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News from 2020

  • 17.12.2020

    Frozen holiday allowance – how much have you accrued and how much is owed to you?

    Many people have already received the first three weeks of their frozen holiday allowance, and an agreement has been made on the payment of the remaining two weeks. Now you will get a statement of what you have accrued in total.

  • 17.12.2020

    Link instead of PDF

    Low usage of online resources equals high risk of discontinuation. Therefore it’s important whether as a lecturer you upload a PDF or link directly to online resources from SDU’s e-learning platform. The library strongly encourages the use of the link method, which best ensures correct usage statistics for the databases.

  • 26.11.2020

    Confirmation of receipt of SDU's newsletter

    If you’ve received a link to confirm you wish to receive SDU's newsletter, rest assured it’s perfectly valid – it’s not spam.

  • 26.11.2020

    Well-being and stress during corona

    It can be hard to tell if a colleague isn’t coping well and to be aware of one’s own stress symptoms when we work under conditions we’re not used to. SDU’s organisational consultant and psychologist Birgitte Aagaard Zethsen discusses well-being and stress during corona.

  • 26.11.2020

    How are you all keeping up?

    Corona restrictions have changed everyday life for most of us. We have asked some of our colleagues how they feel about the ‘new normal’.

  • 26.11.2020

    Your email account will be migrated

    All email accounts are being migrated to a cloud solution.

  • 26.11.2020

    New HR and Financial Management System in the pipeline

    In the early summer of 2021, we will replace SDU’s HR and financial management systems with a new common system. This will benefit everyone in the organisation, especially those of you currently working with HR or finances both at the faculties and in the Central Administration.

  • 26.11.2020

    “SDU Moves” presents this year’s Active Advent calendar

    Each workday from December 1st onwards you will have the opportunity to open a virtual calendar filled with inspiration for exercises and movement during the sweet Christmas season.

  • 26.11.2020

    Universities Denmark puts pressure on publishing giant Elsevier: SDU wants free access to its research and does not accept exorbitant price hikes

    The major scientific publishers are making steadily increasing amounts of money from our efforts. But Universities Denmark has had enough, and the universities are now united in demanding sustainable financial conditions from publisher Elsevier in this year’s licence negotiations. If Universities Denmark and Elsevier’s negotiators do not reach an agreement, Danish researchers will lose access to all the research that has been published at Elsevier as of 2021.

  • 26.11.2020

    SDU has become a member of Engineers Without Borders - which opportunities does it give you?

    SDU has become a company member of Engineers Without Borders (IUG) and therefore as an employee at SDU, you can become a member of Engineers Without Borders, for free. You will have the opportunity to make a difference in an NGO that works for some of the world's poorest people.

  • 24.11.2020

    COUNT STEPS – Thank you for your participation and support!

    Over the last two weeks, 503 employees in 69 teams has participated in Tæl Skridt-campaign.

  • 13.11.2020

    The Inspiration Prize 2020

    The Inspiration Prize is presented to a group of staff and/or students who have devoted themselves to working with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 05.11.2020

    Count steps with ”SDU Moves”

    As a part of the ”SDU Moves”-project, all SDU employees can join the Count steps campaign for free! The campaign runs in the period 9.-22. of November.

  • 29.10.2020

    SDU is this year’s best apprentice place

    In public administration, there’s no one above or beside SDU as an apprentice place. This has just been made official.

  • 22.10.2020

    Voting rights and nomination for the SDU elections – here’s a guide

    On 24-25 November 2020, it’s time to cast your vote in the electronic ballot boxes! Learn more about your voting rights and to which governing bodies you can stand for election.

  • 22.10.2020

    News from management

    News from the SDU management about the COVID-19 situation and unwanted sexual attention.

  • 22.10.2020

    Green traffic behaviour initiative hits the road

    With 27,000 students, 4,000 employees and a large car fleet, SDU's green transport initiatives are set to reduce the University’s overall carbon footprint. However, green transport is about more than just measuring the impact here and now. It’s about a fundamental change in behaviour and about finding lasting solutions through disruptive field tests. Among other things, these initiatives will nudge us into changing motorist behaviour from one driver, one car, to carpooling.

  • 22.10.2020

    This year's digital Annual University Celebration

    Even though the Annual University Celebration has been cancelled this year, Friday 30 October will not pass unnoticed. There is indeed still plenty to celebrate.

  • 22.10.2020

    Exercise boosts health and well-being

    The SDG-related initiative 'SDU Moves' was launched with a brand new 'Get Moving Day' event on a beautiful, sunny Friday before the autumn break.

  • 25.08.2020

    The Annual University Celebration has been cancelled

    SDU has decided to cancel this year’s Annual University Celebration on 30 October 2020.

  • 18.08.2020

    Sustainable cafeteria concept coming to SDU

    When the cafeterias in Odense, Kolding and Slagelse welcome students and staff after 1 September, they will feature a new concept with an increased focus on sustainability.

