The EPICUR Alliance and SDU: A New Era of Internationalization in Higher EducationImage: Epicur
The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) became a member of the European University Alliance, EPICUR, in 2021. This EU-supported alliance, comprising nine universities from seven European countries, aims to create strong transnational knowledge clusters, fostering collaboration in education, research, and community engagement. Through EPICUR, SDU seeks to enhance its international engagement, offering its students a myriad of opportunities to gain international exposure, from semester exchanges to short courses. The alliance also facilitates collaboration among faculty across institutions. Rector Jens Ringsmose envisions EPICUR as SDU’s “European family,” emphasizing the mutual benefits it brings to both students and staff.