student Innovation

An essential driver for a sustainable development of the Arctic region is to promote sustainable entrepreneurship among students - the future generations of entrepreneurs - in the region. By incorporating social, environmental as well as financial aspects

You can read more about the DTU Student Innovation project hereStudent Innovation


DTU is partner in the network of The University of the Arctic (UArctic). UArctic is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North.

The network builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.

Follow this link for more info UArctic