The University of Southern Denmark welcomed the first students onto the campus in Odense in September 1966, and things have been developing by leaps and bounds ever since. With 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering, our graduates are now members of virtually every profession in the international community.
It’s about doing something worth doing, for society, with society. It’s about enabling every talent while encouraging the exceptional. It’s about breaking through boundaries and shaping the future.
SDU teaches virtually all scientific and humanities disciplines, enabling us to make sure that the research issues we focus on are appropriate to the society we live in – as it develops and changes – and that research results can be quickly tested and converted into practical, implementable results that benefit individual citizens as well as public welfare.
In addition, SDU prioritises cross-disciplinary collaboration setups in many forms. These include a special unit – the SDU Research & Innovation Organisation – that helps students, companies and researchers engage in projects aimed at tackling the challenges of the future, and in specialist entrepreneurial environments.
SDU offers the programme Career in Denmark for international students looking to prepare for a career in Denmark after their studies. In addition we arrange career networking events, so you can get help finding a student job or networking with local businesses.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.
We offer experienced counsellors for your study needs, whether you're for example having anxiety about exams or trouble picking courses. SDUs counsellors will optimize your study experience. They make sure you leave the counselling with something concrete, for example A to-do list or a clarification.
Our libraries are found on all campuses, and have many desks set aside for studying, with wireless network, PCs, printers, and photocopiers waiting for you or your study Group.On the campus in Sønderborg we have even set up a Comfort Zone for international students. Here you can relax, meet your fellow students, and read English books and magazines.
The University of Southern Denmark has more than 30,000 students and 4,000 employees. The campuses of the university are represented in 6 cities: Odense, Esbjerg, Kolding, Copenhagen, Slagelse, and Sønderborg - all with main focus on education and research.
Denmark has the highest number of sport facilities per capita among the European countries. So whichever one of our five campus you study in, you’re sure to find an array of both sport and social activities. At our Odense campus you will even find a fitness center and swimming pool.
Many of the institutes have their own student associations, which provide opportunities to socialize and network, as well as participating in activities.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
One of the biggest regrets of my life to actually go there and waste my time in the small city of Esbjerg, in a university where professors are utterly incompetent, answering simple questions raised in the classroom with "I don't know I didn't do that in my Phd". The facilities are to cry for - there isn't even a canteen, just consider yourself lucky if the coffee machine...
Beginning was so lonely
I found the standard of teaching & teaching materials are world class and up to date.