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Every other year, SDU conducts a study environment survey (SES) with a focus on the students’ experience of the physical, mental, and aesthetic educational environment.


In the period 2 to 21 March, SES 2021 was completed among all full-time students at SDU. More than 9,000 students responded to the survey, which ended with a great overall response rate of 45.6%.

The survey contains several questions that together will provide a picture of how the students evaluate the study environment at SDU. Among other things, into the experience of academic and social events, stress and loneliness, availability of information, and much more.


The results of the survey

Based on the answers from the survey, a report has been prepared, focusing on results at SDU level. You can find the report here (only in Danish), and a summary in English here.

A database has been prepared in QlikView, which gives employees and students at SDU the opportunity to see the distribution of answers shown by campus, faculty and programmes. You will find the database here (access requires that you are logged in to SDU's network).

Based on the results, action plans have been prepared to improve the study environment even more at SDU. The faculties actions plans are only available in Danish. 


Response rate

See the response rate by campus, faculty, and programmes. 


We are aware that due to the corona pandemic, things are not as they used to be for the students. It’s important to be able to follow the development in replies over time. Therefore, most questions are the same as in previous years’ study environment surveys. In this way, we can see what has changed and what the corona restrictions have meant for the study environment.



Everyone who participated in the Study Environment Survey participated in the draw for:

  • 10 x Airpods
  • 40 x Cinema tickets for 2

In addition, Rector Henrik Dam announced an extra competition where all programmes had the chance to win money for their study environment.

Read more about the competitions.


Questions about the survey or to SMU in general can be sent to

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Last Updated 06.04.2022