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  • 22.02.2024

    Information about SDU’s warehouse and logistics

    Please be aware that Technical Services’ warehouse and logistics department is currently facing staffing challenges.

  • 21.02.2024

    Community singing at SDU Odense

    Come and sing the day in with colleagues and students at SDU. Everyone is welcome!

  • 07.02.2024

    Which centre will be appointed SDU and OUH’s next flagship centre?

    Now begins the process of finding the next joint SDU-OUH flagship centre, which will be named at the end of 2024.

  • 02.02.2024

    Thefts on Nyt SUND

    Unfortunately, there have been several thefts at Nyt SUND recently.

  • 31.01.2024

    Abolition of Store Bededag as a public holiday

    On February 28, 2023, the Act on the consequences of abolishing Store Bededag as a public holiday (Act no. 214 of 06/03/2023) was passed by a majority vote in the Danish Parliament.

  • 31.01.2024

    2024 to bring continuous improvement

    This year, the work on SDU’s simplification model is to be accelerated. The purpose of the model is to free up time and resources for research and teaching by looking at the workflows of administrative tasks.

  • 31.01.2024

    SDUx goes live

    SDU’s new investment in lifelong learning in collaboration with the business community launches in February with a completely sold-out course on artificial intelligence.

  • 30.01.2024

    New PET campaign to focus on security in research

    How do we best protect Danish research from the serious security, financial and ethical consequences that can arise in international collaborations? A new campaign spotlights this issue.

  • 19.01.2024

    Intelligent Exercise

    Get off to a strong start in 2024 with easy exercises you can do in the office or in front of your computer.

  • 16.01.2024

    Consultancy from SDU HR, Work Environment & Development becomes free of charge

    As from 1 January 2024, managers and units at SDU can request consultancy from SDU HR, Work Environment & Development free of charge. The new framework for consultancy has been introduced to reduce the University’s administration.

  • 15.01.2024

    Henrik Bindslev continues as Dean of TEK

    In the years to come, Henrik Bindslev will continue to serve as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (TEK) at the University of Southern Denmark. A unanimous employment committee has reappointed the seasoned force to be reckoned with in management and research, much to the delight of SDU and Henrik Bindslev himself.

  • 04.01.2024

    The ESDH team is now part of SDU Digital

    The ESDH team, with Gitte Brobyskov and Maja Skov, has moved from SDU HR to SDU Digital as of 1st January. As of now, Thomas Friis Gjesing, programme manager for ‘Fremtidens ESDH’, will also be head of the team.

  • 03.01.2024

    Longer Response Times in the Servicedesk

    Due to exam-related tasks

  • 02.01.2024

    Graphic and language services become free of charge

    From 1 January 2024, employees at SDU can order graphic design and printing free of charge. The same applies to linguistic assistance from SDU’s Language Services Unit. The new procedure has been introduced to reduce the administrative work at the University.

  • 02.01.2024

    SDU has entered into an agreement with Falck on psychological counselling

    Effective from 1 January 2024, SDU has entered into an agreement with Falck on psychological counselling for employees at SDU.

  • 21.12.2023

    OUH and SDU add new layers to their collaboration

    With a new joint vision, SDU and OUH will address several of society's major challenges through new knowledge, innovative methods and strong proposals for the technological solutions of the future.

  • 21.12.2023

    Changed opening hours between Christmas and New Year

    All our service desks are closed between Christmas and New Year.

  • 21.12.2023

    SDU employees are flying significantly less

    New data from the University of Southern Denmark shows that compared to the years before the Coronavirus pandemic, employees’ total CO2e emissions from air travel have been significantly reduced. From having emitted 3,645,000 kg CO2e in 2019, the figure in 2023 is currently at 1,303,000 kg CO2e.

  • 20.12.2023

    Visit from IGAB

    At the end of November, the University of Southern Denmark was visited by SDU’s International Gender Advisory Board (IGAB), which over two days provided SDU with constructive recommendations and reflections in relation to the strategic diversity, inclusion and gender equality work that takes place at the University.

  • 14.12.2023

    SDU’s Research Support Hub: An easier gateway to overview, funding, and support

    A new shared tool at sdunet.dk will make it easier to explore funding opportunities, find relevant colleagues and research support across SDU, and make application processes simpler and more transparent for the researchers, research group leaders, and research support units.

  • 14.12.2023

    New organisational changes in the name of sustainability

    In June 2023, SDU’s Board adopted the University’s new strategy. The new strategy calls for organisational changes regarding the University’s sustainability work.

