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  • 01.11.2018

    NAT career profiles on MySDU

    If you are a teacher at NAT, you can use the profiles to advise your students about their choice of career.

  • 31.10.2018

    Researchers at Science prefer independent and basic research projects

    Figures from recent years clearly show that the Faculty of Science is continuing to pull in a high level of external funding and that the Faculty has brought in funding averaging DKK 150 million per year. This corresponds to approximately 50% of our total turnover.

  • 12.10.2018

    Dialogue with management is crucial

    January 2018 saw a change to the composition of the faculty’s Liaison Committee (SU). Due to a previously unequal distribution between academic staff (VIP) and technical/administrative staff (TAP), there are now two members from the A-side (management) and two members form the B-side (TAP/VIP).

  • 17.09.2018

    NAT Summer School was a success

    From 13-24 August, the Faculty of Science welcomed the first participants to the SDU Engineering and Science Summer School. The event was arranged in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering, and 130 international students and 100 from Denmark spent a couple of weeks of their summer holiday at SDU.

  • 13.09.2018

    People come first

    In August 2018, Lone Nørgaard Bruun, Department Secretary at the Department of Biology, had been employed at SDU for 25 years, and she was celebrated in style at a reception on Thursday 6 September.

  • 13.09.2018

    First-year course tailored for individual study programmes

    The first-year course FF500 at the Faculty of Science - Introduction to subject, research and community of practice - became part of the students' timetables for the first time in 2012. Since then, the course has undergone several alterations, and this year an even bigger change will be made when the academic parts of the course will be given more space and become more programme specific.

  • 30.08.2018

    495 new students, 60 tutors, 1 Dean and 15 bath ducks

    Welcome to the new students at NAT.

  • 14.08.2018

    Community and expectation

  • 14.08.2018

    NAT increases admissions by 10%

    Interview with Head of Secretariat, Niels Kring

  • 14.06.2018

    DKK 18 million in grants for research projects at the Faculty of Science

    This year's grants from Independent Research Fund Denmark have just been published, and the Faculty if Science is to receive grants for almost DKK 18 million for six different research projects.

  • 01.06.2018

    Yee haw!

    NAT's party committee surpassed themselves and the guests fearlessly ventured into bull riding, duels, line dancing and other undying disciplines from The Wild Wild West.

  • 31.05.2018

    Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations! 3 awards handed out at NAT.

    Annette Bauer-Brandl from FKF received this year's Innovation Award. The Research Coomunication Award was awarded to Mads Toudal Frandsen from FKF, and David Kyed from IMADA is “Teacher of The Year”. Read more about the recipients and see how the Dean surprised David Kyed.

  • 30.05.2018

    NAT's marketing initiatives for Quota 1

    The application deadline for Quota 1 is getting closer, and since the mid-March NAT has been running a campaign to raise awareness of our study programmes. As in 2017, our initiative has focused on advertising on social media and to a lesser extent via print advertising.

  • 30.05.2018

    A word from the Dean

  • 30.04.2018

    First computer at the age of 5

    Associate Professor Fabrizio Montesi from IMADA got his first computer at the age of 5, and computers and programming have been a large part of his life ever since. However, there was nothing to indicate that he would become a computer science researcher.

  • 26.04.2018

    Closer to choosing study programme after IT Camp for Girls

    32 girls from high schools all over the country spent a couple of days of their Easter holiday on app and robot programming. They also got an insight into algorithms, AI and the analysis of Big Data. The participants met current students and a graduate who has embarked on a career in IT.

  • 22.03.2018

    Encouraging that more students are applying through Quota 2

    Niels Kring, Head of the Faculty Administraton, is pleased that the number of applicants to seven of NAT's study programmes has increased compared to last year.

  • 22.03.2018

    Positive evaluations from the spring camps for high school students

    60 high school students spent the weekend of 3-4 March at camps organised by the Faculty of Science. The students took part in Mathematics Camp, Computer science Camp or Biotech Camp. The evaluations show that the three camps were a hit with the participants.

