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Change of SDU UP’s organisational structure as of 1 January 2024
SDU UP (SDU Centre for Teaching and Learning) supports the development of teaching, learning and testing methods, including e-learning and digital exams. SDU UP is currently organisationally anchored at the Faculty of Humanities.
Copilot chat is now available to all employees at SDU
SDU now makes the Copilot chatbot available to all employees at SDU. This is a good opportunity to test AI technology on your own tasks. However, users must be aware of the security limitations and pitfalls.
New Deputy Director of Studies at SDU
As of 1 January 2024, Stinne Hørup Hansen will be the new Deputy Director of Studies at SDU. A strong asset and a good starting point for the major changes we are facing in the field of education.
First steps taken towards new Green Lab Network
On Wednesday 4 October, the University of Southern Denmark, Green Lab, Danish Life Science Cluster and Life Science Fyn held the ‘Sustainable Life Science – Laboratories under the Microscope’ conference.
Respect for different opinions and respectful tone of communication at Danish universities
Announcement from SDU's management.
SDU discontinues activities in Slagelse
Unfortunately, it was not possible to reach an agreement that could have led to Roskilde University taking over SDU Slagelse. Subsequently, SDU has been working on alternative solutions, but without finding a sustainable alternative. SDU has therefore decided to discontinue its activities in West Zealand.
Temperature restriction removed at SDU
This coming winter, temperatures will no longer be restricted to a maximum of 19 degrees at SDU’s locations – but you are still encouraged to think before turning up the thermostat.
Vacation Fund Opens on December 1st for Bookings for the High Season 2024 - Important Information about the Lottery
We hope that you've all had a wonderful holiday throughout the year and are ready to look forward to the high season in 2024. We have exciting news to share with you regarding bookings and a change in our allocation system for holiday homes.
New agreement between foundations and universities will strengthen research
Danish Universities and six private research foundations have reached a consensus on an agreement for a model for the foundations’ coverage of the costs of research projects at the universities.
Freedom of expression and respect for diversity
SDU upholds freedom of expression and the right of individuals to use it. In addition to being a fundamental right in a democracy, freedom of expression is also crucial for the functioning of a university. Freedom of expression is inextricably linked to academic freedom and freedom of research.
New smoking policy adopted at the University of Southern Denmark
New principles regarding smoking and tobacco use on the University of Southern Denmark’s premises have been approved and adopted by the Rectorate, and smoking cessation courses are being offered to employees who want help to quit.
Follow-up on phishing campaign – with high praise for all
Once again this autumn, SDU carried out a phishing campaign in which a fake email was sent out with the aim of getting employees to provide their login details.
Remember the used goods exchange
Are you in need of a new office chair or other office supplies for your daily work? Then you should check SDU's second-hand goods exchange, where there may be just what you are looking for.
New study administrative system
Along with six other universities in the New SIS Programme alliance, SDU has just signed an agreement on the construction of a new student information system (SIS). After a long tendering process and a document that has been awaiting approval from the Danish Parliament’s Finance Committee, work can now begin with the winning supplier – Fluido.
Joint purchases of office supplies for SDU’s central warehouse have considerably reduced Lyreco orders
An internal optimisation of the logistics involved in ordering office supplies has contributed to SDU significantly reducing the amount of small orders to Lyreco. The initiative has resulted in a smaller CO2 footprint by means of fewer journeys and less packaging, and the initiative is set to continue.
SDU and OUH are strengthening their strategic collaboration
The University and Odense University Hospital are working on a common vision for a broad strategic collaboration. In this context, a joint unit has now been set up to support the collaboration.
SDU’s Climate Accounts 2018–2022 show an overall decrease in CO2 emissions
The management has presented the climate accounts for 2018–2022 to the University’s Board. The accounts show an overall decrease in SDU’s CO2 emissions since 2018, but some effort is still needed if the goal of a 57% reduction is to be achieved by 2030.
The implementation of the URIS recommendations gets another boost
With the appointment of Mads Niemann-Christensen as head of security, the implementation of the URIS recommendations gets a boost. The recommendations were issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and are intended to ensure various aspects of business-critical security.
Generative AI is moving into university education programmes
In April 2023, the Council for Education decided to create a cross-cutting effort for generative AI at SDU.
Well-being – a joint effort
Students and staff are invited to participate in this year’s well-being event October 31
EPICUR alliance to increase internationalisation at SDU
EPICUR is the name of the European University Alliance, which the University of Southern Denmark joined in 2021. Not everyone is aware of the alliance and the opportunities it offers you as a lecturer, researcher or student. In the following, Rector Jens Ringsmose elaborates on the collaboration and the perspectives SDU sees in the EPICUR alliance.
