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DKK 350 million for new space activities

Denmark will invest DKK 350 million in space activities, including participation in the International Space Station (ISS). There is great potential for finding new solutions for a better future, says Søren Pind.

Political agreement prioritises vocational and independent research

All parliamentary parties support the agreement to distribute a total of DKK 555 million to research activities in 2017. Research can result in new solutions and products and contribute to growth – all important to Denmark's future, according to the Minister for Higher Education and Science.

New strategy to strengthen Danish research and education in the Arctic

The Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs is launching a new strategy today for the ministry's work within the Arctic. According to the minister, the strategy will help Denmark's global reputation as one of the world's leading countries in the area of Arctic research and education.

Denmark's first drone strategy takes flight

Drones present great potential to improve productivity and growth. The Danish government wants to support this potential and has launched Denmark's first drone strategy.

Pivotal data centre opens in Copenhagen

The world's most advanced neutron spreading facility, European Spallation Source (ESS) is being built in Sweden. Meanwhile in Denmark, the data centre that will handle all the research data stemming from the ESS officially opened on August 26.

Another record-breaking year for higher education applicants

A total of 66,439 young people were accepted to higher education programmes, breaking previous records. Compared to last year, 1,138 more people have been admitted to higher education programmes in 2016. Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs is pleased with the development.

Record numbers apply for higher education

A total of 94,061 have applied for higher education programmes this year – the highest number yet. Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs hopes that many have applied to programmes with good graduate job opportunities.

Denmark's space strategy takes flight

In 2015, the first Danish astronaut was sent into space. Now the Danish Government is launching a national strategy for utilising space as a driver of growth in Danish society and how it can help solve some of the great challenges here on Earth.

Danish businesses successful at securing EU innovation support

Denmark received the second greatest amount of funding per capita from the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly successfully at securing programme support for innovative businesses.

Almost 55,000 apply for higher education via quota 2

This year, 54,932 applicants have applied for higher education via quota 2. The Minister for Higher Education and Science recommends that institutions plan enrolment so that the most motivated and qualified students are admitted to their programmes.

Five outstanding researchers honoured with EliteForsk awards

H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Higher Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen are presenting EliteForsk awards to five of Denmark's most talented young researchers today. This marks the tenth year of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's EliteForsk awards.

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