  • 02.03.2018

    A word from the Vice Dean

  • 01.03.2018

    Open Day in numbers and pictures

    Saturday 24 February was SDU's Open Day. The Faculty of Science had a number of stands in the Old Friday Bar, and the day was well-attended by inquisitive high school students and their parents.

  • 01.03.2018

    Investmest competition creates community spirit at IMADA

    Many businesses hold annual events that bring together employees from different departments, for instance the DHL Relay Race or football tournaments. Now, IMADA is to hold its own event, and it has not been chosen by chance

  • 01.03.2018

    Finances will be in safe and decisive hands

    On 15 January, Tine Kristiansen was appointed as new Finance Coordinator at the Faculty of Science, after 10 years as Finance Assistant then Head of EconomicSupport and IT at the Faculty of Engineering.

  • 27.02.2018

    It was good to be two

    Emma Hammarlund, Biology, shares her experience with writing for The Conversation.

  • 08.02.2018

    Management development at the Faculty of Science

    On Tuesday 30 January, Heads of Department, members of the Departments' management groups, the Faculty's new Education Committee, the Dean and the Head of the Faculty Administration met for the first day of an extended development programme for the Faculty's management, which will run until July 2019.

  • 08.02.2018

    A word from the Dean

  • 24.01.2018

    Genomics and chicken in the backyard

    Welcome to new professor at BMB, Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld.

  • 24.01.2018

    Busy 2017 for NAT's outreach coordinators

    Over 5000 high school students participated in a course at the Faculty of Science in 2017. Students flocked to outreach programmes such as 'Ide til Pille' (From Idea to Pill) and new creations such as 'Learn to Code in Python'.

  • 24.01.2018

    A word from the Dean

  • 20.12.2017

    Christmas is around us

    On 15 December, Christmas parties were held at the departments, the faculty administration and Support Office Science. See a selection of photos below.

  • 20.12.2017

    A Christmas greeting from the Dean

  • 19.12.2017

    How meeting SDU colleagues at random social events can initiate fun scientific collaborations

    It is often difficult to know what all our colleagues at SDU do and are good at. Coen Elemans from the Department of Biology gives us an example of how meeting SDU colleagues at random social events can initiate fun scientific collaborations from bottom-up and resulting in fantastic interdisciplinary work.

  • 18.12.2017

    How a small travel grant led to a significant international collaboration

    Strong bonds between Griffith University, Australia, and SDU.

  • 01.12.2017

    A word from the Dean, 1 December 2017

  • 01.12.2017

    Career inspiration at PhD Day

    20 PhD students from the Faculty of Science signed up for PhD Day on 23 November.

  • 01.12.2017

    Biannual Advisory Seminar

  • 01.12.2017

    LSUL enters 5-year collaboration with the Municipality of Assens

    The Municipality of Assens, three high schools and LSUL are entering a collaboration that will mathematise a large number of school subjects and strengthen children and young people's insight into the natural sciences. In order to meet this goal, the partners are establishing Laboratory Assens.

  • 01.12.2017

    Outreach Coordinator and Harry Potter fan in one

    Sara Ane Zachhau was employed on 7 October as Outreach and Education Coordinator at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy and she is already very enthusiastic about her new role. Particularly because the job means that she can work with one of her favourite things - the dissemination of research.

  • 30.11.2017

    Lars Grøntved from BMB beat the odds

  • 09.11.2017

    The Faculty Secretariat and SOS have moved in together

    See photos from the move and the housewarming.

  • 08.11.2017

    Seven questions and answers on the new General Data Protection Regulation

    We all want our personal data to be handled responsibly - both information about our date of birth and address, as well as sensitive information about religion and health. The new General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into effect on 25 May 2018, will help to ensure the responsible handling of personal data.

  • 08.11.2017

    ATLAS has opened

    In April 2017, Susanne Mandrup received a grant of DKK 65 million from the Danish National Research Foundation to establish a Centre of Excellence. The Centre officially opened on Monday 6 November with a symposium held in auditorium O100 at SDU.

  • 06.11.2017

    A word from the Dean

  • 31.10.2017

    Politician on work experience at NAT

    Physicist Mads Toudal Frandsen from the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy has had an unusual intern; the politician, Jens Henrik Thulesen Dahl, who represents the Danish People's Party in the Danish Parliament and the Assens City Council.

