2014

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Copenhagen tops Monocle's Quality of Life Index

17 Jun 2014  -  Society and living

For the second year in a row, Copenhagen has claimed the number-one spot in Monocle’s 2014 Quality of Life Survey. This makes the Danish capital the first three-time winner of the report which ranks the 25 most liveable cities in the world.

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Denmark has 21 of the 100 best workplaces in Europe

16 Jun 2014  -  Companies

A new study conducted by the global consultancy agency, Great Place to Work, shows that 21 of Europe’s best workplaces are located in Denmark.

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Danish companies benefit the most from research funding among the Nordic countries

14 Jun 2014  -  Companies

A new analysis shows that Danish companies achieve the greatest benefit from investments in research and development than those in other Nordic countries. The Minister for Higher Education and Science stresses that companies’ ability to create and innovate helps strengthen our welfare and create job.

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Copenhagen Capacity is launching extensive expat study

13 Jun 2014  -  Copenhagen Capacity

Copenhagen Capacity is among the partners completing the Expat Study 2014, which is the most ambitious of its kind in Denmark to date.

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Danish climate bill ensures climate responsibility

12 Jun 2014  -  Society and living

Climate changes pose a serious threat to societies, business life and the single citizen. With the climate bill passed by the parliament, Denmark continues its efforts to mitigate the effects.

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Denmark is the best country to work in

03 Jun 2014  -  Business conditions

Denmark has been acclaimed the second-best country to live in and Danes are the world’s happiest people. Now, the ITUC (International Trades Union Congress) says Denmark is the country with the best working conditions.

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Ambitious Big Data study programme to boost the Danish business sector

28 May 2014  -  Research & education

Earlier this week, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) published the details of its new specialist programme in Data Science (Big Data) - a programme that will benefit both public sector authorities and the private business sector, and is sure to attract both Danish and international talents. The specialist programme has been developed in partnership with the Danish business sector, and the emphasis is on interdisciplinarity and corporate collaboration.

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Denmark awarded international energy efficiency prize

27 May 2014  -  Cleantech

Last Wednesday, Denmark was honoured with the EE Visionary Award in Washington, DC. The judging committee said that Denmark's efforts to reduce its consumption of energy both nationally and internationally should serve as a beacon to the rest of the world.

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Denmark back in top 10 in IMD’s competitiveness ranking

23 May 2014  -  Business conditions

After a few years below the top ten, Denmark is back among the 10 most competitive countries in the world according to the 2014 IMD ranking.

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Copenhagen gathers the sharpest brains within science

22 May 2014  -  Research & education

In June, Copenhagen will host the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF 2014) which is Europe’s largest and most important interdisciplinary science conference.

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Denmark has become easier to do business in

20 May 2014  -  Business conditions

Last week, the Ministry of Business and Growth published a report which shows that efforts to reduce administrative burdens for businesses have been reduced since 2011.

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Lord Mayor of Copenhagen elected to the C40 steering committee

16 May 2014  -  Cleantech

The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, will be joining the Steering Committee of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group which is a network of 67 of the world’s biggest and most innovative cities who is taking action to reduce CO2 emissions and climate risks.

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The Danish government earmarks billions for research

15 May 2014  -  Research & education

The Danish government has announced that EUR 402.2 billion will be allocated to the continuation of the Danish National Research Foundation. The capital injection makes it possible for the foundation to support excellent research environments until 2026-2027, and ensures that Danish research capabilities will be able to compete internationally.

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New Danish strategy for energy renovation of buildings

12 May 2014  -  Cleantech

The Danish government presents 21 specific initiatives, which are expected to reduce energy consumption for heating in existing buildings by 35%.

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Danish offshore sector joins forces to increase competitiveness

09 May 2014  -  Cleantech

New initiative will facilitate innovation and the development of new commercial and technical solutions for companies in the Danish offshore wind sector.

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Danish employees are the happiest in the EU

05 May 2014  -  Society and living

According to a new survey by Eurobarometer, Denmark has the happiest workforce in the EU.

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New Sino-Danish Energy Agreement

02 May 2014  -  Cleantech

Denmark and China have signed a new cooperative agreement on energy efficiency and extend two existing agreements with the Chinese energy authority.

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Danish-Chinese agreement to strengthen Danish export

30 Apr 2014  -  Other industries

A Danish-Chinese agreement is going to strengthen the collaboration between Danish and Chinese municipalities, and form the basis of increased Danish export to China.

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Danish government to improve conditions for international employees

29 Apr 2014  -  Companies

A new reform proposal will make it easier for businesses located in Denmark to access the international talent pool and make it more attractive for international talents to work in Denmark.

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University centre in Beijing marks unique Sino-Danish collaboration

28 Apr 2014  -  Other industries

When Her Majesty the Queen officially marked the commencement of the construction of the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research’s (SDC) new building in Beijing this weekend, it was an important milestone for the unique Sino-Danish initiative within education and research and an important symbol of the Sino-Danish friendship and collaboration.

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