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  • Master craftsmen are valuable

    Master craftsmen are valuable

    An analysis of the Norwegian Master Craftsmen scheme indicates that firms with Masters appear more robust compared to other firms within the same industry. While displaying lower growth in turnover and employment, firms with Masters have higher productivity level and fewer bankruptcies than firms without one or more masters employed. Yet, data show a decline in the total number of Masters. Contact Economist Marthe Norberg-Schulz.

  • High impact of research cooperation

    High impact of research cooperation

    What are the impact of measures financed by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation aiming at enhancing business relevant research at Sweden's new universities? A new report by DAMVAD shows that the quality of the joint research is high. Over a six-year term, the contribution to Sweden's competitiveness is 225.000 SEK per employee in the collaborating companies. Read the report in English or Swedish. For more information contact Senior Economist Jonas Öhlin.

  • Outstanding results in Top-level Research Initiative

    Outstanding results in Top-level Research Initiative

    The Top-level Research Initiative (TRI) is the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date and one of its kind internationally. The major achievements are extended Nordic collaboration that fosters high quality research and young researcher training. This is shown in a new evaluation of TRI. It strenghtens research communities to a high level with clear international visibility. Contact Principal Consultant Rasmus Lund Jensen.  

  • Users of Danish Energy Programs often return

    Users of Danish Energy Programs often return

    The companies who participated in a Danish Energy Program between 2008 and 2012 are generally very frequent users – more than 1 in 3 participants have participated more than once, and half of these have more than two participations in Energy Programs. Read about this and other findings in the full analysis conducted for InnovationsFonden and the Danish Energy Agency or contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.  

  • The Danish university colleges need more PhDs

    The Danish university colleges need more PhDs

    The Danish university colleges are a vital part of the Danish education system. In the forthcoming years, they seek to strengthen their educations by ensuring a larger number of PhDs among their teaching staff. DAMVAD has conducted an analysis of supply and demand for PhDs as, an analysis of the current models for PhD programs as well as potential models for PhD programs. Read the analysis or contact Consultant Alberte Glob Nielsen.

  • Norwegian food service sector makes a difference

    Norwegian food service sector makes a difference

    The Norwegian food and beverage service sector presents an important gateway to working life for both young and foreign workers. Turnover, employment and value added shows that this particular sector for a long time has been a basic service and a very stable share of the Norwegian economy. This is the main findings from a recent report by DAMVAD in collaboration with Economic Analysis Norway, Bull & Co. and Professor Reidar Mykletun, University of Stavanger. Contact Director R. Røtnes

  • Annual report most important information source

    Annual report most important information source

    Rating the importance of annual reports on a scale from 1-5 compared to other sources of business information, investors, credit institutions, business partners, public authorities and business analysts rate the annual report as the most important single source of information related to economic assessment of small companies. This is shown in a new study made by DAMVAD for the Danish Business Authority. For further information please contact consultant Rune Rathsach Andersen.

  • Big differences in green tech support measures

    Big differences in green tech support measures

    Both Germany and Denmark have initiated several interesting green tech support measures. DAMVADs study of support measures shows that while initiatives in Germany have a relatively long time horizon, are technology open and successful in creating and developing clusters, Danish support measures have a relatively shorter time horizon, are focused on specific areas and often supplement each other. Read the report. Contact MD for DAMVAD Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Blended learning shows potential

    Blended learning shows potential

    There is substantial potential for new ways of organizing and delivering education and learning in IT tools to students in remote areas. This new evaluation of an innovative blended learning project finds that value has been created for the participating students, but also highlights the challenges associated with breaking with conventional thinking about learning. Read the report (Danish) or the English summary. For more information contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • Increase of professionals in private sector

    Increase of professionals in private sector

    Professionals such as teachers, nurses, pedagogues and police officers traditionally work in the public sector. In a study made for FTF we show that 40,000 professionals or 14% work in the private sector. And the share is increasing. Many establish their own businesses and thereby help to generate growth and employment. Read the report or the English summary. For more information contact Economist Peter Sonne-Holm.

  • Educational Research For Better Schools

    Educational Research For Better Schools

    The report has led to 10 recommendations for how to give research a greater impact on the quality of learning and well-being of children in daycare and schools. The report maps Danish educational research in primary and lower secondary school. The report uses quantitative, qualitative and advanced bibliometric methods to map funding, research areas and research quality and cooperation. Read the report or contact Principal Consultant Niels M. Søndergaard.