Seek funding for skills development
On Tuesday 3 October 2023 at 10:00 a.m., funds will be added to all the pools of the State Sector Competence Fund, and it is again possible to seek funding for skills development.
Community singing at SDU Odense, 10th November and 8th December
Come and sing the day in with fellow students, researchers, lecturers and other employees at SDU. Everyone is welcome!
Take your colleagues on a discovery journey
Are you curious about what lies behind the doors of the new HEALTH building? Now is your chance to get closer and experience it for yourself. We invite you and your colleagues to an exciting semi-guided tour of the brand-new building.
SDU and RUC discontinue negotiations
More than six months of investigations, which were supposed to lead to Roskilde University taking over Campus Slagelse from the University of Southern Denmark, have unfortunately ended without a mutual agreement.
We’re travelling GREEN 2023
Departments and offices at SDU Odense are hereby invited to participate in Odense Municipality’s annual campaign focusing on green and active transport habits at workplaces in Odense. Because SDU is one of the nine founding members of the Odense Climate Partnership, all interested parties are invited to participate.
Education vision set to strengthen the Triangle Region
SDU’s vision of helping to build a future research and education environment in the fields of IT and engineering in the Triangle Region, one of the country’s key industrial regions, is alive and well.
The keys to New SUND have officially been handed over to SDU
On Friday 1 September, the University of Southern Denmark signed an agreement signalling that the new building housing the Faculty of Health Sciences has now been formally handed over to SDU.
SDU is launching a new phishing campaign
SDU is continuing its training in good information security, and once again a phishing campaign is to be launched.
It is now time to start planning and announcing leave in the holiday year 2023/2024, where holiday must be taken during the period from 1 September 2023 to 31 December 2024 (the holiday entitlement period).
SDU’s new ESDH system, WorkZone, goes live in March 2024
Until now, the ESDH of the Future programme had aimed to put WorkZone into service on 1 December 2023. However, with a new anticipated operational date of 4 March 2024, a smoother transition from the current ESDH system, Acadre, to WorkZone is ensured.
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Come to the opening of the new tram stop and see Nyt SUND
On Friday 25 August at 12 noon, the new tram stop 'SDU Syd/Hospital Nord' will be inaugurated. The opening also marks the opening of the teaching facilities at Nyt SUND on Monday 28 August.
Follow-up on the analysis of the Study Administration – new Deputy Director of Studies
As a follow-up to the analysis of the Study Administration, the Rectorate has decided to create a new position as Deputy Director of Studies. The position will be advertised in September and the new Deputy Director is expected to start on 1 January 2024.
Car parks will be closed in connection with the Semester Start Party
Are you travelling to SDU Odense by car? Then you’ll probably need to spend a little extra time parking over the next few weeks.
27 September to be national Uniform at Work Day
To honour and pay tribute to military reservists and volunteers in Denmark’s overall defence and emergency readiness (the so-called total-defence concept), a national uniform day is to be held on 27 September. The University of Southern Denmark supports the initiative, and everyone is welcome to show up in uniform on the day.
Changed procedure for work anniversary celebrations at SDU
Now, anniversaries will officially be marked with a joint reception when employees have been at SDU for 25, 40 and 50 years. Previously, the joint reception was held on anniversaries of state employment.
Welcome to 4,635 new SDU students
At midnight, 4,635 prospective students received offers of places on SDU’s bachelor programmes. This is an increase of 7% on the previous year.
SDU appoints two new board members
Former Minister and Member of the Danish Parliament Ulla Tørnæs and Troels Petersen, Senior Vice President at Danfoss, are set to join SDU’s Board of Directors on 1 October 2023.
Summer greetings from the Rectorate
We wish everyone at SDU a great summer of relaxation, paperback novels and the opportunity to recharge your batteries.
New model for future undergraduate intake
A new admissions model will ensure that prospective students have the necessary qualities to complete a university education.
Summer staffing in the Central Administration
Several departments in the Central Administration will either be closed or operate with reduced staffing over the summer. Extended response times should therefore be expected when contacting the individual departments.
Political agreement on new master’s degree reform
On 27 June, the Danish Government (Social Democrats, Venstre and Moderaterne) and SF, Danmarksdemokraterne, Liberal Alliance and the Conservative People’s Party signed a political framework agreement on the reform of master’s degree programmes.