  • 31.10.2017

    Researchers’ road to international media

    Would you as a researcher want to reach out to a larger international audience? Also, do you want to share your research with quite ordinary enlightened people and, at the same time, get the chance for your research to be widely spread through major international media?

  • 12.10.2017

    A word from the Dean

  • 12.10.2017

    New Head of Department at BMB with roots in Southern Jutland

    Associate Professor Jakob Møller-Jensen started as Head of Department ad interim at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on 1 October 2017.

  • 21.09.2017

    From Pharmacy in Riga to Medical chemistry in Odense

    Marija Ciba has only been in Denmark for two weeks when she agrees to be interviewed about what it is like to be an international full-degree Master student at SDU.

  • 21.09.2017

    Laboratory Technician with many talents

    A laboratory technician at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy is involved in many different things, which is something that Pia Klingenberg Haussmann, laboratory technician at FKF since 2004, knows all about.

  • 04.09.2017

    We are Nordic champions in physics and geoscience

    SDU is at the very top when it comes to research in physics and geoscience in the Nordic countries, according to a new report that compares research performance of the Nordic Universities.

  • 31.08.2017

    Red T-shirts, guides, dreams, enthusiasm and purple feathers

    Study Start 2017 at the Faculty of Science

  • 30.08.2017

    Classical musician or quantum chemist

    Jacob Kongsted, professor at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Farmacy and Head of the PhD School at NAT, was faced with a dilemma after finishing high school: Should he study science or continue playing classic music? Here at NAT, we are glad that he chose research (and that he agreed to take part in the portrait), but the decision could not have been easy.

  • 30.08.2017

    Geobiological centre based on The Maritime House

    Together with Faaborg Gymnasium, the Department of Biology and the Laboratory for Coherent Education and Learning have received a grant of DKK 3.1 million from the Region of Southern Denmark's Education Fund for the Geo and Bio Science Centre South. The new centre is based in Svanninge Bjerge and was opened on 1 August 2017.

  • 30.08.2017

    Exercise community

    Every Tuesday and Thursday since September 2016, around 20-30 employees from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Department of Biology and Support Office Science have met to exercise during work hours.

  • 17.08.2017

    Popular in high schools

  • 17.08.2017

    Finding the right niche

    Newly appointed professor Joan Boyar from IMADA is not a fan of the study progress reform. On the contrary, she believes that it pays to allow young people time. She herself broke the mould by switching to a different study programme when she started at university with the dream of becoming a researcher.

  • 17.08.2017

    A word from the Dean

  • 30.06.2017

    Summer video greeting from the Dean

    The study year 2016/17 has been filled with positive events. Dean Martin Zachariasen looks back on the year in this video greeting - and wishes a good summer to everyone at the Faculty of Science.

  • 16.06.2017

    Close encounters with reptiles

    "Sure, sounds like fun!" was Associate Professor Coen Elemans' first reaction when he was asked if he would like to be featured in the portrait for this newsletter. The interview indeed turned out to be fun - with many good anecdotes throughout from Coen's adventures all over the world in his hunt for knowledge about reptiles.

  • 16.06.2017

    Poster Session 2017

    96 posters, 18 science judges, 4 innovation judges, 550 students, a touch of exam fever and a good deal of high spirits. See pictures from this year's Poster session, where group 86 from BMB took both the public and science prizes. A one-man group from Computer Science scooped the Innovation prize.

  • 02.06.2017

    "When all else fails... join the circus!"

    About 140 members of the Faculty's staff took part in the annual summer party on Thursday 1 June.

  • 02.06.2017

    "Start small - think big"

    This was one of the headlines for the Biannual Advisory Seminar which many people could agree on when the seminar concluded on Wednesday afternoon. Particularly in connection with collaborations with companies, which often start with smaller projects and later develop into something bigger.

