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Denmark increases investment in space

Denmark is contributing DKK 313 million to the European Space Agency's programmes, including Earth observation and participation in the International Space Station.

Record numbers accepted for higher education aimed at the private sector

On 30 July, more than 64,000 people received word that they were admitted to a higher education programme. Especially the business academy programmes saw an increase in the intake numbers and contribute to a total intake number that surpasses the record from 2013.

Green light for world’s largest research microscope

The final financing of one of the world’s largest research facilities, the European Spallation Source in Lund is now in place. Germany has confirmed support for the ESS project and building work is expected to begin in the autumn.

Another year with record number of higher education applicants

Records were broken again this year, as 91,000 applied for higher education. Minister for Higher Education and Science Sofie Carsten Nielsen says the greatest task ahead is to ensure high quality higher education which can lead to jobs.

Agreement reached on grant programme for international talent

As part of the "Agreement on a growth package", the Danish Government and the political parties of Venstre, Det Konservative Folkeparti and Socialistisk Folkeparti have agreed to a new trial grant programme to attract particularly talented international students to Denmark.

European science event kicks off in Copenhagen

The premier science event of the year opens this weekend in Denmark, where more than 4,500 participants will gather for the EuroScience Open Forum 2014 in Copenhagen. The public will also have ample opportunity to delve into the latest research during the free Science in the City festival.

Danish companies benefit most from research funding in the Nordic countries

A new analysis shows that Danish companies achieve the greatest benefit from investments in research and development than those in other Nordic countries. The Minister for Higher Education and Science stresses that companies’ ability to create and innovate helps strengthen our welfare and create job

The Danish Government focuses on top international students

Denmark is to attract more talented international students from abroad and to retain them following their education. That is one of the main objectives of the government’s new action plan to promote Denmark to international talents as an attractive study destination.

New council to benefit Danish research and innovation

The Minister for Higher Education and Science has appointed nine members for a new independent council which will advise the Danish Parliament and ministers on research and innovation.

Almost 50,000 have applied for higher education through quota 2

2014 saw a slight increase in the number of quota 2 applicants. According to the Minister for Higher Education and Science quota 2 is a unique opportunity to ensure a good match between students and the respective education programmes.

Five researchers honoured with DKK 1.2 million EliteForsk Award

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s EliteForsk Award will be presented to five of the Denmark’s most talented researchers. H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Higher Education and Science will present the awards.

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