SDU IT wish you a safe and enjoyable summer
Dear colleague, The summer holidays are approaching fast and as you may be planning to travel abroad during the holiday period, we would like to remind you of the importance of safe digital behaviour, especially when using your SDU computer. We want to ensure that your data and personal information remain protected wherever you are.
The University of Southern Denmark adopts new strategy
The Board of SDU has just approved a new strategy that details how the University will tackle the major challenges and seize the great opportunities that lie ahead towards 2030.
Sten Rynning to be the new director of the Danish Institute for Advanced Study
SDU’s rector, Jens Ringsmose, has appointed professor of political science Sten Rynning as the new director of the University of Southern Denmark’s interdisciplinary elite research centre, DIAS.
SDU Digital gets new services page
After months of work and an intense final spurt, SDU Digital recently launched its new services page.
Result of the adjustment process
On 23 March, we reported that SDU’s finances are under pressure due to declining educational revenues and price increases, and that management had decided to adjust the University’s finances. We are pleased to announce that the adjustment process is now complete. Below you can read about the outcome of the process, an evaluation of the process and a thank you to everyone for their efforts.
The canteen is short of their cutlery and crockery in general
The canteen is generally short of crockery and cutlery, so make sure it is returned to the collection trolleys – and doesn’t end up in lunch rooms around the University.
The Art Association invites you to a pop-up event
SDU’s Art Association invites all staff and students to the Winter Garden on 31 May to view and talk about art.
Student well-being is improving
This year's results from the Study Environment Survey (SMU) are in, and there is a marked improvement in the well-being of SDU students compared to the last survey in 2021, which is thought to have been affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
Phishing campaign – Did you click too?
In March 2023, SDU conducted a phishing campaign.
Now you can charge your electric car in Odense
At SDU in Odense, staff, students and visitors can now charge their electric or hybrid car while at the University. Four cars can be charged at a time.
Adjusted timetable for the transfer of the Slagelse campus
SDU and RUC are now working towards a transfer date for the educational and research activities in Slagelse on 1 September 2024 instead of at the turn of the year.
Discontinuation of education programmes
SDU’s efforts to balance the economy means that a number of education programmes at two of the University’s faculties will be discontinued.
Mobile phones included in annual siren test
Here's how to respond to the important warning
The canteen in Odense is closed today due to a strike - opens again on Friday
The canteen staff in Odense are on strike and have ceased work on 27 April. Therefore, the canteen is closed today.
Financial adjustment: Result of the remediation phase
SDU’s management has decided on voluntary agreements and other mitigation measures to reduce the number of unsolicited redundancies. Unfortunately, unsolicited redundancies are necessary to ensure a sustainable economy.
SDU has signed a contract with KMD for a new ESDH system
The new system will contribute to efficient and cohesive workflows and can help to automate processes
Use corridor names when giving directions
Technical Services’ project on signage and directions at Campus Odense has been completed. The aim of the project was to make the signage at entrances and corridors clearer to make it easier to find your way around Campus Odense.
SDU Staff Courses autumn 2023
The selection of autumn courses is now available. Explore and be inspired by our wide range of courses, seminars, workshops and networks at SDU.
No more TikTok on SDU equipment
SDU is to follow the recommendation from the Danish Centre for Cyber Security not to use the TikTok app on official devices. SDU staff must therefore remove TikTok from the University’s mobile phones, tablets and computers.
An outstanding first year
SDU Takeover is looking for more student teachers
Psychology – West Jutland style: SDU and Education Esbjerg in groundbreaking collaboration on new psychology programme in Esbjerg
SDU will open a new bachelor and master’s degree programme in psychology at SDU Esbjerg. The aim is to create 75 new study places by 2025. There will be a total of 350 students when the programme is up and running.
Appraisal interviews (LUS, GRUS, MUS) at SDU
SDU has produced new generic material for appraisal interviews.
Information about the financial situation of the University
On the basis of an overall assessment, the management of SDU has decided to make new adjustments to the University’s finances.
SDU’s new elite centres will help solve climate challenges
The first two of a total of five elite centres have been designated at the SDU Climate Cluster. The two new research centres focus on nature-based solutions and solar energy, respectively. The remaining three centres will be designated this summer.
The Government’s education proposal
On 2 March, the SVM government launched the proposal Prepared for the Future I, of which the reduction in the length of master’s programmes is an important element.
A new educational chapter is being written in Slagelse
Roskilde University and the University of Southern Denmark have signed a letter of intent to pave the way for Roskilde University to take over the University of Southern Denmark’s educational activities in Slagelse at the end of the year.
