ITU research is 100 percent Open Access

As the first Danish university, the IT University of Copenhagen has achieved the national goal of 100 percent Open Access – meaning that all of its research articles are freely available online.

About ITUResearchJens Christian Godskesen

All research publications published by ITU researchers in 2017 are digitally available free of charge – for the benefit of industry, government, educators and society as a whole.

Thus, ITU is the first Danish university to achieve 100 percent Open Access.

"The fact we have achieved this already is due to a targeted effort over the last few years, where we have increased the quality of the registration of publications. In many cases, research publications can be accessed directly from ITU’s website. It is in large part due to the effort of all of our researchers and research administration that we are already fulfilling the objective of Denmark's National Strategy for Open Access,” says Pro-Rector Jens Christian Godskesen.

The goal of the National Strategy for Open Access is that there will be unhindered, digital access to all peer-reviewed research articles from Danish research institutions from 2025 onwards. The national average this year is at 44 percent, which is an increase of eight percentage points from last year.

With 64 percent, DTU has the second largest share of Open Access publications, followed by CBS with 48 percent.

Read more on the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

See research publications from ITU here.

Further information

Jens Christian Godskesen, Pro-Rector, phone +45 7218 5276, email

Vibeke Arildsen, Press Officer, phone 2555 0447, email