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Developing Sino-Danish cooperation on research and education

September 13, 2013
The Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education is visiting Beijing to strengthen ties and exchanges between Danish and Chinese education and research institutions, and exchange knowledge, experience and inspiration with Chinese institutions and businesses.

The Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education Morten Østergaard is travelling to Beijing, China during 15–19 September to strengthen the exchange of students, researchers and innovative ideas between Denmark and China.
His itinerary includes a visit to the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research where Danish students can pursue an international education, gain experience of Chinese culture and knowledge of the Chinese market.
The Minister will also participate in Denmark Days where nine Danish higher education institutions and a number of Denmark’s largest companies in China will promote Danish education and career opportunities in Danish companies to the Chinese market.

Morten Østergaard is looking forward to exchanging knowledge, experience and inspiration during the visit:

- Seeking out international knowledge is important for Denmark’s competitiveness. More Danish students should travel to countries such as China in connection with their studies, just as we must attract talented Chinese employees to the Danish labour market. I look forward to hearing more about Sino-Danish cooperation on research, innovation and education, at among other institutions the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research, and I advise even more Danish students to consider a study-abroad period in China as an opportunity that will benefit their education, says Morten Østergaard.

The Danish government has an objective of at least 50 per cent of Danish students in 2020 studying or interning abroad as part of their higher education studies. Denmark must also attract more talented international students.

During his visit to China, Morten Østergaard will discuss Danish and Chinese cooperation with the Chinese education minister and the minister for science and technology. He will also meet with Danish companies Novozymes, Grundfos and Lundbeck to get a first-hand impression of their perspective and the challenges they face with R&D activities in China.

He will also visit the China-Denmark Milk Technology Cooperation Center, which is a collaboration between Arla and the Chinese dairy company Mengniu Dairy. The collaborative project includes joint research and development and is a good example of how expertise and knowhow makes Danish companies much sought-after collaboration partners and helps promote Danish exports.

Furthermore, Morten Østergaard will give a presentation at Peking University on green, Danish innovation.

- Denmark must be better at translating knowledge and research to new, innovative companies, solutions, products and jobs, and China is an important collaborative partner.  Research, education and talent development are rapidly expanding in China and many more Danish companies can benefit greatly from cooperating with Chinese research institutions. It is therefore important that we are forward-thinking and grab opportunities for taking part in the development currently underway, says Morten Østergaard.

For further information please contact:

Special adviser Philip Flores, tel. +45 2237 1745, email: pge@fivu.dk

Chief adviser Jacob Fuchs, tel. +45 7231 8630, email: jfu@ui.dk

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