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China opens the door for collaboration with more Danish educational institutions

The Chinese Ministry of Education has recently recognised 19 Danish educational institutions as high quality institutions – benefiting both the institutions and Danish and Chinese students. The minister is pleased with the collaborative prospects.

May 03, 2017

A great number of Danish educational institutions now have the opportunity to establish close collaboration with higher educational institutions in China. The Chinese Ministry of Education has acknowledged a total of 19 Danish business academies and artistic education programmes as new collaborative partners during Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen's official visit to China.

This is a crucial seal of approval for Danish educational institutions if they are to attract Chinese exchange students or those pursuing full degree programmes. It also opens the door for joint educational projects which attract great attention in China where the government is working hard to develop medium- and long-term higher education programmes to ensure that there is enough qualified workforce to meet the needs of Chinese companies. Finally, the news is also significant to Danish students from these educational institutions if they wish to seek out employment in China after graduation.

Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind is pleased with the new opportunities. He believes that the collaboration benefits Denmark in general as employees with international competences are highly valued and are crucial to Denmark's competitive edge. Students can develop these competences through exchanges, project courses in international environments and through collaboration with fellow international students.

- This is much more than just an update of a list on a Chinese website. A door has been opened widely so that our institutions can strengthen their collaboration, for example, with elite Chinese institutions and thereby strengthen the quality of our education programmes. Meanwhile, greater cooperation can help increase our trade with China, which has shown great interest in Danish knowledge and welfare technology within a number of the areas offered by our educational institutions, says the minister.

There are now a total of 35 Danish universities, university colleges, business academies and artistic institutions on the list.

In 2015, a total of 864 Chinese students pursued a full education programme in Denmark.


For further information please contact:

Press Officer Kristian Hedegaard Jensen, tel:+45 7231 9508, khje@ufm.dk
Head of Section Sørine M. Vesth Rasmussen, tel:+45 7231 8875, smvr@ufm.dk

last modified May 03, 2017