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  • 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

  • Swedish research policy needs facts

    Swedish research policy needs facts

    A new study which has been carried out for The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) indicates that the analytical capability in Swedish research policy needs to be strengthened. Swedish research policy does not have enough empirical support. There is lack of robust and independent evaluations and impact assessments. Read the Report or watch the Conference. Contact CEO for DAMVAD Sweden Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Social responsibility matters

    Social responsibility matters

    Norwegian retail companies are in general social responsible. Many go above and beyond regulations on social and environmental matters often more than they communicate. This is the main finding in a new DAMVAD study conducted on behalf of Virke as a part of their annual member survey (Virkemålet). The focus is on environmental footprint that pays off in reduced costs. Working conditions, ethical trade and health are also important. Read the report or contact Senior Consultant Maja Tofteng.  

  • Digitalization drives productivity growth

    Digitalization drives productivity growth

    Despite economic fluctuations, the impact and importance of the digitalization process has increased in the Swedish economy. New calculations by DAMVAD indicates that between the years 2006–2013 the ICT contribution to the economy has grown larger. The ICT-sector and the ICT-investments contributed to 42 per cent of the total productivity growth in Sweden. For more information read the report or contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Searching for the right competencies

    Searching for the right competencies

    A new pilot-study conducted by DAMVAD shows that while there might be a shortage of people working within the health care sector, the change in need of competencies in the health care sector proofs to be even more important to address in the Nordic countries. Cooperation forums which allow sharing of good practices and experience could be an opportunity in a Nordic context. For more information read the report or contact Consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • The food cluster creates jobs in the whole economy

    The food cluster creates jobs in the whole economy

    Increasing economic activity in the food cluster can benefit the whole Danish Economy. Creating 100 new jobs directly in the food cluster will generate as much as 74 new jobs outside of the food cluster. Concentrating the increase in economic activity to agriculture still yields significant effects. However, there is little effect on the food cluster from increased activity in other industries. This is shown in a study by DAMVAD. Contact Economist Niels Storm Knigge

  • Skills development requires pedagogical leadership

    Skills development requires pedagogical leadership

    The management plays a crucial role in order to make sure that the Danish higher education organizations succeed in upgrading the pedagogical skills of their staff. When pedagogical leadership is lacking, only the very interested (and often best) teachers seek to develop their pedagogical skills. This is one of the conclusions in an analysis conducted by DAMVAD in cooperation with the Danish Accreditation Institution. Read summary or contact consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • Life science can foster growth

    Life science can foster growth

    The Danish economy can generate jobs and wealth through the strongholds within life science. However it is important that the Danish society keeps investing in basic science and educate enough talent of best quality if Denmark should maximize outcome of these opportunities. This is demonstrated in a new study, DAMVAD has conducted on behalf of Novo Nordisk. Read the danish or english analysis. Contact CEO Kristian Mørk Puggaard.

  • Mapping of target group for InnovationsFonden

    Mapping of target group for InnovationsFonden

    Almost two in three companies (63 pct.) that used one of the programs under InnovationsFonden (IF) have used more than one program in the Danish Innovation and Business Development system. The share for users of the system as a whole is 35 pct. The target group analysis recently performed by DAMVAD gives a thorough description of the users of the programs that are now joined under the IF. Read the report or contact senior economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.


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  • Nov

    Educating the right competencies?

    Authorities and employers raise increasing concerns over unmet demand for certain skills. While prospective students are free to apply to any study program, various policy measures exist to influence their choices. DAMVAD has been contracted by the Norwegian Ministry of Research and Education to map existing measures, establish a typology and summarize documented effects. For more information contact Managing Director of DAMVAD Norway Sigrun Aasland.

  • Nov

    Collaboration across Öresund

    What are the current structural barriers in Denmark and Sweden for cross boarder internship in vocational education and training programs? And what are the existing barriers for commuting between the two countries due to work, study or business? This will be the focal points of two new analyses for The Political Collaboration in the Öresund Region. The two analyses will function as a solid basis for facilitating further integration across the Sound. For more information contact Consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • Nov

    Good advice to brilliant inventors

    How can the Inventor Advisory Service develop its services? DAMVAD has been commissioned to evaluate the Inventor Advisory Service and to develop recommendations. In addition, DAMVAD will be drafting the first ever impact assessment model capable of isolating the economic impact of advising inventors through early stage idea validation. For more information contact Senior Consultant Morten Wied.

  • Nov

    How to increase a city region effectively

    At a Morning Seminar, hosted by the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO) in Oslo, DAMVAD will present results and perspectives from our many city region projects especially in regard to how the Copenhagen metropolitan region but also London and Stockholm are preparing for a future of intense urbanization. See the program. For more information contact MD for DAMVAD in Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Nov

    SME growth in Northern Denmark

    DAMVAD has been selected by The Business Development Centre Northern Denmark (Væksthus Nordjylland) to evaluate a business programme focusing on growth and development in SMEs in The North Denmark Region. The evaluation is based on a combination of survey, interviews and statistics and will provide new knowledge and learning points for future programmes. For further information contact Consultant Rune Rathsach Andersen.

  • Nov

    The impact of broadband speed

    DAMVAD has been asked by the Danish Business Authority to analyze the impact of broadband speed on productivity in Denmark. The first part of the analysis is a feasibility study where the strengths and weaknesses of the available data is tested, and effect chains between broadband and productivity are established. For more information, contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Nov

    Value creation in SMEs

    DAMVAD has been selected to analyze the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs members’ value creation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The analysis will uncover how the MA's, M.Sc. contribute to value creation in enterprises, viewed from a business perspective thus exploring the reason for hiring MA's and M.Sc. in these companies. For more information, contact Senior Consultant Maria Rye Dahl.

  • Nov

    Scenarios for Strategic City Leadership

    On November 10, DAMVAD will present four scenarios for Denmark's green transition with a special emphasis on sustainable city development. The presentation will inspire a seminar on proactive and strategic city leadership arranged by the Danish Architecture Centre. For more information contact VD for DAMVAD in Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Nov

    Four paths to green growth

    There is not only one single path to green transition and growth in Denmark towards 2050. On November 5, four new scenarios for Denmark's green transition will be presented and debated at a large conference in Copenhagen. See the interesting DK2050 program for the conference here. DAMVAD is together with Kairos Future the analytical team behind the DK2050 scenarios.  For more information contact VD for DAMVAD in Sweden,Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Nov

    Transferring great ideas

    DAMVAD has been selected to evaluate and advice a development project for University College Zealand. The project will develop concepts for transferring great ideas between public institutions. The evaluation is based on DAMVADs unique competences in evaluation methodology, programme theory and insight into the intersection between the education and innovation. For more information contact Senior Consultant Morten Wied.

  • Oct

    Instruments for improving businesses in the rural areas of Norway

    DAMVAD has been selected to conduct a study concerning the regional and local government initiation, participation and use of research. As part of the study we will examine what kind of barriers preventing the sector to become an active stakeholder for the development of relevant research. For more information contact Senior Consultant Hanne Jordell.