  • 02.06.2017

    Interdisciplinary approach makes science tangible

    70 high school teachers have developed teaching courses that explain what happens when, for example, mathematics meets biology. The project, which was facilitated by LSUL, was completed on 2 May 2017ord with a seminar at SDU

  • 02.06.2017

    A word from the Dean

  • 14.05.2017

    The same at work as at home

    When Suba Shanmugarajah, PhD Secretary at the Faculty Secretariat, is asked how she would describe herself, her answer is immediate: "Well, I'm the same here as I am at home". The first time you meet Suba, you also meet a smiling and welcoming person who has everything under control.

  • 14.05.2017

    A word from the Dean, 14 May 2017

  • 11.05.2017

    Full house at Danish Science Festival

    YouTube stars, insect hotels, Science Show, bats and ABACUS 2.0. These were some of the ingredients for the successful Danish Science Festival, which this year attracted a large number of guests to Science's activities.

  • 28.04.2017

    SDU eScience Centre opens on 7 June 2017

    Claudio Pica, Professor WSR, will be Head of the SDU eScience Centre, which will be an important partner for SDU's researchers. The centre will be interdisciplinary but anchored at the Faculty of Science. All are welcome at the opening on 7 June at 11 a.m. in the SDU Cortex Lab.

  • 28.04.2017

    Helene, Piotr and Stine attended uniTEST during the weekend

    There was much at stake when over 5000 Quota 2 applicants arrived at SDU to attend uniTEST during the weekend. SDU staff had worked for many weeks to make sure everything went according to plan, but the many applicants had also prepared for the day - including Helene, Piotr and Stine.

  • 28.04.2017

    Research with the outside world

    When a NAT researcher enters a collaboration with a company, it opens up new opportunities for both the researcher and their department.

  • 28.04.2017

    From SDU to A Room with a View

    In the spring of 2016, physics student Julia Emily Bjørnstrøm and her fellow student Mads Elmelund Hansen travelled to Pisa in Italy on a student exchange programme. It turned out to be an exchange that threw up some challenges and surprises, but which in many ways also gave the students an insight into a new and different way of studying.

  • 28.04.2017

    A word from the Dean

  • 30.03.2017

    New 3-year project focuses on dropout and completion of NAT students

    The dropout level from higher education in Denmark is high. Five years after study start, instead of putting the final touches to their thesis, 32 % of students have long since waved goodbye to what was once their dream education.

  • 30.03.2017

    Career event for students at Science

    On Wednesday 22 March, for the first time, the Faculty of Science in collaboration with SDU Business held a 4-hour career event for all students, across all years and study programmes. Between 30 and 40 students participated, and feedback from the day was positive.

  • 30.03.2017

    The modern smallholder

    Sara Egemose, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, is a hobby smallholder/crofter and has mastered the art of balancing work and family life. She is also passionate about the compulsory Innovation Project, which she has helped to develop. In Sara Egemose's opinion, the project is valuable for students in many ways.

  • 30.03.2017

    What do the students think about the study environment?

    Today is the last day that students at SDU can let their opinions be known in the study environment survey. NAT's answer percentage was 43.7 %, which provides a good basis for the Faculty to work with.

  • 30.03.2017

    NAT researchers receive strategic funds for engaging with society

    The first grants have just been distributed to sub-projects under SDU's three strategic research focus areas on drones, welfare innovation and open data, Researchers from Science are involved in five out of a total of 14 projects and will consequently share in the DKK 10 million awarded to each area in the coming period.

  • 28.03.2017

    A word from the Dean

  • 09.02.2017

    Tyre producer Continental extends collaboration with Carsten Svaneborg from FKF

    An EU report has investigated the significance of supercomputers for the competitiveness of companies. And the authors of the report are in no doubt: If a company wants to get ahead of its competitors, it needs to calculate more quickly than them.

  • 09.02.2017

    A word from the Dean

  • 09.02.2017

    10 positions available for talented young researchers

    The Danish Institute for Advanced Study (Danish IAS) is now very much underway at SDU, and with 10 assistant professor positions posted in different research areas the goal is to set new standards for recruiting the best talents to the University.

  • 09.02.2017

    25 years in the same job is nothing special

    Some persuasion was needed before Karen Cauthery agreed to be interviewed for the Newsletter. She does not think she has anything special to say despite celebrating her 25th anniversary as Department Secretary at FKF in 2016 and being part of exactly half of the University's history.

