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  • 05.02.2024

    Danish researchers aim to reduce plastic pollution in Bangladesh

    A Danida project led by the University of Southern Denmark aims to assist small producers in Bangladesh with better and more efficient plastic recycling, benefiting the environment, climate, and workers' health.

  • 12.01.2024

    Stress-based Design of Lightweight Horizontal Structures for 3D Concrete Printing

    On 19 January Luca Breseghello from SDU CREATE will defend his PhD Thesis "Stress-based Design of Lightweight Horizontal Structures for 3D Concrete Printing". The defense starts at 13.00 in Room Ellehammer.

  • 09.01.2024

    Danish and Australian universities and companies join forces in new green hydrogen partnership

    Green hydrogen is an indispensable part of the green transition, but it is also a completely new industry that needs to be established in record time. With support from the Innovation Fund, the University of Southern Denmark and Energy Cluster Denmark have now made a partnership with Australian universities and hydrogen companies.

  • 05.01.2024

    SDU students help Engineers Without Borders

    Engineering students at the University of Southern Denmark have the opportunity in their fifth semester to choose the project course Expert in Team. This year again, the tasks were set by Engineers Without Borders, and the NGO is impressed by the student's abilities and can actually use the their projects in their work, says the Secretary-General.

  • 04.01.2024

    From Oxford to Odense: New head of the Department of Technology and Innovation

    Jeroen Bergmann started as the new head of the Department of Technology and Innovation at the Faculty of Engineering 1st of January 2024.

  • 03.01.2024

    Ambitious research project addresses significant climate issue within the shipping industry

    The formation of ships queuing outside ports is a widespread problem, leading to unnecessary fuel consumption and, consequently, CO2 emissions. With a total budget of 7,5 million euros, a new European research project, spearheaded by the University of Southern Denmark, is set to find a solution.

  • 10.11.2023

    Sensory quality and consumer perception of fruit-based beverages processed by high pressure

    On 28 November Qiushuang Song from the IDE section will defend her PhD Thesis "Sensory quality and consumer perception of fruit-based beverages processed by high pressure". The defense starts at 09.00 in Room Ellehammer.

  • 30.10.2023

    The Construction Industry Needs New Technological Solutions

    For more than 20 years, Christian Koch has worked with the development of the construction sector. Now he has started as head of the section Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark. Meet him here.

  • 15.05.2023

    Horst-Günter Rubahn and Alf Rehn admitted to 'Akademiet for de Tekniske Videnskaber.'

    Professor and head of the Mads Clausen Institute, Horst-Günter Rubahn and Professor Alf Rehn have just been admitted as members of the Academy of Technical Sciences, and 38 others have been appointed because of their strong expertise and results.

  • 02.05.2023

    Meet the Researcher: Kari Kleine

    In this interview, we speak with Kari Kleine, a researcher at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark, about his motivations for pursuing a career in research and his current projects. Kari discusses his belief that sustainability is one of the major challenges of this century and that research and practice together will develop the solutions for a sustainable future.

  • 17.02.2023

    Triple Helix approach can help the garment sector in Bangladesh

    In today's Bangladesh, most garment export factories in are considered safe to enter. Pioneering industry owners have built or transformed a good number of companies into green factories. However, a number of problems remain. To address these complex and interrelated issues, a growing number of stakeholders in Bangladesh are turning to the Triple Helix approach

  • 03.01.2023

    Research ranking distinctions for Alexander Brem

    Honorary Professor at TEI Alexander Brem is recognized as one of the most profilic and research-intensive scientists in the field of business and management in the year 2022

  • 03.01.2023

    ARTEMIS ready for take-off

    The project aims to increase innovation and digitalization potential to foster economic growth and competitiveness of SMEs in the German-Danish border region as well as the future viability of the program region.

  • 28.11.2022

    Silke Tegtmeier is the 19th Fellow of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

    On November 17, 2022, Associate Professor Silke Tegtmeier became the 19th Fellow of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is a research-driven non-profit organization.

  • 04.08.2022

    Alexander Brem continues as Honorary Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    The Honorary Professor position at Department of Technology and Innovation with the section SDU Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (TEI), where Alexander Brem has already had a major influence, solidifies the close collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and the University of Stuttgart

  • 25.05.2022

    SEASONED project - Advances in food sensory analysis of novel foods

    The aim is to establish an international network of leading universities and centres in the field of food sensory analysis, with focus on design of future foods with healthy and sustainable properties to address global challenges related to the food sector (Green Deal, UN SDGs).

  • 20.12.2021

    Among the world's most cited: SDU researcher receives Carlsberg-millions for a new project

    32-year-old Devika Kannan is already on the list of the most cited researchers in the world - now the SDU associate professor has received five million kroner to research the connection between women entrepreneurs and the circular economy.

  • 17.11.2021

    Sergey Bozhevolnyi, Kannan Govindan, Devika Kannan are among the world’s most-cited researchers

    The Faculty of Engineering is proud to announce that three researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from Clarivate.

  • 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.

  • 07.05.2021

    Corona is making people, especially women, comfort eat more

    During the first corona lockdown, a third of us ate more sweet things and rinsed it down with copious amounts of soda and alcohol, according to a study from the University of Southern Denmark. The strange thing is that Italians and Spaniards, who experienced tougher lockdowns, ate healthier.

  • 08.04.2021

    Thomas Clauß becomes adjunct professor at ITI

    Taking a business model perspective helps to theoretically explain practical phenomena but at the same time has enormous power to guide start-up creation and corporate transformation. In collaboration with Thomas we are looking forward to deploy management knowledge for real technological innovation projects.

  • 25.03.2021

    In five years, algorithms will drive corporate investments

    In a few years, algorithms will help determine which products will be developed. Therefore it is extremely important that we discuss the transparency and the basis of decisions of the algorithms, Professor of Innovation Alf Rehn from SDU points out.

  • 25.02.2021

    Solar cells must be designed to be sustainable

    The heavy metal lead and strong polymer are used in solar cells, but green technologies should be designed for recycling, researcher in innovation from the University of Southern Denmark point out. Organic solar cells are a good example of a completely new generation of green technology.

  • 19.11.2020

    Clarivate award goes to ITI researcher

    Professor Kannan Govindan is awarded the title 'Highly Cited Resarcher in the field of Engineering'

  • 12.11.2020

    ITI graduates awarded with the Inspiration Prize 2020

    A good idea about developing a sustainable sanitary towel resulted in three students, two of which are ITI graduates, have been awarded the Inspiration Prize 2020

  • 09.11.2020

    SDU becomes corporate member of Engineers Without Borders

    The University of Southern Denmark and Engineers Without Borders have worked closely together for a while now, and the collaboration becomes closer as SDU has become a corporate member of Engineers Without Borders.

  • 08.10.2020

    Is working from home good or bad?

    The second wave of the Corona epidemic is causing many employees to once again work from home. We have asked Peter Hasle, professor of sustainable production at Department of Technology and Innovation, four questions about working from home.

  • 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.