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Denmark: 2015 report on recognition

Denmark: 2015 report on recognition

The number of ordinary assessments continued to increase in 2015.

In 2015, assessments of foreign qualifications made by the Danish Agency for Higher Education totalled 5,334. This represents a 9 % decrease on the previous year due to a 39 % drop in the number of assessments for the immigration service in connection with the Danish greencard scheme. At the same time, however, the number of ordinary assessments increased by 30 %, in particular because of an increase in the number of Syrian refugees requesting an assessment.

While qualifications at all levels are assessed, 74 % of ordinary assessments indicate a level within higher education.

The average net processing time for ordinary assessments in 2015 was 37 calendar days. 90 % of the ordinary assessments were issued within 2 months, 99 % within 3 months.

Furthermore, the agency provided advice in response to 660 enquiries from higher education institutions about foreign entrance qualifications, and 76 % of these replies were given on the same day.

The figures are part of the annual report presented to the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) by the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science.

The report covers statistics as well as qualitative developments concerning:

  • Assessment and other recognition activities carried out by the Danish ENIC/NARIC office
  • Appeals concerning credit transfer brought before the Qualifications Board
  • Professional recognition carried out by the authorities responsible for the regulated professions.

You can download the report (in Danish) at http://ufm.dk/anerkendelse/beretning

Key figures are available in English at http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/recognition-and-transparency/more-about-recognition/statistics/recognition-statistics.