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  • 01.10.2020

    Employee-involvement to ensure that fewer employees are worn out

    Additional aids are necessary if social and health workers and bricklayers are to withstand working up until the age of 70. Unfortunately, too many aids end up gathering dust.

  • 28.08.2020

    The Cobots are coming - and they bring job satisfaction

    In the report 'Cobots i dansk produktion' (in Danish) written by Danish Technological Institute in collaboration with Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark it is established that a new generation of robots - the socalled Cobots - has a huge potential for increasing a company's production capacity and at the same time a Cobot increases work satisfaction among employees and helps attact new and skilled manpower.

  • 14.07.2020

    Three new research positions at Department of Technology and Innovation

    In June 2020 the two sections SDU-Civil and Architectural Engineering and SDU-Mechanical Engineering received grants from the Innovation Fund Denmark and Realdanina

  • 26.06.2020

    New type of innovation has emerged during COVID-19

    Whisky and gin from Nyborg Distillery becomes hand sanitizer, Grundfos makes 100,000 visors and fibre materials are used for face masks instead of nappies. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have studied the redirection of resources in Danish companies to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) during the corona crisis, and they have discovered an entirely new type of innovation.

  • 09.06.2020

    Crisps with less salt taste just as good

    The pleasure of eating crisps is not diminished by cutting the salt content significantly. Crisps taste just as good when containing 30 percent less salt. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have come to this surprising conclusion by testing 200 young persons’ taste in crisps.

  • 11.03.2020

    H.O.R.T.U.S. XL absorbs CO2 from the atmosphere

    The art installation is the world’s first 3D printed bioreactor. It was created by the CREATE Group from the University of Southern Denmark using a technology that can help solve the major climate challenges.

  • 27.02.2020

    Students develop sustainable sanitary towels from plants

    Three students were tired of not being able to find sustainable sanitary towels. So, they developed one from plant fibres that is just as absorbent as conventional sanitary towels. Now they are looking for patents and investors.

  • 21.01.2020

    New BSc and MSc programs in Civil Engineering

    We live in a world where globalization, digitalization and the technological development are moving rapidly, while climate change and environmental challenges are omnipresent and require our attention. With the new bachelor and master programs in civil engineering, SDU will not only rise to these accelerating challenges but also prepare engineers for future challenges.

  • 03.01.2020

    SDU professors Peter Hasle and Jan Vang receives millions in grants from Danida Fellowship Centre

    The newly established unit of Global Sustainable Production at SDU has gotten of to a great start. The two professors, Peter Hasle and Jan Vang, have both received grants of 5 million DDK (approx. $750,000 USD) for research projects in Bangladesh and Myanmar respectively. Both projects are strongly related to SDU’s focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 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.

  • 21.11.2019

    Large cities must prepare for water and heating

    SDU is currently building a research group that will focus on how cities can address both causes and effect to climate change, in a wider sustainable development perspective.

  • 30.10.2019

    SDU Eagles develops 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.

  • 21.06.2019

    PhD defence on Alkali Silica Reaction in Concrete Slabs

    Søren Gustenhoff Hansen from SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering will be defending his PHD Thesis: “Influence of Alkali-Silica Reaction on the Shear Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Without Shear Reinforcement” 3 July

  • 11.06.2019

    Sustainable Procurement in Supply Chain Focusing on Danish Context

    In June 2019, Devika Kannan from SDU Engineering Operations Management defended her PhD Thesis with the above title in which she focused on developing a toolkit that paves the path to implementation of Sustainable Procurement (SP) in the Danish private sector in Denmark. The results in Devika’s PhD thesis has great potential for making a difference in relation to SDG number 12. Work within this field is very relevant and timely as the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are already now affecting consumers, institutions, companies, society and governments globally, and will do so to an even larger degree in the future.

  • 22.05.2019

    PhD student receives grant for prestigious University

    Karsten Krautwald Vesterholm, PhD Student at the Department of Technology and Innovation, has received a grant from the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (DAFSHE) for a visiting scholarship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  • 13.05.2019

    Kannan Govindan receives Research Award

    Fyens Stiftstidende Researcher Award in 2019 is given to Professor Kannan Govindan for developing a mathematical model that will help production companies work in more sustainable way.

  • 22.02.2019

    CREATE Group announces the completion of the world ́s first 3D Printed bio - reactor featuring at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

    The CREATE Group from the University of Southern Denmark and WASP Hub Denmark announces the completion of HORTUS_XL | Astaxanthin.g, the world´s first 3D Printed bio-reactor, developed in a research partnership with ecoLogicStudio and the Synthetic Landscape Lab at Innsbruck University. The work is featured in the exhibition “Le Fabrique du Vivant” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 20 February to 15 April 2019.

  • 09.11.2018

    SDU represented at Building Green in Copenhagen

    SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering was represented this year at the Building Green fair in Copenhagen October 31th and November 1st, by Associate Professor Martin Winther-Gaasvig, Assistant Professor Diane Bastien as well as two students from 7th Semester in Civil architecture and Engineering, Sofie Ballinger Plum and Pernille Egebjerg Rasmussen.

  • 23.04.2018

    Great award for engineering students

    Even though the bachelor of engineers, Jesper Holm Bjernemose and Anders Skytte Hansen, are working on the last piece of their master's thesis in Structural Engineering at SDU, there were a couple of happy and proud recipients who had chosen to take a day out to be hounored with the prestigious M-award (The Mechanical Engineering’s Initiative Fund Award) at an event in the House of Engineers in Copenhagen.

  • 23.04.2018

    Inauguration Lectures

    In the tension field of Innovation, Design and Sustainability, synergy will be generated between the two new professors Alf Mikael Rehn and Mikkel K. Kragh and their field of research. This synergy is the fundamental basis of this double-Inauguration.

  • 23.04.2018

    Its21 conference

    Conference on interdisciplinary teamwork skills for the 21st century

  • 30.06.2017

    Finnish firebrand comes to the Faculty of Engineering

    One of the world's leading innovation thinkers, professor Alf Rehn, has been appointed to the University of Southern Denmark's Faculty of Engineering. His appointment will shake things up and lead to a completely new way of thinking about innovation and creativity. And it will not pass unnoticed, promises the Faculty's Dean.

  • 20.04.2017

    New professor to build international research environment for future's construction industry at SDU

    Buildings have to perform in terms of indoor climate and physical framework, but design should also play its part. A professor who values both design and sustainability will lead SDU Civil and Architectural Engineering.

  • 01.12.2016

    Michael Evan Goodsite to be new Pro-Dean for research at TEK

    Michael Evan Goodsite has been headhunted for a newly created position as Pro-Dean for research. At the same time he will be temporarily appointed as Head of the ITI Department.

  • 11.04.2016

    Predicting the lifespan of a ship

    As buildings are becoming larger, the risk of unexpected collapse is also growing. Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark have come a step closer to calculating the lifespan of a building.

  • 27.01.2016

    Head of Department Michael Goodsite starts new job

    Head of Department Michael Goodsite is to become the new Executive Vice President for Regional Development at the Region of Southern Denmark.