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  • 06.10.2021

    SDU gains a visionary new Rector

    Jens Ringsmose, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at SDU, has been appointed as the new Rector of the University of Southern Denmark from 1 November 2021.

  • 14.09.2021

    SDU has no dress code

    The management at the University of Southern Denmark is satisfied that SDU Fitness is now changing its dress code.

  • 06.09.2021

    SDU prepares a new plan for gender equality and inclusion efforts

    SDU’s management has approved the quality assurance model for SDU's new Gender Equality Plan. This ensures a clear line with a managerial anchoring for the University’s equality efforts. Over the next few years, the work will be initiated so that it spreads across the entire university.

  • 30.08.2021

    Sculptures build bridges in divided times

    15 life-size sculptures make up the exhibition CONNECTIONS on display at the University of Southern Denmark in the coming year. The exhibition is the result of a unique collaboration between war history researcher James Rogers and the Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir.

  • 27.08.2021

    Students will go green vertically

    Four students from three different engineering programmes at the Faculty of Engineering at SDU will grow green lettuce vertically in the start-up company Hydrovertic. They are among the many students who have received their own company registration number.

  • 24.06.2021

    SDU is created by people

    The excellent human relations, research and education that make a difference and a unique culture of collaboration are some of the characteristics that make SDU a unique university, says the outgoing Rector.

  • 09.06.2021

    Doctors and scientists build robots together

    A new collaboration between SDU and OUH aim to break down barriers and make it easier for companies to create contact with the research environment and roll out new technology in the hospital corridors. A joint robot center will be unique in Europe because it is the first time such a large university hospital has been affiliated.

  • 09.06.2021

    Ole Skøtt appointed Acting Rector of the University of Southern Denmark

    The Board of SDU has unanimously decided to appoint Ole Skøtt as Rector. SDU will now set out to find its new rector.

  • 31.05.2021

    SDU establishes new climate centre

    At the end of 2021, the University of Southern Denmark will have a new climate centre seeking to promote pioneering and excellent climate research and education across all faculties to support a climate-conscious and sustainable society.

  • 27.05.2021

    SDU is already a strong regional university

    The government’s proposal for a new education reform contains a regionalisation agenda, which SDU has already been implementing for more than two decades with more than 20% of its BA programme admissions being located outside Odense.

  • 20.05.2021

    Prominent Rector resigns from the University of Southern Denmark

    Having landed a new job, Henrik Dam will be stepping down as Rector of SDU at the end of July.

  • 21.04.2021

    SDU is among the leading sustainable universities

    The internationally recognised magazine Times Higher Education ranks SDU 23rd among 1,115 universities from around the world. The ranking is based on the universities’ sustainability activities and efforts.

  • 21.04.2021

    SDU is among the leading sustainable universities

    The internationally recognised magazine Times Higher Education ranks SDU 23rd among 1,115 universities from around the world. The ranking is based on the universities’ sustainability activities and efforts.

  • 13.04.2021

    Esteemed mathematician to SDU

    American Professor Vivek Shende establishes a research group at the University of Southern Denmark. He is funded by three Danish foundations as part of their efforts to attract international capacities to Denmark. Most recently the Villum Foundation has granted him 25 mil DKK. to research the mysteries of superstrings.

  • 26.03.2021

    Financial adjustments of almost DKK 50 million at SDU

    Two faculties and the Central Administration have implemented financial adjustments in their 2021 budgets. The total staff reduction is expected to be 50 employees.

  • 23.03.2021

    Spike in quota 2 applications

    SDU is again seeing a rise in the number of quota 2 applicants and applications this year. The positive development can be seen across all five faculties, and now all applicants will have to take an admission test.

  • 10.03.2021

    SDU receives positive institutional accreditation

    SDU is the first Danish institution to receive a positive accreditation for the second time. This is clear after the Accreditation Council – which was founded to ensure the quality and development of higher education – last week decided on institutional accreditation of the University of Southern Denmark, among others.

