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Prestigious ERC grants worth DKK 112 million award to Denmark
Date of publication: Apr 02, 2019 Denmark has received six Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC), which will boost independent and excellent research with DKK 112 million. It will cover research in photonic components to plant molecular biology, and digitalization to distraction.
Danish University Tops European List of Mobility Grants
Date of publication: Mar 01, 2019 The University of Copenhagen surpasses great international universities in terms of attracting skilled researchers who have been awarded an EU grant from Horizon 2020. This is reflected in the numbers for the Individual Fellowships from the European Commission where Denmark procures DKK 131 million.
Whom should be the target group for the innovation support system?
Date of publication: Feb 26, 2019 The Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy (DFiR) has given nine recommendations to improve the impact of the innovations support system by addressing those who have the capacity for innovation.
Two Danish scientists receives DKK135 million from the European Research Council
Date of publication: Dec 03, 2018 The European Research Council (ERC) has recently named the 27 research groups that will receive the large and prestigious ERC Synergy Grants. Two researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen are among the recipients.
Denmark to host new international research centre for global solutions on antimicrobial resistance
Date of publication: Nov 15, 2018 Today in Seattle the Danish Minister of Health Ellen Trane Nørby signs an agreement for Denmark to be the future host of a new international centre for interdisciplinary solutions on antimicrobial resistance.
Open call for written contributions to the evaluation of the Innovation Fund Denmark
Date of publication: Oct 08, 2018 The Ministry of Higher Education and Science calls for written contributions to the evaluation of the Innovation Fund Denmark.
A Scientific Boost for Younger Scientists
Date of publication: Sep 24, 2018 15 talented scientists have been awarded prestigious grants from the European Research Council. The funds will be used to establish research groups focused on their ground-breaking ideas. They have set a new record for the number of Starting Grants, which have been awarded to Danish scientists.
Denmark and India sign cooperation agreement about research, technology and innovation
Date of publication: May 28, 2018 New government agreement between Denmark and India shall make it easier for Danish and Indian institutions, authorities and private enterprises to cooperate on research, technology development and innovation.
DKK 5.7 billion in EU funding for research in Denmark
Date of publication: May 08, 2018 A new report shows that Denmark has had great success with EU funding support. It is so successful that Denmark currently has reached its target of securing 2.5 per cent of the overall budget from the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.
Five top researchers receive outstanding grants from the European Research Council
Date of publication: Apr 30, 2018 Denmark is on the receiving end of five grants from the European Research Council (ERC) that reward excellent and independent research in Denmark with DKK 88.2 million.
Scholarships at American excellence universities
Date of publication: Mar 08, 2018 Now you have the opportunity to apply for a visiting scholarship in 2018 and 2019 at MIT and selected research environments at Stanford and Berkeley. In this newsletter you can also read about Birthe Dinesen's stay at CITRIS
Record levels of EU funding for internationalisation of Danish research education
Date of publication: Feb 09, 2018 76 talented researchers and two PhD programmes have received a total of DKK 170 million from the EU's framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020. The funding will help make researcher education even more international and promote researchers' career development in Denmark.
Danish research and technology can provide South Africa with solutions to its water shortage crisis
Date of publication: Feb 02, 2018 The South African city of Cape Town is set to be running out of water within the coming months. Danish research, know-how and technology, may contribute with possible solutions to the crisis. A South African delegation visited the Ministry of Higher Education and Science to learn from Denmark.
Great opportunities for international drone collaboration for Danish researchers and businesses
Date of publication: Dec 20, 2017 According to a new status report giving an overview of the international collaborative opportunities within drone research, the largest countries have also made the greatest inroads in the drone area.
Denmark is a new member of the UN space committee
Date of publication: Dec 15, 2017 Denmark will now have better opportunities to follow and influence international development in the space area. The UN general assembly has unilaterally approved Denmark's membership of the UN committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Annual meeting for chairs and heads of National STI Councils in Europe
Date of publication: Dec 06, 2017 ‘Digitalization’ was the theme of the annual meeting for National Advisor Councils for STI hosted in Copenhagen, 3rd of November 2017. The overall question was how national advisory councils advice their respective governments in order to prepare Europe for the future.
Promising research talents receive prestigious European grants
Date of publication: Sep 15, 2017 Eight talented researchers in Denmark have received highly sought-after grants from the European Research Council for independent basic research. They have received DKK 90 million for new and groundbreaking research in areas such as farming ants, Greenland ice cores and yeast cell factories.
Søren Pind discussing future education cooperation between Denmark and Vietnam
Date of publication: Aug 30, 2017 Vietnam is becoming steadily more popular with Danish educational institutions, and more Danish students are expected to pursue a study programme or an internship in the country. The Minister for Higher Education and Science met with his counterpart from Vietnam to discuss future opportunities.