  • 09.02.2017

    New principles for teaching related tasks

    Following a review in the autumn of 2016, the new principles for teaching related tasks have now been approved by the Faculty's Management Group. The principles replace the earlier specification of teaching activities, which has been in place at the Faculty for the last five years, by which all VIP's contact hours were calculated.

  • 13.10.2016

    Beacon project: Open Data Experimentarium

    Before the summer, SDU established the beacon project Open Data Experimentarium (ODEx). Together with two other beacon projects, Drones and Welfare Innovation, ODEx represents a strategic effort from SDU in engaging with society.

  • 13.10.2016

    Study Experience at Science

    High school students have a strong focus on their careers when they are choosing a study programme. This is according to feedback from the country's study choice centres. Therefore, during this year's Study Experience in week 43, a whole morning has been allocated to focus on careers.

  • 13.10.2016

    Quantum Rascals will open up our wonderful quantum universe

    Curiosity, knowledge, imagination and wonder are the common denominators for a major new communication project, Quantum Rascals, at the basic research Centre for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology (CP3-Origins).

  • 13.10.2016

    A word from the Dean

    Dear Staff and Students

  • 13.10.2016

    More students complete study programmes at Science

    The latest figures for study time show that students at Science complete their study programmes more quickly. The positive development can be seen at both Bachelor and Master's level, where there has been a reduction of exceedance from 8.0 months in 2015 to 6.1 months in 2016 at the Bachelor level and from 10.6 months in 2015 to 8.3 monthjs in 2016 at the Master's level.

  • 09.09.2016

    Enthusiastic study start - and an approved student intake

    When SDU opened its doors for study year 2016, this year's new students received a few words from the Dean, and once again, the Faculty could start the study year with an increased enrolment.

  • 08.09.2016

    Online tool from NAT for PhD supervisors

    Both PhD supervisors and students can make use of the tool that will strengthen opportunities to create a career in the academic world, particularly for women, but which, according to Head of the PhD School Jacob Kongsted, is relevant for everyone regardless of gender.

  • 08.09.2016

    Industrious researcher with a flair for writing applications

    Research costs money. And for researchers, the hunt for the next research funding is a regular part of their working lives. Applications have to be written to obtain funding for the next set of scientific results and the next step on the career path – this is something which Amelia-Elena Rotaru from the Department of Biology is good at.

  • 07.09.2016

    A word from the Dean

    Dear Staff and Students

  • 07.09.2016

    New unit to be established in the new year

    Before the summer break, the Executive Board announced that from now on SDU's research and industry supporting activities are to be organised in a joint unit: the Research and Innovation Office (RIO). In this context, a RI council was established with Dean Henrik Bindslev as chairman.

  • 07.09.2016

    New budget model at Science

    On 1 January 2016, SDU got a new budget model, which changes the way in which education and research funding is distributed to the faculties.

  • 27.06.2016

    A word from the Dean

  • 23.06.2016

    Ready for new master's programme

    So far, 7 female and 13 male students are ready for the faculty's new master's programme in Computational biomedicine.

  • 21.06.2016

    Everybody should take a course in CMS

    Career Management Skills (CMS) is a course that builds a bridge to the job market. The successful course is for students at the Department of Biology and was launched in the autumn of 2015. During the course, the student is linked with a mentor from the job market and prepared for working life after their studies.

  • 20.06.2016

    Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant 2016 with help from SOS

    Two researchers from the Faculty of Science have received Sapere Aude: DFF- Starting Grants worth a combined total of DKK 14 million. They both agree that assistance from Support Office, Science (SOS) was an important part of the application procedure.

  • 20.06.2016

    Education seminar: Cutbacks of DKK 2.7 million to education and teaching

    The Faculty's Study Board, the departments' teaching committees, the Academic Council and the Management Group gathered once again on 7 June, this time in the new field and research station in Svanninge Bjerge.

  • 20.06.2016

    Applicants to be guaranteed acceptance to Science

    As you know, from 2017 new admission requirements and test-based admission are being introduced to the study programmes at NAT. In this respect, the Faculty of Science had wanted to introduce guaranteed quotients on all Bachelor study programmes, applicable from 2017. This has now been approved by SDU's Council for Education.

