The Management Science division has an extensive research collaboration with external researchers, research institutions, and leading companies on a national as well as an international basis. Currently, larger research projects are carried out in cooperation with companies such as e.g. Maersk Line, Haldor Topsøe A/S, Rail Net Denmark, Danish State Railways, Copenhagen Airport, The Capital Region of Denmark plus the University of Auckland, Bremen University, University of Padova among the research institutions. Smaller projects are often carried out as PhD projects or Master thesis projects.

You'll find an example below:


Railway transportation is more efficient than other modes of transport with regard to energy use and CO2 emissions. The Danish Parliament’s Agreement “A Green Transport Policy” states that the public transport should lift the majority of the future traffic growth and that the railway must be reliable, safe and modern. However, the present punctuality and performance problems of the railway system are a serious challenge for the use of railways – both with regard to passengers and freight transport.

Practice and research have focused on sub-issues of the railway operations. However, all system components - infrastructure, timetable, rolling stock, crew, recovery strategies and methods - must play together to obtain a high quality operation. A system wise approach will pinpoint new explanations and provide better methods and guidelines on how to improve the robustness of the railway system. Management Science is a major partner in the RobustRailS research project that integrates research from various research departments and fields.

This project strengthens the Danish research on railways by bringing together different disciplines also at an international scale with partners from research institutions like BaneDanmark, the Danish Transport Authority, DSB, DSB S-tog, Bremen University, DTU Compute, DTU Photonics Engineering and DTU Management.

Read more about the project here.