Odense University

Odense University

Odense University History

Odense University, now Syddansk Universitet Odense ( or SDU Odense in abbreviated form ), has been part of the University of Southern Denmark since 1998 of which it forms the biggest campus. It is the university of Odense, Denmark’s third largest city, and the island of Funen. When abbreviated, the university motto becomes FIONIA, the Latin name for Funen. The motto was created by the university’s first rector, Mogens Brøndsted in 1966. Brøndsted also designed the university logo, featuring an apple tree.

Built in 1966, it had four faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Health Science and Natural Sciences. Approximately 800 researchers and 12,000 students ( counting both undergraduates and postgraduates ) are enrolled at SDU Odense. The Humanities faculty has by far the most students, mostly due to its varied selection of departments and degrees ( a number of departments in the Humanities sector, however, have been either closed down or merged with other departments over the last few years ).

Being an epitome of Danish functionalist architecture, SDU Odense has been nicknamed Rustenborg ( which roughly translates as The Rusty Castle ) by students and staff, because it is built from gray concrete slabs covered with oxidized metal plates. Its architecture has also given rise to other nicknames and slang expressions among students and staff. For instance, the administrative block goes by the name of Førerbunkeren ( “Führerbunker” ), referring to the architectural similarities between the university building and a stereotypical military building. The students’ magazine is simply called Rust.

SDU Odense is considered the main campus of the University of Southern Denmark, both because of its relative size and because the central administration of the university is situated there. However each of the other campuses has its own local subadministration. Odense is also by far the biggest campus of the SDU – both in terms of physical size and the number of students, staff, departments and degrees.


Courses

Bachelor Degree Courses

Engineering

  • BEng in Global Management and Manufacturing
  • BEng in Interaction Design
  • BEng in Mechatronics
  • BSc in Engineering ( Innovation and Business )
  • BSc in Engineering ( Mechatronics )
  • BSc in Engineering ( Product Development and Innovation )

Humanities

  • BA in business, language and culture ( Chinese )
  • BA in modern languages and intercultural communication
  • BSc in international business administration and modern Languages

Social Sciences

  • Bachelors’ Degree Programme in Business Economics and Information Technology
  • BSc in Economics and Business Administration
  • BSc in Economics and Business Administration – IT and Economics
  • BSc. Market and Management Anthropology
  • European Studies

Master Courses

Engineering

  • MSc in Engineering – Chemistry and Biotechnology
  • MSc in Engineering – Environmental Technology
  • MSc in Engineering – Innovation and Business
  • MSc in Engineering – Mechatronics
  • MSc in Engineering – Physics and Technology
  • MSc in Engineering – Product Development and Innovation
  • MSc in Engineering – Robot Systems
  • MSc in Information Technology – Product Design

Humanities

  • English in Odense ( MA )
  • European Master in Tourism Management
  • MA in American studies
  • MA in business, language and culture ( Chinese )
  • MA in business, language and culture ( international tourism and leisure management )
  • MA in business, language and culture ( negot )
  • MA in international business communication and communication design
  • MA in maritime archaeology
  • MA in Middle East studies
  • MSc in business, language and culture

Science

  • MSc honours in Interdisciplinary science studies ( full degree )
  • MSc in Applied mathematics
  • MSc in Biology – marine science
  • MSc in Biology – research profile
  • MSc in Biomedicine – research profile
  • MSc in Chemistry – research profile
  • MSc in Computer science – research profile
  • MSc in Environmental biology
  • MSc in Mathematics – research profile
  • MSc in Molecular bioscience
  • MSc in Nanobioscience
  • MSc in Physics – research profile


Business and Social Sciences

  • M.Sc. in Economics
  • M.Sc. in Economics – Accounting and Economics
  • M.Sc. in Economics – Economic Development
  • M.Sc. in Economics – Economics and Project Management
  • M.Sc. in Economics – Finance and Economics
  • M.Sc. in Economics – Health Care Management and Economics
  • M.Sc. in Economics – International Economics
  • M.Sc. in Economics – Microeconomics
  • Master of Social Sciences in International Security and Law
  • MSc European Studies
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Accounting and Finance
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Brand Management and Marketing Communication
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Business Relationship Management
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Change Management
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Communicationn Management and Leadership
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – International Business and Law
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – International Business and Management
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – International Business and Marketing
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Management Accounting
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Management of Innovation Processes
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Management of People
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Marketing and Innovation
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Marketing, Globalization and Culture
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Regional Economics and Business Development
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Sports and Event Management
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Strategic Entrepreneurship
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Strategy and Organization
  • MSc in Environmental and Resource Management

Health

  • Master of Science in Public Health

Contact Information

Phone No. : +45 6550 1000,
Email : sdu@sdu.dk.

Odense :

University of Southern Denmark,
Campusvej 55,
DK – 5230 Odense M,
Fax : +45 6550 1090.

Copenhagen :

Syddansk Universitet,
Øster Farimagsgade 5 A, 2.,
DK-1399 København K,
Tlf: +45 3920 7777,
Fax:+45 3920 8010.

Esbjerg :

University of Southern Denmark,
Niels Bohrs Vej 9 – 10,
DK-6700 Esbjerg,
Fax +45 6550 1091.

Kolding :

University of Southern Denmark,
Engstien 1,
DK-6000 Kolding,
Fax +45 6550 1092.

Slagelse :

Syddansk Universitet,
Willemoesvej 2 B,
DK-4200 Slagelse,
Tlf. +45 6550 9100.

Sønderborg :

University of Southern Denmark,
Alsion 2,
DK-6400 Sønderborg,
Fax +45 6550 1093.

Flensburg :

Syddansk Universitet,
Kanzleistrasse 91-93,
D- 24943 Flensburg,
Phone +49 461 8050,
Fax + 49 461 805 2990.