  • Scenarios for sustainable cities

    Scenarios for sustainable cities

     DAMVADs recent scenario report describes four alternative roads to green growth and sustainable city development by 2050 for large and smaller city regions. The study also provides a study of city region growth systems combining energy, transport, buildings, businesses and civil society. Ten Danish cities have taken active part. Read the report or the English summary. Contact MD for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Significant job creation and productivity gains by maximizing industrial engagement with Boeing

    Significant job creation and productivity gains by maximizing industrial engagement with Boeing

    The study shows that collaboration between the Danish defense industry and Boeing in areas of corresponding strengths could result in the creation of more than 10,000 jobs in Denmark and the addition of 6 billion DKK to Denmark’s GDP over 20 years. Additionally collaboration could lead to long-term productivity gains ultimately resulting in a 400 million DKK permanent increase to the Danish economy each year. Get the report here. Contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Strong relationship between national tests and PISA

    Strong relationship between national tests and PISA

    DAMVAD and professor emeritus of statistics Svend Kreiner have investigated the relationship between results in the national tests and in PISA. The project shows among other things that there is a statistically robust correlation between how students perform in both tests. The correlation is strong across all measurement areas, but is not evenly distributed. Read the report or the background report (in Danish).  For more information contact Principal Consultant Niels Matti Søndergaard.

  • What characterizes early university dropouts?

    What characterizes early university dropouts?

    A new study by DAMVAD for Roskilde University shows that students accepted via “kvote 1” have a higher dropout rate compared to students accepted via “kvote 2”. Furthermore, it shows that RUC has the third lowest early dropout rate among Danish bachelor students. Read the report or English summary. For more information contact Principal consultant Andreas Højbjerre


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  • Mar

    What are the regional impacts of the Öresund bridge?

    Torben Bundgaard Vad will give a presentation on the regional impacts of the Öresund bridge and how to study different consequences. The presentation takes place in Ålesund Norway. For more information follow the link.

  • Mar

    New CFO in DAMVAD

    DAMVAD is very pleased to welcome our new Chief Financial Officer Anders van Dhürbourgh-Jacobsen. At the same time Brian Landbo has started his new role as Head of Sales. Read more here (only in danish). Contact Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Feb

    Top-level Research Initiative features in Research Europe

    Research Europe cites DAMVADs recent report on the evaluation of the Top-Level Research Initiative: "the quality of the programme’s outputs was “well above average” compared with other Nordic research in the same areas". One of the key findings is that a continuation of the initiative was not accomplished as the program was based on a complicated and inefficient structure, and was met by waning political will and concerns over the sharing of national resources. Contact Principal Consultant Rasmus L. Jensen.

  • Feb

    Mapping Norwegian resources

    How can Norway adopt existing knowledge and expertise in new ways in the coming years? The Think Tank Agenda has commissioned DAMVAD to establish an empirical basis of Norwegian labor and knowledge resources to help answer this question. For more information contact Economist Marthe Norberg-Schulz.

  • Feb

    What makes Denmark and Sweden Innovation leaders?

    What are the characteristics of successful innovation systems and what can others learn from that? A new benchmark study of the innovation systems of Sweden, Denmark and Austria will analyze innovation indicators, challenges of innovation systems, interaction of main actors and the overall context of the innovation system. DAMVAD will together with Austrian company Joanneum Research conduct the analysis and uncover new groundbreaking knowledge on how to successfully promote innovation at a national level. Contact Director Anders Jacobi.

  • Feb

    Preventing grade inflation

    Recent reforms of vocational education and other upper secondary education in Denmark has put greater emphasis on the grades of the final exams of the Folkeskole. To prevent grade inflation The Ministry of Education has asked DAMVAD to test equate the results of exams from year to year. Results will be used to support external examiners in all major subjects. Contact Principal Consultant Niels M. Søndergaard.

  • Feb

    New openings at DAMVAD

    Would you like to become a part of the Nordic Regions leading socioeconomic and policy analysis consultancy? We are hiring consultants with the ambition to solve challenges and create valuable analysis. We are looking for a Senior Consultant and a Consultant with insights in the innovation policy area and strong methodological and business skills. Read more here or contact Director Anders Jacobi.

  • Feb

    Nudged to Work

    Can we nudge jobseekers to find jobs faster? Together with STAR, AK-Samvirke and the Danish Nudging Network, DAMVAD will conduct a large-scale randomized controlled trial using nudging to help recently unemployed back into employment. The trial is the first of its kind in Denmark.  Contact Principal Economist Andreas Højbjerre.

  • Feb

    Different learning outcomes – why?

    What explains participants different learning outcomes of Lær for Livet (LFL) in 2013 and 2014? LFL is an intensive learning course for children in care centered around a two-week learning camp. Egmont Fonden has asked DAMVAD to analyze the reasons behind the different learning outcomes, e.g. whether it is due to different participant compositions, content and/or organization of the camps. Contact Senior Consultant Dorte Stage Mølgaard.

  • Feb

    Scientific impact of research funding

    What are the impacts of the research programme Forskningsprofil+? The Swedish Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen) has asked DAMVAD to conduct an bibliometric impact assessment of Forskningsprofil+. The aim of the analysis is to assess the scientific productivity in the program, measured as publication volume, quality and output relative to grant size.  For more information contact Consultant Frida Karlsson.

  • Feb

    Framework conditions for technical universities

    If a technical university wants to perform at the highest international level what is the necessary framework conditions? What financial structures, legislations and political strategies are essential? Technical University of Denmark has asked DAMVAD to conduct an analysis to answer these questions for eight universities across seven European countries. For further information, please contact Senior Consultant Kristine Wiberg Plougsgaard.