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Denmark Moving to the Forefront in International Environmental and Climate Research
Date of publication: Dec 17, 2009 While the UN Climate Summit is held in Copenhagen, new figures show that Danish researchers and enterprises rank at the very top in competing for EU research funds in the environmental and climate area. The Danish Science Minister is pleased with the Danish performance in the area of green research.
Nordic Countries Cooperating on Education and Research
Date of publication: Dec 08, 2009 When Denmark takes over the chairmanship of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2010, the focus will be on education and research.
Positive Evaluation of Mergers and University Act
Date of publication: Dec 03, 2009 Science Minister Helge Sander finds the international evaluation of the Danish University Act and university mergers positive and constructive.
Danish Share in the World's Most Advanced X-Ray Laser
Date of publication: Nov 30, 2009 Denmark is joining the European collaboration on XFEL, the European Free-Electron X-Ray Facility near Hamburg, a project with features that will make it possible to 'film' molecules.
Climate Research Centre Inaugurated in Greenland
Date of publication: Nov 23, 2009 With a few weeks to go before the UN Climate Summit, a new "climate university" or research centre is being inaugurated today in Greenland, where the climate changes can be studied just outside the door.
DKK 3 billion for Innovation and Dissemination of Knowledge
Date of publication: Nov 06, 2009 With the Finance Act for 2010, the Government has secured DKK 3 billion for stronger collaboration between universities and private enterprises.
Chinese Top Graduates to be Offered Industrial PhD in Denmark
Date of publication: Oct 21, 2009 Thirteen Chinese top graduates will be offered researcher training for Industrial PhDs in Danish companies. The initiative is to strengthen collaboration on research and innovation between Denmark and China.
Sander: Massive Public Commitment to Green Research
Date of publication: Oct 16, 2009 Helge Sander, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, has presented an overall plan for green research and innovation intended to create new growth and welfare and support Denmark's key role in the green area.
The Danish Industry Foundation Sponsoring Building of Danish-Chinese University Centre in China
Date of publication: Sep 18, 2009 A strategic collaboration between the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Danish Industry Foundation will now ensure that the plans for a Danish University Centre in Beijing can be realised.
Denmark and the United States agrees on future collaboration in research
Date of publication: Sep 15, 2009 Helge Sander, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, and the new U.S. ambassador to Denmark, Laurie S. Fulton today signed an agreement which will allow Danish and U.S. researchers better opportunities to cooperate.
Twelve Per Cent More New Students at Universities
Date of publication: Jul 30, 2009 Today, 20,263 young people were admitted to a university education. This is an increase of 12 per cent compared to last year. Four out of five students now begin at the university after no more than two sabbatical years.
Political Agreement about Erasmus Mundus Programmes in Place
Date of publication: Jun 26, 2009 The Government has made a political agreement with the Social Democratic Party on the future regulation and financing of the so-called Erasmus Mundus education programmes.
Increasing number of highly educated wish Danish seal of approval
Date of publication: Jun 24, 2009 More and more foreigners with a higher education wish Danish approval of their education in order to get jobs in Denmark
Sander: Obama's Research Policy Strengthening Danish-American Cooperation
Date of publication: Jun 14, 2009 President Barack Obama's new research and innovation strategy will clearly strengthen Danish-American cooperation, says Helge Sander, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, in connection with a visit to the United States by the Danish Parliament's Science Committee.
Strong Support for Super Research Facility in the Øresund Region
Date of publication: May 29, 2009 There is wide European support for the Øresund Region hosting a new European research facility – the world's largest microscope – worth DKK 11 billion.
Sander: First Danish Astronaut Adds New Page to Danish History
Date of publication: May 20, 2009 32-year-old space researcher to become Denmark's first astronaut – and the first ESA astronaut with a Danish flag on his spacesuit.
Manpower Scholarships for Foreign Students
Date of publication: May 07, 2009 The number of foreign students completing a full education in Denmark fell by more than 400 students from 2006 to 2007. As a result, the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation suggests that "manpower" scholarships should be established for foreign students.
Opening of Greenland Climate Research Centre
Date of publication: May 01, 2009 A new climate research centre is about to open in Greenland for studying climate changes and their consequences to nature and communities in the Arctic.
The Danish Realm Claims Area Twice the Size of Denmark
Date of publication: May 01, 2009 Following seven years of research and data collection, the Faroe Islands and Denmark have submitted documentation that a large portion of the continental shelf in the North Atlantic belongs to the Danish Realm.
Fine Second Place to Denmark
Date of publication: Apr 28, 2009 In the European collaboration on higher education Denmark is one of the leading countries. A ministerial conference in Belgium has set the goals for this collaboration up to 2020.
World's Biggest Microscope for the Øresund Region
Date of publication: Apr 03, 2009 New Danish-Swedish Government agreement paves the way for the Øresund Region hosting a new European research facility worth DKK 11 billion.
Science Minister Encouraging International Student Exchange
Date of publication: Apr 02, 2009 There are more international students on exchange visits in Denmark than Danish students on exchange visits in other countries. But this trend covers large differences between the individual universities.
Danish Climate Research – Great Say in a Small Way
Date of publication: Mar 30, 2009 Danish climate researchers are among the most productive and quoted in the world. All the same, climate research is a very small field of research – both in Denmark and the rest of the world. The Science Minister believes that this is an area with great development potential.
International Success for Danish e-learning
Date of publication: Mar 19, 2009 Danish e-education in climate changes is attracting participants from all over the world. As climate experts, they are to advise decision makers and handle future climate changes.
Education in Denmark Ranking High
Date of publication: Mar 05, 2009 International students are glad about the level of Danish study programmes. But they are less satisfied with life outside the classroom. This is shown by a new survey.
Sander Visiting the European Spaceport
Date of publication: Mar 02, 2009 From Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 March, the Danish Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Helge Sander, will be visiting the European Spaceport in French Guyana in South America. Preparations for launching the Planck satellite, which contains Danish technology, are now well under way.
Denmark To Set Up World-Class National Biobank
Date of publication: Feb 24, 2009 A research grant to the Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) of DKK 121 million from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation is to strengthen Danish health research.
New Danish-Californian Consortium for Healthier Foods About to Start
Date of publication: Jan 14, 2009 Danish and American food scientists to collaborate in the fight against malnutrition and lifestyle diseases such as obesity.