SDU is investing in lifelong learning in the Triangle Region
With SDUx Vejle, the University of Southern Denmark, Vejle Municipality and DANDY Business Park will develop a laboratory for lifelong learning that can provide research-based continuing and further education and ensure strong cohesion between the university and the labour market.
SDU launches phishing campaign
As part of SDU's ongoing information security training, a phishing campaign will take place this spring.
The analysis of the study administration is now public
Carve’s analysis of SDU’s study administration is complete and is available at sdunet.dk. The upcoming months will be spent discussing the material before the Executive Board makes a decision on the recommendations in the second quarter.
Meet the new climate minister at SDU
Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities visits SDU's students.
Waste bins to be removed from offices and classrooms
Due to the new waste stations at SDU in Odense, all small bins from offices and classrooms will be removed from the main campus during January. In staff kitchens and kitchenettes, multiple waste fractions will be installed at the same time, allowing all of us to help sort waste correctly.
Strategy process has begun at SDU
The Board of SDU has asked the University’s management to initiate a process seeking to renew SDU’s strategic basis. This week, the process kicked off with deliberations in both the University Council and the Main Co-operation Committee.
Arctic and climate seminar at SDU Odense
SDU Arctic and SDU Climate Cluster invites all interested parties to the seminar “Finding interdisciplinary solutions to common challenges” on 2 February.
Søren Vilby is the new Chair of the Board at SDU
The 57-year-old businessman Søren Vilby is to become the new Chair of the Board at the University of Southern Denmark and will lead the University’s strategic work for the next four years.
SDU’s promotion programme has come into effect
SDU wants to attract, retain and develop academic talent so that SDU can fulfil its core tasks in research, teaching and dissemination. The promotion programme, which came into effect on 1 January 2023, is one possible career path in the transition from associate professor to professor.
Price adjustments for Graphic Center’s printing services
As of 1 January 2023, the prices for the Graphic Center’s printing services have been adjusted due to raw material price hikes on the world market.
Season’s greetings from the Rectorate of SDU
We wish everyone at SDU a Merry Christmas and a cheerful and relaxing holiday season.
New travel policy set to cut SDU’s carbon footprint
The Executive Board of the University of Southern Denmark has approved a new travel policy for SDU employees, who are called upon to limit work-related trips in general and specifically the number of flights in order to achieve the University’s goal of a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
The University’s finances are under pressure
The 2023 budget has now been adopted by the Board of SDU, which also supports the management’s measures to ensure that the University’s finances remain robust.
Reduced December staffing in the Central Administration
Several departments in the Central Administration will either be closed or have reduced staffing between Christmas and New Year. Extended response times should therefore be expected when contacting the individual departments.
Sync of your private OneDrive to SDU computers will be deactivated
OneDrive is available in two different versions.
Do you want to be a climate ambassador at SDU?
Would you like to help create changes at SDU and help turn the university into a low-emission university? Read more here and sign up for the new climate ambassador course.
SDU Employee Courses Spring 2023
Be inspired by our varied range of courses and webinars.
Corridors of New SUND named
From Skoven over Tveden to Forten. The corridors at New SUND are named after the natural surroundings and cultural history.
Technical/administrative staff enthusiastic about project management course
Project development and project management were on the agenda when about 20 participants from faculties and the Central Administration met up on 29 November – 1 December at the top floor of Campus Kollegiet for a course on project management for technical/administrative staff.
SDU and OUH launch new flagship centres
Odense University Hospital (OUH) and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) are launching a new joint initiative, ‘Flagship Centres between OUH and SDU’, which focuses on high-quality research in an equal collaboration between researchers from OUH and SDU. The flagship centres replace what was previously known as elite research centres at OUH.
Technical Services, Building Maintenance and Service and Logistics will be on a staff trip on Thursday 24 November 2022
Daily operations in Service and Logistics will be affected as follows:
Hitting 19 degrees: How to set your thermostat correctly in your office
It’s a good idea to check that the thermostat in your office or workspace is set correctly for a room temperature of 19 degrees, which SDU has decided on where possible.
Library relocation in Kolding: UC SYD and SDU continue cooperation
Good neighbourliness is important on many fronts. This is why UC SYD and SDU have given high priority to close cooperation in recent years – first with the relocation to Esbjerg a few years ago and this year with the new joint address at Universitetsparken, Kolding.
