Emergence of Engineering Academia and the Teaching Pratices at DTU

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities


When the Danish polytechnical school opened in 1829 under
University of Copenhagen basic sciences were given a dominant role. There was an uneasy and debated relationship between basic sciences and technical subjects. In this talk I will look into how the school dealt with this relationship and the practical executive issues up to 1929. Teachers invoked both the theoretical bodies and the methodology of the natural sciences in the creation of engineering knowledge systems reaching beyond fundamental sciences.
Period5 Apr 2017
Held atRoskilde University, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • history
  • engineering science
  • engineering education
  • technical academia