  • 26.02.2021

    SDU is establishing a Business School

    A new Business School at SDU seeks to build a bridge between the university’s business economics programmes and the business community and society in general. The Business School will open its doors in September this year.

  • 16.02.2021

    Astronauts and bedridden patients have much in common

    A trip to space has about the same effect on the body as a prolonged stay in bed. Muscles, bones and circulation, are weakened. Therefore, Danish Aerospace Company A/S collaborates with robot scientist from the University of Southern Denmark, who develops training equipment for rehabilitation.

  • 01.02.2021

    New EU project will make your windows generate solar energy

    Transparent solar cells can be used in windows. But until now, they have either not been particularly effective or very transparent. A project that also includes a group of Danish researchers from the Mads Clausen Institute at SDU in Sønderborg will change that.

  • 12.01.2021

    Back to where it all began: Digital twins in ship production

    Researchers from University of Southern Denmark plan to revolutionize the way ships are designed, planned, and produced. Together with local businesses the university aims to bring experiences from the Danish robot adventure back to the maritime sector, focusing on digital twins and artificial intelligence.

  • 11.01.2021

    New Danish center for AI and health

    Today, Denmark opens its first research center for clinical artificial intelligence. Odense University Hospital and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark are launching CAI-X, where doctors, engineers, and companies will join forces to develop smart AI solutions designed for the healthcare system.

  • 08.12.2020

    A robot assistant for the cafeteria lady

    Repeated clearing and wiping of tables cause soreness in the neck and shoulders, but now, a robot helper is on his way to assist the cafeteria staff. The research project Facility Cobot will develop robots with sensor technology and artificial intelligence that can help out the cleaning staff.

  • 20.11.2020

    Danish robot researchers win prestigious competition

    Researchers from the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at SDU have won first prize in a competition at the international IROS conference. Their solution demonstrates that flexible objects, such as wires, can now be routed and adjusted using robots. This opens for new industry uses for robots.

  • 12.11.2020

    Ready to explore the hadal zones: Inauguration of basic research centre for deep-sea research

    With a budget of DKK 54.6 million from the Danish National Research Foundation, deep-sea researchers are busy preparing expeditions to the deepest places on the planet: the hadal trenches.

  • 22.10.2020

    New Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at SDU

    By the establishment of Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering is strengthening the research and study programmes in mechanics, mechatronics and electronics.

  • 25.08.2020

    The Annual University Celebration has been cancelled

    SDU has decided to cancel this year’s Annual University Celebration on 30 October 2020.

  • 28.07.2020

    Welcome to 5,478 new students

    Once again, the University of Southern Denmark has seen an excellent acceptance rate, which – despite the COVID-19 crisis – follows the trend from recent years: There is still massive interest in the field of health sciences and in the health sciences education programmes offered by SDU.

  • 24.06.2020

    Internationally renowned climate scientist becomes new pro-rector

    Sebastian H. Mernild, Professor of Climate Change and Glaciology and Managing Director of the Nansen Center research institute in Bergen, Norway, has been appointed as the new pro-rector of the University of Southern Denmark from 1 October 2020.

  • 01.04.2020

    SDU Professor receives much-coveted EU grant

    A new research project will shed light on inequalities in lifespans and the consequences that this may have on pension systems. Professor James Vaupel will lead the project, which is supported by the European Research Council (ERC).

  • 04.03.2020

    Coronavirus: SDU encourages staff and students to keep up to date on the official channels of the Danish authorities

    The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is developing rapidly in a number of countries, including Italy.

  • 27.02.2020

    Coronavirus: SDU follows the health authorities' recommendations

    SDU encourages staff and students to keep up to date on the official channels of the Danish authorities.

  • 25.02.2020

    New Centre for Industrial Mechanics on its way in Sønderborg

  • 29.01.2020

    New Director of leading research environment at SDU

    Jes Søgaard will take charge of the interdisciplinary research centre CPop, which addresses major societal challenges within demography and ageing.

