The 2017 Study Environment Survey

Study environment survey



The 2017 Study Environment Survey is over! 

SDU recently conducted a survey on the students’ study environment. On Tuesday 14 March, the university sent out an e-mail containing a link to a questionnaire to over 21,000 full-time students distributed across its five campuses.
 The evaluation of the study environments is required by law and carried out at SDU every two years. SDU wants the best possible study environment for its students, meaning the best possible physical, aesthetic, virtual, mental and social conditions. That is why we need to get the students’ opinion.

University report

The university report based on the study environment survey presents many interesting quantitative analysis. The main conclusions are translated into English. Read the summary here: Results of the study environment survey

Do you want to know more about the study environment at SDU?

SDU has designed a QlikView solution that gives students and staff access to anonymised data from the study environment survey. It is a web-based solution that is regularly updated.
Response breakdown of the 2017 Study Environment Survey (only available in Danish)
Currently, it is only possible to view data (response breakdown) based on the following variables: Education programme, faculty, city and degree (bachelor or master’s). The variables can be selected on the right side of the page. Programmes and courses with five or fewer students have been excluded from the web-based solution.
You can print out an overall response breakdown by programme/course of study under the “Samlet uddannelse og print” tab. Please be aware that it takes a moment for the system to update when you select new tab.
To access the response data, you must be logged in via your SDU user profile.

Action plans

Each of the faculties at the university of southern Denmark and Joint services have completed a  action plan, which is available in Danish.

Want to know more?

You can find more information on the pages in the menu to the right. For example, you can follow the response rate (updated every weekday at 11), read about our confidentiality policy, find answers to frequently asked questions and see what came out of the 2015 survey.

About the survey

  • The survey will be carried out in the period 14-30 March 2017
  • The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete
  • The questionnaire is only sent to students’ SDU e-mail address
  • More than 21,000 full-time students will be invited to participate, and our goal is to achieve a response rate of 45%
  • Participants get a chance to win a variety of cool prizes
  • You are always welcome to contact us with questions or comments at

How to participate in the survey

It’s easy to participate in the survey, and it only takes 10 minutes. Just follow these 5 steps:
1. Visit on your PC, Mac or tablet
2. Log in to your SDU e-mail
3. Find the e-mail you received on Tuesday 14 March with the subject line “Study environment survey 2017”
4. Follow the link in the e-mail
5. Complete the questionnaire

If you haven’t received the e-mail or if you experience any other issues, simply contact

Information about the study environment survey at SDU

At the University of Southern Denmark, we work systematically to improve the study environment for students by carrying out an evaluation and satisfaction measurement of conditions, which we at SDU refer to as a study environment survey. The survey involves all full-time students at the university (which is required by law). Students have the option to complete the questionnaire in either Danish or English. Upon request from the university’s faculties, a similar survey may be carried out for part-time students. The study environment survey is anchored in the General Occupational Health and Safety Committee at SDU and is organised by Human Resource Services in cooperation with Student Services. The faculties are responsible for the preparation of action plans for all programmes at the respective faculty and for involving relevant bodies in determining which initiatives/improvements to implement.

Study environment survey 2015

In March SDU conducted its regular survey of the study environment for the fifth time. The aim of the survey is to provide a snapshot of how students assess their study environment so that SDU can create the best possible framework for its students’ well being. We look at the physical, aesthetic and virtual conditions and at the psychological and social framework. A report analysing the students’ response has now been completed. The report itself is only published in Danish, but you can reed the English summary here: English Summary of the Study Environments Survey.

If you have queries about the survey or the report you can write to

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