  • 10.05.2016

    SDU Supercomputer Challenge 2015 was a big success

    Four groups of young people from different upper secondary schools were rewarded DKK 25,000 each for winning the SDU Supercomputer Challenge on 1 April. Naturally, the young people where happy to receive the money, however, they were even more proud of their projects, which will be run on SDU's supercomputer, Abacus 2.0, later on.

  • 09.05.2016

    A word from the Dean

  • 09.05.2016

    Fewer study group supervisors due to spending cuts

    At the Faculty's education seminar in Fredericia on 25-26 January, a proposal was made to save on study start at the Faculty of Science. In the subsequent process surrounding the budget strategy for 2016-19, it has been decided that savings of DKK 400,000 are to be made in connection with study start towards 2019, and that some of the cutbacks will be implemented as early as September 2016.

  • 06.04.2016

    Extraordinary newsletter, 6th April 2016

  • 04.04.2016

    University of Copenhagen wants first-year study groups based on NAT model

    In an article in the journal MONA (Maths and Science Education) from December 2015, PhD student Nadia Dyrberg, Professor WSR Claus Michelsen and Executive Officer Camilla Kromann describe the study group concept for students in NAT's first study year. In the latest edition of MONA from January 2016 there are many comments about their article.

  • 04.04.2016

    New admission procedures from 2017

    "In 2017, 25% of the students will be admitted based on interviews and exams". We have heard this many times in recent years, but what will it actually mean for science applicants? And how should it be implemented?

  • 04.04.2016

    Study Progress Reform at the Faculty of Science – a status

    Resulting from the politically agreed adjustments to the Study Progress Reform for universities which was decided in parliament in November 2015, the final model for the reform at SDU is almost ready. Decisions by the Executive Board have been submitted for consultation to SDU's academic study boards, and the new university law that will come into effect from September 2016 is about to take its final form.

  • 04.04.2016

    A word from the Dean

  • 25.02.2016

    They can do everything - except saying no...

    When researchers at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy go to work in the laboratory, it takes a lot more than theoretical knowledge. And when young students at the department take a scientific education, not only textbooks, but also a whole lot of practical skills in the laboratory are involved.

  • 25.02.2016

    Progress Reform - what happens now?

    The Government's Study Progress Reform puts pressure not only on students but to a great extent on the universities who have to implement and manage the new regulations. It is a challenge for both parties. But how should it be done when there are so many different possibilities?

  • 25.02.2016

    Everybody's opinion counts

    January has brought many considerations regarding the budget strategy 2016-2019 at the Faculty.

  • 25.02.2016

    A word from the Dean

  • 18.12.2015

    The Dean's words

  • 18.12.2015

    Bacteria's conqueror

    Down the hall and to the right. The door is ajar and behind it lies a typically 'boring' office with a desk, PC, meeting table and of course the inevitable piles and stacks of papers, articles and suchlike.

  • 17.12.2015

    New job and great prospects after meeting in Cortex Lab

    The opening event at SDU Cortex Lab on 1 October 2015 was a bonus for both CEO Christian and thesis student Christian. The contract of employment has been signed and from February 2016 Christian will be employed in Christian's company, Kofoed & Co in Odense.

  • 17.12.2015

    Students on foreign exchange

    When Kathrine Brændgaard Dall and Christian Holmegaard Nielsen, who study Biochemistry and molecular biology and Biomedicine respectively, left in January to study for 6 months at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France, they had no idea what lay ahead of them.

  • 02.11.2015

    Thea and Patrick receive grants from Novo

    At the start of October, two thesis students from the Faculty of Science received the joyful message that they are to receive an economic handshake for their theses from Novo Nordisk/Novozymes who have awarded grants to the two young students from Biomedicine and Biochemistry and molecular biology, respectively.

  • 02.11.2015

    Visible and valuable research

    The Faculty of Science is known for research at the highest level and every day our researchers take their work to new international heights. Research is a top priority in the Faculty's strategy and it is a crucial focus area for SDU as well as the Faculty.

