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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.
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.