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Pilot projects to promote international graduates in labour market
Date of publication: Dec 22, 2015 The Minister for Higher Education and Science has allocated DKK 3 million to five projects with the aim of retaining international graduates in Danish Regions or municipalities that have a need for qualified employees.
EUR 300 million to Denmark from EU research and innovation programme
Date of publication: Dec 06, 2015 Danish research institutions and companies are successfully applying for and receiving more and more EU funding for research and innovation. Since the Horizon 2020 programme began, a total of 455 projects with Danish participation have begun.
We need to improve utilisation of space potential
Date of publication: Dec 04, 2015 A new survey shows that there is much underutilised potential of the space field in Denmark. New legislation, increased knowledge, better coordination and development of a strategy within the space field is needed.
Giant microscope will create unique opportunities for Danish research and business
Date of publication: Nov 10, 2015 One of the world's largest and most advanced research facilities, the ESS will be established in Lund, Sweden in the coming years. Today, the Minister for Higher Education and Science was presented with a strategic plan for how Denmark can make the most of the ESS.
Agreement reached on distribution of research and innovation funds
Date of publication: Oct 30, 2015 All parliamentary parties have reached agreement on the distribution of a total of DKK 671 million for research and innovation activities in 2016.
Retaining more international students in Denmark
Date of publication: Oct 29, 2015 Almost twice as many international students have chosen to complete a full programme of education in Denmark compared to 2008. The minister for higher education and science is working towards a strategy for retaining even more international students in Denmark.
New Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Sep 22, 2015 The Danish Government will recommend to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II that Agnete Gersing be appointed as the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
Joint effort to attract the best international students
Date of publication: Sep 11, 2015 New common guidelines for higher education institutions will create a better overview and make Denmark more attractive as an education destination for international students. The Minister for Higher Education and Science has praised the joint effort of the institutions.
Danish-Swedish giant microscope changes status to a true European research facility
Date of publication: Sep 09, 2015 The Danish-Swedish research microscope, the European Spallation Source (ESS), has changed its legal status to a true European research facility. The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science has participated in a ceremony in Lund to mark the transition to a common European research infrastruc
Countdown: 10 days left before the first space flight by a Danish national
Date of publication: Aug 22, 2015 Minster for Higher Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen will be present at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan when Andreas Mogensen begins his 10-day mission to the International Space Station ISS.
More students admitted to education programmes with good employment prospects
Date of publication: Aug 04, 2015 The results of this year's higher education admittance show a particular popularity among programmes that are aimed at the business community. The Minister for Higher Education and Science is pleased that young people are focusing on education programmes that have good future employment prospects.
More higher education applications than ever before
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2015 Applications for higher education reached new heights with figures showing more than 90,000 applicants. Minister for Higher Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen hopes than many young people have applied to programmes across the country where there are good job prospects.
Denmark brings more than DKK 1 billion home from EU projects
Date of publication: Apr 22, 2015 Danish stakeholders successfully received at least DKK 1.1 billion from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, which will benefit nearly 300 research and innovation projects in Denmark.
Committee will not appeal misconduct ruling
Date of publication: Mar 25, 2015 The Committee on Scientific Dishonesty for Health and Medical Sciences (USF), one of the three bodies that comprise the Danish Committees for Scientific Dishonesty (DCSD), has decided not to appeal the 18 February 2015 ruling of the Eastern High Court.
51,200 applied for higher education via quota 2
Date of publication: Mar 15, 2015 Almost 2000 more applicants to higher education applied via quota 2 this year than in 2014. The Minister for Higher Education and Science advises all education programmes to consider new forms of application so that grade point average is not the only pathway.
Five researchers honoured with EliteForsk awards
Date of publication: Feb 25, 2015 The Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s EliteForsk Award will be presented to five of Denmark’s most talented young researchers. H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Higher Education and Science will present the awards.
Closer research and education ties for Denmark and South Korea
Date of publication: Jan 19, 2015 The Minister for Higher Education and Science will visit South Korea to expand Danish-Korean cooperation in areas of research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Ministers to ensure better teaching and increase number of female researchers in the Nordic Region
Date of publication: Jan 09, 2015 As Denmark takes the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2015, a number of initiatives will increase cooperation between the Nordic countries. These will result in better teaching and well-being, improve talent development and ensure an increase in female researchers.