  • 02.11.2015

    The Dean's words

  • 02.11.2015

    From exotic diplomacy to big data at SDU

    Abacus 2.0 is the name of the supercomputer in the basement under SDU that provides enormous number crunching power to researchers and industry. The administrative management of the computer is in the safe hands of Dutch Wendy Alexandra Engelberts, who has exchanged a career in diplomacy for SDU and the management of Denmark's most powerful computer.

  • 08.10.2015

    New WA 2015 – important and effective

    It makes a difference when employees spend time on the WA. This is one of the obvious conclusions to be drawn from the most recent survey, which was conducted three years ago. The follow-up survey will be carried out in weeks 43-45 when the University of Southern Denmark sends out its WA and Job Satisfaction Survey 2015.

  • 08.10.2015

    Inspiration at Lindø

    Today, the former Lindø Shipyard houses almost one hundred businesses with connections to the offshore industry. A visit by the Head of the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Professor Frants Roager Laurtisen, has set him thinking and he can see many opportunities for collaboration between scientists from SDU and the companies at the former shipyard, just 17 km from Campusvej.

  • 08.10.2015

    Visible and valuable science

    The Faculty's strategy statement (2014-2020) has 5 themes: degree programmes, research, internationalisation, outreach and a good place to work. Since the strategy was first unveiled in September 2014, it has informed the Faculty's direction.

  • 04.09.2015

    A chemist with a penchant for football

    Michael Petersen is one of the lecturers that new students meet as he stands in front of the board in one of the large auditoriums. He is himself an alumnus of the University of Southern Denmark, and he takes his lecturing and his students seriously – because you have to put your heart and soul into what you do, he believes. That applies equally to lecturing first-year chemistry students and to football.

  • 04.09.2015

    LSUL starts school

    For about a year, the "Science from a child's perspective" project has been monitoring a group of nursery children and their encounter with science through activities in nursery schools. Now the oldest children have started preschool, and the LSUL project is continuing to monitor them.

  • 04.09.2015

    A cracking start to the academic year after another record intake

    Despite the limitations of study programme dimensioning on some of the science programmes, the Faculty of Science once again sees an upturn in the overall intake, much to the delight of the Dean, Martin Zachariasen, who welcomed 598 new students on 29 August.

  • 04.09.2015

    Pilot test of a new admission system

    On 19 September 2015, all first-year students on science bachelor programmes (except Biology) will have to take a mandatory test – the "UniTest".

  • 04.09.2015

    Perspectives on the master's programmes

    Beginning with the September 2014 admissions to the master’s programmes, a new structure was introduced for single-subject master’s degrees in the sciences. Students were now given the option of an activity to put their main subject into perspective worth 30 ECTS as part of their master’s programmes.

  • 10.07.2015

    The dean – getting to know the boss

    He is tall, 47 years old and from the Faroe Islands. He is a computer scientist by education and a former head of department at the University of Copenhagen. Now he is Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. Martin Zachariasen has agreed to be the first employee at the faculty to tell a bit more about themselves in the newsletter.

  • 10.07.2015

    Science in China

    The first three Danish students are about to complete the Master’s programme in Omics at the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) in Beijing, China.

  • 10.07.2015

    Abacus 2.0 off to a good start

    SDU’s new supercomputer, Abacus 2.0, has now been up and running for a month, and it has already proved useful to the researchers at SDU.

  • 25.03.2014

    Full house at Open Day event

    The turnout was overwhelming at the Open Day Event in Odense on 1 March, when young people from many parts of the country turned up to learn more about the educational programmes at the Faculty of Science at SDU.

  • 25.03.2014

    Evaluation of the Programme Start-up 2013

    If you want to know how the students feel about the Programme Start-up at the Faculty of Science, you have to ask them. The Faculty of Science has done exactly so, and the evaluation report leads to the conclusion that the students generally experience a good reception, and that – all in all – they are satisfied with the start-up of their study period.

  • 25.03.2014

    Innovation course in the second year

    During five days in May and June, the first innovation course will place as part of the second year of all bachelor programmes at the Faculty of Science.

  • 25.03.2014

    Scientific research has global reach

    Scientific results from the Faculty of Science are covered by media all over the world.

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