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Denmark: 2017 report on recognition

The Minister for Science and Higher Education has sent the annual report on assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications to Danish Parliament

Danish annual report 2017 frontpageIn 2017, the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (Danish ENIC/NARIC office) issued a total of 4,142 assessments of foreign qualifications of various kinds (down 27 % from the previous year). This includes 2,833 ordinary assessments, i.e. a document which the qualification holder can use when looking for a job or continuing education.

While qualifications at all levels are assessed, 67 % of ordinary assessments in 2017 indicate a level within higher education.

Syria continued to be the most important country of education, having reached a peak in 2016.

In addition to ordinary assessments, the Agency provided various fast-track services. For example, its hotline for admissions officers answered 672 enquiries from educational institutions about foreign qualifications, and a new hotline for municalities and asylum centres answered 152 enquiries.

The report also describes developments in the field of recognition and provides statistics on appeals concerning credit transfer brought before the Qualifications Board and professional recognition carried out by the authorities responsible for the regulated professions.

Download the report in Danish