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  • Scenarios for future skills needs

    Scenarios for future skills needs

    On behalf of Ministry of Education and Research, Samfunnsøkonomisk analyse and DAMVAD together have developed four scenarios on demand for competences in Norway in 2030. We have explored fundamental uncertainties about whether 1) Norway will continue to exploit expertise from the petroleum industry when activity reduced, and 2) how much automation will change large service sectors. Read the report or contact Director Rolf Røtnes.

  • Cross border apprenticeship training

    Cross border apprenticeship training

    On behalf of Öresundskomiteen, DAMVAD has carried out an analysis of the barriers and possibilities for achieving increased cross-border collaboration within apprenticeship training across Öresund. It indicates possibilities for cross border apprenticeship training, but also a knowledge lack between the two different educational systems. To overcome this obstacle, interest alignment and organizational collaboration across Öresund is essential. Read the Summary or contact Consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • Cross border integration in the Öresund Region

    Cross border integration in the Öresund Region

    What are the existing barriers to commuting between Denmark and Sweden for to work, study or business? A new study for the political collaboration in the Öresund Region, Öresundskomiteen, indentifies 17 barriers for cross border integration in the Öresund Region. To overcome these obstacles, DAMVAD has provided Öresundskomiteen with a list of recommendations based on a survey and expert interviews. Read the Summary or contact Consultant Louise B. Ebbesen.

  • Effects of the Danish BoligJob scheme

    Effects of the Danish BoligJob scheme

    On behalf of The Danish Ministry of Taxation, DAMVAD has carried out an analysis of the effects of the Danish BoligJob Scheme. The scheme provides tax deductions for certain services and housing maintenance. The analysis consists of two methodological elements: a difference-in-differences and a representative survey among users and non-users. Read the report or the English summary. For more information contact Director Esben Anton Schultz.

  • Influencing educational choices

    Influencing educational choices

    What influences education choices? What policy mechanisms have demonstrable results? DAMVAD has carried out a literature review on these topic for the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, showing the effects of efforts targeting documented barriers such as issues of role models, identity and early skills development. No effects of direct economic incentives are documented. Read the report or contact Senior Consultant Sonja L. Berg.

  • Employment and career services in demand

    Employment and career services in demand

    Employment and career counselling are in-demand service offerings for Danish unions.  Based on an analysis from DAMVAD, the National Federation of Social Workers (SL) is currently deciding ways to incorporate these services into their organization.  Read the analysis or the English summary. For more information Contact Consultant Line Bækgaard.

  • Fragmented support for increased digital participation

    Fragmented support for increased digital participation

    An estimated 270 000 Norwegians struggle with digital participation due to lack of IT-competencies. Yet, an analysis carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation shows that support for greater digital participation is fragmented, and activists are mostly voluntary. In order to support digital participation among Norwegians, increased public engagement and better organization is necessary. Contact Consultant Marthe Norberg-Schulz

  • Danish export is of high value

    Danish export is of high value

    Across all product categories, almost half of all Danish exports are upmarket exports. “Machinery and transport equipment” is the largest category in both total and upmarket exports, exporting 150 billion DKK in 2013, 80 billion of which was upmarket products. This is illustrated in a report by DAMVAD for Dansk Metal and Landbrug & Fødevarer. Read the report or the English summary. For more information contact Director Martin Kristian Brauer

  • High-speed broadband increases productivity

    High-speed broadband increases productivity

    High-speed broadband and mobile broadband are associated with higher productivity. Danish companies with high-speed broadband have up to 3.9 percent higher productivity compared to companies with only medium-speed, corresponding to an annual socio-economic value of up to 5.6 billion DKK. DAMVAD has carried out the analysis for the Danish Business Authority. Contact Senior Economist Asbjørn Boye Knudsen.

  • Training apprentices requires significant resources

    Training apprentices requires significant resources

    Based on annual accounts, training establishment are more economically solid than companies that do not, and larger when measured in terms of number of employees and turnover. This is connected to apprenticeship training requiring significant allocation of resources. Read the report here. For more information, contact Economist Vegard Salte Flatval.

  • Lack of non-formal qualifications in the trade industry

    Lack of non-formal qualifications in the trade industry

    Employers in the trade industry offer their employees much training. Little of this training meets the requirements for non-formal qualifications. The explanation for this is that the training is not actually designed to meet the requirements for non-formal qualifications.  Furthermore, there is a need for knowledge within the trade industry of what constitutes a non-formal qualification. Read the report. For more information, contact Senior Consultant Sonja L. Berg.

  • Low priority and complicated rules cause errors

    Low priority and complicated rules cause errors

    Low priority and complicated rules are identified as two of the seven main causes of errors in annual reporting by small companies. This is demonstrated in a report by DAMVAD for the Danish Business Authority based on interviews with companies, auditors, accountants and experts. For further information contact Senior Consultant Rune Rathsach Andersen.