  • 13.12.2023

    SDU strengthens the Triangle Region

    Tailwind for SDU’s ambitions to build the future’s research and education environment in IT and engineering in the Triangle Region.

  • 05.12.2023

    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.

  • 05.12.2023

    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.

  • 28.11.2023

    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.

  • 17.11.2023

    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.

  • 14.11.2023

    Respect for different opinions and respectful tone of communication at Danish universities

    Announcement from SDU's management.

  • 14.11.2023

    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.

  • 13.11.2023

    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.

  • 07.11.2023

    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.

  • 03.11.2023

    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.

  • 01.11.2023

    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.

  • 01.11.2023

    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.

  • 31.10.2023

    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.

  • 31.10.2023

    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.

  • 30.10.2023

    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.

  • 30.10.2023

    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.

  • 26.10.2023

    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.

  • 26.10.2023

    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.

  • 25.10.2023

    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.

  • 13.10.2023

    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.

  • 09.10.2023

    Well-being – a joint effort

    Students and staff are invited to participate in this year’s well-being event October 31

  • 29.09.2023

    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.

  • 28.09.2023

    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.

  • 28.09.2023

    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!

  • 27.09.2023

    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.

  • 20.09.2023

    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.

  • 15.09.2023

    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.

  • 11.09.2023

    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.

  • 04.09.2023

    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.

  • 31.08.2023

    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.

  • 30.08.2023

    Holiday requests

    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).

  • 25.08.2023

    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.

  • 25.08.2023

    Do you want an update on climate change?

    Then sign up for the free online webinar series Climate Thursdays

  • 24.08.2023

    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.

  • 22.08.2023

    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.

  • 18.08.2023

    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.

  • 17.08.2023

    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.

  • 14.08.2023

    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.

  • 28.07.2023

    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.

  • 07.07.2023

    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.

  • 30.06.2023

    Summer greetings from the Rectorate

    We wish everyone at SDU a great summer of relaxation, paperback novels and the opportunity to recharge your batteries.

  • 29.06.2023

    New model for future undergraduate intake

    A new admissions model will ensure that prospective students have the necessary qualities to complete a university education.

  • 29.06.2023

    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.

  • 28.06.2023

    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.

  • 23.06.2023

    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.

  • 13.06.2023

    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.

  • 07.06.2023

    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.

  • 02.06.2023

    SDU Digital gets new services page

    After months of work and an intense final spurt, SDU Digital recently launched its new services page.

  • 31.05.2023

    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.

  • 30.05.2023

    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.

  • 25.05.2023

    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.

  • 19.05.2023

    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.

  • 17.05.2023

    Phishing campaign – Did you click too?

    In March 2023, SDU conducted a phishing campaign.

  • 11.05.2023

    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.

  • 08.05.2023

    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.

  • 03.05.2023

    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.

  • 02.05.2023

    Mobile phones included in annual siren test

    Here's how to respond to the important warning

  • 27.04.2023

    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.

  • 25.04.2023

    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.

  • 20.04.2023

    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

  • 14.04.2023

    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.

  • 13.04.2023

    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.

  • 13.04.2023

    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.

  • 11.04.2023

    An outstanding first year

    SDU Takeover is looking for more student teachers

  • 29.03.2023

    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.

  • 27.03.2023

    Appraisal interviews (LUS, GRUS, MUS) at SDU

    SDU has produced new generic material for appraisal interviews.

  • 23.03.2023

    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.

  • 21.03.2023

    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.

  • 03.03.2023

    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.

  • 01.03.2023

    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.

  • 01.03.2023

    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.

  • 22.02.2023

    SDU launches phishing campaign

    As part of SDU's ongoing information security training, a phishing campaign will take place this spring.

  • 06.02.2023

    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.

  • 27.01.2023

    Meet the new climate minister at SDU

    Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities visits SDU's students.

  • 25.01.2023

    Waste bins to be removed from offices and classrooms

    <p><b><span lang="EN-GB">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.</span><span lang="EN-GB"></span></b></p>

  • 20.01.2023

    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.

  • 18.01.2023

    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.

  • 09.01.2023

    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.

  • 06.01.2023

    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.

  • 02.01.2023

    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.

  • 22.12.2022

    Season’s greetings from the Rectorate of SDU

    We wish everyone at SDU a Merry Christmas and a cheerful and relaxing holiday season.

  • 22.12.2022

    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.

  • 15.12.2022

    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.

