The main campus of the University of Southern Denmark is located in Odense, the third largest city in Denmark. The Odense campus is the biggest teaching site, with over 15,000 students undertaking programmes within the five main areas of health sciences, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities, which together offer more than 100 basic courses and an even greater number of degree courses. The university offers excellent auditoriums that can seat up to 400 persons as well as smaller auditoriums and teaching facilities. All are equipped with state-of-the-art AV equipment and have access to wi-fi and eduroam.
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Odense is located on the island of Funen, right in the heart of Denmark, and is the country’s third largest city with 200,000 inhabitants. The city is one of Denmark’s oldest, granted town rights in the year 988, and was originally named Odins Vé as a place of worship for the Nordic god Odin. It was once the site of a Viking ring fortress on the banks of the Odense River. Due to this rich history, it has been a favourite destination for visitors for centuries. Today, it is first and foremost known as the home town of the celebrated author Hans Christian Andersen.
For more than 100 years, children of all ages around the world have enjoyed Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, including “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “The Little Mermaid”, “The Nightingale”, “The Snow Queen”, “The Ugly Duckling”, “Thumbelina”, and many more. His spirit lives on in Odense, where fairy tales come to life as you follow Andersen’s footsteps around the city. This inspiring city invites guests to wander its cobblestone streets with their many shops and rows of cafés. Odense is easy to reach, easy to navigate and easy to feel at home in. Everything is within comfortable walking distance, creating an intimate infrastructure and feel around your meetings.
An ambitious urban development plan is currently reshaping major parts of the city, which are being connected up by an environmentally friendly tramway. This transformation will further consolidate Odense’s position as a centre of innovation, knowledge and education where strong clusters in the fields of robotics, drones, health technology and IT are booming. Within the next few years, the strong profile of Odense as a city for education and science will be further reaffirmed through the establishment of a brand-new university hospital. The university hospital will be linked to the University of Southern Denmark and a new science park.