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Press releases from the Ministry and the agencies from 28 June 2015 onwards.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Danish researchers boosted by DKK 3.7 billion in EU funding for research and innovation
Date of publication: Dec 13, 2016 Denmark has achieved its objectives regarding the allocation of research funds from the European framework programme Horizon 2020, by securing almost DKK 3.7 billion in funding.
The Minister for Higher Education and Science appoints special advisor
Date of publication: Dec 05, 2016 Minister for Higher Education and Science Søren Pind has appointed Martin Ruby as special advisor.