For almost two centuries the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of Hans Christian Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society. Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops its partnerships with industry. The international dimension is of vital importance to DTU. In 2014, we welcomed 538 international students on to our MSc programmes, half our PhD students are recruited from abroad, and more than one third of our scientific staff are highly qualified researchers with international backgrounds. In addition, the extent and intensity of our collaborations with other leading technical universities around the world continue to grow. DTU has international educational exchange programmes with universities around the globe, and enjoys close research collaborations with its partners in addition to building research and educational programmes in Nordic Five Tech, the Euro Tech Universities – Excellence in Science and Technology, as well as with Rensselaer in the US, Nanyang in Singapore and KAIST in South Korea.