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University of Southern Denmark
English Name: University of Southern Denmark
Region: Northern Europe
Country: Denmark
Found Year: 1966
Address: Campusvej 55

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a comprehensive university with research and teaching in a broad range of fields. The University of Southern Denmark consists of five faculties:

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering – education, research and future. Our engineers and researchers are responsible for the technology of the future.

Faculty of Health Sciences

One of only three in Denmark, the Faculty of Health Sciences enjoys close cooperation with Odense University Hospital, industry and experts across the world.

Faculty of Humanities

As the University’s largest Faculty, Humanities offer students and researchers an expansive and dynamic learning environment where new academic areas complement traditional studies.

Faculty of Science

Learning is hands-on at the Faculty of Science, where modern laboratories and an emphasis on fieldwork give you the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

An extensive network of public and private institutions benefits directly from research at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.


About SDU

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. We now have five faculties with more than  32,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 4,000 employees distributed across our main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg. Several international studies document that we conduct world-class research and are one of the top fifty young universities in the world. Over the years, the University of Southern Denmark has interwoven many lives. The roughly five years which a student invests in a university education will lay the groundwork for the rest of his or her life. And with around 115 different study programmes in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering, graduates of the University of Southern Denmark are now members of virtually every profession in the international community.


The University's corporate strategy 

* 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.


Implementing the strategy - selected focus areas:

Technology that shapes the future

We strive to remain at the forefront of identifying future challenges and opportunities. That is why we invest in targeted, strategic investment, currently in welfare innovation, drones and Open Data.


The best match

SDU uses tests and interviews to ascertain the applicant's skills and motivation with regard to higher education. We have adopted test-based admission to all our bachelor programmes. Thus, SDU is setting new, ground-breaking standards for admission.


Talents in play

Several of our courses of study have talent programmes for those students who have the skill and the will to make an extra effort. But the major challenges of the future require cross-disciplinary solutions. Therefore, we also have talent programmes throughout the entire university.


International vision

At SDU all courses of study have an international dimension. We also attract talented researchers and students from all over the world. This is how SDU develops international talent, among those who are innovative and can break down barriers.


Cooperation on health

There are only a few places in the world that combine a university and a university hospital. The linkage between one of Denmark's largest hospitals and SDU, which includes all scientific disciplines, will ensure that the research questions will be correct at all times, and that research results can be quickly translated and tested in practice for the benefit of the individual and public health.


The study programmes of the future

At SDU, we want to educate students to hold their own in a changing society, where the requirements for skills and qualifications are changing rapidly. That is why we are experimenting with revolutionising our courses of study. The goal is to develop each student's full potential.


Campus Life - a good study environment

At SDU, we work closely with the students, therefore, to develop the future study environment. We innovate the layout of our campuses with meeting places close to the students’ academic environment so the social and academic activities can interact and strengthen each other. We call it Campus Life.


People meet and create value

SDU is a meeting place for challenges and solutions, visions and insights, desires and abilities. Here, people with many different goals and experiences meet. SDU provides meeting rooms in entrepreneurial environments such as Cortex Lab and Pakhuset, which is where knowledge and business cross paths. Therefore, we have the supportive organisation, SDU RIO, which helps students, businesses and researchers to find each other.

D-IAS – a flagship for free research

At SDU, we have always cooperated across disciplines in order to create new and ground-breaking research.Through the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS), we now bring together a number of our very best researchers across disciplines to create a research environment that is absolutely world-class elite.


SDU in six cities

SDU is the largest research and educational institution in South Denmark. We are present in Odense, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg, as well as in Slagelse and Copenhagen. Each campus has its originality and its positions of strength. Together with partners, we develop our potential and create value for the students and for society.

Total Enrollment:16660
           International Students:2740(16%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:10085
           International Students:1342(13%)
Graduate Enrollment:6575
           International Students:1398(21%)

