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Press releases from the Ministry and the agencies from 27 June 2019 onwards.
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Big drop in number of new admissions to the four major study courses connected with the welfare services: "This is very worrying"
Date of publication: Jul 27, 2022 60,034 applicants have been offered a place in higher education. Admissions to Nursing, Social Education, Social Work and Teaching are 14 % down on 2019. The Minister is concerned about the drop in admissions to study programmes of such central importance for our welfare society.
There have been almost 80,000 applicants for a place in higher education: "I can fully understand if you find this number a bit surprising."
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2022 Tuesday 5 July, at 12 noon, was the deadline for this year's Quota 1 applications for a place in higher education. As was expected, the total number of applicants this year is lower than in recent years.
New space mission for Andreas Mogensen: First non-US pilot on a SpaceX mission
Date of publication: Mar 24, 2022 The Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen is off on a space mission again. As a pilot this time and on a six-month mission. So far, the astronauts that have been pilots on SpaceX missions have all been Americans; now, for the first time ever, the pilot spot has been assigned to a Danish astronaut.
48,801 people have applied for a higher education course via quota 2
Date of publication: Mar 15, 2022 At the application deadline of 12 noon today, 48,801 people had applied for a place in higher education via quota 2. As expected, due to COVID-19 and intake reductions, the number of applicants has fallen after two years of record numbers.
Call to suspend cooperation with Russia and Belarus
Date of publication: Mar 02, 2022 The Minister for Higher Education and Science has written to all educational institutions, calling on them to suspend all educational, research and innovation cooperation with institutions in Russia and Belarus.
Major award and tribute to five outstanding researchers
Date of publication: Feb 23, 2022 The EliteResearch Awards are presented to five researchers of outstanding international repute who over a broad scientific spectrum contribute new knowledge of vital interest to ourselves and the world around us. The five awards will be presented by HRH Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Highe
Jesper Petersen is the new Minister for Higher Education and Science
Date of publication: Aug 16, 2021 Jesper Petersen will be assuming the post of Minister for Higher Education and Science from Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen.
Extraordinarily high intake of students for the second year in a row
Date of publication: Jul 27, 2021 This year, almost 67,500 applicants will be offered a place in higher education. This is the second highest number ever.
93,388 people have applied for a place in higher education this year
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2021 This year, 93,388 people have applied for a place in higher education. This is a slight decrease of 1 % compared to last year.
A new political agreement limits SU spending on foreign students from the EU
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2021 The Government (the Social Democrats), the Liberal Party, the Danish People's Party, the Socialist People's Party, the Conservatives and the Liberal Alliance have entered into an agreement to reduce the number of courses offered in English at higher education institutions.
Complete reopening of higher education
Date of publication: May 18, 2021 There is good news for the 250,000 students in higher education throughout the country. From 21 May, their courses will be fully reopened. This is the result of a new agreement for the reopening of society, finally reached on the night between 17 and 18 May.
Major award to five outstanding researchers
Date of publication: May 05, 2021 Five of Denmark's most talented young researchers will receive this year's EliteForsk awards. They are being honoured for their outstanding research findings; findings crucial to meeting the great societal challenges facing Denmark and the world.
A partial reopening of higher education
Date of publication: Mar 24, 2021 There is good news for higher education. From Tuesday 6 April, it will be possible for students in their final semester following courses of education that involve a lot of practical elements to resume their studies with 50 % physical attendance.
More than 60,000 quota 2 applications
Date of publication: Mar 15, 2021 60,718 people have chosen to apply to be accepted to higher education programmes via quota 2 before the application deadline today. This is the highest number ever, and 3,286 more than last year, when a record number of people applied for a place in higher education.
Green research elevated to a new level by DKK 2.7 billion
Date of publication: Oct 30, 2020 The agreement about the Research Reserve of DKK 3.1 billion for 2021 is in place.
Record number of applicants offered places in higher education
Date of publication: Jul 29, 2020 Almost 70,000 applicants will be offered a place in higher education, making 2020 a record year. The Minister for Higher Education and Science is particularly delighted by the increased number of those offered places in welfare-related subjects, which have been given political priority this year.
Increase in the number of applicants for places in higher education
Date of publication: Jul 05, 2020 94,604 people have applied for admission to higher education programmes. This is 5,850 more than last year, a seven percent increase.
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.