Education

One of the most notable things about the Danish education system is that it connects high quality education with an ability to question conventions and the conventional. Historically the open exchange of ideas has been central for Denmark to attain the wealth and level of research and industry of present. A lot of effort is put into inviting foreign students and international talent to Danish schools, as well as sending Danish students abroad.

 
“Phantasy and emotion is as important to a decent human being as intelligence” – N.F.S. Grundtvig
__ N. F. S. Grundtvig made vast contributions to a large number of fields such as literature, theology and politics in the 19th century. He was one of the most important thinkers in Danish philosophy and today he is especially famous for his ideas about folk schools that were to be alternatives to the university. Today these schools focus on photography, philosophy, literature, music and so on. 
 




INSPIRATION


Denmark second most innovative country in Europe
According to the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011, Denmark is one of of the world's most innovative countries: an indication of the academic quality you can expect as a student there.
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Indians studying in Denmark
Each year students from India come to Denmark to pursue a quality education in a friendly, safe and innovation-driven environment. More than 500 programmes and 1,300 courses are taught in English at the universities in Denmark which offer a high standard education within all fields and make an effort to take special care of its foreign students.
Video: About what it means to be a foreign student in Denmark

Now back in India, 26-year-old Ankit Khandelwal is very enthusiastic about what he learned during his two and a half years as a student in Denmark, from 2009 to 2011. “Denmark offers a chance to grow,” he says. Read more

Video: Ashish from India talks about his experiences in Denmark and the Danish education system

Video: Nrupa from India talks about her experiences with studying Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Copenhagen

Video: Manas from India is studying at the University of Aalborg. Here he talks about what it is like to study in Denmark.

See more videos of students and about studying in Denmark: video.studyindenmark.dk


__ Nordic model for lifelong learning: a solution to crisis
In June 2012 Aarhus University hosted the international conference 'Learning Unlimited' where Asian and European researchers in the field of education, as well as the Danish Minister of Education Christine Antorini, discussed the potential of the Nordic model for lifelong learning as a strategy for bringing societies through times of crisis.
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__ More Indians seek work in Denmark
More and more highly educated people are looking for jobs in Denmark. The increase in the number of educational assessments for the use of the Greencard scheme can notably be ascribed to applicants from Pakistan and India. Science Minister Charlotte Sahl-Madsen welcomes this development.
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__ Danish university signs agreement with Indian government
In June 2011 Aarhus University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under the Indian Government. The ICCR will be an active member of the research environment and will teach courses in contemporary Indian studies to Aarhus University students.
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