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Mechatronics is based on core competences within mechanics, electronics, embedded systems, control systems and mathematical modelling. We apply these competences within a series of application fields, from robotics via heating and cooling systems to autonomously moving vehicles.

SDU Mechatronics contribute to fulfil these five sustainable development goals of UN’s 17 global goals.


  • SDG 3 – GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

    GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING is supported by basic research into organic semiconductors as key components for future artificial retina replacements.

  • SDG 6 - CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

    CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION is supported via dedicated autonomous and robotic solutions, for instance for inspection of sewage systems (project ASIR).

  • SDG7 – AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

    AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY is supported through research, innovation and education within wind turbine technology. This goal is also supported by the development of smart functional materials to foster the harvesting and storage of clean energy, for instance solar cells, piezoelectric transducers and catalysis.

  • SDG 8 – DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

    DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH is supported via an increasing supply of competent engineers who will help solve the challenges of the future in all areas of everyday life. Most of the mechatronic engineers graduated from SDU Sønderborg stay in the area and support the economic growth and viability of local companies.

  • SDG 9 – INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

    INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE is supported by the development of innovative new solutions that in collaboration with industrial partners lead to new products. SDU Mechatronics contribute academic skills to industrial infrastructure and this synergy speeds up the development of new sustainable infrastructure used by various sectors of the society.

Last Updated 27.11.2020