National negotiations on Springer Nature winter 2022
The prices of electronic resources are increasing significantly in these years. At the moment, negotiations are underway with Springer Nature, which is one of the largest players on the market, and this could have consequences for researchers and students at SDU.
A healthy and safe work and study environment free of offensive behaviour
New portal conveys SDU values for behaviour and brings together knowledge, inspiration and tools to prevent and deal with offensive behaviour.
Book the holiday home for your 2023 holiday
We accept bookings for the 2023-season from Thursday 1 December at 12.
Call to save on hot water
The implementation of the previously announced energy-saving measures at SDU has begun. For legal reasons, the decision to turn off the hot water to the taps has been revoked. Therefore, all SDU employees are instead encouraged to limit and preferably avoid using hot water for hand washing.
Moving of telephone system from Skype to Teams
Telephony is moving from Skype to Microsoft Teams. The big moving weekend will happen over the weekend of Friday 25th November up to and including Sunday 27th November.
SDU’s GET team involved in two major EU projects
SDU’s Gender Equality Team (GET) is, as of this year, part of two major EU projects, in which their expertise in incorporating gender equality aspects into research and university operations will come into play for the benefit of SDU and the sector as a whole.
Energy-saving measures to begin from 24 October
After the autumn break, a series of energy-saving initiatives will be implemented at SDU's locations to meet the ongoing energy and supply situation and reduce SDU’s climate footprint.
SDU reduces rental and operating costs
SDU has a robust economy, but the University is also affected by the challenged global economy. The Rectorate takes the situation seriously and is therefore initiating a controlled slowdown of a number of costs.
SDU researcher to establish company in new programme
Drone researcher Kristian Husum Laursen has been appointed as SDU’s first translational postdoc. As part of the Spin-Outs Denmark programme, he will receive one year of financial and professional assistance to develop a concrete idea and establish his own company.
Ongoing information about the analysis of the study administration
Interest in knowing more about the analysis and further work has been shown.
SDU implements energy-saving measures
The University of Southern Denmark follows the recommendation of the Danish Energy Agency and the Ministry of Higher Education and Science to lower the heating of state buildings where it is deemed possible and technically suitable.
New guidelines for the use of IT
A change in the Human Resources Policy Guidelines has led to an update of the guidelines for the use of IT for SDU employees.
Ticket sales for the gala dinner ending soon
5 October at 12.00 noon is your last chance to buy tickets for this year’s Annual University Celebration gala dinner. There are still a number of connected tables available, so if you want to sit together with your fellow students or colleagues, it’s about your last chance!
Now begins the analysis of SDU’s study administration
SDU has entered into a contract with the consultancy firm Carve to carry out the previously announced analysis of the study administration.
Technical Services is on an employee outing on Thursday 29 September 2022
As all Technical Services employees are on an outing this day, there will be no available staff on the campuses.
Art event at SDU Odense
The Art Association at SDU invites all students and staff to a pop-up art event on 28 September in the Winter Garden with the opportunity to view and buy lithographic works.
SDU adopts new strategy for external research funding
The framework for research funding is changing. In order to accommodate and take advantage of these changes and ensure that SDU can continue to conduct research of the highest quality, SDU has adopted a new strategy for external research funding. Read about the strategy here.
It is now time to start planning and announcing leave in the holiday year 2022/2023, where holiday must be taken during the period from 1 September 2022 to 31 December 2023 (the holiday entitlement period).
New Nordic humanist centre to create new understandings of the world’s societal challenges
Thanks to a donation from The A.P. Moller Relief Foundation, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southern Denmark will establish a new research centre: the Nordic Humanities Centre for Challenge-Based Inquiry. Based on humanistic disciplines, the Centre will contribute nuances, perspectives, new understandings and opportunities for action in relation to the major societal challenges such as the climate crisis and pandemics.
Payment of special holiday allowance
Second payment of special holiday allowance
Update your knowledge about the climate – status, solutions and actions
Car parks closed off due to the Semester Start Party
In connection with the Semester Start Party on Saturday, 3 September, the car parks PV1, PV3 and PV6 will be closed off.
Analysis of the educational administration, autumn 2022
Over the next few years, the educational sector will face a number of changes following political reforms in relation to admission and regionalisation, further and continuing education, internationalisation, demographic development with fewer students and a new student administration system.
European millions in grant money from the EU ensures continued development of EPICUR
The EPICUR university alliance, which SDU joined in 2021, has been granted €14.4 million from the EU’s ERASMUS+ programme, which ensures the further development of the European university over the next four years. For SDU, this means closer cooperation and will, among other things, allow students to take additional and more flexible courses abroad.
