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An innovation leader

Denmark is internationally recognized as a frontrunner in several areas of technology and research with global impact. Here are a few examples of where you can learn from some of the very best in the world - in Denmark

Denmark has a long history of intellectual and technological achievement. For example, Skype and Google Maps were developed by Danes, as well as the world's most widely used programming languages.

Denmark is a knowledge-based society with leading industry and research in areas such as as greentech, biotech, pharmaceutical sciences, telecommunications, IT and design.

Today, Denmark has the highest expenditure on higher education (% of GDP) in the OECD, furthering world-class training in areas of global importance. Here are just a few examples:

A world leader in clean technology

Thirty years of focused energy policy has placed Denmark at the forefront in the development and use of renewable energy, such as biofuels, wind, wave and solar power. Denmark aims to get 50 pct of electricity from wind power by 2020 an to be fossil-free by 2050. Today, Denmark is ranked as a world leader in cleantech innovation. Find a programme in environmental science

Dario from Italy explains why he chose to do his PhD in Sustainable Energy in Denmark. Watch more videos

A first-mover in IT

An excellent digital infrastructure and high IT penetration make Denmark an ideal test country for new information technologies. Software companies in Denmark enjoy great success and today the nation is an important European hub for companies such as Microsoft, IBM, HP and Google.
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A biotech frontrunner

The Danish biotechnology cluster is a major world player, especially in areas such as bioengineering, enzyme research, CNS research and cancer research. Medicon Valley in Denmark is the third largest commercial drug development pipeline in Europe with close collaboration between universities, hospitals and companies.
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Some world rankings for Denmark, 2010-2019

Danish Design - a living heritage

Danes appreciate simplicity and functionality. This is reflected in the organisation of Danish society and Denmark's commitment to sustainability. Simplicity is also reflected in Danish design and architecture with its clean-lined functionality and green solutions. Today, Danish  fashion, furniture, design and architecture are major exports and recognised for their  innovative properties and high quality
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Danish Architecture

A case of Danish architecture as featured on CNN's Future Cities

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