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Report on recognition in Denmark

2009 saw a continued growth in the number of people having their non-Danish qualifications assessed by the Danish Agency for International Education.

The Danish Agency for International Education issued 2,892 assessment reports in 2009, which was a 38 % increase on 2008 and more than twice the 2007 figure. The 2009 increase was mainly due to a growing number of applications in connection with the Danish greencard scheme.

While qualifications at all levels are assessed, 81 % of the assessments indicated a level within higher education.

The average case processing time for an assessment in 2009 was 27 days, the same as the year before in spite of the increased volume of cases assessed.

The above figures are all part of the 2009 report on the assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications. The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation reports annually to the Danish Parliament, in accordance with the Assessment of Foreign Qualifications Act.

The report covers statistics and qualitative developments concerning:

  • assessment and other recognition activities carried out by the Danish Agency for International Education
  • appeals concerning credit transfer brought before the Qualifications Board
  • professional recognition carried out by the authorities responsible for the regulated professions.

The report is available in Danish at