Denmark no. 7 in WEF Human Capital Index 2015

Denmark ranks seventh in new Human Capital Index 2015 by World Economic Forum among 124 economies.

Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century. As today’s economies become ever more knowledge-based, technology-driven and globalised, there is a growing need to prepare the next generation with the capacity for lifelong learning.

“Denmark is known for its R&D and innovation skills and is highly focused on tomorrow’s labour force. Both cultivation of home-grown talent as well as attraction of international talent is a priority area. Our ranking in the Human Capital Index is a solid testament to this”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

The Index contains two horizontal themes:

  • Learning, including enrolment in education, quality of education, the educational attainment of those already in the labour force, and workplace learning.
  • Employment, including economic participation and skills.

About the Human Capital Index

The Human Capital Index 2015, ranking 124 economies, seeks to serve as a tool for providing a holistic overview on how well countries are leveraging their human capital and establishing workforces prepared for the demands of competitive economies.

See the full report here