You are here: Home Newsroom Press releases

Press releases

Press releases from the Ministry and the agencies from 27 June 2019 onwards.
Showing 1-15 of 15 results
A further reopening of higher education
Date of publication: May 21, 2020 In the wake of Wednesday's agreement concerning a further reopening of Denmark, a full opening of research in the public sector that requires in-person attendance will now be effectuated.
The Minister welcomes the reopening of higher education - the students involved will be informed directly by their educational institution
Date of publication: May 09, 2020 In the wake of Thursday's political agreement concerning the second phase of a controlled reopening, activities at institutions of higher education that require in-person attendance are to be reopened from May 18.
Minister for Higher Education and Science extends the possibility for extra SU loans
Date of publication: Apr 23, 2020 Minister for Higher Education and Science Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen is extending the extraordinary period of SU loans to July. This opportunity allows students on youth education and higher education programmes to apply for extra loans in connection with the COVID-19 situation.
More than 56,000 quota 2 applications
Date of publication: Mar 22, 2020 56,688 have applied to higher education via quota 2 by the close of deadline today March 22. The closure as a result of COVID-19 may create challenges in relation to admissions tests and interviews, but work is ongoing to find stable solutions.
Deadline for quota 2 applications postponed by one week
Date of publication: Mar 12, 2020 The Ministry of Higher Education and Science has decided to postpone the deadline for applications for admission to higher education via quota 2 by one week. The new deadline is Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 12 noon.
COVID-19: Higher education students to be sent home
Date of publication: Mar 12, 2020 In light of the developments in COVID-19 infection levels in Denmark, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, on the recommendation of the national health authorities, is sending students home. And recommending that employees at all higher education institutions work from home.
Five outstanding researchers to be honoured with EliteForsk prizes
Date of publication: Feb 26, 2020 H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Higher Education and Science Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen will present the EliteForsk prizes to five of Denmark’s best young researchers.
New Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Dec 19, 2019 Hanne Meldgaard has been appointed as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
International experts want to see a clearer strategy for Danish research and innovation
Date of publication: Nov 18, 2019 International experts have reviewed the Danish innovation system and stated that Denmark performs well but lacks an overarching strategy. The Minister for Higher Education and Science agrees and wants to implement a new, ambitious green pathway for Danish research and innovation.
Parliament agrees to provide DKK 1.5 billion to green research
Date of publication: Nov 07, 2019 All parliamentary parties have reached agreement for the Research Reserve for 2020, totalling DKK 1.925 billion. The agreement prioritizes more than DKK 1.5 billion for green research in areas such as agricultural transformation, environmentally-friendly transport and sustainable cities.
Danish cross-disciplinary research awarded DKK 212 million by the EU
Date of publication: Oct 17, 2019 Five research teams from Denmark will receive grants worth a total of DKK 212 million as the European Research Council awards 37 research projects with “Synergy Grants. Researchers from Denmark are participants in five of the projects, of which two tackle climate change.
The Minister for Higher Education and Science appoints David Tarp as special advisor
Date of publication: Aug 12, 2019 Minister for Higher Education and Science Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen has appointed David Tarp as special advisor.
More students than last year accepted to higher education
Date of publication: Jul 25, 2019 65,714 young people have been offered a place on a higher education programme – 1 per cent more than last year. The Minister for Higher Education and Science is particularly pleased that more have been accepted to nursing education, also in regional centres.
88,754 have applied for higher education
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2019 The Minister for Higher Education and Science is pleased to see that 88,754 people have applied to higher education programmes. She had hoped more young people would have applied to pedagogy, teaching and nursing education and wants to ensure that these programmes are made even more attractive.
Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen has been appointed as minister for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Jun 27, 2019 Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen has been appointed as minister for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.