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David Dreyer Lassen named new chairman for Independent Research Fund Denmark
Date of publication: Nov 15, 2018 Minister for Higher Education and Science Tommy Ahlers has appointed David Dreyer Lassen, Professor in Economics, as the new chairman for Independent Research Fund Denmark as of 1 January 2019. David Dreyer Lassen replaces Professor Peter Munk Christiansen.
Broad agreement secures DKK 1.4 billion for research in 2019
Date of publication: Nov 05, 2018 All parliamentary parties have agreed on the allocation of the research reserve for 2019. Denmark is moving forward with research investment into new technological options, environmental and climate research, and a considerable boost of excellent research.
New deputy director general for Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
Date of publication: Sep 26, 2018 From November 01, Stine Jørgensen will take up the role as deputy director general in the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. She comes to the agency from as a position as Associate Dean of Education at the University of Copenhagen.
Denmark and France strengthen ties in research and education
Date of publication: Aug 31, 2018 Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Tommy Ahlers and French Minister for European Affairs signed a joint declaration this week between the two countries.
More international graduates must stay and work in Denmark
Date of publication: Aug 28, 2018 It makes good business sense for Denmark when international students stay in Denmark and work here after graduation. But a study shows that 4 out of 10 leave the country as soon as they have their graduation papers in hand.
Thousands land a spot on their dream study programme
Date of publication: Jul 30, 2018 On July 28, 64,943 young people received word that they had been accepted to a higher education programme. Congratulations – now it's time to live out the dream, came the message from Tommy Ahlers.
Almost 90,000 apply to higher education
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2018 89,700 young people have applied to higher education by today’s deadline. More young people want to be engineers and 17,752 have applied to STEM education programmes.
The Minister for Higher Education and Science appoints special advisor
Date of publication: May 16, 2018 Minister for Higher Education and Science Tommy Ahlers has appointed Rasmus Bebe as special advisor.
Tommy Ahlers has been appointed as new minister for the ministry of higher education and science
Date of publication: May 02, 2018 He replaces Søren Pind who had held the position as minister since November 2016.
52,891 have applied to higher education programmes via quota 2 system
Date of publication: Mar 16, 2018 52,891 applicants have submitted higher education applications by this year’s deadline via the quota 2 system. The Minister for Higher Education and Science is pleased that so many young people want to improve and pursue and education.
New innovation centre in Boston to strengthen links with Harvard and MIT
Date of publication: Mar 02, 2018 An innovation centre in Boston will ease the way for Danish researchers and companies to make contact with strong American partners such as Harvard and MIT. It is important to promote Danish research and innovation, says Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind.
Five outstanding researchers honoured with EliteForsk awards
Date of publication: Feb 28, 2018 Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind will present the EliteForsk awards today to five of Denmark’s most talented young researchers to draw attention to the brightest minds and honour the greatest research results.
New proposal: the Government wants to tighten up on international SU debt
Date of publication: Feb 23, 2018 Through 7 concrete initiatives, the Government wants to ensure that foreign citizens pay their SU debt. Denmark should not be a gift shop, where we allow international students to avoid paying the SU debt, says Minister for Taxation Karsten Lauritzen.
Many of the world's largest research facilities unite Big Science with big business in Copenhagen
Date of publication: Feb 26, 2018 Representatives from the world's largest high-tech research facilities are gathering for the first time for a joint conference. They will offer insights into procurement opportunities and orders worth more than EUR 12 billion for companies.
Press invitation: 18 of the world's largest research facilities join forces for industry conference in Copenhagen
Date of publication: Feb 19, 2018 The world's first Big Science Business Forum is gathering representatives from the largest research facilities in Europe for a joint conference. They will offer insights into orders worth billions of euros for companies. The conference takes place in Copenhagen 26-28 February 2018.
Danish research has a high level of scientific impact
Date of publication: Feb 06, 2018 Denmark ranks high internationally for scientific impact measured by citation, according to a new report. The Minister for Higher Education and Science is pleased with the results and looks forward to Denmark reaching even greater heights.