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Danish researchers boosted by DKK 3.7 billion in EU funding for research and innovation
Date of publication: Dec 13, 2016 Denmark has achieved its objectives regarding the allocation of research funds from the European framework programme Horizon 2020, by securing almost DKK 3.7 billion in funding.
The Minister for Higher Education and Science appoints special advisor
Date of publication: Dec 05, 2016 Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind has appointed Martin Ruby as special advisor.
DKK 350 million for new space activities
Date of publication: Dec 02, 2016 Denmark will invest DKK 350 million in space activities, including participation in the International Space Station (ISS). There is great potential for finding new solutions for a better future, says Søren Pind.
Søren Pind is new minister for Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Nov 28, 2016 Søren Pind has been appointed minister for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
Political agreement prioritises vocational and independent research
Date of publication: Nov 07, 2016 All parliamentary parties support the agreement to distribute a total of DKK 555 million to research activities in 2017. Research can result in new solutions and products and contribute to growth – all important to Denmark's future, according to the Minister for Higher Education and Science.
New strategy to strengthen Danish research and education in the Arctic
Date of publication: Nov 01, 2016 The Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs is launching a new strategy today for the ministry's work within the Arctic. According to the minister, the strategy will help Denmark's global reputation as one of the world's leading countries in the area of Arctic research and education.
Denmark opens new innovation centre in Israel today
Date of publication: Oct 27, 2016 Denmark opens a new innovation centre in Tel Aviv today. The centre will strengthen Danish innovation, research, growth, and employment.
Denmark's first drone strategy takes flight
Date of publication: Sep 28, 2016 Drones present great potential to improve productivity and growth. The Danish government wants to support this potential and has launched Denmark's first drone strategy.
Pivotal data centre opens in Copenhagen
Date of publication: Aug 29, 2016 The world's most advanced neutron spreading facility, European Spallation Source (ESS) is being built in Sweden. Meanwhile in Denmark, the data centre that will handle all the research data stemming from the ESS officially opened on August 26.
Another record-breaking year for higher education applicants
Date of publication: Aug 02, 2016 A total of 66,439 young people were accepted to higher education programmes, breaking previous records. Compared to last year, 1,138 more people have been admitted to higher education programmes in 2016. Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs is pleased with the development.
Record numbers apply for higher education
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2016 A total of 94,061 have applied for higher education programmes this year – the highest number yet. Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs hopes that many have applied to programmes with good graduate job opportunities.
Denmark's space strategy takes flight
Date of publication: Jun 27, 2016 In 2015, the first Danish astronaut was sent into space. Now the Danish Government is launching a national strategy for utilising space as a driver of growth in Danish society and how it can help solve some of the great challenges here on Earth.
Unacceptable that companies using the SU scheme to secure cheap labour
Date of publication: May 27, 2016 The Minister for Higher Education and Science opposes companies that falsify employment contracts to use EU students as cheap Labour.
New Danish Innovation Centre in Tel Aviv, Israel
Date of publication: Apr 29, 2016 The Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have decided to establish a new innovation centre in Israel.
Danish businesses successful at securing EU innovation support
Date of publication: Apr 29, 2016 Denmark received the second greatest amount of funding per capita from the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly successfully at securing programme support for innovative businesses.
Almost 55,000 apply for higher education via quota 2
Date of publication: Mar 16, 2016 This year, 54,932 applicants have applied for higher education via quota 2. The Minister for Higher Education and Science recommends that institutions plan enrolment so that the most motivated and qualified students are admitted to their programmes.
The Minister for Higher Education and Science appoints special advisor
Date of publication: Mar 04, 2016 Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs has appointed Marianne Lynghøj Pedersen as special advisor.
Five outstanding researchers honoured with EliteForsk awards
Date of publication: Feb 25, 2016 H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Higher Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen are presenting EliteForsk awards to five of Denmark's most talented young researchers today. This marks the tenth year of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's EliteForsk awards.
Danish research output has great international impact
Date of publication: Jan 18, 2016 According to the latest Research and Innovation Indicators 2015, Danish research production continues to hold a leading international position and has great scientific impact.