Welcome to 4,348 new SDU students
The University of Southern Denmark has offered student places to 4,348 new students.
Read SDU's sustainability report
The University of Southern Denmark's sustainability report for 2021 has landed. The report maps SDU's work with sustainability last year and highlights a number of concrete results and examples.
5152 has applied for an SDU education as first priority
The number of people who have given the highest priority to one of SDU's higher education is 5152 this year, which corresponds to a decline of 12%. The entire university sector is experiencing a decline in applications.
Large donation from the A.P. Moller Foundation for large robots at Lindø
A world-leading centre for the development of automation and robots to build large structures such as wind turbines, ships and construction works will now become a reality after A.P. Moller Foundation donates DKK 90 million to new Center for Large Structure Production at Lindø. The new centre will be established under the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at SDU.
SDU is looking for a new Chair of the Board
SDU has begun the process of finding a new Chair of the Board as of 1 January 2023 to replace Niels Thorborg, who will resign at the end of the year.
Payment of 0.64 holiday day with June salary
Now, SDU are paying the value of the 0.64 holiday days to the employees who were employed in the period from 1 January 2019 to 31 August 2019 and who are still employed.
A new video marks the opening of the SDU Climate Cluster
The SDU Climate Cluster is now officially open. We mark this occasion by the release of a video, where you can learn more about SDU’s large strategic focus on the climate.
SDU involved in plans for new media city in Odense
SDU and the other parties involved in Media City Odense (MCO) have signed a statement of intent with DSB Property Development to create a mediatech city at Jarlsberggade in Odense. The first phase of the new media city is to set new standards for innovation and collaboration across the education, research and media sectors.
Templafy will be updated to Templafy Hive
On Thursday, 23 June, Templafy will be updated to the latest version, Templafy Hive. This means easier access to templates and documents with SDU's brand directly in Word, Power Point and Excel.
Summer holiday closings in the Central Administration
Several departments in the Central Administration are either closed or have reduced staffing during the summer holidays. Extended response times should therefore be expected when contacting the individual units. For Technical Services, there are a number of practical changes regarding operations.
SDU has found its new pro-rector
From 1 August, Helle Waagepetersen will be the Pro-Rector for Education at the University of Southern Denmark. The 50-year-old professor comes from a position as Head of Department at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology at the University of Copenhagen, and she is very much looking forward to starting at SDU.
New recruitment portal
Welcome to a new portal for everyone involved in the recruitment and onboarding of scientific and technical-administrative staff.
First SDU employee attends an EPICUR event!
Associate Professor Dorte Jagetic Andersen from SDU’s Centre for Border Region Studies is the first SDU employee to have participated in a research seminar on European identity offered through the EPICUR European University, of which SDU became a member at the end of 2021.
New statement about freedom of research, teaching and speech
SDU’s board has approved a statement that defines a framework for how the University relates to matters of freedom of research, freedom of teaching and freedom of speech and debate. The statement has been prepared by an employee-based working group which believes that an official document will benefit both employees and students at SDU.
Join us for the new climate conference, FORUM
SDU will make 100 tickets available for employees and students - 50 for each group - who want to participate in the climate conference FORUM in connection with Tinderbox Festival 2022.
SDU to offer new common goods at the central warehouse
From mid-June 2022, the new SDU Common Goods will be introduced across SDU. The primary function of SDU Common Goods is to ensure a sustainable, environmentally friendly and simple range of selected products, where logistics, administration, warehousing and finance together contribute to the sustainable development of the University.
New Solution for Privileged Access Management
SDU Needs a New Solution for Privileged Access Management on Windows Computers
Daniel Diermeier to visit SDU and give a presentation on freedom of expression
On 14 June, Daniel Diermeier, Professor and Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, USA, will be visiting SDU in Odense. Here he will make a presentation on freedom of expression in the academic world at a DIAS event, where SDU’s new set of values will also be presented.
Become a Climate Ambassador at SDU
On 18 and 19 August, you have the chance to become a Climate Ambassador at SDU.
Change in daily operations in Service and Logistics on Wednesday 8 June
Due to an event in Technical Services, normal operations in Service and Logistics are suspended on that day.
The competence foundation for government employees – Be aware application deadline
The competence foundation cover costs for competence development for employees at SDU.
Have you thought about trying a walking meeting?
Did you know that walking while having a meeting can have a positive effect on health, well-being, and idea development?
