The 2019 Study Environment Survey

Study environment survey

The faculties and central administration have now had the opportunity to read the report and have decided on which areas to focus on in the forthcoming action plans. The focus areas are based on the themes from the report. The areas are showed below. Read a summary of the university report here.

Central administration

In the future work on action plans the central administration will have an overall focus on the students’ well-being. In addition, the focus will also be on information and communication, IT conditions and physical surroundings.

The Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science have decided to focus on how information to the students about courses can be optimized. The faculty will also be focusing on how conditions regarding teaching rooms and pause areas can be improved.

The Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering will give attention to social and academic events, availability of group rooms, the condition of toilets regarding the cleanliness, stress and everyday well-being. Furthermore, they will consider how introduction and information about safety in laboratories and workshops can be improved.

The Faculty of Business and Social Science

The Faculty of Business and Social Science have identified well-being, study activity, good forms of cooperation and relations, academic and social event and information and communication as their points of attention.

The Faculty of Health Science

In preparation of action plans, The Faculty of Business and Social Science will focus on study activity and delay, well-being, stress and loneliness and information and communication.

The Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities have decided to keep a continuous focus on information and communication, study intensity, learning methods and stress and well-being.


If you want to see how the students’ answers have been distributed in this year’s study environment survey, this is possible in QlikView. Among other things, you can read that the students generally impression of the study environment is better than ever before. On a scale from 0-10, the overall study environment is given a score of 7,2.

Click here to see the response distribution in QlikView. You can only open the link, if you are connected to SDU’s network.

Final response rate

This years response rate ended at 48.8%, which means that SDU for the third time in a row have the highest response rate among the country's universities. The high response rate corresponds to the fact that almost 10,000 students participated in the survey, which ensures that we can act on a qualified basis in the upcoming work on improving the study environment at SDU. 

You can read more about the final response rates among faculties, campus cities and programmes, here.

Want to know more?

You can find more information about this and previous surveys on the pages in the menu to the right. For example, you can read about our confidentiality policy or find answers to frequently asked questions in the survey.

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