New action plan for ESS venture ready – what lies ahead by 2025?
Date of publication: Aug 17, 2017 Danish preparatory work is proceeding well for the European research facility European Spallation Source (ESS), which is jointly hosted by Denmark and Sweden. This is according to an advisory group in a new action plan that lays out the status of the ongoing ESS venture towards 2025.
Denmark continues to be a leading European innovator
Date of publication: Jun 22, 2017 Denmark has again been ranked second of the most innovative EU countries in the latest European Commission report. The Capital Region of Denmark (Region Hovedstaden) is one of the EU's most innovative regions.
Denmark recommended for membership of UN space committee
Date of publication: Jun 09, 2017 A joint UN committee for the peaceful use of space has recommended Denmark as a future member of the committee. Denmark will have better opportunities to follow and influence the international development in the area.
Denmark offers input for successor to Horizon 2020
Date of publication: Jun 07, 2017 The Danish Government has begun examining Danish representation of interests as part of the negotiations for the next European framework programme for research and innovation.
Anniversary event: Ten years of excellent research in Europe
Date of publication: Mar 21, 2017 Last week, the 10 year anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) was celebrated in the Old Banquet Hall of the University of Copenhagen. The minister for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science Søren Pind participated in celebrating excellent research in Europe and Denmark.
Jim Hagemann Snabe to help set the future EU innovation agenda
Date of publication: Jan 24, 2017 The European Commission has appointed Jim Hagemann Snabe as one of 15 experts who will advise on how the EU's research and innovations programmes can support businesses in the future.
New survey shows Danish research into environmentally-friendly resources is of high international quality
Date of publication: Jan 06, 2017 The public sector is investing significantly and successfully in research into the production of environmentally friendly food and energy, according to a new survey from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
New organisation introduced in the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Jan 02, 2017 The Ministry will change its organisational set-up from 1 January 2017. The changes will result in the two existing agencies being closed down while two new will be formed: the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, and the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants
Søren Pind takes on ministerial mantle at Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Nov 29, 2016 Ulla Tørnæs completed a handover today of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science to her political party colleague Søren Pind, who described the role as that of a ”minister for the future”.
Denmark remains a leading innovative country in European rankings
Date of publication: Aug 22, 2016 The European Commissions published the 'European Innovation Scoreboard 2016’ on 14 July comparing and examining the research and innovation efforts of EU and selected other countries.
The Danish Council for Independent Research Announces Call to Support Cutting-edge Research
Date of publication: Jul 13, 2016 New deadlines: The autumn application deadlines will be at the end of September / beginning of October, one month earlier than previous years. The Danish Council for Independent Research invites for proposals on groundbreaking research activities within all scientific fields.
Videos about the good application and interdisciplinarity in Horizon 2020
Date of publication: Jun 23, 2016 Two new videos take you through the good application in Horizon 2020 and explain why interdisciplinary cooperation is important, and what is in it for you as a partner. See the videos and share them with your network.
EU collaboration to boost Danish and European research
Date of publication: May 27, 2016 Great societal challenges in the areas of climate, environment and food production among others, require cross-border collaborative solutions, according to a new Danish roadmap that will help strengthen the internal European knowledge market and thereby also strengthen Danish research.
Denmark signs student exchange agreement with South Korea
Date of publication: May 13, 2016 The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the Korean education ministry have signed a cooperative exchange agreement for higher education students. The agreement will provide students from both countries with new opportunities, allowing them to develop and expand their knowledge.
The European Spallation Source Appoints John Womersley Director General
Date of publication: May 13, 2016 The joint European research facility European Spallation Source (ESS), which Denmark is co-host for, has appointed John Womersley Director General for ESS.
Remember application deadline to the Danish Council for Independent Research ultimo April 2016
Date of publication: Apr 15, 2016 The application deadline for grant applications to the Danish Council for Independent Research is approaching.
Denmark receives DKK 33 million in extra grants from the European Research Council
Date of publication: Mar 15, 2016 In December 2015 the European Research Council awarded five of their prestigious grants to researchers from Danish universities. The European Research Council now grants 59 extra funds, of which three go to researchers in Denmark working with ground-breaking research within cancer and archeology.
Six Danish universities among the best in Europe
Date of publication: Mar 11, 2016 Six Danish universities are among the best 200 universities in Europe. This appears from a list which the magazine Times Higher Education published today.
Ulla Tørnæs is new minister for Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Mar 01, 2016 Ulla Tørnæs has been appointed minister for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science 29 February 2016.
EU is ready with their reply to the evaluation of the research programme FP7
Date of publication: Jan 26, 2016 The European Commission has published it’s “reply” to the ex-post evaluation of the EU’s 7th Framework programme for science and technological development (FP7).