Undergraduate Programs
           American Studies
           Applied Mathematics
           Bachelor in English and It-Based Marketing Communications (Slagelse)
           Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Bsc)
           Biology (Bachelor)
           Biomedicine (Bsc)
           Business Administration - International Business
           Business Administration - Sports and Event Management
           Business Administration - Strategic Communications
           Business Economics - Business Development in Practice
           Chemistry (Bsc)
           Classical Studies (Bsc)
           Clinical Biomechanics - the  Chiropractic Program (Ba)
           Comparative Literature (Ba)
           Computer Science (Bsc)
           Danish Kolding
           Danish Odense
           Design Culture and Economy (Ba)
           Economics - Business Economics Bar
           Economics - Socio-Economic Line
           Economics, Ha - Business-Oriented It & Finance
           Economics, Ha - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
           Economics, Ha - General Business
           Economics, Ha - [Bsc] in Economics and Business Administration
           Engineer in Product Development and Innovation (Bachelor)
           Engineer in Training and Experience Technology (Bachelor)
           English in Odense (Eng)
           English Studies (Bsc)
           Environment and Resource Management
           European Studies
           Foreign Languages ​​Training - Economics, Language and Culture
           History in Kolding (Eng)
           History in Odense (Eng)
           Information and Communication Science
           Intercultural Pedagogy - Arabic Or Danish As A Second Language
           International Business Communication
           Library Knowledge and Knowledge Communication
           M.Sc. in Chemistry (Bsc)
           M.Sc. in Energy Technology (Bachelor)
           M.Sc. in Mechatronics (Bachelor)
           M.Sc. in Physics and Technology (Bachelor)
           M.Sc. in Welfare Technology (Bachelor)
           Market Research and Management Anthropology
           Master of  Science in Robot Technology (Bachelor)
           Media Studies (Ba)
           Medicine / Medical Science (Bsc)
           Msc in Innovation and Business (Bsc)
           Msc in Software Engineering (Undergraduate)
           Nanobioscience (Bachelor)
           Pharmacist (Bachelor)
           Philosophy (Ba)
           Political Science
           Psychology (Ba)
           Public Health Science (Bsc)
           Religious Studies (Ba)
           Social Studies
           Sociology and Cultural Analysis
           Spanish and Spanish American Studies (Ba)
           Sports and Health (Bsc)
             Physics (Bsc)
Master's Degree Programs
           American Studies (Master)
           Applied Mathematics
           Audiologopedics (Graduate)
           Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Bsc)
           Biology (Candidate)
           Biomedicine (Candidate)
           Cand.Merc. Accounting and Finance
           Cand.Merc. Brand Management and Marketing Communication
           Cand.Merc. Business Controlling
           Cand.Merc. Business Relationship Management
           Cand.Merc. Change Management
           Cand.Merc. Communicationn Management and Leadership
           Cand.Merc. Corporate Strategy
           Cand.Merc. European Business Management
           Cand.Merc. Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
           Cand.Merc. Globalization and Cultural Marketing
           Cand.Merc. I Finansiering (Údbydes Sidste Gang Efterår 2011)
           Cand.Merc. I Strategi Og Organisation
           Cand.Merc. International Business and Law
           Cand.Merc. International Business and Marketing
           Cand.Merc. International Management
           Cand.Merc. International Virksomhedsudvikling
           Cand.Merc. Management Accounting
           Cand.Merc. Management of  Innovation Processes
           Cand.Merc. Management of  People
           Cand.Merc. Marketing and Innovation
           Cand.Merc. Regional Economics and Business Development
           Cand.Merc. Sports and Event Management
           Cand.Merc. Strategic Entrepreneurship
           Cand.Merc. Strategy and Organization
           Cand.Merc. Styring Og Ledelse
           Cand.Oecon. - Accounting and Economics
           Cand.Oecon. - Economic Development
           Cand.Oecon. - Economics and Project Management
           Cand.Oecon. - Finance and Economics
           Cand.Oecon. - Health Care Management and Economics
           Cand.Oecon. - International Economics
           Cand.Oecon. - Microeconomics
           Chemistry (Msc)
           Classical Studies: Greek, Latin and Classical Studies (Graduate)
           Clinical Biomechanics - the  Chiropractic Program (Msc)
           Comparative Literature (Graduate)
           Computer Science (Msc)
           Culture Formidling Above (Candidate)
           Danish Kolding
           Danish Odense
           Design Management
           Elite Master'S Degree in Interdisciplinary Science Studies (Elite Master)
           Engineer in Product Development and Innovation (Msc)
           Engineer in Training and Experience Technology (Graduate)
           English in Odense (Candidate)
           English Studies (Graduate)
           Environment and Resource Management
           European Master in Tourism Management
           European Studies (Master)
           Foreign Languages ​​In Arabic, English, Spanish Or German (Master)
           Foreign Languages ​​In Chinese (Graduate)
           Foreign Languages ​​In International Tourism and Leisure Management (Master)
           Geobiology (Elite Model)
           Health Care Master
           History in Kolding (Candidate)
           History in Odense (Candidate)
           Information Science (Msc)
           International Business Communication (Elite Module)
           International Business Communication: Danish & English
           It Product Design (Master)
           Law (Llm).
           M.Sc. in Chemistry (M.Sc.)
           M.Sc. in Construction Engineering (Master)
           M.Sc. in Energy Technology (Master)
           M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (Msc)
           M.Sc. in Mechatronics (M.Sc.)
           M.Sc. in Physics and Technology (Master)
           M.Sc. in Robotics (Graduate)
           M.Sc. in Welfare Technology (Master)
           Ma. in Communication Design
           Maritime Archaeology (Master)
           Media Studies (Candidate)
           Medicinal Chemistry (Master)
           Medicine / Medical Science (M.Sc.)
           Middle East Studies (Candidate)
           Molecular Diagnostics (Honours Class)
           Msc in Innovation and Business (Msc)
           Msc in Software Engineering (Master)
           Nanobioscience (Candidate)
           Pedagogy (Master)
           Pharmacist (Graduate)
           Philosophy (Candidate)
           Political Science
           Psychology (Candidate)
           Public Health (Candidate)
           Registered Auditor
           Religion (Master)
           Social Studies
           Spanish and Spanish American Studies (Candidate)
           Sport and Health (Candidate)
           Web Communication (Candidate)

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