Denmark second strongest engineering nation in the world
26 September 2016
ICT and high tech industries
Denmark is the second strongest engineering country in the world according to a new Engineering Index by the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
Denmark takes the top two position in the list of countries by engineering strength in a new Engineering Index, with high employment in engineering, excellent digital connectivity, high average engineering wages, and high-quality infrastructure.
This first-ever Engineering Index is based on a report, commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering, ranking 99 countries by their engineering strength; its workforce, output, prospective recruits, the quality of research and where its impacts are most needed.
Denmark is an engineering top performer:
- Engineering employment: 100%
- Digital connectivity: 100%
- Infrastructure quality: 84%
- Wages and salaries: 81%
- Gender balance: 73%
- Human capital: 63%
- Research: 50%
- Engineering businesses: 32%
- Engineering exports: 30%
A score of 100% indicates that a country outstrips all other countries in the prevalence of a particular index component.
Biomedicine, infrastructure, foods and new manufacturing material
Engineers are responsible for some of the most important advances in biomedicine, and they have played a key role in building the infrastructure around us – from roads to utility networks. Engineers also play a role in the development of food and new materials, such as cutting-edge foams and coatings to be used in manufacturing.
About the Engineering Index
This report considers the impact of engineering on economic development on a global scale. For the first time, this report brings together all available data from 99 countries to paint a picture of global engineering. It uses a comprehensive selection of indicators to calculate a new ‘Engineering Index’: a measure of the engineering strength of different countries.
Read more about how engineering is strongly linked to economic development here
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