ESGI (European Study Group with Industry) is Europe's leading workshop bringing together mathematicians and industrial companies. These week-long workshops have been held annually since 1968 and were previously known as the Oxford Study Groups with Industry, where they attracted leading mathematicians to work on industrial problems. In Denmark these workshops are conducted alternately at DTU and SDU.

Companies submit mathematical problems for the study group to solve; often in the form of a modelling or an optimization problem. Participants work in groups on each problem, presenting the results of their efforts to industry at the end of the week. A written report on each problem is drawn up and presented to the companies.


This year, ESGI will be hosted by SDU from August 19th - 23rd 2019. The week prior to ESGI there will be a PhD school from August 15th - 17th 2019. 


The venue for the PhD School and the ESGI is Gråsten Landbrugsskole, close to the town of Gråsten and only 15 minutes drive from Sønderborg.


Information regarding registration


Companies: The fee for submitting a mathematical problem is DKK 25.000 excl. VAT. Companies have the opportunity to be a part of ESGI. We recommend that you as a minimum attend on Monday 19th of August for the presentation of the problem and on Friday 23rd of August, where the resolution will be presented. Please contact organisor Christian T. Veje, SDU, for more information about ESGI.


PhD students: There is participation fee of DKK 4.000 excl. VAT for PhD students. The fee covers accommodation, meals and course participation.

Academics: Accommodation and meals are free for academics. 

Meals will be served at Gråsten Landbrugsskole during the PhD school and ESGI - meals during the weekend are not included.


The organisers reserve the right to cancel the PhD school and ESGI if there are not enough participants. 

SDU, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Instituttet - Campusvej 55 - 5230 - Odense M - lmo@mmmi.sdu.dk