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Record number of Danes seek higher education

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Record number of Danes seek higher education
Aalborg University might want to make more space. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix
09:38 CEST+02:00
For the second year in a row, the number of students seeking higher education in Denmark has reached new peaks.
A tally revealed on Monday by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science shows that 92,477 young people have applied for advanced degrees in Denmark this year. The number represents an improvement over 2014's previous record, when 91,231 applied.
 
The 64,397 students who were accepted into higher education programmes in 2014 was also an all-time record. That too might be topped this year. 
 
“I am quite pleased that so many young people have applied to higher education as Danish companies and the public sector also need a qualified workforce,” the minister of higher education, Esben Lunde Larsen, said in the press release. 
 
“Education provides the individual with freedom and more opportunities,” he added. 
 
This year, more students decided to apply for business-related programmes than humanitarian subjects such as history, philosophy and Danish. Business programmes increased by 11 percent while humanitarian subjects fell by four percent. 
 
The applicants will receive a response to their applications by the end of the month.
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