1. A prioritised and attractive portfolio of education programmes


Development of a prioritised and attractive portfolio of education programmes consisting of:
Core programmes – run by the Faculty’s strong research groups and with a broad appeal to students
Specialised programmes – based in the Faculty’s strongest research groups and in demand among especially interested students

with the following characteristics:

• Healthy finances in all core programmes and in the overall portfolio
• A strong match between the programmes and the needs of the global, national and regional labour markets
• A strong match between students and programmes based on a widespread use of supplementary admission criteria
• A clear pedagogical profile with student involvement, practice orientation and business relevance
• Effective and binding cooperation across programmes and campuses to ensure the research basis and pedagogical quality of the programmes


  • Financial analyses of the education programmes as well as register-based analyses of the education programmes’ societal relevance to be used in the prioritisation of the programme portfolio


  • Prioritising and focussing the programme portfolio based on the self-evaluation as well as the financial situation, societal relevance, research basis and regional presence of the programmes


  • Gradual roll-out of supplementary admission criteria for the Faculty’s education programmes


  • Developing and adjusting the role as Head of Studies, with a focus on strengthening the strategic management of and responsibility for the education programmes, including the pedagogical profile, coordination of the programme portfolio and external visibility of the programmes


  • Setting up an Education Board consisting of Heads of Studies, selected academic staff members and student representatives, who will be responsible for:
    – Developing a clear pedagogical profile based on student involvement, practice orientation and business relevance
    – Developing principles for research-based teaching and talent programmes
    – Developing ideas for increased student and lecturer involvement in the education programmes in collaboration with SDU’s Centre for Teaching and Learning
    – Ongoing follow-up on the research basis, pedagogical quality and societal relevance across programmes and campuses


  • Developing and clarifying the division of responsibilities between the Education Board, Study Boards, Heads of Studies and Course Directors, e.g. when it comes to developing and approving programmes and courses and to ensuring coherence and progression in the programmes


  • Establishing a centre for the development of IT-based teaching methods based in SFEO and in collaboration with the Education Board and SDU’s Centre for Teaching and Learning with the aim of:
    – Developing new forms of learning that support the Faculty’s pedagogical profile
    – Improving the possibilities for using IT to facilitate teaching activities across campuses
    – Developing new examination types


  • Initiating the work to obtain an international accreditation