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University of Southern Denmark

The University of Southern Denmark is a university in Denmark that has campuses located in Southern Denmark and on Zealand. The university offers a number of joint programmes in co-operation with the University of Flensburg and the University of Kiel. Contacts with regional industries and the international scientific community are strong. With its 29,674 enrolled students, the university is both the third-largest and, given its roots in Odense University, the third-oldest Danish university. Since the introduction of the ranking systems in 2012, the University of Southern Denmark has been ranked as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of the Top 100 Universities Under 50 and the QS World University Rankings of the Top 50 Universities Under 50; the University of Southern Denmark was established in 1998 when Odense University, the Southern Denmark School of Business and Engineering and the South Jutland University Centre were merged.

The University Library of Southern Denmark was merged with the university in 1998. As the original Odense University was established in 1966, the University of Southern Denmark celebrated their 50-year anniversary on September 15, 2016. In 2006, the Odense University College of Engineering was merged into the university and renamed as the Faculty of Engineering. After being located in different parts of Odense for several years, a brand new Faculty of Engineering building physically connected to the main Odense Campus was established and opened in 2015. In 2007, the Business School Centre in Slagelse and the National Institute of Public Health were merged into the University of Southern Denmark. Princess Marie took over the role of the patron of the University in 2009; the university is governed by a board consisting of 9 members: 5 members recruited outside the university form the majority of the board, 1 member is appointed by the scientific staff, 1 member is appointed by the administrative staff, 2 members are appointed by the students.

The rector is appointed by the university board. The rector in turn appoints deans appoint heads of departments. There is no faculty senate and faculty is not involved in the appointment of rector, deans, or department heads. Hence the university has no faculty governance; as a national institution the University of Southern Denmark comprises five faculties – Humanities, Engineering, Social Sciences and Health Sciences totaling 32 departments, 11 research centers and a university library. University Library of Southern Denmark is a part of the university. Research activities and student education make up the core activities of the university; the University of Southern Denmark has widespread cooperation with business and industry in the region and considerable activities within continuing education. The university offers a number of degrees taught in English; the faculty of all six campuses comprises 1,200 researchers in Odense, Esbjerg, Sønderborg and Copenhagen. The University of Southern Denmark offers programmes in five different faculties - Humanities, Engineering, Social Sciences, Health Sciences.

It incorporates 35 institutes, 30 research centres, a well-equipped university library. The university offers a wide range of traditional disciplines as well as a broad selection of business and engineering studies. In recent years the number of options available has been expanded. Examples include the introduction of a successful Journalism programme in Odense, Information Science in Kolding, a Mechatronics Engineering programme in Sønderborg; the educational environments on the Jutland campuses have been strengthened through the creation of new programmes such as a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Cultural Analysis, a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with Sports Management, a bachelor's in Public Health Science in Esbjerg and English Language Studies in Kolding, a variety of engineering programmes and European Studies in Sønderborg. Moreover, the University of Southern Denmark is the only university in Scandinavia that offers a degree programme in chiropractic studies; the university focuses on areas such as communication, information technology, biotechnology.

Other areas of research are pursued through a number of national research centres at the university. Examples include The Hans Christian Andersen Center, the Centre for Sound Communication, the Danish Biotechnology Instrument Centre. Odense in particular focuses on research within the field of geriatrics. Co-operation with the business community has resulted in three substantial donations from some of the giants in Danish industry: Odense is the home of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute for Production Technology, where robot technology is one of the many research areas; the Mads Clausen Institute in Sønderborg is engaged in the design and development of software for integration in the intelligent products of the future. Thanks to funding from Kompan and Lego, a research environment for the investigation of child behaviour and development has been established; the university is hosting the Danish Institute for Advanced Study, which brings outstanding researchers together in an interdisciplinary centre for fundamental research and intellectual inquiry.

The Danish IAS exists to encourage and support curiosity-driven research in the sciences and humanities, th

Charlotte Elliott

Charlotte Elliott was an English poet, hymn writer, editor. She is best known by two hymns, "Just As I Am" and "Thy will be done". Elliott edited Christian Remembrancer Pocket Book and The Invalid's Hymn book, 6th edition, 1854. To this latter collection, she contributed 112 hymns including "Just As I Am, without one plea", a hymn dated 1836, translated into every living language of the day. In spite of being raised in a Christian home, she reflected on her conflicts and doubts and was unsure of her relationship with Christ. So she penned her words of assurance about Jesus loving her "just as she was". William B. Bradbury composed music for her lyrics and published the song in 1849; the hymn was translated into many languages, with tens of thousands of people committing their lives to Christ during the playing of it. She wrote "My God and Father while I stray", 1834, in the same collection. Elliott was the author of Hymns for a week, 1837, 40th thousand, 1871. An invalid for many years, her life was filled with deeds of beneficence.

