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University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

  • QS World University Rankings
    =309
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio10
  • International Students2,511
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty1,760

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The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a fusion from 1998. The University received its first students in Odense in September 1966. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. SDU now have five faculties and about 32,000 students, more than 15% of whom come from abroad. Our more than 4,000 employees are divided between the main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg and Copenhagen. Several international reports testify that we conduct world-class research.

Research, teaching, communication and the transfer of knowledge at SDU are grouped into five academic faculties:

  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Faculty of Science
  • The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences  
  • The Faculty of Health Sciences
  • The Faculty of Engineering


SDU's strategy sets the course for the future

  • It’s about doing something worth doing, for society, with society
  • It’s about enabling every talent while encouraging the exceptional
  • It’s about breaking through boundaries and shaping the future


As a university, we have to create visible results that generate value for the society of which we are a part. New technology, better health for citizens and high-quality research are just some of SDU’s contributions to doing this. We must also be able to adapt and fit in where needed, prioritize research resources and manage our operations in interaction with surroundings and events that are rapidly and continuously changing. That’s why SDU employs a strategy designed for maximum flexibility, so that we can be agile at the same time as setting ambitious goals and achieving good results. To make this happen, we employ a threefold approach, structured around one external and three internal parameters.

The external perspective is that our core tasks must generate value for the society of which we are a part, in collaboration with its members. The three internal parameters are that our implementation of these core tasks must always be characterized by quality, relevance and differentiation.

About

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a fusion from 1998. The University received its first students in Odense in September 1966. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength. SDU now have five faculties and about 32,000 students, more than 15% of whom come from abroad. Our more than 4,000 employees are divided between the main campus in Odense and regional campuses in Slagelse, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg and Copenhagen. Several international reports testify that we conduct world-class research.

Research, teaching, communication and the transfer of knowledge at SDU are grouped into five academic faculties:

  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Faculty of Science
  • The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences  
  • The Faculty of Health Sciences
  • The Faculty of Engineering


SDU's strategy sets the course for the future

  • It’s about doing something worth doing, for society, with society
  • It’s about enabling every talent while encouraging the exceptional
  • It’s about breaking through boundaries and shaping the future


As a university, we have to create visible results that generate value for the society of which we are a part. New technology, better health for citizens and high-quality research are just some of SDU’s contributions to doing this. We must also be able to adapt and fit in where needed, prioritize research resources and manage our operations in interaction with surroundings and events that are rapidly and continuously changing. That’s why SDU employs a strategy designed for maximum flexibility, so that we can be agile at the same time as setting ambitious goals and achieving good results. To make this happen, we employ a threefold approach, structured around one external and three internal parameters.

The external perspective is that our core tasks must generate value for the society of which we are a part, in collaboration with its members. The three internal parameters are that our implementation of these core tasks must always be characterized by quality, relevance and differentiation.

University highlights

University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is one of the top Public universities in Odense, Denmark. It is ranked #=309 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #318
  • 2014
    #=311
  • 2015
    #308
  • 2016
    #=361
  • 2017
    #=390
  • 2018
    #384
  • 2019
    #=376
  • 2020
    #372
  • 2021
    #353
  • 2022
    #=309

Ranking criteria

33.8
Overall
19.5
Academic Reputation
23.8
Employer Reputation
39.4
Faculty Student Ratio
51.6
Citations per Faculty
77.8
International Faculty Ratio
28.2
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
17,576

38%
62%

International students
2,511

64%
36%

Total faculty staff
1,760

540
1220

Total students
17,576

38%
62%

International students
2,511

64%
36%

Total faculty staff
1,760

1220
540
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