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Can the Danish miracle in world-class research endure?

Can the Danish miracle in world-class research endure? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Denmark is in a leading position in the world with regard to production of high-class scientific research and in particular the impact of this research, according to a report presented by the Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 19 August 2016 Issue No:424
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[Denmark] Bid to ensure more foreign students stay and work

The near doubling of foreign nationals taking an academic degree in Denmark from 2008 to 2014 is a step forward, but the government should do more to ensure that foreign students stay on and work, according to Minister of Higher Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen.(..) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 06 November 2015 Issue No:389

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[Denmark] Scientific impact of EU projects is ‘outstanding’

[Denmark] Scientific impact of EU projects is ‘outstanding’ | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The scientific impact of Danish publications linked to the European Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes is “outstanding”, according to a ministry report.

For universities and research and technology, or GTS, institutes the effects of participating in the European Union framework programmes were “considerable” regarding building European networks and funding of activities. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust,
09 October 2015 Issue No:385

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[Denmark] Opposition promises more flexible approach to reform

With general elections coming up on 18 June, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, leader of the opposition centre right Liberal Party, or Venstre, placed changes to controversial higher education reforms on the general election agenda, calling the government’s approach “too inflexible”. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 05 June 2015 Issue No:370

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[Denmark] Tenfold rise in grants and loans to EU students

The number of citizens from EU member countries receiving funding from the Danish Students’ Grants and Loans Scheme, or SU, grew more than tenfold from 2012 to 2014 – from 441 to 4,647 – following a ruling in the European Court of Justice that the Danish authorities should be paying grants to European students who earn an income in Denmark, as reported by University World News.  (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 11 February 2015 Issue No:354

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Denmark: New plans to attract and retain talented non-Europeans

Three ministers have presented the Danish government's new plans to attract highly qualified people to the country and retain international students from outside Europe after graduation, including tax perks, a fast-track employment system and simplified immigration.

They were Tax Minister Morten Ostergaard, Minister of Employment Mette Frederiksen and Minister of Higher Education and Science Sofie Carsten Nielsen.(...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 17 April 2014 Issue No:316

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Nordic university reforms, diversification to continue

The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have escaped the economic crisis cutbacks that have hit higher education in Europe, and have instead enjoyed expanding budgets. But governments are looking at ways for universities to supplement their funding, to ease the burden on state finances.

University World Newsprobed Scandinavian higher education’s prospects for 2014 and talked to several professors and rectors about the challenges ahead. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 10 January 2014 Issue No:302

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[Denmark] Agreement on controversial student loan scheme reform

The major political parties in Denmark have signed a 10-point reform agreement aimed at strengthening the economy, job creation and competitiveness. When the reform is fully operational in 2020, student grants and loans spending will be reduced by DK2.2 billion (US$383 million). Students are angry, but rectors support the move.

Public money saved on the student grants and loans system, called the SU, will be invested in other areas of higher education. The agreement(in Danish) is called “On the Reform of the SU-System and the Student Completion Framework”. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 25 April 2013 Issue No:269

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Danish Universities Complain of Difficulty of Hiring Foreigners | Inside Higher Ed

Danish Universities Complain of Difficulty of Hiring Foreigners | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Danish government officials have pledged to make it easier for their universities to recruit foreign talent. But The Copenhagen Post (http://cphpost.dk/news/making-cut-immigration-dk/universities-complain-difficulty-employing-foreigners) reported that various regulations are actually making it more difficult for them to hire researchers from outside Denmark. Handling the rules and paperwork is so complex that the University of Copenhagen has created an office just to advise foreign scholars on the process.

 

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[Denmark] Minister to shake up criteria for university funding

The Ministry of Education and Science is proposing a new funding system to replace the existing 'taximeter' model, which awards higher education institutions in proportion to the number of students they graduate. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 16 February 2016 Issue No:401
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[Denmark] Students hold mass protests against education cuts

Twenty-two thousand students from more than 40 student organisations in the 'Student Alliance’ gathered on 29 October in central Copenhagen and Aarhus, according to police estimates, to protest against the DKK8.7 billion (US$1.3 billion) education cuts planned by the Løkke Rasmussen government over the next four years. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 29 October 2015 Issue No:388

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[Denmark] Ministers impose four years of cuts on universities

Universities face a 2% cut in their budget every year over the next four years, following an announcement by Minister of Children, Education and Gender Equality Ellen Trane Nørby and Minister of Education and Science Esben Lunde Larsen that the Danish education sector will no longer be ring-fenced in government budgets.(...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 04 September 2015 Issue No:380

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[Denmark] University colleges to increase staff PhDs tenfold

Danish university colleges are developing a plan to raise the proportion of staff having a PhD tenfold, from 5% to 50%, by 2022.

The colleges – which are comparable to universities of applied sciences in other European countries and provide profession-specific higher education in teacher training, engineering, nursing, physiotherapy and many other disciplines – were given the right to undertake research in 2013. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 27 March 2015 Issue No:360

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Denmark: Minister cuts 4,000 study places with low job prospects

Late last month Danish Minister of Higher Education and Science, Sofie Carsten Nielsen, announced that the number of students admitted to degrees with poor job prospects would be slashed by 4,000 within three years – prompting heated public debate.

On 24 September, in a long opinion article in Politiken, Nielsen wrote that no student should end up “unusable. Higher education has to relate more to the needs of the workforce.” (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 03 October 2014 Issue No:337

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Denmark: Universities feel stabbed in the back by minister

Over the Christmas period Morten Østergaard, Denmark’s minister for science, innovation and higher education, told a leading newspaper there were far too many courses at universities and the number would be significantly cut. There have also been challenges to the university funding system. Universities have now struck back.

Since 1990 there has been a four-fold increase in the number of bachelor degrees offered by Danish universities. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 24 January 2014 Issue No:304

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[Denmark] New internationalisation proposal worries universities

The Danish Ministry of Education, which is working on an action plan for increased higher education internationalisation, is embarking on a new financing model for state support of study-abroad students that is worrying universities. If the new model is implemented, exchange funds for universities will only be provided for Danish students abroad – not for international students. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 28 September 2013 Issue No:289

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Denmark: Controversial student loan reform plans published

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has announced eight reforms to the student financial support system. In her weekly press report on Tuesday she said the reforms would save the government DKK2 billion (US$360 million) a year – but that Denmark would still have the world’s most generous student loan scheme. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 20 February 2013 Issue No:260


 

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[Denmark] Minister proposes three new laws to promote study abroad

Danish Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education Morten Østergaard last week published three new law proposals aimed at increasing the number of Danish students studying abroad.

In 2009-10 there were 24,485 international students in Denmark, 62% studying for a full degree, while only 9,825 Danish students were studying abroad and only 35% of them for a full degree. (...) - University World News, by Jan Petter Myklebust, 18 November 2012,  Issue No:248

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