Dane appointed Vice President of The European Research Council
Date of publication: Dec 18, 2015 Professor Klaus Bock has been appointed Vice President of The European Research Council (ERC). With this appointment Klaus Bock will be in charge of the domain Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Danish efforts to attract global talents
Date of publication: Oct 26, 2015 Danish education institutions and companies are working together to brand Denmark as an attractive education and career destination. Last week they met with talented students in Brazil and China for the Denmark Days event.
Video: Get a unique insight into Andreas Mogensen’s last hours before the launch
Date of publication: Sep 02, 2015 The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen and the rest of the Danish delegation were close to Andreas Mogensen until the launch.
New Minister for Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Jul 02, 2015 28 June 2015 Esben Lunde Larsen was appointed Minister for Higher Education and Science.
100 Days left before the first Danish astronaut’s space mission
Date of publication: May 22, 2015 The countdown for the first Danish astronaut’s space mission has started. Tomorrow, 100 days are left before Andreas Mogensen begins his mission to the International Space Station ISS.
Considerably more international students pursuing a full study programme in Denmark
Date of publication: May 20, 2015 In just a few years, the number of international students pursuing higher education in Denmark has doubled. Most come from European countries, while there is also a significant number of Chinese students studying in Denmark.
Denmark among the most innovative in the EU
Date of publication: May 11, 2015 The European Commission's annual ranking list of innovation among the 28 member countries has just been published. Denmark is second again, but has scored even better than last year and is closing in on the top spot.
New website connects arctic research within the Danish Realm
Date of publication: Apr 08, 2015 ISAAFFIK Arctic Gateway is the name of a new arctic website which opens 8 April and which will be a dynamic tool for everyone working in the Arctic regions.
Remember application deadlines to the Danish Council for Independent Research ultimo April 2015
Date of publication: Mar 24, 2015 The application deadlines for grant applications to the Danish Council for Independent Research are approaching. You can already now start writing your application in the e-grant system.
Nine researchers in Denmark receive prestigious grants from ERC
Date of publication: Mar 12, 2015 Nine researchers in Denmark have received grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The grants are awarded to relatively experienced researchers who have conducted ground-breaking research within different areas under Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences and SSH.
Eastern High Court rules in Bente Klarlund Pedersen's DCSD case
Date of publication: Feb 19, 2015 Denmark's Eastern High Court has ruled in favour of Professor Bente Klarlund Pedersen MD DMSc and concludes that she has not committed scientific dishonesty.
E-grant is open for new applications to the Danish Council for Independent Research
Date of publication: Feb 17, 2015 The application portal e--grant is now open for application submission to the Danish Council for Independent Research.
Denmark among top countries for R&D investment
Date of publication: Nov 13, 2014 Denmark is among the top OECD countries for investment in research and development, while Danish research is well-received internationally. Danish researchers are among the most productive and their published research receives many citations.
Logos designed for the iriss space mission
Date of publication: Oct 10, 2014 The Danish Astronaut Andreas Mogensen has today 10 October 2014 presented two new logos for his mission to the International Space Station.
Increasing numbers of students availing of Erasmus
Date of publication: Sep 02, 2014 More and more Danish students are choosing to participate in exchange and internship programmes in Europe. In 2013, 10 per cent more students availed of the EU Erasmus programme.
Denmark engages innovation cooperation with South Korea
Date of publication: Sep 01, 2014 South Korea can learn from Denmark’s experience in transferring technology from universities to small and medium-sized enterprises ( SMEs). The two countries are signing an agreement on innovation cooperation on 1 September 2014.
Denmark and Greenland cooperate on education and research
Date of publication: Aug 26, 2014 The Minister for Higher Education and Science visits Greenland’s education and research institutions in order to bring Denmark and Greenland closer together.
Copenhagen hosts world-class science
Date of publication: Jun 26, 2014 Europe’s largest scientific gathering is coming to an end. More than 4,000 scientists, students, journalists and policy-makers are packing up after six terrific days in Copenhagen filled with science and research.
Science is our best friend
Date of publication: Jun 24, 2014 In the future, we have to make a living out of knowledge and, therefore, we have to build bridges between science and the public, said the Minister for Higher Education and Science at the opening of ESOF2014.
Thomas Viggo Lindrum Pedersen is new director general in the Agency for Higher Education
Date of publication: Jun 10, 2014 1 June 2014 Thomas Viggo Lindrum Pederen began as director general in the Danish Agency for Higher Education.
The result in respect of DFF-Research Projects 1 and 2 will be announced in week 24, 2014
Date of publication: Jun 02, 2014 The Danish Council for Independent Research | Natural Sciences handled DFF-Research Projects 1 and 2 application at it's meeting on 26 -28 May 2014
Peter Høngaard Andersen named as new director of the Danish National Innovation Foundation
Date of publication: May 06, 2014 Peter Høngaard Andersen joins the newly established Danish National Innovation Foundation as director.