The City of Odense
Odense is the third-largest city in Denmark and boasts some of the greatest cultural attractions on the island of Fyn. Odense is perhaps best known as the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born and grew up. He certainly made his mark on his home town, but in addition to his childhood home, Odense offers numerous tourist attractions such as museums and art galleries as well as possibilities to explore old castles and mansions on the island of Fyn.
Odense has all the charm and attraction of a small town, combined with a dash of big-city pulse. Odense has a wide and diverse shopping environment. The everyday shops line the pedestrian streets, while the small side streets and alleys are home to tempting specialist shops with international labels and leading Danish Design brands. This is also where you will find the relaxing café lifestyle with its charming al fresco ambience.
The island of Fyn is known as “the Garden of Denmark” on account of its fertile soil. This gives rise to a wealth of seasonal produce and specialities, which you can enjoy in Odense’s numerous and varied cafés and restaurants. Odense is only about 1½ hours away from Copenhagen Airport (frequent direct train connections). It is therefore easy to combine your trip with a short visit to the capital of Denmark.
History of the University of Southern Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark has research and educational activities in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Business and Social Sciences. The campuses of the university are represented in 6 cities: Odense, Esbjerg, Kolding, Copenhagen, Slagelse and Sønderborg. The main campus in Odense represents about 70% of all activities at the university. More than 20.000 students are enrolled in the various study programmes, and around 3.000 people are employed at Campus Odense.
The Department of Political Science and Public Management
The Department of Political Science and Public Management is located at the University of Southern Denmark, Campus Odense, and is a part of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. The department also incorporates Centre for Journalism, Centre for Welfare State Research and Center for War Studies. The research is organized around the three centers and in a number of research networks and academic groups. Our aim is to conduct research of high and publishable quality in the disciplines of political science and journalism, from the traditional core disciplines to recent research areas and interdisciplinay studies.
The department employs around 80 people, and approximately 2.000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in our various study programmes.