University College South Denmark

University College South Denmark is a center for higher education in the southern part of Jutland with approximately 6500 students and 700 members of staff. 13 different bachelor studies are offered in teacher education, health sciences, social sciences and communication. About 2000 of the students are enrolled at postgraduate diploma courses. 

Erasmus bilateral agreements have been signed with about 150 European partners and cooperation agreements are also established with universities in Australia, China, Japan, and Canada. Every year UC South Denmark is involved in approximately 25 international development projects supported by Erasmus, Comenius, Interreg, Nordplus as well as research programs.

The peak competences of UC South Denmark in relation to the RETAIN Project are: Special needs’ education, inclusion, and training of school leaders and of international coordinators at schools. Drawing on all our expertise, we provide consultative services to pre-school institutions, schools and social institutions, as well as to municipalities and the private sector.

UC South Denmark is the lead partner in the project and responsible for internal and external communication. From UC South a project lead coordinator, two teacher trainers and a senior research staff member are involved in the project.

Link to homepage of UCS:

Contact: ucsyd@ucsyd.dkatt. Per Holst-Hansen (project coordinator)


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