  • 15.12.2022

    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.

  • 14.12.2022

    Sync of your private OneDrive to SDU computers will be deactivated

    OneDrive is available in two different versions.

  • 12.12.2022

    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.

  • 07.12.2022

    SDU Employee Courses Spring 2023

    Be inspired by our varied range of courses and webinars.

  • 07.12.2022

    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.

  • 05.12.2022

    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.

  • 02.12.2022

    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.

  • 21.11.2022

    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:

  • 18.11.2022

    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.

  • 16.11.2022

    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.

  • 15.11.2022

    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.

  • 14.11.2022

    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.

  • 11.11.2022

    Book the holiday home for your 2023 holiday

    We accept bookings for the 2023-season from Thursday 1 December at 12.

  • 28.10.2022

    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.

  • 27.10.2022

    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.

  • 14.10.2022

    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.

  • 14.10.2022

    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.

  • 14.10.2022

    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.

  • 13.10.2022

    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.

  • 13.10.2022

    Ongoing information about the analysis of the study administration

    Interest in knowing more about the analysis and further work has been shown.

  • 07.10.2022

    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.

  • 30.09.2022

    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.

  • 28.09.2022

    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!

  • 23.09.2022

    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.

  • 21.09.2022

    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.

  • 20.09.2022

    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.

  • 19.09.2022

    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.

  • 07.09.2022

    Holiday requests

    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).

  • 01.09.2022

    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.

  • 29.08.2022

    Payment of special holiday allowance

    Second payment of special holiday allowance

  • 26.08.2022

    Climate Thursdays

    Update your knowledge about the climate – status, solutions and actions

  • 26.08.2022

    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.

  • 17.08.2022

    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.

  • 04.08.2022

    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.

  • 28.07.2022

    Welcome to 4,348 new SDU students

    The University of Southern Denmark has offered student places to 4,348 new students.

  • 08.07.2022

    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.

  • 06.07.2022

    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.

  • 05.07.2022

    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.

  • 01.07.2022

    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.

  • 27.06.2022

    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.

  • 24.06.2022

    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.

  • 23.06.2022

    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.

  • 23.06.2022

    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.

  • 20.06.2022

    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.

  • 17.06.2022

    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.

  • 15.06.2022

    New recruitment portal

    Welcome to a new portal for everyone involved in the recruitment and onboarding of scientific and technical-administrative staff.

  • 15.06.2022

    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.

  • 14.06.2022

    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.

  • 13.06.2022

    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.

  • 10.06.2022

    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.

  • 09.06.2022

    New Solution for Privileged Access Management

    SDU Needs a New Solution for Privileged Access Management on Windows Computers

  • 08.06.2022

    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.

  • 07.06.2022

    Become a Climate Ambassador at SDU

    On 18 and 19 August, you have the chance to become a Climate Ambassador at SDU.

  • 31.05.2022

    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.

  • 31.05.2022

    The competence foundation for government employees – Be aware application deadline

    The competence foundation cover costs for competence development for employees at SDU.

  • 24.05.2022

    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?

  • 24.05.2022

    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.

  • 20.05.2022

    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.

  • 16.05.2022

    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.

  • 06.05.2022

    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.

  • 29.04.2022

    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.

  • 29.04.2022

    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.

  • 08.04.2022

    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.

  • 07.04.2022

    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.

  • 07.04.2022

    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.

  • 04.04.2022

    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.

  • 31.03.2022

    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.

  • 30.03.2022

    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.

  • 30.03.2022

    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.

  • 29.03.2022

    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

  • 23.03.2022

    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).

  • 22.03.2022

    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.

  • 16.03.2022

    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.

  • 10.03.2022

    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.

  • 08.03.2022

    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.

  • 07.03.2022

    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.

  • 07.03.2022

    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.

  • 03.03.2022

    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.

  • 01.03.2022

    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

  • 25.02.2022

    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.

  • 25.02.2022

    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.

  • 11.02.2022

    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).

  • 10.02.2022

    Test runs on Campusvej

    Odense Letbane is currently conducting test runs on Campusvej from morning to evening on all weekdays.

  • 09.02.2022

    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.

  • 07.02.2022

    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.

  • 28.01.2022

    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.

  • 25.01.2022

    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!

  • 21.01.2022

    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.

  • 20.01.2022

    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.

  • 14.01.2022

    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.

  • 12.01.2022

    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.

  • 11.01.2022

    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.

  • 06.01.2022

    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.

  • 01.01.0001

    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.