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Normal everyday life in higher education from 14 June
Date of publication: Jun 15, 2021 Students and higher education institutions can return to a normal working day from 14 June. The government has entered into an agreement with a broad majority of the parliamentary parties on when the various corona restrictions will be phased out.
Further reopening of higher education
Date of publication: May 04, 2021 In the Copenhagen Metropolitan Area, including North and East Zealand, the permitted general attendance ratio for students will be increased from 20 to 30 per cent on 6 May, and it will also be possible to use outdoor areas for teaching.
Updated social distancing recommendations in higher education
Date of publication: Apr 22, 2021 The updated social distancing recommendations require that from now on you are allowed to maintain a social distance of at least one metre, though maintaining a distance of two metres when possible, or when there is a particular risk of infection.
Further reopening of higher education
Date of publication: Apr 16, 2021 Once more, higher education has been given political priority in the negotiations concerning reopening. In those parts of the country outside the Copenhagen metropolitan area the ratio of attendance for students in general will on 21 April be increased from 20 to 30 per cent.
The extended COVID-19 restrictions that apply to higher education will be further extended - with the exception of Bornholm.
Date of publication: Feb 25, 2021 The extended COVID-19 restrictions that apply to higher education will be extended up till and including 5 April, with the exception of institutions on Bornholm
SU loans are also covered by the latest financial stimulus package
Date of publication: Feb 12, 2021 The Government and a number of parties in the Danish Parliament have agreed on a financial stimulus package that also includes an extension of the extended options for SU loans.
The national COVID-19 restrictions are further prolonged
Date of publication: Jan 28, 2021 The extended COVID-19 restrictions are prolonged in the whole country. The restrictions are extended up to and including 28 February 2021.
The period with the extended COVID-19 restrictions are further prolonged in the whole country
Date of publication: Jan 13, 2021 The extended COVID-19 restrictions are prolonged in the whole country. The restrictions are extended up to and including 7 February 2021.
Stricter COVID-19 restrictions will apply in institutions of higher education
Date of publication: Jan 05, 2021 The more contagious English variant of coronavirus is spreading in Denmark. In order to maintain control of the epidemic, a number of stricter measures and restrictions are therefore being introduced throughout Danish society.
The period with the extended COVID-19 restrictions will be prolonged in the whole country
Date of publication: Dec 29, 2020 The extended COVID-19 restrictions are prolonged in the whole country. The restrictions are extended up to and including 17 January 2021.
Extended COVID-19 restrictions now apply to the whole country
Date of publication: Dec 15, 2020 The extended restrictions, which up to now have applied in 69 municipalities, will now apply to the whole country.
More institutions of higher education affected by extended restrictions
Date of publication: Dec 10, 2020 From 11 December, further restrictions will be introduced for higher education institutions located in: Region Zealand, Central Denmark Region, Aalborg Municipality, Vejle Municipality and Fredericia Municipality.
Further restrictions within higher education in several parts of the country
Date of publication: Dec 07, 2020 From 9 December, more restrictions within higher education will be introduced in a further 20 municipalities, so that the restrictions will apply to a total of 38 municipalities in various parts of the country. Moreover, national restrictions that apply to educational institutions will be prolonged.
Extended options for SU loans are being resumed
Date of publication: Oct 28, 2020 As a result of the present COVID-19 restrictions, students are being offered a financial helping hand. This is being done by resuming the options of extended student grants and loans (SU).
A partial requirement to wear masks at educational institutions
Date of publication: Oct 23, 2020 From Thursday 29 October, a partial requirement to wear masks at educational institutions will come into force. This is due to the recent serious increase in the number of people infected by COVID-19 in Denmark.
Denmark and Greenland appoint executive board of directors for the International Arctic Hub (IAH)
Date of publication: May 18, 2020 The newly established International Arctic Hub in Nuuk, Greenland, which is a joint initiative between Denmark and Greenland, has appointed a board of directors to manage the important task of the hub’s implementation.
A further controlled reopening within the remit of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: May 07, 2020 As part of the political agreement concerning the second phase of a controlled reopening of society, it has been decided that activities at institutions of higher education that require in-person attendance are to be reopened from May 18.
Final semester students can return to seven health sciences programmes
Date of publication: Apr 13, 2020 Following the Government's announcement that certain critical health science programmes would reopen for students who are due to complete their programmes soon, the Minister for Higher Education and Science has decided that seven health sciences programmes can be reopened in a controlled manner.
Two new directors in the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Apr 03, 2020 1 April 2020 the Ministry of Higher Education and Science has welcomed two new directors in the Department.
Period at home extended for students and employees
Date of publication: Mar 23, 2020 The Government has decided to extended the initiatives already in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. The initiatives will be extended up to and including 13 April 2020.
Deadline for proposals to research infrastructure roadmaps will be postponed by two weeks
Date of publication: Mar 13, 2020 The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education has decided to postpone the deadline to Wednesday 15 April 12 Noon.
Nine outstanding Danish researchers receive DKK 135 million from the European Research Council
Date of publication: Dec 16, 2019 Nine top researchers from Denmark have joined the European elite - having received much sought-after grants from the European Research Council. Between them, the researchers received a total of DKK 135 million for ground-breaking research into quantum physics and digital democracy, among other areas
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.