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Political agreement reached to distribute DKK 1 billion to research and development
Date of publication: Nov 01, 2017 A new, broad political agreement on the distribution of the research reserve will see DKK 1 billion allocated to research into better health, new technological opportunities, learning and education, supporting the environment, and a better start for marginalised children and their families.
New Opportunities Within Education, Research and Industry in China
Date of publication: Sep 25, 2017 The focal point in the Danish-Chinese university partnership opens with participation of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince when the House of the Danish Industry Foundation is inaugurated. The house will be buzzing with activities made by students, researchers, companies and institutions.
65,165 accepted to higher education programmes
Date of publication: Aug 07, 2017 More young applicants have been admitted to programmes in fields where there is a demand for workers. This year's admittance figures show that both students and educational institutions are making responsible choices, according to the Minister for Higher Education and Science.
90,563 people have applied to higher education programmes
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2017 By today's deadline, 90,563 people had applied to higher education programmes. The Minister for Higher Education and Science is pleased that young people have the will and desire to equip themselves with new competences.
Future research identified in 19 themes
Date of publication: Jun 30, 2017 What areas of research make the most sense to focus on in the future? The new RESEARCH2025 catalogue attempts to answer this question by identifying research areas.
Denmark to host first ever Big Science Business Forum
Date of publication: May 19, 2017 Representatives from the world's largest technology research facilities will gather for the first time ever at a joint conference. The Ministry of Higher Education and Science hosts the conference where the research facilities provide information about how companies can obtain orders worth billions
China opens the door for collaboration with more Danish educational institutions
Date of publication: May 03, 2017 The Chinese Ministry of Education has recently recognised 19 Danish educational institutions as high quality institutions – benefiting both the institutions and Danish and Chinese students. The minister is pleased with the collaborative prospects.
Quantum physicist from Aarhus University receives Research Communication Award 2017
Date of publication: Apr 24, 2017 Associate Professor Jacob Sherson from Aarhus University is this year's recipient of the Research Communication Award The award will be presented by H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary at the opening of the Danish Science Festival at Experimentarium on April 24th.
Danish research secures more than DKK 4 billion in EU funding
Date of publication: Apr 05, 2017 Danish companies and research institutions perform well in securing funding from the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. Compared with other countries, Denmark ranks third when measured per capita.
Denmark's great ambitions for drone technology
Date of publication: Mar 30, 2017 Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind to provide DKK 27.5 million for new drone technology research. The investment will advance Denmark even further in the field of strong drone nations and is aimed at the development of drone technology within a number of branches.
More than 54,000 have applied for higher education via quota 2
Date of publication: Mar 16, 2017 A total of 54,375 people have applied for higher education this year via quota 2 by today's deadline. It is roughly on par with last year's figure whereby 54, 932 had applied by 15 March.
European success story for Danish research
Date of publication: Mar 16, 2017 Throughout the 10 years of the European Research Council's existence, 150 researchers have successfully attracted DKK 1.75 billion in EU funding for research in Denmark, benefiting independent research in particular.
The Danish PhD programme: high quality attracting private sector employers
Date of publication: Mar 03, 2017 Despite a significant rise in number of PhD students, the Danish PhD programme maintains its high quality. Moreover, Denmark is in the top spot among the OECD countries when it comes to PhD graduates employed in the private sector, according to a new comprehensive analysis.
Five outstanding researchers honoured with EliteForsk awards
Date of publication: Feb 23, 2017 H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind are presenting EliteForsk awards to five of Denmark's most talented young researchers today. This marks the eleventh year of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's EliteForsk awards.
Danish businesses to benefit from space
Date of publication: Feb 10, 2017 A new innovation initiative will give more Danish businesses the opportunity to utilise satellite data.