  • 20.12.2019

    Engineers must think circular in product creation

    The University of Southern Denmark is going down a completely new path to educate engineers in sustainable thinking. Materials like textiles, plastics and wind turbine blades are to be recycled into new products.

  • 12.12.2019

    Husband and wife want to fight Chagas disease

    Engineer Mads Høi Rasmussen and doctor Signe Høi Rasmussen, are travelling to Bolivia to learn more about the mysterious and deadly Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis.

  • 01.11.2019

    SDU empowering research in quantum mathematics

    Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen, who last year received a 10-million-euro grant from the European Research Council, is to head new centre.

  • 30.10.2019

    Students develop sustainable drone

    The drone team SDU Eagles has developed a drone to transport goods that is 30 % more energy efficient. The drone has brought the team to the University Startup World Cup finals.

  • 23.10.2019

    New Center of Excellence: Deep-sea exploration

    SDU will be home to a new Center of Excellence with the aim of exploring the deepest parts of the oceans.

  • 04.10.2019

    Inauguration of a beacon for energy-efficient technology

    The Centre for Industrial Electronics at SDU in Sønderborg has now been officially inaugurated. It is the home of research, innovation and three new engineering programmes.

  • 12.07.2019

    Students have chosen the University of Southern Denmark as Denmark's best university

    Times Higher Education has once again this year compiled an international ranking list with a student-oriented focus to determine the best universities for teaching throughout Europe.

  • 23.04.2019

    New Dean for the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

    With Jens Ringsmose as new Dean at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU gets a leader who is passionate about university leadership.

  • 15.04.2019

    New Dean for the Faculty of Science

    Marianne Holmer takes up the post as Dean of the Faculty of Science on 1 May.

  • 04.03.2019

    DKK 100 million for robotics research at the University of Southern Denmark from the A.P. Møller Foundation

    SDU’s successful efforts in robotic systems were further supported by a donation of DKK 100 million, which will be used to construct a new building for students and researchers.

  • 22.01.2019

    The SDU project is to raise gender equality within European universities.

    The University of Southern Denmark's Gender Equality Team has received a grant of DKK 22 million from the EU for a project to implement equality action plans at SDU and eight other European universities over the next four years.

  • 22.10.2018

    SDU Wins the Unofficial World Championship in Robotics

    Team SDU Robotics from The University of Southern Denmark wins the unofficial championship in industry robots, World Robot Challenge, in Japan.

  • 28.09.2018

    Nobel laureate talks at SDU

    Friday 12 October, you can experience the Finnish economics professor and Nobel Laureate Bengt Robert Holmström at SDU Odense.

  • 14.09.2018

    From engineering student to DR host

    Camilla Adam was studying engineering at the University of Southern Denmark when her teacher posted a position to the study programme's Facebook group. Now, she is a new NØRD host and will help broadcast DR's initiative to the nation: Teach children about coding and technology.

  • 04.09.2018

    Hygge, Hans Christian Andersen and difficult pronunciation

    Over recent weeks, 44 exchange students from 17 different countries have been immersing themselves in Danish language and culture at SDU and in Odense.

  • 09.08.2018

    SDU’s leaders of tomorrow meet Barack Obama

    University of Southern Denmark emphasizes its international focus further, when students and other guests meet former President of the United States Barack Obama, who is to visit SDU Kolding on 28 September.

  • 26.04.2018

    Funen-based robotics company sold for 1.7 billion DKK – sends thanks to SDU

    Denmark's fastest growing robotics company, Mobile Industrial Robots, has been sold. The company has been bought by American Teradyne who is paying close to 1.7 billion DKK. Five years ago, SDU RoboLab was the birthplace of the company.

  • 08.03.2018

    Kids do quantum physics

  • 23.01.2018

    Forbes: Engineers from SDU among the greatest young talents in Europe

    Forbes Magazine has proclaimed engineers from SDU and founders of Particle3D as being among the most promising talents in Europe. Their company 3D prints bones in a material nearly identical to natural bones.

  • 01.01.0001

    Obama visited SDU

    As expected, Barack Obama’s visit to the university on the last Friday of September was very well attended.