I will be always thankful to Denmark and its education system. I decided to enroll in 2 years master’s in Marketing and International Business. I did not know much about the University, but I was aware of having a flair for marketing's subjects.
The all University system was a pleasant surprise.
As an international student I could rely on varied welcome initiatives that the local ESN was organising so to not leave people alone during the first crucial orientation days.
Coming from Italy where organisation within the big institution is only an illusion, I was astonished to discover how well SDU managed to insert newcomers into the academic year.
The approach of the Danish education system is completely different from the Italian one. In Italy the theory rules over practice so when one graduates he/her got a lot of notions but he/she does not see how to make them fit in the bigger "reality picture".
Danish courses are, instead, well balanced between theory and labs or group work. In my opinion this arrangement is way more fruitful because gives the student a first insight upon what his or her work will consist of in the future.
And that is a valuable test bench to understand if the courses one enrolled in will give him/her the job opportunities he/she is after.
Syddansk Universitet is the biggest University in Denmark which counts over 20.000 enrolled students.
The Campus got all the comforts one can wish for in his student life as for example, broad study rooms open 24/7, library, PCs labs, two canteens, internal Starbucks, ATM, university’s pub open on Friday.
Another plus for students where the Gym discounted subscription and several free time zone for the swimming-pool.
All over the year many parties and leisure activities were organized within the campus so that basically you ended up spending a bunch of time in the Campus without needing any transfer or commuting.
The only transfer I had to do during the day was the one between home and the Campus which anyhow I used to make by bicycle on the very well-maintained cycle tracks.
Anyhow I know that after I left, they built new dorms right by the Campus so it should be really easy to find accommodation in walking distance from the Universities.
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Labs and group work, international students ambience, Campus organisation, lean bureaucracy , career office efficiency
The University of Southern Denmark is a merger of the former Southern Denmark
School of Business and Engineering, Odense University and South Jutland University Centre. It is now the third largest university in Denmark.
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