She shrank from nearly all her books having been issued anonymously. Charlotte was born on 18 March 1789 at Brighton, her maternal grandfather, Rev. Henry Venn of the Clapham Sect, of Huddersfield and Yelling, was a divine, he wrote The Complete Duty of Man, was one of that band of ministers, whose labours and writings brought about and promoted "The Great Awakening" of the 18th century, among the churches of Great Britain. He married a daughter of the Rev. Thomas Bishop, D. D. A divine of Ipswich, their eldest daughter, Eling addressed in Rev. Venn's Memoirs, married on 30 December 1785 Charles Elliott, a silk merchant, of Clapham and Brighton. Of their six children, Charlotte was the third daughter, her siblings were Henry Venn Elliott and Edward Bishop Elliott, who were members of the clergy and engaged as assistants to the vicar and parish priest of St Mary the Virgin Church and St Mark's Church respectively. Henry Venn Elliott was the founder of St Mary's Hall in Brighton. There was a sister, Eleanor.

Her childhood was passed in a circle of great piety. She was educated, developed, at an early age, a great passion for music and art. "At an early age, Charlotte began to be aware of her sinful nature and of her need to resist sin's enticements." Charlotte felt unworthy of'God's Grace' while growing up and was incapable of facing a righteous and perfect God. She was continuously told by different pastors at the many churches that she visited to pray more, study the Bible more and to perform more noble deeds. Charlotte Elliott spent the first 32 years of her life in Clapham; as a young woman, she was gifted as a writer of humorous verse. She became a favourite in social circles where religion was not mentioned, but a severe sickness in 1821 removed her from these companions and led her to feel a need for a personal Saviour. About this time, the Rev. Dr Cesar Malan of Geneva, on a visit to her father's Clapham residence, Grove House, asked her whether she was at peace with God, a question she resented at the time and refused to talk about that day, but a few days she called on Dr Malan and apologized, saying she wanted to cleanse her life before becoming a Christian.

Malan answered, "Come just as you are," and she committed her life to Christ on that day. A letter from Malan, dated 18 May 1822, closed, "Dear Charlotte, cut the cable, it will take too long to unloose it; this friendship became lifelong. Its beginning on 9 May 1822 was always regarded, according to her sister, as "the birthday of her soul to true spiritual life and peace", her health was improved by a visit the following year to Normandy. But in 1829 she once more became an helpless sufferer, with only occasional intervals of relief. In 1833, her father died, she undertook in 1834 the editorial supervision of The Christian Remembrancer Pocket Book, an Annual, in 1836 of the Invalid's Hymn Book – works conducted by a friend, Miss Harriet Kiernan, in the last stages of consumption. The annual she edited for 25 years and many of her poems appeared in it. To the edition of the Invalid's Hymn Book that she enlarged and edited anonymously in 1836 she contributed 115 hymns, among them the noted "Just as I am, without one plea".

She contributed several hymns in 1835 to a selection of Psalms and Hymns by her brother, Rev. Henry V. Elliott, she published, in 1836, Hours of Sorrow Cheered and Comforted. Her Morning and Evening Hymns for a Week, was printed in 1837, published in 1842. Visits to Scotland in 1835 and to Switzerland in 1837 benefited her considerably, her sister-in-law, Henry's wife, died in 1841. Her mother, after a year's severe illness, died in April, 1843. Two of her sisters soon followed. So her home was broken up, in 1845 she and a surviving sister followed a summer's sojourn on the European continent by fixing their home in Torquay. After 14 years, she returned to Brighton. Elliott was a member of the Church of England. In years, when she was not able to attend public worship, she wrote, "My Bible is my church, it is always open, there is my High Priest waiting to receive me. There I have my confessional, my thanksgiving, my psalm of praise, a congregation of whom the world is not worthy – prophets, apostles, martyrs, confessors.

Once only, in 1867, did she venture again from hom

H. J. Pearce

H. J. Pearce was an American psychologist, he was the founder of Brenau College, served as its President from 1900 to 1943. Haywood Jefferson Pearce was born in 1871, he received a PhD from a university in Germany in 1907. Pearce purchased the Georgia Baptist Female Seminary in Gainesville, Georgia, in 1900 and renamed it Brenau College, he served as the President of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology in 1914. Pearce believed they were real. However, he was discredited by 1941. Pearce was married twice. Pearce was married first to Mary E. Matthews in Muscogee County, Georgia in 1892, she is buried in Linwood Cemetery in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia. He had a son, Haywood Jefferson Pearce Jr. from his first marriage, who became a Professor of History at Emory University. In 1904, he got married a second time to Lucile Townsend, the daughter of Confederate veteran Reverend George W. Townsend of Mobile, Alabama, in 1904 in New York City, they had two daughters and Emily. Pearce died in 1943