The opening of Odense Light Rail is celebrated at SDU
On Saturday 28 May, Odense’s new light rail will be taking its inaugural trip through the city streets. During the day, all the stations from Tarup Shopping Centre to the two stops at SDU will be inaugurated, and the campus will celebrate the occasion with activities and light refreshments.
Implementation of the new position structure at SDU has now been approved
The Executive Board (the Rectorate and the deans) has now approved the letter of intent concerning the implementation of the new position structure for scientific staff at SDU.
SDU still ranks among the leading sustainable universities
The internationally recognised magazine Times Higher Education ranks SDU 93rd among 1,400 universities from around the world. Based on the universities’ work with sustainability, SDU is pleased with the ranking, even though the university was ranked 23rd last year.
News on special holiday allowance and senior bonus
From this year, the timing of payment of special holiday allowance will change and the Senior Bonus Circular came into force on 1 April 2022.
Law degree programme to be created at SDU in Esbjerg
From the autumn of 2023, SDU will offer a law degree programme in Esbjerg. This is clear after RUVU (the advisory committee for the evaluation of the offering of higher education programmes) has approved SDU’s application for the education. This was announced by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen during a visit to SDU in Esbjerg on Thursday morning.
Do not microwave the canteen’s plates
The canteen’s plates are unsuitable for microwave cooking. They are made from 100% melamine plastic which MAY give off formaldehyde og melamine when heated in a microwave oven. Therefore, please avoid using plates from the canteen when microwaving food.
Explore Campus Odense
Campus Odense and the Citizen Science-project ‘SDU Moves’ hereby invite you, your colleagues, students and employees from other Campus Odense-partners to Explore Campus Odense 2 and 5 May 2022. It will be two days filled with fun and exciting activities based in nature, culture and movement, where you can try your hand at canoeing on the bathing lake, virtual reality at Campus UCL and learning more about the development of Campus Odense and the new university hospital.
Sebastian H. Mernild set to head SDU’s climate efforts
The internationally renowned Professor of Climate Change is set to head SDU’s largest-ever strategic initiative in climate change, sustainability and green transition.
New SDU HR off to a good start
The new central HR department, SDU HR, is well under way in the process of coming together. The last managerial positions have been filled and the reorganisation is expected to be fully in place by the summer holidays.
Obituary for Professor James W. Vaupel
On Sunday 27 March 2022, Jim Vaupel died following an unexpected and brief illness. Thus, our university and Denmark, indeed the whole world, lost a leading demographer and researcher on ageing.
Simon Møberg Torp continues as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities
In the coming years, Simon Møberg Torp will serve as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities. Having been chosen from a pool of strong contenders for the job, he will continue his term as Dean, which has lasted since 2013. Both the University and Simon Torp himself are delighted with his appointment.
It is now possible to do interviews for TV or radio at SDU
SDU now has the facilities to broadcast live to the Danish and international press in high quality from Campus Odense. This means that an interview can be conducted at the University, making it easier for both the media and the expert being interviewed.
Call to investigate collaborations in research and education
In a joint statement, Universities Denmark have announced that they are suspending cooperation with Russia and Belarus. They now call for caution in collaborations involving companies from the two countries.
Your salary will be paid on Thursday, but your payslip will arrive later than usual
Salary on its way - payslip delayed due to technical issues
Parking area P1 partially blocked off
Please note that parts of the gravel parking area P1 will be blocked off between 28 March to 1 July 2022 (inclusive).
Political agreement on regionalisation
On Tuesday 22 March, a political conciliation group reached an agreement based on the political initiative ‘More and better educational opportunities throughout Denmark’ of 25 June 2021.
Drop in quota 2 applications
At SDU, the number of quota 2 applicants has dropped by 10% compared to last year. The decrease is seen across multiple programmes and campuses, and the university sector as a whole has seen a fall in quota 2 applicants by 12%. Now the test-based admission process awaits all of the 8,193 applicants who have accepted to sit for the test.
Follow-up on SDU’s support for Ukraine
SDU and the other universities in Denmark distinguish between individuals and institutions when suspending cooperation with Russia and Belarus.
Special holiday for the holiday year 2022/2023
Call for requests for placement of the up to 5 days of special holiday for the holiday year 2022/2023 (1 May 2022 to 30 April 2023) is now taking place.
Current hacker and cyber security threats
SDU is experiencing increased activity in relation to foreign actors who scan our networks in order to identify weaknesses that can be exploited. Here are 4 things that can help increase your own and SDU’s information security.
