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We put numbers on sustainability  

DTU Management - Sustainability Division - About the division


We put numbers on sustainability 

Sustainability is a key focus for companies, public authorities and society as a whole. We deliver research-based methods, instruments and decision support for a sustainable transition. The Sustainability division is at the international forefront within a range of key research fields.

A sustainable transition can only be realized with the understanding and monitoring of the sustainability implications of technological, political and societal initiatives. To enable this, we offer research-based tools within sustainability and life cycle assessments. This also provides future engineers with the skills to conduct sustainability assessments.

The impact of climate change on society is also an essential research area in the division. There is a significant need for knowledge concerning the societal consequences of both preventive measures and the effects of climate change – and how industry and households are affected. We are developing methods, tools and decision-support to assess the societal consequences of the preventive measures and effects, for example the damage effects associated with flooding, their socio-economic costs and how these are distributed geographically.

The energy sector is the backbone of the green transition. We are researching the development of sustainable energy systems and how regulations and market designs can promote the transition in the best possible way. Research on energy infrastructure, sector coupling and renewable energy integration into the energy systems are classic research areas. We conduct research in energy economics and look at topics such as the supply of windmills, incentives in business and private households, effects and distribution of subsidies and taxes and barriers to conversion.


The Sustainability Division is divided into four sections:


Signe Krarup
Head of Division
DTU Management
+45 45 25 15 02
Michael Zwicky Hauschild
Professor, Deputy Head of Division, Head of Section
DTU Management
+45 45 25 46 64

Quantitative Sustainability Assessment

We develop science-based methods and tools for quantitative assessment of environmental and social impacts of products and systems across their technological life cycle.



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Climate Economics and Risk Management

We are developing methods, tools and decision-support to assess the societal consequences of the preventive measures and effects of the climate change.



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Energy Economics and Regulation

We design policy instruments, regulatory frameworks and market designs that facilitate the green energy transition in an efficient socio-economic way.



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Energy Systems Analysis

We develop and apply energy system models that integrate all energy carriers, sectors and applications in order to model the main challenges for the green energy transition.



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