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Southern Denmark is your place, If you prefer quit and easy going conditions for your family and space. You will save around 18% of your costs in the largest city Odense compared to Copenhagen. For the jobmarket there are large international companies, and the competition is lower compared to Copenhagen.

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What Makes Southern Denmark Attractive

Updated 7.11.2018

Southern Denmark and the biggest city Odense is in comparison to Copenhagen less noisy and even more safe. There is more space for children and family visiting. Thus, you also find much cheaper housing and for the job situation, there are also international companies in Southern Denmark. Actually, many if you are looking for research in robotics. Maersk Oil has oil, gas and wind-power activities in Esbjerg, while Danfoss does engineering in Sønderborg etc.

Sustainable city

Just as Copenhagen and Aarhus, Odense is also a Fairtrade Town, which means that Odense wants to create awareness towards issues in ethical trade and enforce ideas from on Corporate Social Responsibility according to products being sold in cafés, restaurants, shops, universities and consumed in the public administration.

Cultural buildings and nature

The region holds many important landmarks of Danish history and it has many cultural sights. Furthermore the nature in the area and especially the fjords are very beautiful, which means that cities like Vejle, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg have a great view of the water and affordable housing. Thus, you will find acceptable and non-pricy restaurants.

Commuting in and across regions

There are many advantages of living in Odense including low transport time to Copenhagen and Århus. Vejle has for instance easy transport access to Århus and Odense, and many will also commute to other cities in and across the region.

Education and Learning

The University of Southern Denmark is the third largest in Denmark and has its biggest faculty in Odense. The university departments are distributed to the whole region. Including cities such as Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg and providing knowledge within natural, social, humanistic science.

International schools

If you are looking for international schools, you will find an international school in Odense, Esbjerg and Sønderborg. The level is on primary school and high school as well. Furthermore classes are taught in English in the Southern Danish University.

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