  • Research Innovation strategy smart specialisation

    Research Innovation strategy smart specialisation

    With this report for the County of Stockholm, DAMVAD has conducted the first quantitative in-depth mapping of a region’s combined industry, talent and research strengths. It will allow Stockholm to formulate an effective and inclusive Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization (RIS3) targeted at the EU. Read the full Swedish report or the English summary. For more information contact Consultant Frida Karlsson.

  • High spending on continuing education for teachers

    High spending on continuing education for teachers

    Municipalities and counties spent a total of 660.1 mio. NOK on continuing education of teachers in 2013-2014. DAMVAD estimates further indicate future costs to 805.3 mio. NOK per year over a ten-year period. A major challenge is in the current organization of education. To meet the challenge, we propose increased efforts, enabling teachers to obtain the same qualifications with less travel in the report. Contact Senior Consultant Sonja L. Berg.

 

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  • Jul
    02
    2015

    Where do VIA University College graduates work and what do they do?

    VIA University College has asked DAMVAD to conduct a study of the employment market for graduates from VIA School of Technology and Business and VIA School of Design. In this study, DAMVAD will use register based data to analyze the employment status of VIA graduates and survey data to map the graduates’ competencies. The study will help VIA develop its study programmes. For more information contact Consultant Louise Berg Ebbesen.

  • Jun
    29
    2015

    DTU candidates competencies and value creation

    DAMVAD has been selected by the Technical University of Denmark to carry out an analysis of their graduates’ competencies and value creation. The analysis will provide useful information as to adjust the content of the educations. For more information, contact Senior Consultant Anja Krag Boysen

  • Jun
    26
    2015

    PhDs are not aware of private sector jobs

    There are too many PhDs hoping for a university career path within their own research-specialty. Sometimes PhDs are afraid of the private labour market. But the skills of PhDs are in demand from companies. This was the key message from Torben Bundgaard Vad at a 2.5 day workshop for PhD students organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Read the article or contact MD for DAMVAD Sweden, Torben Bundgaard Vad.

  • Jun
    25
    2015

    How do Masters and PhDs create value?

    DAMVAD has been asked to map out existing knowledge on the Danish labor market for Masters and PhDs and how they create value in small and medium-sized enterprises. The desk study is carried out for the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM). For more information, contact Consultant Louise Berg Ebbesen.

  • Jun
    24
    2015

    Arts graduates’ competencies and value creation

    DAMVAD has been selected by Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University to carry out an analysis of Arts graduates competencies and value creation in the Danish labour market. The analysis will provide useful information as to adjust the content of the education and give input to the debate on the role of humanities in the Danish educational system. For more information contact Senior Consultant Anja Krag Boysen.

  • Jun
    18
    2015

    Is the government siding with the kids?

    Save the Children has commissioned DAMVAD to review the Norwegian government’s efforts within ten important areas for children in Norway and in the rest of the world. Based on this review Save the Children will score the government’s efforts and consider whether the government is siding with the kids. The final assessment will be presented at Arendalsuka in August. Read last year’s assessment here. For more information contact Consultant Marthe Norberg-Schulz.

  • Jun
    17
    2015

    What makes Stockholm a smart and creative city?

    Today at the Open Lab Café in Stockholm, DAMVAD will present our recent mapping of the research and business strengths in the Stockholm Region. The mapping will inspire a discussion about the ambitions in regard to smart specialization focusing on Stockholm’s potential as a smart and creative city. For more information contact Consultant Frida Karlsson.

  • Jun
    15
    2015

    What does the future graduate look like?

    DAMVAD has conducted a data driven analysis for the Danish Accreditation Institution. It was presented at a debate on Saturday at the Danish festival for politics, Folkemødet. The analysis maps labor market demand of competencies among AP graduates in Chemical and Biotechnical Science (laboranter). Learn more about the unique diagnostic tool here or contact Principal Economist Andreas Højbjerre.

  • Jun
    12
    2015

    DAMVAD at Folkemødet

    Analyses from DAMVAD are the starting point for a number of discussions at this years ‘Folkemøde’ on Bornholm. Listen to debates about intensive learning for at risk children (The Egmont Foundation), Vocational Education across the Öresund ( the Oresund Committee). Big Data (Uni of Cph/KRAKA), the labour market for graduates from higher education (The Danish Accreditation Institution). See you there. For more information contact Managing Director Mikkel Havelund.  

  • Jun
    11
    2015

    Debate based on DAMVAD report

    On behalf of Öresundskomiteen, DAMVAD has carried out an analysis on cross border collaboration within vocational education. On Folkemødet – The People's Political Festival, stakeholders are debating the challenges and possibilities to increase collaboration across Öresund when it comes to apprenticeship training. For more information, follow the link Praktik i Sverige – lavere arbejdsløshed og flere faglærte? or contact Consultant Line Bækgaard