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DTUTechnical University of Denmark, Department of Management Engineering, Innovation and Sustainability

Technical University of Denmark is a leading technical university in Northern Europe with about 7,000 students and 4,500 employees, including 800 PdD students. DTU performs well in international rankings and has alliances with several other elite universities. More than one fifth of DTU’s scientific staff is recruited from outside Denmark, and an increasing number of students are international students. The research is highly connected to education, innovation and public sector consultancy.

DTU Management Engineering focuses on planning, innovation and management of relevance to the engineering profession. Three major areas include 1) Decision-making support systems, 2) Product development, design and innovation and 3) Production and organization development. Across these areas the Department focuses on several multi-disciplinary fields, such as sustainability studies including sustainable consumption and production, product-service systems, sustainable transition of energy systems, transport, urban areas and everyday life. The Department’s activities are problem-driven and application-oriented, implying that both research and education are carried out in close collaboration with external stakeholders. We have much experience with moderation of participatory processes and with popular dissemination of knowledge. The Department is internationally oriented and participates in many types of international projects and cooperation.

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Persons involved

Inge Ropke Inge Røpke, PhD, Associate Professor at DTU Management Engineering, Section for Innovation and Sustainability, was trained as an economist and holds a PhD in social science. She has worked on the history and development of modern ecological economics and on environmental aspects of economic growth, international trade, technological change, and consumption. Currently, her main field of research concerns changes in everyday life, technology, and consumption in an environmental perspective. In particular, she takes an interest in information and communication technologies in everyday life.

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