Study Abroad Denmark.
education comprises a university sector and a college sector, I.e. the professionally-oriented
higher education sector. The university sector includes 11 universities,
5 of which are multi-faculty universities. The other 6 are specialized in
Engineering, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Pharmacy or Business
Studies. The university sector offers courses at three levels: Bachelor's
Degree (normally 3 years of study), the Candidatus Degree (i.e. Master's
Degree, normally 2 years following upon the Bachelor's Degree) and
the Ph.D. Degree (normally 3 years' study after the Candidatus Degree).
The universities also award the traditional higher Doctoral Degree (dr.
phil., dr. scient etc) after a minimum of 5-8 years' individual and original
research. Study programmes of the university sector are research-based.
sector comprises more than 150 specialized institutions of higher
education offering professionally-oriented programmes, either short-cycle
(2 years) or medium-cycle (3 to 4 years). Colleges offering medium-cycle
higher education have started merging into more comprehensive Centres for
Higher Education (Centre for Videregående Uddannelse (CVU)). Vocational
colleges have formed Vocational Academies (Erhvervsakademier) as a framework
for regional cooperation.
of Science, Technology and Innovation is responsible for university education
except for certain higher education programmes which come under the Ministry
of Cultural Affairs (e.g. Architecture, Music, Fine Arts, and Librarianship).
The Ministry of Education is responsible for short- and medium-cycle education.
The legislation covers the aims and framework of education, funding and
in some cases curricula, examinations and staffing. Higher education institutions
are publicly financed and State-regulated. The quality of higher education
Is ensured by ministerial approval of new programmes and institutions, external
examiners and an evaluation system. Although they have institutional autonomy,
institutions must follow general regulations concerning teacher qualifications,
award structures, study programmes and quality assurance. While private
institutions can operate without any approval, they must abide by an accreditation
procedure to make their students eligible for state study grants.