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Denmark aims to attract more highly qualified foreigners
Date of publication: Dec 07, 2010 Denmark is among the European countries which are least successful at attracting foreign experts, according to a new Expat Study.
Denmark Aiming to Host the "Research Olympics"
Date of publication: Nov 12, 2010 Denmark is aiming to host Europe's largest research festival in Copenhagen in 2014. Hard work behind the scenes and an application underway will hopefully result in up to 5,000 researchers, companies, institutions and visitors participating in Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) on Danish soil.
Pilot Project for Paperless Exams
Date of publication: Nov 10, 2010 Handwritten examinations submitted on carbon copy paper will be a thing of the past. As part of the "Digital Roads to Growth" programme, the Science Ministry has launched a pilot project for paperless examinations
Danish Pharmaceutical Research Internationally-Orientated
Date of publication: Nov 05, 2010 For the first time, a collective survey of Danish pharmaceutical research has been undertaken, showing that Danish research in the field is among the world’s finest.
World-Class Danish Stem Cell Research
Date of publication: Nov 03, 2010 The Danish Council for Strategic Research has just awarded a grant of DKK 65 million (€8.7 million) for the establishment of the first Danish stem cell research centre. The centre will be headed by leading stem cell researcher Henrik Semb.
Agreement Reached on Distribution of Globalisation Fund
Date of publication: Oct 29, 2010 The Government entered an agreement on 29 October 2010 with the Danish People's Party, the Social Democratic Party and the Social-Liberal Party on distribution of the Globalisation Fund for 2011.
Danish Research at the Forefront Internationally
Date of publication: Oct 27, 2010 Danish researchers compete well in an international environment, but despite progress in recent years, collaboration with the business community continues to lag according to the Research Barometer 2010.
Research Creates Growth
Date of publication: Oct 10, 2010 Food, energy and health are core strengths for Danish research, and key areas for creating growth and jobs in Denmark. The Government will therefore dedicate more than one-half of its globalisation funds to these areas. There will also be a boost to fundamental research and basic university funding.
Danish Researchers Get their Chance at the World's Best Universities
Date of publication: Oct 04, 2010 Up to 20 Danish researchers will now have the opportunity to go on guest researcher visits to Stanford University and UC Berkeley – which are among the top universities of the world.
More – but Too Few – Danish Students Studying Abroad
Date of publication: Sep 27, 2010 More students spend study periods abroad. This is shown by the annual statistics on student mobility. – It is a positive thing, even though the increase is a modest one. We need far more young Danes with international understanding, experience and outlook, says the Science Minister.
Science Minister Visiting EXPO2010 and Hong Kong
Date of publication: Sep 13, 2010 On 12-15 September, Science Minister Sahl-Madsen will be visiting Shanghai and Hong Kong. The purpose is to maintain the good relations between Denmark and China and to focus on the potential for cooperation. This applies to fields such as research and education, innovation and business oportunities
Historically High Intake to Danish Universities
Date of publication: Jul 30, 2010 This year, more than 23,000 young people can start a university education. It means that Danish universities are taking in 13 per cent more students than last year. About 8,000 are rejected, but in percentage terms fewer are turned down than last year. Natural sciences show the largest increase.
Denmark Attracting More Highly Educated People from Abroad
Date of publication: Jul 07, 2010 More and more highly educated people are looking for jobs in Denmark. Science Minister Charlotte Sahl-Madsen welcomes this development, hoping that it may contribute to creating growth in Denmark.
Danish Food Research Ranking among the Best in the World
Date of publication: Jul 06, 2010 Today, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation is publishing a survey of Danish food research. The survey confirms that food research is one of Denmark's core strengths in terms of R&D.
Minister Focusing on Danish-German University Cooperation in South Jutland
Date of publication: Jun 28, 2010 Last Friday, Science Minister Charlotte Sahl-Madsen invited Schleswig-Holstein's Science Minister Jost de Jager to a meeting at the Alsion campus in Sønderborg. The purpose was to discuss how cross-border cooperation on research and university education can be strengthened.
Bavaria Interested in Danish Top-Level Research
Date of publication: Apr 27, 2010 For several years Denmark has made a targeted effort to establish national cutting-edge research environments and to build up modern and state-of-the-art research facilities. This makes Denmark an interesting partner for collaboration with foreign countries.
Denmark and China to Sign Agreements on University Centre in China
Date of publication: Apr 09, 2010 Charlotte Sahl-Madsen, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, is going to Beijing, where the formal agreements on a new Danish-Chinese University Centre will be signed on 12 April 2010.
Denmark to Have New World-Class Research Centre
Date of publication: Mar 22, 2010 A private foundation grant of DKK 885 million will enable the University of Copenhagen to set up a new research centre focusing on metabolism, obesity and related diseases. "This type of public-private interaction can create new growth and welfare in Denmark," says the Science Minister.
Bologna Process to Benefit Students
Date of publication: Mar 12, 2010 Representatives of Danish students and the Science Minister have been in Budapest and Vienna to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bologna Process. The underlying idea is that it should be easier to move about among European educations. Much has been achieved, but there are still challenges.
Cutting-Edge Research Requires Input from Outside
Date of publication: Jan 27, 2010 Today, Crown Princess Mary and Science Minister Helge Sander are allocating five EliteForsk awards, each worth DKK 1.2 million, to some of Denmark's most talented researchers. This year, a large proportion of the award winners are from countries other than Denmark.
The Nordic Countries are a Leading Research Region
Date of publication: Jan 07, 2010 Nordic researchers are among the most productive in the world and also deliver impactful results. During its presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Denmark will therefore be strengthening and profiling the Nordic countries as a common research region.