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Denmark increases investment in space
Date of publication: Dec 04, 2014 Denmark is contributing DKK 313 million to the European Space Agency's programmes, including Earth observation and participation in the International Space Station.
Agreement on distribution of research and innovation funds
Date of publication: Oct 31, 2014 All parliamentary parties have agreed on the course of allocating a total of DKK 857 million to research and innovation initiatives in 2015.
Danish research strengthened by Danish Council for Independent Research
Date of publication: Oct 23, 2014 A new evaluation underlines the importance of the Danish Council for Independent Research to the development opportunities for Danish research talent and strong international position of Danish research.
The building of the world’s largest research microscope begins
Date of publication: Sep 04, 2014 Together with the Swedish Minister for Education, the Minister for Higher Education and Science cut the first sod for the microscope European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund.
Ruling in reopened case of scientific dishonesty (research misconduct)
Date of publication: Aug 28, 2014 The Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty (DCSD) have issued a ruling in a reopened case of scientific dishonesty (research misconduct) in health science.
Record numbers accepted for higher education aimed at the private sector
Date of publication: Aug 06, 2014 On 30 July, more than 64,000 people received word that they were admitted to a higher education programme. Especially the business academy programmes saw an increase in the intake numbers and contribute to a total intake number that surpasses the record from 2013.
Green light for world’s largest research microscope
Date of publication: Jul 07, 2014 The final financing of one of the world’s largest research facilities, the European Spallation Source in Lund is now in place. Germany has confirmed support for the ESS project and building work is expected to begin in the autumn.
Another year with record number of higher education applicants
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2014 Records were broken again this year, as 91,000 applied for higher education. Minister for Higher Education and Science Sofie Carsten Nielsen says the greatest task ahead is to ensure high quality higher education which can lead to jobs.
Agreement reached on grant programme for international talent
Date of publication: Jul 04, 2014 As part of the "Agreement on a growth package", the Danish Government and the political parties of Venstre, Det Konservative Folkeparti and Socialistisk Folkeparti have agreed to a new trial grant programme to attract particularly talented international students to Denmark.
European science event kicks off in Copenhagen
Date of publication: Jun 19, 2014 The premier science event of the year opens this weekend in Denmark, where more than 4,500 participants will gather for the EuroScience Open Forum 2014 in Copenhagen. The public will also have ample opportunity to delve into the latest research during the free Science in the City festival.
Danish companies benefit most from research funding in the Nordic countries
Date of publication: Jun 13, 2014 A new analysis shows that Danish companies achieve the greatest benefit from investments in research and development than those in other Nordic countries. The Minister for Higher Education and Science stresses that companies’ ability to create and innovate helps strengthen our welfare and create job
Significant increase in quota 2 applicants to academies of professional higher education
Date of publication: Apr 30, 2014 It was another record-breaking year for applications to higher education via quota 2. Applications to programmes at academies of professional higher education surged ahead with an increase of 17 per cent. Minister for the area encourages educational institutions to accept more students via quota 2.
Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark breaks ground for the landmark of the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research
Date of publication: Apr 23, 2014 On 26 April 2014, Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, Margrethe the II, will break ground for The House of the Danish Industry Foundation – the new building for the unique collaboration between Denmark and China.
The Danish Government focuses on top international students
Date of publication: Apr 09, 2014 Denmark is to attract more talented international students from abroad and to retain them following their education. That is one of the main objectives of the government’s new action plan to promote Denmark to international talents as an attractive study destination.
New council to benefit Danish research and innovation
Date of publication: Apr 03, 2014 The Minister for Higher Education and Science has appointed nine members for a new independent council which will advise the Danish Parliament and ministers on research and innovation.
Almost 50,000 have applied for higher education through quota 2
Date of publication: Mar 19, 2014 2014 saw a slight increase in the number of quota 2 applicants. According to the Minister for Higher Education and Science quota 2 is a unique opportunity to ensure a good match between students and the respective education programmes.
Five researchers honoured with DKK 1.2 million EliteForsk Award
Date of publication: Feb 05, 2014 The Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s EliteForsk Award will be presented to five of the Denmark’s most talented researchers. H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Higher Education and Science will present the awards.
New agreement promotes talent in higher education
Date of publication: Jan 21, 2014 Denmark must have a culture of talent where students of all levels have the best opportunity to realise their potential.