Study environment survey

The 2017 study environment survey is now underway!

SDU is in the process of investigating the students’ study environment, which is why we sent out an e-mail on 14 March with a link to more than 21,000 full-time students across the university’s five campuses.
The evaluation of the study environments is required by law and carried out at SDU every two years. SDU wants the best possible study environment for its students, meaning the best possible physical, aesthetic, virtual, mental and social conditions. That is why we need to get the students’ opinion.

We want to achieve a response rate as high as the one in the 2015 survey - and preferably even higher.

In 2015, we achieved Denmark’s highest response rate in the study environment survey compared to the other universities. 46.5% of SDU students completed the questionnaire, more than double the response rate of the 2013 survey. But maybe we can get every second student to participate for the 2017 one? A high response rate gives us more qualified knowledge and a better basis upon which to act. But for this to happen, we’re going to need your help. That’s why we are asking you to complete the questionnaire and to please tell your fellow students about the survey.

Want to know more?

You can find more information on the pages in the menu to the right. For example, you can follow the response rate (updated every weekday at 11), read about our confidentiality policy, find answers to frequently asked questions and see what came out of the 2015 survey.

About the survey

  • The survey will be carried out in the period 14-30 March 2017
  • The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete
  • The questionnaire is only sent to students’ SDU e-mail address
  • More than 21,000 full-time students will be invited to participate, and our goal is to achieve a response rate of 45%
  • Participants get a chance to win a variety of cool prizes
  • You are always welcome to contact us with questions or comments at

How to participate in the survey

It’s easy to participate in the survey, and it only takes 10 minutes. Just follow these 5 steps:
1. Visit on your PC, Mac or tablet
2. Log in to your SDU e-mail
3. Find the e-mail you received on Tuesday 14 March with the subject line “Study environment survey 2017”
4. Follow the link in the e-mail
5. Complete the questionnaire

If you haven’t received the e-mail or if you experience any other issues, simply contact

Information about the study environment survey at SDU

At the University of Southern Denmark, we work systematically to improve the study environment for students by carrying out an evaluation and satisfaction measurement of conditions, which we at SDU refer to as a study environment survey. The survey involves all full-time students at the university (which is required by law). Students have the option to complete the questionnaire in either Danish or English. Upon request from the university’s faculties, a similar survey may be carried out for part-time students. The study environment survey is anchored in the General Occupational Health and Safety Committee at SDU and is organised by Human Resource Services in cooperation with Student Services. The faculties are responsible for the preparation of action plans for all programmes at the respective faculty and for involving relevant bodies in determining which initiatives/improvements to implement.

Study environment survey 2015

In March SDU conducted its regular survey of the study environment for the fifth time. The aim of the survey is to provide a snapshot of how students assess their study environment so that SDU can create the best possible framework for its students’ well being. We look at the physical, aesthetic and virtual conditions and at the psychological and social framework. A report analysing the students’ response has now been completed. The report itself is only published in Danish, but you can reed the English summary here: English Summary of the Study Environments Survey.

If you have queries about the survey or the report you can write to

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