University of Southern Denmark

Year of foundation: 1998
Approx. number of students: 19,000
Period of study: End August-End January; End January-End June
MCI partner since: 2005

The City

Odense is the third largest city in Denmark. The name Odense comes from the Norse god Odin. Odense city has a population of approx. 158,000 and is the main city of the island of Funen.

Several large industries are located in or near Odense. Denmark's largest shipyard, Odense Steel Shipyard owned by the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group is situated in the neighbouring town Munkebo. The biggest sales auction of vegetables, fruits and flowers (GASA) in Denmark is situated here. The Albani Brewery brews the local Odense Pilsner amongst others.

The University

The University of Southern Denmark, with campuses located in the southwestern part of Denmark - i.e. Funen, Southern Jutland and Sealand - is a research and educational institution with deep regional roots and an international outlook. Reaching even further south, the university offers a number of joint programs in co-operation with the University of Flensburg and the University of Kiel. Contacts with regional industries and the international scientific community are strong.