New Dean at the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
With Peter Møllgaard’s appointment as the new Dean of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU has gained an experienced strategic leader with international experience.
SDU expresses support for Ukraine
All of Denmark’s universities have announced in a joint statement that they are suspending all cooperation with Russia and Belarus on research, education and innovation.
Make SDU Wilder
Department of Biology, Technical Services, SDU Moves, and the Campus Odense Active Living Group invite all employees and students to take an active break on Wednesday 16th of March between 12-15 at Campus Odense
The new signage and directions at Campus are taking shape
For some time, Technical Services has been running a project on signage and directions at Campus Odense.
A healthy and safe working environment at SDU
During the next few weeks, SDU HR will enter into a dialogue about how we can support SDU’s health and safety tasks and efforts in the future.
Longing is exhibited at SDU
A nationwide art exhibition puts the spotlight on longing and the existential issues with which we have all become acquainted during the corona pandemic. At the University of Southern Denmark, artist Lise Harlev will be exhibiting her work series called "Du tænker hele tiden" (You Are Thinking All the Time).
Test runs on Campusvej
Odense Letbane is currently conducting test runs on Campusvej from morning to evening on all weekdays.
Bike race at SDU Campus Odense on Friday 11th of February
We bike in the Winter as well! SDU Moves marks that by finishing of the Winter Bicycle Week with a Bike Race on Friday 11th of February at 15.00.
New enterprise resource planning system well underway
On Monday 7 February, the new enterprise resource planning system (ERP) will go live and all financial staff from departments and units can start using it. The system provides the basic platform for modernising and streamlining financial and accounting processes. Since 10 January it has not been possible to receive or send invoices, so the opening is anticipated and the invoices are ready to be processed in the new system.
The crucial prerequisite for the universities 'success - and thus also the universities' opportunities to contribute with answers to today's great challenges - is academic freedom, writes Rector Jens Ringsmose.
All COVID-19 restrictions at SDU to be lifted from 1 February
All of the current restrictions with corona pass, virtual exams, protective equipment and the call for working from home at universities will be lifted when 1 February 2022 rolls around.
SDU joins the Winter Bicycle Week 2022 – are you riding along?
In week 6 it is time to prepare your bike when SDU Moves saddles up for “BIKE TO WORK – THE WINTER BICYCLE WEEK” by the Danish Cyclist’s Federation. We bike the entire week from 7th-13th of February. Participation is FOR FREE, and you can win great prices!
In 2022, SDU will launch a new offer targeting upper secondary schools: ‘SDU Takeover’
SDU Takeover brings together a team of talented students who visit upper secondary schools in and around the Region of Southern Denmark to take over the teaching with exciting academic dissemination and dialogue at eye level.
SDU to establish a set of values
During the next few months, a task force will draft a set of values that SDU, among other things, can apply with regard to future cases of the liberty of SDU employees to conduct research, teach, discuss and express themselves as they please.
Extension of infection-preventing measures at higher-educational institutions
All of the current restrictions with corona passes, virtual exams, protective equipment and the call for working from home at universities have been extended until the end of January. On the upside, we have hopes of a normal study start in February.
SDU’s institutional plan has been submitted
SDU has submitted a plan to the Ministry of Higher Education and Science describing how the University intends to comply with the political agreement on more and better educational opportunities throughout Denmark. The content is largely identical to the draft presented to the Board in December. SDU wants to strengthen the University’s regional position, but this should not happen by reducing SDU’s student places in Odense.
Join the MediaTech Festival this summer
Media City Odense invites you to join the MediaTech Festival on June 1-3 2022 at DOK5000 in Odense. Here the entire media and media tech industry will meet for a 2.5-day conference with inspiration, new knowledge, debate and networking. The festival is relevant for anyone with an interest in media, communication, marketing, production and tech.
SDU’s climate centre is in the pipeline
In 2022, SDU’s climate centre will open under the name of SDU Climate Cluster. Compared to previous announcements, there are a few changes to the structure of the centre, which will function more as an interdisciplinary research cluster.
The New Year brings more waste sorting
2023 will be the year when we start sorting waste at the university. Initially, the new waste stations at SDU Odense will be rolled out from the start of next semester, and during the year the scheme will be implemented on the remaining campuses.
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Columns from SDU
he University of Southern Denmark wants to strengthen the debate and dialogue between the organisation, employees and students. This happens through a universe of columns in the new 'Rectorate's newsletter', where every month there is a post from the Rectorate, an employee and a student. Get an overview of previous columns here.