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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.