Copenhagen Technical College

Copenhagen Technical College (Danish: Københavns Tekniske Skole, KTS) is a school of secondary education in Copenhagen, Denmark. The school offers educational programmes within the technical sciences on a secondary level to post-primary youth, Higher Technical Examination Programme (HTX), and supplementary courses for adults seeking to maintain qualifications (AMU). It is an independent self-owning institution under the Danish state, managed by a board composed of members from the business community in conjunction with a rector that oversees day-to-day operations. It occupies nine locations in the Greater Copenhagen area with the headquarters being located in Valby.

Copenhagen Technical College
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KTS in 2011
TypeSecondary education
ChairmanHenrik Saleé
PresidentOle Heinager
Administrative staff
Students4,438 (2015)


Lasenius Kramp

The college was founded under the name Det Tekniske Institut (The Technical Institute) at the initiative of the joiner Lasenius Kramp. The school was situated in Læderstræde (No. 26)[1] and run by the newly founded Technical Society (Danish: Det Tekniske Selskab). It was supported by the Association of Craftsmen in Copenhagen, which Kramp had co-founded a few years prior, various foundations and individual guilds.

Franz Šedivý: The Technical Society's School, 1893

Disagreements over the education of craftsmen led to the foundation of the New Craftsmen's School (Danish: Ny Haandværkerskole) in 1868. Instigated by Industriforeningen, the rivalry of the between the two schools led to a reorganization of the Technical Society and a merger of the two schools under the name Det Tekniske Selskabs Skole (The Technical Society's School) in 1876.

A new school building designed by Ludvig Fenger on Ahlefeldsgade was inaugurated on 1 October 1881. In 1924–25, the school had 4104, who received their education in the main school or one of the four large and two small branch schools. The Technical Society's School absorbed several other schools over the years while Københavns Teknikum was spun off in 1963 and the School of Applied Arts in 1873. The school revived its current name when the Technical Society was dissolved in 1878. In 2004 the school merged with AMU-Center København.[2]

On 1 January 2016, Copenhagen Technical College merged with Cph West.[3]


The school's former main building on Ahlefeldsgade

Copenhagen Technical College occupies a total of nine locations in the Greater Copenhagen area. The school headquarters are located at Carl Jacobsens Vej 25 in Valby. The Valby campus is also home to HTX Sukkertoppen. The building is a former sugar processing plant from 1913. Another school with HTX programmes, HTX Vibenhus, is located on Jagtvej (No. 163) in Østerbro. The seven remaining locations are:


  1. ^ "Læderstræde 26, Det techniske Instituts lokaler" (in Danish). Museum of Copenhagen. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Historie" (in Danish). Museum Københavns Tekniske Skole. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  3. ^ "CPH West og KTS slår sig sammen" (in Danish). Frederiksborg Amtsavis. Retrieved 16 December 2015.

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