About IDA

The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA - a modern professional association for technical, IT and natural sciences professionals.

IDA is Denmark’s largest interest group and trade union for students inside IT, natural sciences and engineering. More than 30,000 students are already members of IDA.
We strive to provide you and your fellow students with a strong academic community where you can strengthen your skills – during your studies and when you are looking for your first full-time job.

When coming to Denmark, you are embarking on an adventure where many things will be unfamiliar to you.

At the Danish Society of Engineers, IDA, we know how strange, and potentially stressful, the transition from one country to another can be. We have helped many foreign candidates and students get the very best out of their time in Denmark.

IDA  represents the interests of employees, managers and self-employed within the fields of pay and employment, the labour market, industrial policy, skills, careers and training, the working environment, technology and research.


IDA’s vision is to help technical knowledge workers set the agenda via competence development, network establishment, and political influence.

Read IDA’s vision 2025.

IDA’s goal is to be an influential, high profile society. Several politically appointed committees ensure that the views and objectives of our society become known and are made visible in areas ranging from education policy, equal opportunity, industrial and labour market policies, work environment and research and technology.