University of Southern Denmark

The University of Southern Denmark welcomed the first students onto the campus in Odense in September 1966, and things have been developing by leaps and bounds ever since. We now have five faculties with more than 32,000 students, almost 20% of whom are from abroad, and more than 4,000 employees distributed across our campuses in Esbjerg, Kolding, Odense, Slagelse and Sønderborg. Several international studies document that we conduct world-class research and are one of the top fifty young universities in the world.

Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management is a business economics department under the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. The department resides on campuses in Kolding, Slagelse and Sønderborg and has approximately 85 employees, who are organized in two research groups: Business-to-Business Marketing & Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship & Organisation.

The department is characterised by a clear link and synergy between research, education programmes, dissemination and societal relevance, as well as a close collaboration culture between subject areas and interaction with external partners from companies and public organisations, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

The campus

The University of Southern Denmark in Kolding is characterised by close co-operation across the academic settings, by innovative initiatives within design oriented research and education and by strong collaboration with the local business community and public institutions.

Focus areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Design
  • Relationship management

As of 1st of September 2014, campus Kolding, centrally located, close to the city centre, the train station and the harbour, will provide the setting for well over 2,000 university students and employees, which will make the University of Southern Denmark extremely visible in the city scene.

The new campus is drawn by Henning Larsen Architects and the architects attached great importance to openness in the six storeys building.
Inside, the social basis is a six storeys atrium. Like the building, the atrium is triangular, but the shape shifts a little from storey to storey. This makes the building adventurous and you will never stop seeing new things while you are moving about in the building.