  • 24.06.2020

    Internationally renowned climate scientist becomes new pro-rector

    Sebastian H. Mernild, Professor of Climate Change and Glaciology and Managing Director of the Nansen Center research institute in Bergen, Norway, has been appointed as the new pro-rector of the University of Southern Denmark from 1 October 2020.

  • 11.06.2020

    An alternative way of learning

    Today, on 11 June, SDU is launching a campaign regarding our work to develop the education programmes of the future. At the heart of the campaign is the Master's degree programme in journalism, which, on behalf of SDU, is experimenting with new forms of learning and provides concrete suggestions on what education may look like in the future

  • 11.06.2020

    When lecturers go online

    A new study highlights the challenges encountered by SDU’s lecturers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Switching to online teaching has been both difficult and time-consuming, but a number of positive experiences have also been gained.

  • 02.06.2020

    Practical information conc. Summer Holidays 2020

  • 01.05.2020

    It’s time for submitting holiday requests

    Holiday requests for the next holiday year can be submitted from 1 May. You must register your holiday no later than 2 June.

  • 01.05.2020

    SDU introduces new procurement system

    Minimalist, circular and sustainable are key words in SDU's calls for tenders and procurement. Therefore, a new procurement policy and strategy have been adopted, backed by the new procurement system TrueTrade.

  • 01.05.2020

    SDU has exceeded its objective of publishing research articles

    A recent publication shows that SDU ranks number three among Danish universities in the proportion of publicly available research article. This is indeed a positive development.

  • 01.05.2020

    It is now possible to pick up ordered materials from the library

    The library has made it possible to order and pick up materials to a limited extent.

  • 19.03.2020

    The fridge is never empty at HUM

    The staff of the departments and secretariats of the Faculty of Humanities are trying to address food waste, but this is not something they have just started doing. It is a scheme they have had for many years, they say.

  • 19.03.2020

    A green canteen for everybody at SDU

    A more sustainable and greener imprint is a major part of the new canteen selection, which has just been published. The people behind the selection are satisfied and hope that both staff and students will be able to feel the difference when the new selection becomes available after the summer break.

  • 19.03.2020

    Inspiring Denmark

    Get help planning your conferences at SDU.

  • 19.03.2020

    Studies in sustainability

    In autumn, nearly 1,000 new students will be participating in testing a new course that gives SDU students skills in understanding, applying and relating critically to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • 19.03.2020

    New digital organization is soon a reality

    IT service, SFEO and TEK-IT will be replaced on 1 April by a brand new digital organization with two cross-cutting units; SDU IT and SDU Digital.

  • 19.03.2020

    Greener procurement at SDU in the future

    SDU is the first university in Denmark to join POGI, the Partnership for Green Public Procurement, which will ensure sustainability of our procurement in the future.

  • 16.03.2020

    The cyber threat of working at home in the light of the COVID-19 situation

    The Center for Cyber Security points out that the cyber threat to authorities and companies is very high. And in these critical times where many of us work at home, we are extra vulnerable.

  • 08.03.2020

    New measures at SDU to reduce the risk of infection spread

    The prime minister and authorities announced new measures to contain coronavirus on March 6, urging everyone to expel community minds, take into account weakened, elderly and chronically ill citizens, and be at the forefront of measures that prevent the spread of infection in the community.

  • 04.03.2020

    Coronavirus: Increased readiness at SDU

    The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is developing rapidly in a number of countries, including Italy.

  • 27.02.2020

    Coronavirus: SDU follows the health authorities' recommendations

    SDU encourages staff and students to keep up to date on the official channels of the Danish authorities.

  • 04.02.2020

    SDU sorts waste

    Technical Services is working flat out to make waste sorting more visible at SDU on a daily basis. This it is not as simple as it sounds however, but through a joint effort we are heading in the right direction.

  • 04.02.2020

    Visit to Guinea-Bissau

    A packed programme of exciting experiences awaited the five members of SDU's Executive Board who participated in the visit to the Bandim project in Guinea-Bissau a few weeks ago.

  • 04.02.2020

    Hit the ground running

    There are many different SDG projects at SDU.

  • 03.02.2020

    Can we do it differently?

    Financial Services has successfully completed the pilot project “Paperless administration”. The overall print consumption of the 65 employees has fallen by 79 per cent in just two years.

  • 03.02.2020

    New printers: CO2 emissions reduced by 79 per cent

    SDU will be replacing its printers in week 7. 276 of the old printers will be replaced by 140 new printers, which are faster, ensure a higher degree of confidentiality and use much less energy.

  • 14.01.2020

    Holiday 2020/2021

    Now is the time to be mindful if you would like to take a holiday in the shortened holiday period this year. The new Holiday Act comes into effect on 1 September 2020, and there are a few different things that you should be mindful of before then.