Denmark - higher education system

Danish Flag is red with a white Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag
Country: Denmark
Population (mln): 5,56
Official language/s: Danish
Internet TLD: .dk
Calling code: +45
Member of the EU from: 1st January 1973
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 5.8
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 14,6
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 7.4
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 12.9
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 11,5
Country codes in education system: DK
Expected duration of education (years): 18,8

Higher education in Denmark is offered at three levels: Short-cycle higher education, medium-cycle higher education and long-cycle higher education. The responsibility for higher education is divided between three ministries; the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, the Danish Ministry of Culture (medium and long cycle education within the area of arts) and the Ministry of Defence.

The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education is responsible for both short-cycle, medium-cycle and long-cycle programmes. The short-cycle and medium-cycle programmes are the academy profession programmes taking place at the Academies of Professional Higher Education (Erhvervsakademier) and the professional bachelor programmes taking place at the University Colleges (Professionshøjskoler). The long-cycle programmes such as the bachelor, master and PhD programmes take place at the universities.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND
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