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Denmark Aiming to Host the "Research Olympics"

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

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

World-Class Danish Stem Cell Research

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

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

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

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.

More – but Too Few – Danish Students Studying Abroad

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

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

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.

Minister Focusing on Danish-German University Cooperation in South Jutland

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

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 to Have New World-Class Research Centre

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

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

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

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.

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